Heather teaches yoga and leads ceremony to support people in embodying their most authentic selves. Her teaching is grounded in her own experience, healing process and training which integrate Yin Yoga, Yang (active Hatha) Yoga, hands-on healing, mindfulness practices and Indigenous ceremony ways. Practicing various styles of Hatha Yoga since 1995, she has completed Teacher Training Courses with Erich Schiffmann, Lisa Walford (Iyengar style), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), and with Sarah Powers (Yin Yoga & Meditation). From 1998-2004, Heather worked extensively with Ana Forrest, completed a personal teaching apprenticeship and trained teachers as a faculty member in the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
Heather’s classes are known for weaving challenging physical intensity with the development of mindful self awareness, and for her practical, focused, and sensitive individualized instruction. She creates a safe, compassionate space for students to explore their spiritual, emotional and physical healing and growth, and her skillfulness in adjusting and modifying poses enables students to work safely and in a healing way with injuries and health conditions. She is passionately committed to turning people on to embodying spirit in their yoga practice and in their lives.
Heather lives in Carpinteria, CA with her husband Art, and teaches at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Yoga Soup, and at Satya House, her private studio. She teaches ongoing beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes as well as the Introduction to Yoga Program and Intro to Yoga Teacher’s Tutorial at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, and travels nationally teaching courses, workshops and retreats.