Professor Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D.

Professor Heidi Sormaz
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Yale University
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Yoga can have a transformative effect on your body and mind, helping you move from disease to ease in the ways that you breathe, move, and think.

Dr. 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 taught psychology at Yale, San Francisco State University, and Albertus Magnus College. Dr. Sormaz obtained the highest teaching credentials from both Forrest Yoga and Yoga Alliance.

In her academic work, Dr. Sormaz is an expert on the influence of arousal and attention on performance, the effects of anxiety on thinking, stress management, and performance in pressure situations. Her publications include the book Performance under Pressure: Managing Stress in the Workplace, published by HRD Press, and the article “Meditation Can Reduce Habitual Responding,” published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. Dr. Sormaz was awarded the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Award from Case Western Reserve University and the Wilhelm Wundt Award at the Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference.

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 Kripalu and the Esalen Institute. Yoga Journal featured Dr. Sormaz on its list of “teachers who are shaping yoga's future” from across America.

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  1. Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Sale

    Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Heidi Sormaz
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    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Save up to $160.00 Starting at $24.95 $199.95 $24.95$199.95
    Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating journey of discovery for those who already practice. After covering the history of yoga and its physiological effects, Dr....
  2. (SET) Building Your Resilience & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (SET) Building Your Resilience & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    With these two courses, uncover the secrets of how to build and cultivate a healthy mind and a healthy body. First, explore how to build an inner calm and clarity of mind that can lead you to develop greater resilience in Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity. Then, in Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, practice yoga routines and poses that can help you with everything from cardiovascular fitness to...
  3. (Set) Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Master the techniques and get tools to meet your fitness goals with this two-course set. Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise provides a complete and comprehensive look at human bioenergetics and performance nutrition, while Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body is the ideal way to take that first step towards making yoga accessible and beneficial.
  4. (Set) Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body & How to Stay Fit Set

    (Set) Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body & How to Stay Fit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
  5. (Set) iRest & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set on sale

    (Set) iRest & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $372.00 Starting at $66.90 $469.90 $66.90$469.90
    De-stress your mind and body with this two-course set that helps you reconnect with inner-peace. Uncover the benefits of a unique form of guided meditation proven to help with pain, insomnia, stress, and more as you learn the practice of iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation. And then, Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body is the ideal way to take that first step with a course that makes yoga...
  6. Set: 1908,9263,1920,9303 Set

    Set: 1908,9263,1920,9303

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $959.80 Starting at $959.80 $1,114.80 $959.80$1,114.80
    Numerous studies on the brain’s interaction with the body demonstrate that health is directly affected by habits of mind. In this four-course set, learn how to overcome natural tendencies that result in unhealthy consequences. Optimize the mind-body connection, using Tai Chi, Yoga, and mindful thinking techniques. Improve your health and mental well-being and have fun while doing it!
  7. (Set)  Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Start a healthy routine with this two course set. In Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, discover the history of yoga and learn the various ways that you can practice it. Then, in Physiology and Fitness, forge a link between what you know about how your body works and what you can do to make it work better.
  8. (Set) Mastering Tai Chi & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Mastering Tai Chi & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Find inner peace, relaxation, and balance with this two-course set focusing on Mastering Tai Chi and Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. Millions of people have reaped the health rewards from yoga and Tai Chi and you can take an in-depth look at both practices to learn the movements and benefits of each.
  9. (Set) Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body & Mind-Body Medicine Set

    (Set) Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body & Mind-Body Medicine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  10. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Explore your body and mind with this two-course set. Learn strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, take the first step with a course that makes yoga accessible and the poses doable with Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.
  11. (Set) Fundamentals of Sustainable Living & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Sustainable Living & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    It’s never too late to make changes for the better - you can always learn new habits to improve your own wellbeing and or the world around you. The focus on conscious breathing and mindfulness in Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body opens the door many benefits that go beyond improved physical health. Fundamentals of Sustainable Living provides practical and adaptable tips to become pioneer in the sustainability...
  12. (Set) Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body & Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (Set) Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Gain inner peace with this two course set. In Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, discover which type of yoga practice is best suited to your fitness level and emotional needs. Then, in Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation, go beyond yoga and learn how to be more mindful in every aspect of your life.
  13. (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Improve your fitness inside and out with this two-course set. Start by sampling many styles of martial arts led by eight expert instructors in Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body. Then, get started on the road to wellbeing by mastering Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.
  14. (Set) The Science of Mindfulness & Yoga for a Healthy Mind Set

    (Set) The Science of Mindfulness & Yoga for a Healthy Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Set yourself on a path to well-being with this set of two courses. In The Science of Mindfulness, delve into the physiology and psychology of mindfulness practice to discover why it works. Then, explore the many ways to practice yoga in Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.
  15. (Set) Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Heidi Sormaz
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover life-altering practices that are easy to integrate into your daily life with this eye-opening two-course set. Start by diving into the science and wisdom of practicing mindfulness with Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body. Then, take that first step to making yoga accessible and the poses doable with Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.
  16. (Set) How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Start a journey to improve your mind and body with this two-course set geared at a holistic view of health. Yoga has been known to alleviate chronic pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and cravings and compulsion. Learn how to harness this fascinating practice with Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. Then discover how to add vigor into each day with concrete practices in How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy.
  17. (Set)  Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body & Lifelong Health Set

    (Set) Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body & Lifelong Health

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Improve your health and wellness whether you're 20 or 120 with this set of two courses. In Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, learn about the history of yoga and discover which style of yoga best fits your life. Then, in Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age, expand your study of wellness to all areas of your life, including nutrition, stress reduction, and more.
  18. (Set) Tai Chi Fitness Workouts & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Tai Chi Fitness Workouts & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Embark on a journey self-reflection as you take on low-impact exercises that help you stay fit and relax with this two-course set. Start by calming your body and spirit with the relaxed movements you’ll learn in Tai Chi Fitness Workouts. Then, take the first step to making yoga accessible and the poses doable with the 12 lessons of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.
  19. (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Get in the flow and find your peace with this two-course set. In Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong, learn the art of moving meditation. Then, in Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, explore the different types of yoga to find the one best suited for you and your body.N/A