Meet Your Teacher

Heather Otterbine E-RYT 500, Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutics Specialist, & YACEP

Lead Trainer

Heather Otterbine

Heather is a double 500-hour certified E-RYT 500, a Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutics Specialist, and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) with Yoga Alliance, and the founder & owner of OmBodies Yoga. She opened OmBodies Yoga Studio in 2009 and has developed two successful teacher training programs, the OmBodies Yoga Foundational 200-hour & the OmBodies Yoga 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training, both registered with Yoga Alliance. Her Vinyasa yoga classes feature challenging, creative sequences with an emphasis on precision cueing and healthy alignment. She uses these elements in combination with a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology to draw in other aspects of the yoga practice, such as, pranayama and meditation.​ Heather has been a serious yoga practitioner for 20 years and teaching for 15 years of that. She completed the 200-hour Teacher Training Program with Sivananda Yoga in 2005, the PreNatal Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Works in NYC in 2006, the 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training at Moksha in 2014, and has most recently, completed her second 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training Certification with Tiffany Cruikshank & Yoga Medicine while continuing to work toward completion of the 1000-hour program.

What They're Saying About OmBodies Yoga

"...Discover a Deeper Love of Yoga & Teaching"

Dame R.

"The advanced teacher training at OmBodies offers relevant yoga concepts that expand on the 200 hour teacher training. In addition, it delves deeper into important therapeutic applications of yoga. Heather brings decades of knowledge and experience, guiding teachers to discover a deeper love and understanding of yoga and teaching. Heather inspires with her passion and commitment to yoga. The format of the advanced teacher training allows individuals to select modules and weekends that accommodate their schedules. The advanced teacher training is an invaluable opportunity to learn with and from other yoga teachers. The modules have truly inspired my teaching, practice and life off the mat.

"Do you know anyone that exudes excitement when they talk about fascia?"

Charissa B.

"After researching many different training schools in Michigan I realized there was a huge difference between being a certified yoga teacher and a registered yoga teacher. I wanted to explore the deeper understanding of the yoga practice under the watchful eye of a passionate and wise teacher; that’s something that you can’t get online where there are a plethora of sites claiming to offer certifications in yoga. With the help of Yoga Alliance I found OmBodies Yoga Studio this is where my chapter started with Heather. I had never met anyone that was so passionate about the anatomy and alignment of Yoga. Do you know anyone that exudes excitement when they talk about fascia? I do now and knew little about it until my training began with Heather. Her credentials speak for themselves! She is always exploring the new and creative and is continuously working to further her education so she can offer the very best to her students. My practice has become so much more connected through the study of alignment, anatomy, the art of sequencing and the importance of cueing as a yoga teacher. I am so glad I invested in this teacher training with an ethical, wise, and knowledgeable teacher who yearns to see people strive and grow."

"Each module is carefully planned and executed."

Gabi H.

"The Advanced Teacher Training Modules at OmBodies Yoga is the perfect way to continue my growth as a teacher and honor lifelong learning. Each module is carefully planned and executed. Heather is a wealth of knowledge and shares so many resources. My reverence for yoga grows after each module and I appreciate the quality and care Heather puts in to honoring yoga while keeping up to date with modern science. Heather truly cares about every single trainee and ensures that we have the tools we need to be successful students and teachers. Aside from the wonderful instruction, the benefit of learning and collaborating with other teachers on this journey is indispensable! I love and cherish the yoga friends and community that has been created through this training. I will forever be a lifelong student!"