E-RYT200, YACEP, and Reiki Master

Heather Reiners is the woman behind hipheather. She has a “can do” attitude, and is passionate about her work.

Heather is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in Pranotthan Yoga and Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga. She is also a Reiki Master through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She has gained knowledge from some of the most experienced teacher trainers in the country (Reiki: Jeff Migdow, Brett Bevell, and Libby Barnett. Yoga: Devarshi Steven Hartman, Jovinna Chan, and Lakshmi Voelker). She graduated from Purchase College with a Bachelors Degree in Womens Studies.  Heather has been a student of holistic studies since she was 14 years old, and has been working in the yoga community since 2007. With a background in studio management she is proficient in MindBody Online and has a wide range of skills to offer.

In addition to yoga and reiki, Heather is a transportation marketing professional. She works for Westchester County to promote sustainable commuting and serves as Mid-Atlantic Chapter President for a transportation demand management organization.

In her spare time Heather enjoys vegetarian dining and seeing live music.  When she is not on her mat you can find Heather dancing on stage to her favorite band, Gov’t Mule. She is grateful to share the gift of yoga with her students and make an impact within the community.

What is an E-RYT Instructor? 

Training Requirements

✓ Completed a 200-hour teacher training with an RYS 200

Teaching Requirements

✓ Has at least 1,000 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RYS 200
✓ Has taught for at least two years since completing training with a RYS 200

An E-RYT 200 is able to provide continuing education workshops to RYTs and can be a Lead Trainer of a 200-hour teacher training for a RYS 200

What is YACEP®?

YACEP, or Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®, is a Yoga Alliance designation for individuals that teach continuing education courses. As a YACEP, you can teach courses that will count as Continuing Education hours for RYTs. The YACEP designation is only available to an E-RYT registrant.


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