Wendy Haggerty, C-IAYT
Certified Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist
Wellness Speaker, Writer, & Educator
Line Dance Instructor
Wendy is the Founder of Zest Yoga and Fitness and has over 18 years experience in the wellness field bringing transformational change to individuals, groups, and organizations. Wendy is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, dance teacher, and wellness educator in the greater Atlanta area. She holds multiple accredited yoga, fitness and wellness certifications and her university training includes a BA in Kinesiology & Psychology from Mount Holyoke College where she was awarded Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
On the fitness side of things, Wendy teaches line dance, senior fitness and adaptive fitness programs. If there's a dance floor, Wendy will be on it and as a teacher, encourages all bodies to get up, dance and enjoy their own rhythm.
Wendy draws from all of her training, life experience and intuition to offer students and clients effective ways to manage stress, think and be healthy, work on goals, have a great time while being challenged, and achieve their highest potential in health and wellness. She is passionate about teaching people tools for staying healthy and living life to the fullest.
Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge and real world experience to instructional development and delivery. With a dedication to quality and long lasting outcomes, Wendy infuses a humorous, light-hearted and no-nonsense approach to expertly deliver holistic learning programs for individuals and businesses. She lectures on and has developed interactive, fun wellness fairs designed to educate, motivate and engage participants with creative yet pragmatic solutions.
Wendy has a special affinity for working with people with Parkinson's Disease. She is on the Board of Directors with PD Gladiators and co-chairs the Consumer Outreach Committee. Wendy also volunteers with the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Atlanta where she contributes her expertise to the program committee as well as leading fitness demonstrations in the movement pavilion.
Certifications and trainings include:
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Yoga for Parkinson's
Yoga for Arthritis
Yoga to the Core
ACE® Certified MDT Trained Fitness Specialist
NASM/ACE Core Pilates Fusion
ACE Certified Foundations of Strength & Conditioning