“I have been practicing yoga with Valerie for over 8 years. In addition to attending her classes at least 2-3 times a week I have also had the honor and privilege of completing my 200 hour yoga training with her. Amongst others, Valerie’s key strengths are the depth of her own personal practice and her knowledge of yoga philosophy and tradition. Valerie’s classes have students of all ages and various levels, and she innately is able to help each and every one of them deepen their practice whether its focusing on form, mastering an advanced pose, or overall improved health/fitness.” -NF
"The Yoga Hridaya Flow is my new favorite yoga class! The class itself weaves yogic philosophy, pranayama, and mantras into an incredible vinyasa flow, combining the best of a strong, sweaty workout with ancient yoga wisdom that helps you truly be in your body. Valerie is a masterful teacher, creating a relaxing, non-competitive, non-judgmental class that is also focused, powerful, and suitable to all levels. There are plenty of options to use props, take rests, or make poses more intense. It is rare to find an instructor with so much genuine care for her students and such a passion for teaching who also has such deep knowledge of yogic philosophy and anatomy and can truly create a community space to practice. This class is a gem and I can't wait to keep attending every week!" -KC
“The Yoga Sutras of Pathanjali is not an “easy read” and this course was incredibly helpful in understanding it.
Having the opportunity to ask all our questions and have discourse rather than just reading a modern interpretation was profoundly helpful. To understand the overall purpose of the 8 limbs of yoga gives me peace of mind, and the tools to look within and overcome the tyranny of the mind. This is not a surface level practice, nor does it take advantage of Western seekers, eager to find enlightenment. It is an authentic, ancient study, that empowers the student to find their true Self and have spiritual freedom.” -JL
“I was led by Valerie for my 200-hour yoga teacher training, and it is an experience I will always be grateful for. Over the past three years since graduation, I have drawn upon wisdom she shared that has influenced certain choices in my own life - inside and outside of my yoga practice. She is courageous, kind, and intelligent, and I appreciate her ability to simultaneously expect excellence from her students while also having compassion and humility. In a Western world saturated with endless yoga teachers, Valerie is definitely a gem!” -SS
Valerie is an inspired, extremely knowledgeable and genuine Master Teacher who approaches her students with patience and acceptance, while she supports each student’s individual needs. I feel so fortunate to have been trained by her (200 hour Teacher Training) as I received not only a solid foundation upon which to build, but she truly inspired the deeper internalization of my practice. Her gentle and kind spirit will forever resonate in my heart as an inspiration!!! -TC
"Valerie is an unexplainably gifted yoga teacher and individual.
Her calming nature paired with her ability to connect has inspired me not only to join the yoga studio I have now gone to for almost 8 years, but also complete a 200 hour instructor training which she led.
Valerie taught me that correct posture and practice, slowing down just a bit, and being gentle with our bodies results in the best physical and mental condition possible.
I used to believe that if I wasn’t dripping in sweat and sore, I was not giving my “all” and would certainly not achieve my best physical health. To my surprise, when I was forced to slow down, stopped running marathons and other forms of exercise I thought were necessary, I am in the best physical shape of my life having practiced yoga with Valerie only 2-3 times per week. My core is strong, muscles toned, and metabolism resilient. Most importantly, yoga, along with Valerie’s knowledge and dedication, was the reason I did not have a nervous breakdown while juggling my executive career, travel, divorce, and raising children.
Valerie’s coaching and dedication has impacted my life tremendously. I have a new sense of peace, and trust in myself to create a new reality; moderation and greater presence."
“I completed the extended 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Valerie and it was one of the most incredible experiences I have had. She facilitates a warm and nurturing environment, where I felt supported and empowered. Her knowledge and expertise in the material (ALL of the material!) was incredible. We did not only a deep dive into the asanas but also into the philosophy of yoga, injury prevention, anatomy and Ayurveda. I looked forward to each weekend I got to spend in class with her and my classmates. Even though my goal was not to become a Yoga Teacher at the end of class, I felt confident and secure that I could teach a Level I Yoga Class. And - I love taking her classes!" -NB
“Yoga Hridaya Flow cleanses you physically and strengthens you spiritually. The teachings that are shared in class are powerful tools that can be practically applied to your daily life. Empowering you to connect to your true nature and have a positive impact in your overall life. This class gives you access to yoga teachings that cannot be experienced or found anywhere else.” -MM
“Today’s session with Valerie just blew my mind above all. Thank you for being true to the practice and the amazing session. I was able to leave class knowing how to get into a pose I'd never attempted previously because it seemed so difficult for my injuries but I was guided through it. I will be back with my 2 kids!” -BA
“Wow! I just attended the Yoga Hridaya Flow class. It is a strong all levels vinyasa flow practice that weaves a fresh theme into each class, leaving you inspired, uplifted, and sweaty, and ready to take on the week ahead! It is taught by Valerie, Yoga Instructor Extraordinaire!” -RW
“Valerie led my 200 hour certification program in 2017. Aside from her incredible teaching style and unparalleled class experience, Valerie’s energy and depth of knowledge are truly remarkable. She is genuine, investing the time to care for her students both on and off of the mat. Her attention to detail caters to the safety and progression of the yogis in class, allowing them to reach further into their personal practice. I am honored to have had the opportunity to train with Valerie and cannot recommend her enough." -AT
"What sets Valerie apart from other yoga instructors is that she encourages her students to move beyond yoga asana. She gently opens the door to teach the other limbs of yoga so that her students receive the greatest mental and physical benefits both on and off the mat." -AL