Slow Dance School of Taijiquan
Headmaster Steven Bennett



    Master Bennett

    Stephen Fisher

    Heidi Sormaz

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Heidi has extensive training in the martial art Taijiquan and the internal art Qigong. She is a senior student of Master Steven Bennett and teaches Taijiquan and Qigong at Yale University. In addition, Heidi is Co-Director of Fresh Yoga studio in New Haven. Heidi has studied Yoga for 10 years and taught for 6. Her primary yoga teacher and influence is Ana Forrest. Heidi completed Forrest Yoga teacher training and currently assists Ana in her national workshops. Heidi has also studied Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga.

Heidi received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Psychology from Yale University. She is an expert on the influence of arousal and attention on performance, how anxiety affects thinking, stress management, and performance in pressure situations. She has been an educator, speaker, and corporate trainer with over 10 years experience in designing and leading seminars on stress management, meditation, and educator training. HDR Press recently published her book "Performing Under Pressure."