I believe that living
well is an art unto itself. Your yoga
practice can greatly enhance the way you experience life, as the needs of your
body, heart, and mind are met with awareness and creativity.
Creative Spirits Yoga: Addie's bio
A longtime practitioner, Addie deHilster discovered yoga in
1998. Since becoming a teacher, she has taught in studios, parks, gyms, and
offices, bringing yoga to students of all levels and backgrounds. She has
worked with many students with a range of special conditions and injuries, and
she is dedicated to promoting health and healing through an intelligent,
personalized practice of therapeutic yoga. In addition to her original Hatha
Yoga certification, Addie studied Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark in Vancouver.
Through two years of intensive study, she earned her 500-hour credential in the
therapeutic Yapana Yoga style taught by Leeann Carey. She has also experienced
several yoga therapy workshops with Doug Keller, and several anatomy and
biomechanics trainings with Jules Mitchell. Addie also enjoys practicing Yin
Yoga & Meditation in workshops and on retreats with Sarah Powers whenever
Addie began a consistent Insight Meditation (Vipassana) practice in 2007, and has experienced intensive practice on meditation retreats over the years. She is currently earning her second 500-hour yoga credential as a student
in the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Training Program at Spirit
Rock Meditation Center, which is a program dedicated to fully integrating the
wisdom of yoga and meditation, led by Anne Cushman, Will Kabat-Zinn, Jill Satterfield, Janice
Gates, Phillip Moffitt and several others.
Since receiving her original certification, Addie has accumulated more than 2,000 teaching hours, earning the E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) designation from Yoga Alliance. She now writes yoga training curriculum materials and leads teacher trainings
for aspiring yoga teachers seeking certification at the 200-hour level, or seeking training in Yin Yoga.
When she finds a spare moment, Addie is an avid cook, wannabe gardener, retired musician, occasional candle maker, hiker, reader, and appreciator of nature.
Yoga Alliance Disclaimer: The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my multiple continuing education trainings in yoga and movement therapy, not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.