Valerie Hesslink

When I enrolled in yoga teacher training, I was unsure whether I would teach yoga. My intention was to learn more about the shifts and experiences in my yoga practice and deepen them further in my bigger body. What I discovered along the way is a passion to  make yoga accessible to all bodies.  Only near the end of training  did I decide that I wanted to share my yoga. That I wanted to help others who were in– bigger bodies, old bodies, stiff bodies, or just bodies that get ignored by the yoga world – to make yoga work for them. My hope is to bring this ease to your practice.


I thrive on guiding your experience and sharing in moments of profound successes right along with you. I offer all my teachings from a deeply nurturing and compassionate space. My aim is to empower you to live your life and practice yoga unapologetic – in the body you have today. I honor Yoga as an important mindful practice- but a lot of me comes through as I teach- I can be silly and my hope is you appreciate me for it. I teach while embracing all the mistakes and successes that I have while connecting ‘home’ and becoming closer to my true self on and off the yoga mat. Join me for practice!


I am currently enrolled in the 500 hr advanced YTT at The Studio.