WildHeart was created by Aly Sudermann and Emily Sudermann, the two sister-in laws spend a lot of time outside and love the studio setting to build strength and connect with their community.
WildHeart began with one main goal in mind, to create a space where people can gather and move their bodies, we call WildHeart “a space to find movement”. We saw an opportunity to offer a fresh, and spirited space to compliment a wide variety of classes. WildHeart is a truly unique experience starting from the moment you step into the studio, we offer citrus infused water, soft cotton hand towels and free mat rentals.
Currently we offer four different styles of ballet inspired barre classes and yoga classes designed for the active and adventurous (see barre descriptions on website for more information). Whether you are experienced or new to yoga or barre we have something on the schedule for everyone. Our classes and teachers are guaranteed to leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Emily started dance and gymnastics at a young age. She loved the two so much that she eventually put them together and joined the sport of synchronized swimming at seven years old. Years of dedication and hard work earned her a spot on the Canadian Junior National synchronized swimming team, where she competed internationally and trained at the Centre of Excellence in Montreal, Quebec. While pursuing her dreams as a professional athlete, she developed back and shoulder injuries. At only 19 years old, Emily made the heart-wrenching decision to retire from the sport and focus on healing her mind and body. That is when she discovered yoga as therapy.Putting her athletic ego aside, Emily opened her heart to the practice of healing. She immediately fell in love with yoga, and went on to complete her 200-hour Hatha YTT in
Nelson, B.C. in 2012. Since completing her yoga certification, Emily has simplified her life and moved away to the beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. She has also become an active member of the Aqualillies, a synchronized swimming troupe that performs in shows across Canada.
Emily has always dreamed of owning her own business and sharing her love for yoga and fitness with the rest of the world. The Canmore lifestyle inspired Emily to team up with business partner Aly Sudermann and make her dream a reality. Along with opening the studio she has recently finished her training with Ballet Barre Works. You can find her teaching a variety of barre classes at WildHeart. When Emily isn’t practicing or teaching, she is spending time in the mountains (rain or shine) with her friends and wonderful dog, Lobo.
Aly has spent the last 7 years as an oil and gas professional in Calgary, Alberta. She has had a variety of roles, primarily in corporate development, strategic planning and project management. She has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Victoria and a Master’s in Business Administration from Queens University.
Aly is an avid hiker and traveller and has always had a keen sense of adventure and a love for the outdoors. She has practiced yoga for a number of years and danced competitively throughout her childhood and teenage years. You will see Aly in and around the studio often with her son Max in tow.