Walter Hagedorn has been practicing yoga for a decade. His teacher training provided him with the skills and knowledge he needed to share the positive healing effects he has experienced himself through Yoga. At healixyoga, Walter will offer a Restorative Cubed class, which will focus on the importance of a gentle, restorative practice for ALL bodies, seeking ease in the nervous system. Walter comes to the practice of yoga as a father, entrepreneur, inventor, artist, and husband.
Jessie Michele McAllister has lived in the Brattleboro area since 1981. She grew up in the Rocky mountains in Western Wyoming, spending most of her childhood close to nature. Jessie’s ancestry is a mixture of Cherokee, Lakota, Dutch, Scottish, and English. Her favorite childhood activities included riding horses, crafting with found objects and walking barefoot in the forest. As an adult, amongst other things, Jessie has worked as a fitness specialist and with autistic adolescents and adults, all the while maintaining her deep conversation with the natural world around her.
A spontaneous healing of her body, mind and spirit set in motion Jessie’s journey as a healer. Healing herself through study of shamanism, yoga, Peruvian and native traditions, Jessie began facilitating workshops and building a business crafting healing tools. As a Reiki practitioner and empath, Jessie uses an assortment of healing modalities including: drums, rattles, feathers, crystals, nutrition, and herbs to assist others on their healing journey.
As a life long dancer, studio owner Emily Wiadro came to yoga around the turn of the century through a dear friend. With her decades of body awareness, the practice of yoga came naturally to Emily, resulting in vast personal transformation over the course of the following years and into the present. Within a couple years of diving into the yoga practice, Emily found herself healing in both mind and body. Her passion for teaching began as she instructed her first yoga practices for her friends in a gazebo at the end of a pier in Jamaica, 2002. Shortly afterwards, Emily acquired her 200 hour teacher training through Lotus Gardens Yoga in CT. Through her own awareness of the healing that opened up through her exploration of yoga, Emily decided to pursue training in Yoga Therapy. After moving to Brattleboro in 2007, Emily began her yoga therapy training with Joseph and Lillian Le Page of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Through IYT, Emily studied 500 hours becoming educated by the many tools available through the science of yoga for healing body, mind and soul. Over the course of the past 7 years, she has created a truly therapeutic practice which her students find safe, supportive, and healing. Emily's passion for sharing the magic of yoga is second only to her commitment to her newly blended family with husband Walter Hagedorn.