Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM Heather Leona has always had a love for movement. She began studying Ballet, Modern, and Fusion dance styles from around the world as a child. As she continued to broaden her studies in movement arts, she fell in love with Yoga and Pilates which balanced her dance practice. 

   After several years of studying Folkloric and Fusion Belly Dance Heather became a member of Pomegranate Studio's student troupe and went on to become a member of their professional company Mosaic Dance. She performed and taught there from 2004 to 2009. In 2010 Heather became a founding member of Las Brujas Dance Project, an artist collective which produced and performed in variety shows in the Santa Fe area.

   In 2012 Heather completed a Pilates mat teacher certification with Momentum Studio in Albuquerque, NM. She began teaching Pilates and dance in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In 2013 Heather moved to Sacramento, CA, to continue her studies in dance and movement arts. She completed her Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with The Yoga Seed Collective in 2014, which focused on Yoga therapy and making Yoga accessible to all bodies.

   You can find her on the dance floor as a student and teacher at Hot Pot Studio, and she is a member of their professional company Verbatim Dance. She is certified teacher of UNMATA I.T.S. levels 1-4, and a certified 8 Elements teacher. Heather teaches a variety of ongoing classes at Fitness System and CorePower Yoga where she helps facilitate their Yoga teacher training program in addition to weekly classes.

   Heather has a passion for movement and fitness. She wants to share and inspire that passion in others through cultivating community and creating a nurturing, fun environment for students to explore their edges.



-SEED’s Instructor Certification, Pomegranate Studio, Santa Fe, NM

-Pilates Mat Instructor Certification, Momentum Studio, Albuquerque, NM

-UNMATA Improvisational Tribal Style 1-4 Trainings, Sacramento, CA

-8 Elements Certified Teacher, Studio Datura, Portland, OR

-200 hr. Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Certification, The Yoga Seed, Sacramento, CA

-Dailey Method Barre Instructor Certification, Dailey Method, Fairfax, CA

-Pilates Reformer Certification with Balanced Body, Sacramento CA


Ongoing Classes



-5:30-6:30pm Joy Machines 1 at

Humani Pilates Sacramento, CA



- 9:30-10:20am Reboot Machines 1 at

Humani Pilates Sacramento, CA



*Every 3rd Friday

-6:00-6:50am Balance Machines 1

-7:00-7:50 Reboot Machines 1

-8:30-9:20 Joy Machines 1

-9:30-10:20 Balance Machines 1

at Humani Pilates Sacramento, CA


*Every 3rd Sunday (9/16, 10/21, 11/18)

-11:30-1:30pm High Noon Yoga

Cannabis Enhanced Yoga at Hot Pot Studio, Sacramento CA


-4:30-5:30pm Aroma Joy Machines 1 (Every Sunday)

at Humani Pilates Sacramento, CA


2020 I St. Sacramento, CA 95811


1614 K St. #1, Sacramento, CA 95814