Heidi E. Sormaz is the founder, owner and director of Fresh Yoga LLC in New Haven, Connecticut. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained the highest teaching credentials from both Forrest Yoga and Yoga Alliance. In addition to teaching yoga in her own studio, she has presented workshops and teacher trainings at conferences and studios across the United States, including the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and the Esalen Institute. Yoga Journal featured her on its list of "teachers who are shaping yoga's future" from across America.