Principal & Founder

 Heidi Winslow

Heidi believes that optimal wellness is created through a combination of strength, flexibility and balance in all aspects of life.

This can be achieved through daily practice of mindfulness, fitness, meditation and healthy nutrition.

A lifelong athlete and lover of the outdoors, Heidi is passionate about sharing her knowledge about these practices with others in a unique, fun way!

 Heidi began working in the wellness world 3 decades ago at The Sports Medicine Institute in Aspen Colorado. She assisted Dr. Bruno Balke and Dr. Julie Anthony with stress tests while also designing training protocols and working as a physical therapy assistant. Being a ski instructor and competitive runner, she was looking for effective conditioning techniques to share with others. Her eagerness to find new ways to help clients rehab from injuries, combined with her curiosity about methods of strength training led her to study Pilates in Boulder, Colorado.  After a move to Telluride Colorado, she became the co-founder of a fitness studio called Work Out.  She studied and practiced Ashtanga yoga and created and taught  the Core Connect Method class which incorporates moves from Pilates, Barre and Yoga for improving strength and flexibility. Moving to the east coast in 2006, Heidi began developing Core Retreats and opened Core Fit & Well. In 2008 she was introduced to resistance stretching and strengthening and realizing how beneficial it was for maintaining optimal joint mobility, integrated techniques into her classes and training. Heidi began her study and practice of mindfulness and meditation in 2010, which she incorporates into all of her work today. Wanting to bring the philosophy of Core to others for an optimal approach to wellbeing, Heidi partners with other talented, inspirational instructors and teachers to create successful, meaningful workshops and retreats in the US and abroad. The Core team is always growing and expanding.

 The Team 

Edie Kilchenstein

Edie has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years.  She is a RYT200 Anusara Elements teacher.  She is currently working towards an advanced 300-hour training with Tiffany Wood Yoga. Edie is certified in the energetic modalities of Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and Indigo Biodfeedback which release blocked emotional and energy patterns by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal.  She is committed to empowering people on their journey toward optimum health and longevity.  She acknowledges the mind, body, spirit connection and offers innovative health solutions that integrate consciousness into everyday life. 

Catherine Haut

Catherine is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance® registered yoga teacher. She has practiced for five years and trained at the Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness in Nosara, Costa Rica. Catherine believes that yoga is for everyone and loves working with yogis of all types. Her favorite kinds of yoga are the laughing and smiling kinds. She speaks Spanish and Italian and in 2018, she earned a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Colby College. Catherine has special interests in sustainable ocean and food systems as well as building community through movement, food, and music. You can follow her yoga adventures on and on Instagram by following @cati.haut.  in all aspects of life