Meet Our Grand Rapids Based Yoga Instructors!
I started practicing yoga and barre in 2016. I quickly fell in love with both! I began taking barre classes so frequently that an instructor encouraged me to come a teacher myself. Shortly after, I attended a Barre Above training and have been teaching since the fall of 2017!
For me, barre provides a fun, creative, and healthy outlet. I value teaching barre to all shapes and sizes, creating a unique space for self-care and love!
Krista teaches to empower and inspire—she always keeps it real in the yoga classroom as she infuses each of her mindfully crafted classes with her authenticity and humor. She has a strong appreciation for anatomy and approaches her classes with a devotion to alignment while still offering students room to explore their depths through playfulness and self-study. Krista first stepped onto her yoga mat at the young age of eighteen. Not knowing what to expect, and was immediately taken aback by the power of this practice as it transformed her life. Not even two years later, Krista completed her RYT-200 at Citizen Yoga in 2016; She has studied under numerous teachers, including certified yoga therapist, Ann Zemba. Krista’s background is a cumulation of ashtanga vinyasa, anusara, Buddhism, and tantra yoga. Expect to leave her classes feeling connected as she takes you on a journey within to assist you in aligning with your true self.
I first discovered yoga when I moved to Grand Rapids in 2012. What began as a simple idea to try something new, became my most treasured hobby and even further, an exciting journey on the path to self-discovery and self-love. I fell for yoga’s positive outlook and its ability to connect mind, body and soul. Yoga first served as an escape from my everyday life grind and eventually became my rock for coping with anything life threw my way.
In 2018 I completed my 200-hr yoga teacher training with Megan Rader at Kula Yoga in Grand Rapids. I believe yoga not only allows us to express ourselves in beautiful physical forms but also challenges us to face deeper parts of our entire being.
I look forward to helping students channel into this self awareness while creating a lighthearted, encouraging environment where we can constantly learn and grow together. I have a strong natural desire to share this amazing practice and aim for my classes to be dynamic, challenging, intuitive and rejuvenating to the soul. I am honored to be a part of Heights Yoga Project and look forward to meeting you on your mat!
Hi! I’m Kate LaFleur, a Grand Rapids born 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. I got my certification through Megan Rader Yoga here in Grand Rapids, also. I’m pursuing my 500 hour certification currently with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga.
I’m a mom to an incredible little boy named Emery Cobra. He is fun, bright, intuitive and strong. I’m dog mom to a beautiful little baby dog named River Frances Bean. My husband Mike owns two barber in Grandville and Hudsonville. We will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary September of 2019.
I love teaching yoga. I love creating a class. Thinking about how my students might feel throughout the different sections of the class. Creating playlists is always an adventure for me. I love upbeat songs that create a fun vibe. My power vinyasa classes are high energy and keep your mind and brain working! I have a passion for trauma informed yoga, so you’ll feel that in my classes as well. When you leave my class, I hope that you feel content, safe and accomplished.
I hope to see you in class soon!
I graduated in 2017 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors in Psychology. I have been practicing yoga since 2014, and began teaching in 2016.I received my 200 hour yoga teacher training from Megan Rader Yoga School in 2017.
I specialize in private practice, servicing small groups interested in personalized instruction. The yoga classes india teaches are vinyasa, meditation, yin, buti, hotcore, and slow flow. In my free time, I give back to the community, reads,enjoys nature, and spends time with my family and friends.
Being a dancer most of my life and having such passion for dance, I was looking for a way to stay in dance after college and stumbled upon WERQ. It was love at first sight. A few months later, with the encouragement of my instructor, I decided to take the WERQ instructor training and hasn’t looked back since!
Along with being an instructor, I am also a WERQ Rep for the Grand Rapids area. My other passion is holistic health. She is a certified Natural Health Therapist, on my way to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, and currently see clients for health consults and a variety of other therapies at The Remedy House
Owner and Yoga Instructor
I took my first yoga class in 2010 in Akron, OH, but I did not have a stable practice until 2018. I came back to my mat during a chaotic time in my life and yoga became a stabile, habitual force of good for me. In April of 2019 I received my 200 hour RYT in Vinyasa Power Yoga through Megan Rader School of Yoga and am certified through Yoga Alliance. I work to empower others to hold their space in the world and embrace their personal power. I’m thrilled the be a part of the Heights Yoga team, to lead passionate yogis who wish to expand their asana practice to new Heights!