EssentialYoga Program Authors
Jane Bloom lives in beautiful Mesilla, New Mexico with her husband and three boys. She enjoys holding a space for others to deepen their self-awareness and growth. Jane earned her master’s degree in Counseling Educational Psychology[MP1] and has practiced as a family therapist for the last 14 years. She specializes in group counseling, pioneering one of the first Post Partum Support Groups in New Mexico and working with families of children with autism. She has practiced yoga for the past 20 years, is a certified yoga instructor and Dwell Yoga studio owner in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She teaches a variety of yoga classes, including hot, vinyasa flow and gentle in an accessible and playful way. She enjoys teaching yoga to children and specializes in Parent & Baby Yoga with a focus on attachment and social emotional development.
dōTERRA Essential Oils fit into every aspect of Jane’s life. She was immediately taken with how the oils afford her family holistic healthcare. The oils were a natural fit with her love of counseling, where she has integrated them into her work with children and families. Combining her background in counseling and yoga, Jane is particularly interested in how creative sequencing with oils elicits emotions and changes awareness one asana at a time. Jane is excited to share the integration of essential oils and yoga, which share the common goal of returning individuals to a holistic state of well being.
dōTERRA Essential Oils provide endless creativity in teaching yoga, and continue to inspire monthly EssentialYoga workshops that students are drawn to for a powerful restorative and cathartic experience. Jane has enjoyed hosting EssentialYoga workshops around the country, in addition to offering instructor trainings with the oils. As the essential oils inspire, Jane invites her students to explore their practice with an open heart and mind. She is grateful for her family and contributions from her many instructors along this journey, including the mentorship and support of her amazing dōTERRA team.
Marty Harger was introduced to yoga while attending freestyle ski camp in Wyoming in the late 1970s – her first trip to western USA. Her introduction to essential oils came a few years later as did her increasing awareness of the body’s powerful ability to heal itself with natural approaches. In midlife, Marty hopped off the big-city corporate fast-track and began her personal and professional journey to find her niche in the healing arts. It was during that year of massage school in Chicago that her passion for essential oils really took hold. What began with aromatherapy studies evolved into the use of therapeutic grade essential oils as she was introduced to dōTERRA in 2008 at the wellness center she owned in the mountains of Heber City, Utah. A ski bum at heart, Marty and her husband had moved back to Utah in 2003 to live in a setting that inspired them and opened her own practice, Balance-Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Center. She is active in her community, serving in leadership roles for the local chamber of commerce/convention bureau, as well as co-founding a health and wellness practitioners networking group.
Marty feels she has found her niche in the world of natural health practices as a nationally certified massage therapist since 2000, and in recent years, becoming a Certified Instructor in dōTERRA’s essential oil-based AromaTouch Technique. As a Blue Diamond team leader, Marty adores working with her international dōTERRA team of Wellness Advocates to help teach others about the benefits and healing power of essential oils. She feels honored to lead such a successful group of entrepreneurs to reach their life dreams through the dōTERRA businesses they are building. Marty’s husband, Jim, was able to join her full-time in their doTERRA business in 2015.
She is a born “connector” of people and has always loved the process of creating and launching new ventures. Marty finds dōTERRA a great match with endless ways to learn, do and teach others. She feels strongly about the importance of what The EssentialYoga Program offers. She is a yoga student who enjoys taking classes wherever she can in her hometown and when she travels. She enjoys co-teaching EssentialYoga, working with her team to apply the oils with yoga instructor friends. Marty finds the essential oils are a source of continued inspiration for future endeavors! She absolutely LOVES her life in the mountains of Utah, the fabulous new friends she’s met through her years with dōTERRA, and the financial support and choices it affords her every day to live a life others dream about! She is so very grateful.
Deidra Schaub is a restorative yoga instructor specializing in yin yoga since 2012. She is originally from northern New Mexico, where she grew up experiencing art through her artist father, and alternative healing through her mother, who practices Healing Touch. As a home-schooling mom, she uses dōTERRA essential oils for cleaning, cooking and as the medicine of choice for her family. She particularly enjoys using the essential oils to craft her own natural skin care products, such as lotion, body wash and scrubs. She now lives in southern New Mexico where she has carved out a unique niche.
Deidra has a passion for supporting and volunteering for social justice and environmental awareness causes in her community. That passion, along with her love of art, led to creating jewelry with repurposed papers. She loves working alongside other artists as a member of creative cooperative. She displays her work in various art shows, galleries and an environmental center in New Mexico. She has even found a way to combine three unlikely passions: teaching Yoga & Creativity Workshops[MP2] , where students experience the powerful combination of essential oils and yoga to tap in to creative intelligence, and co-teaching live music yoga sessions with Jane Bloom, where students experience spontaneous aromatherapy yoga sequencing to musical improvisation.
Deidra has been practicing yoga for several years and has found the combination of oils and yoga effective to assist her in managing anxiety and depression while deepening her connection to God and her Christian faith. She decided to become an instructor after attending a 200-hour yoga instructor training to expand her own practice. She soon discovered her gift for teaching those who are intimidated by the traditional image of yoga or view yoga as nothing more than exercise.
Deidra brings a sense of balance and accessibility to how instructors can share the concepts presented in The EssentialYoga Program, helping us make sure there are options for all levels. It is her goal to make sure we “leave no one behind” in our approach to using oils in yoga.
Stephanie Smith’s path from the dance studio to the yoga studio began when she was a young girl exploring ballet, jazz and tap. After a few years as a college dance major, she left her home state of Utah for a professional dance career in Los Angeles. That road led to ventures in personal training and fitness as well as teaching dance to others since 1984. Her love of yoga began in 1996 as she explored Bikram, or hot yoga. Ever curious, Stephanie continued her yoga instructor training in many forms over the years and a growing interest in the mind-body connection. Her unique style brings a sense of curiosity and inquiry into the studio as she meets yoga students where they are and helps guide them to a deeper understanding of their body, mind and spirit.
Stephanie is a certified yoga instructor with over 500 hours of accredited instructor trainings, including Ashtanga, Anusara, Iveyngar, Viniyoga and Yoga Therapeutics[MP3] . Her essential oil experience began years ago as she introduced aromatherapy into her yoga classes on a regular basis. She considers herself “forever a student,” but also feels it is her life’s calling to magnify the skills of other instructors. Stephanie often travels around the country to conduct yoga instructor training programs that incorporate essential oils. She is especially grateful to all of her instructors and colleagues who have enabled her to be who she is today.
Stephanie has the heart of an entrepreneur, which is evident in her life path. She has taken the lead as dance studio owner, as an independent yoga instructor in Scottsdale, AZ, studios, and more recently with a thriving dōTERRA essential oils business. She often focuses her work in Therapeutic Yoga, including private lessons, social gatherings and private and group instructor trainings. Recently Stephanie and her family moved back to Utah, where she has helped establish a thriving yoga community in a small mountain town and is the co-owner of Studio Body Shop where she heads up the yoga program. She is excited to offer this blend of yoga and oils that bring together some of her learnings over 19 years creating classes that have touched hundreds of lives.