Heather J. Christ-Lakin, D.B.A.
Heather loves yoga and wants to share the health benefits (mind, body & soul) with the world. She graduated from Barkan Method Hot Yoga teacher training in August 2015 and recently completed Empower Movement’s intermediate/advanced hot fusion training in February 2016. In her classes, using essential oils, Heather focuses on integrating mind, body and soul.
Heather loves to run. Heather ran competitively in high school and college in both cross country and track and field. She practiced ballet for 9 years when she was 5 years old. She has been running for 37 years (both competitively and non-competitively. She realized that in order to be able to run for the rest of her life, she needed yoga. She has been a triathlete/cyclist and yogi for 6 years.
Heather received her Bachelor’s in Economics from University of California at San Diego, with a minor in Law & Society. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Tax Accounting from University of New Mexico. She currently works full-time at Sandia National Laboratories as corporate tax program leader.
In 2010, Heather received her Doctorate in Business Administration from the University Of Phoenix School Of Advanced Studies; the subject of her dissertation is spiritual intelligence and transformational leadership. She presented the results of her dissertation at Toward a Science of Consciousness 2011 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been invited to attend the World Congress on Excellence in Sports and Life in Kosovo. She has been invited to study at the Oxford Academy for Total Intelligence with Danah Zohar.
Her research interests include expanding the research on spiritual intelligence/transformational leadership and mind-body-spirit health and wellness. She is particularly interested in the role of the mind in performance at all levels and ages (in the business world, athletics, and at a personal level).
She believes that yoga assists in the development of spiritual intelligence (another passion of hers).