Meet the Teachers at HMYC
Laura Vanderberg started Here Yoga Wellness and More in 2007. Her vision was, and still is, to help people experience their lives more fully and share in community. For her, yoga is a way of life- a way of being that has allowed her to live her life more fully. She serves the Big Horn Basin by offering yoga classes, specialty workshops, one-on-one yoga therapy sessions, and trains Yoga Alliance certified teachers through her Heart Mountain Yoga School. Laura draws from her deep and varied background in holistic health and wellness (she's an ERYT500 yoga teacher and a certified yoga therapist) and science (she holds a PhD in microbiology and is a certified life and business coach) in her classes, with her clients and in her writing. She's an adventurer and life experimenter. Laura loves to share yoga, wellness and community with everyone and is thrilled to host a studio with Yoga Alliance certified teachers that share her philosophy of teaching and life. She firmly believes, if you can breathe, you can do yoga!
My interest in daily exercise and yoga began as a youth. I enjoyed dance and the daily discipline of rhythmic movement. As an adult, I enjoy outdoor activities such as organic gardening, hiking and cross country skiing. Curiosity about the natural environment led to my profession as a geologist.
A love of lifelong learning is a motivation for becoming a yoga instructor. Classes focus on using breath to calm the mind, balance, build strength, deeply relax muscles, and maintain mobility.
I came to yoga over 10 years ago hoping to counteract the stresses and strains running and weight lifting was placing on my body. What I found was that yoga gave me permission to slow down, examine where I was in my body and breathe. These lessons have proven to be invaluable in facing life’s challenges, including fighting breast cancer in 2009. Yoga inspires me to live each day more mindfully and to spread God’s loving kindness to all.
My desire is that each student feel welcomed, renewed and vibrant after each of my classes. I strive to combine appropriately challenging poses with mindfulness and breathe. It is my passion to bring the practice of yoga to everyone who is seeking to age healthily by growing stronger, more flexible, balanced and maybe a bit fearless, both on and off the mat.
Hi! I’m Amanda Morrison. The first time I tried yoga was in 2013 as a way to get fit and lose weight. The reason I’ve stuck with yoga is because of the peace of mind I get with every practice. After a few years of regularly attending yoga classes I knew that I had to learn more. I wanted to deepen my practice. I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Laura Vanderberg’s Heart Mountain Yoga School at the end of 2017 and have been teaching yoga and trying to learn as much as possible about yoga ever since.
When you come to my yoga class you can expect a thoughtfully planned out sequence that links active movement with breath. You’ll gain strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance leaving class feeling refreshed and hopefully with a little more peace in your mind and heart. When I’m not doing yoga, you can often find me cooking, knitting, paddle boarding, or enjoying time with my family and friends in beautiful Cody.