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Hi! I’m Heather Kokx (aka Heather Anderson Kokx, aka Heather the Yoga Nerd). I practice yoga, meditation, energy healing, and I study the Enneagram. I also watch Star Wars and Marvel movies, read fantasy books, play board games, hike, and paddleboard. It seems like a weird mix, I know. But it’s me. And it’s taken me a long time to get to a place where I like myself.
That’s why I’m write. I want to help others find their true self, love themselves, and have fun along the way. As a yoga instructor, energy healer and enneagram coach, I love it when I see my clients begin to grow and blossom. To see them shed the layers of behavior patterns that are no longer helping them, but in fact, are holding them back from moving forward in life.
Furthermore, I believe everyone has a nerd inside them about something. Maybe it isn’t Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Maybe it’s quilting. Maybe it’s NASCAR. Maybe it’s makeup and fashion. Doesn’t matter. It’s something you are passionate about. Finding that passion is a huge part of finding your true self.
I write self-help books, articles and blogs sharing the information I have learned that has helped me become a happier, healthier person. I write about practices that have helped me to become more comfortable in my skin. I write about personal learning experiences I’ve had along the way and still have every day. I’m continually learning and sharing. And I also occasionally share a nerdy moment or two.
As much as I’d like to be a superhero with an alternate identity, that is not the case. I’m just Heather, a girl born, raised, and currently living in Littleton, CO.
After graduating from college in December 1996 with a Bachelors's in English, I joined the corporate world. Life was okay in the corporate world, and I learned a lot. But one day in late 1999, I woke up and thought, “If every day of the rest of my life is like today, I will not be happy.”
At first, I decided to run away to Europe and find myself. Instead, I ran away to massage school, where my healing journey began. I graduated in December 2001 after a 2-year program.
In 2004, I began studying energy work with a teacher in Monument, Colorado. With her, I learned about energy healing and meditation. Also, in 2004, while in therapy to learn why I kept dating the same guy over and over again, I learned about the Enneagram.
The combination of energy, meditation, and therapy with the Enneagram must have worked. In May 2005, I met my fantastic husband. We married in October 2008.
And finally, in October 2011, I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training as a means to slowly retire from practicing massage.
Then, March of 2020, the pandemic hit. All massage and yoga shut down. 2020 gave me time to reflect and remember what my true passion was: writing. The pandemic gave me the time and space to come back to what I loved. With that, everything came full circle. All my years of healing and helping other heal came together in my book, Gateway to Healing.
Although I still teach yoga, practice energy healing, and offer enneagram coaching, my passion is writing. I write blogs, articles on Medium, and am working future books.
Today, I’m living happily with my husband and our fluff corgi, Ember, and fluffy cat, Watson. Along with teaching yoga and meditation, I practice energy therapy and teach Enneagram workshops. Every day, I work to help people see for themselves what I see in them, a wonderful person whose uniqueness is delightful.