Heather McAbee

  360.303.7881      siennamarieyogastudios.com/      siennamarie.yogastudios@gmail.com
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Heather first began her yoga practice at home through the DVD by Ali MacGraw called Yoga: Mind & Body, with teacher Eric Schiffman.  She fell in love with the practice at first glance and has been practicing off and on since 1996.  In 2014, she began to commit more time to her practice with consistent, regular time on the mat at a studio and at home. 

In an adventure to Montana, Heather attended her first aerial yoga class and fell in love at first glance once again.  Aerial has a way of deepening and supporting the stretch, and incorporates so much fun through inversions. She came away from each class, feeling like she had just flown! After attending regular classes there for a period of time, she decided to take the Level 1 and Level 2 aerial teacher training with Limber Tree Yoga Studios.  Upon completion of Level 2 certification, she began teaching every week, and expanding her mat practice at home by adding in the hammocks.

Heather is a certified practitioner of Resonance Repatterning, which is an energetic therapy work.  She specializes in the support and healing of individuals with physical, emotional and sexual abuse and trauma. She incorporates healing modalities from this practice into her aerial yoga classes and loves working with the chakras for balancing the whole body-mind system.

Heather is very excited to introduce aerial yoga to the beautiful community of Bellingham!

MY CLASSES

Aerial Yoga Level 1

 Thursdays 5:45-7:00 pm and Fridays 10:45-11:45 am
 Drop in - $25.00, 10 class pass - $220.00, ($22 per class - expires in 3 months), 20 class pass - $400.00, ($20 per class - expires in 6 months) Register here.

Class begins with a positive meditation and breathwork, grounding us for our practice.  We move with the breath through asanas with the support of the hammock, always mindful of our posture.  Each class includes optional hammock supported inversions.  Concluding the class we will relax deeply inside the hammock for savasana, allowing our body to gently float in the air.  Our aim is to be safe, have a lot of fun and to walk away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated through the whole body-mind system.

All of Heather’s classes are open to all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  
Safety is our number 1 priority so please abide by the following:

*Contraindications for inversions in this practice include:
Pregnancy                     
High/ Low blood pressure
Easy onset vertigo
History of strokes
Glaucoma
Botox (within 6 hours)
Weight over 300 pounds
If any of these apply to you, please consult with your doctor prior to attending class.

**Jewelry is not allowed in class because it can snag the fabric.  Snags in the fabric will compromise the integrity of the material to support human weight.  Please remove all jewelry prior to starting class - especially rings!
***Please arrive 5-15 minutes early so we have time to set up the appropriate hammock height for you and start class on time.
****We have 14 spaces available for each class and priority is given to those who pre-register. Schedule through siennamarieyogastudios.com/

Aerial Yoga Level 2

 Tuesday 5:45pm
 Drop in - $25.00, 10 class pass - $220.00, ($22 per class - expires in 3 months), 20 class pass - $400.00, ($20 per class - expires in 6 months) Register here.

Take your aerial practice to the next level. Aerial Yoga Level 2 is intended for the student that has taken at least two aerial yoga classes prior to this class, and can get in and out of the hammock safely. You should also feel comfortable with inversions.

All of Heather’s classes are open to all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  
Safety is our number 1 priority so please review our safety precautions here.

*We have 14 spaces available for each class and priority is given to those who pre-register. Schedule through siennamarieyogastudios.com/.

24-hour cancellation policy to retain deposit or class pass

Restorative Aerial Yoga

 Tuesday 7:15pm   
 Drop in - $25.00, 10 class pass - $220.00, ($22 per class - expires in 3 months), 20 class pass - $400.00, ($20 per class - expires in 6 months) Register here.

In restorative aerial yoga, the hammock is 10-12 inches off the ground unlike traditional aerial yoga where the hammock is at hip height. This low hammock set-up allows us to use the floor for extra support, giving us more opportunity to release and less time spent performing harder movement. Many students recovering from an injury, older clients, or those just getting into aerial yoga may find this notion of contact with the floor very appealing.

All of Heather’s classes are open to all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  
Safety is our number 1 priority so please review our safety precautions here.

*We have 14 spaces available for each class and priority is given to those who pre-register. Schedule through siennamarieyogastudios.com/.

24-hour cancellation policy to retain deposit or class pass

CALENDAR

Visit Our Studio

  • Inspire Studio
  •             1411 Cornwall Ave, 2nd Floor
  •             Bellingham, WA 98225
  • 360.447.8778

Inspire Studio Reviews

  • Julia Moss ★★★★★
    This historical one room yoga studio is a beautiful place for a class. Instructors range in style, class time, and difficulty but owner Ruby Koa does a beautiful job filling her space with love. Drop in for a sweat at the noon power hour on Tuesday or Thursday, start your weekend off right with a free meditation class Friday afternoon or ever try the new aerial yoga class offered with silks. Inspire is an incredible place to find community and spirit.

  • Ali Michelin ★★★★★
    Thus place really does have heart ♥! I've only taken classes with Ruby, but heard great things about the other instructors too. There's a calm, happy energy about this space, and Ruby is so open, sweet, joyful and just a fabulous instructor!! I highly recommend Inspire Studio!!