Heather’s fascination with yoga began as a young child, watching her Dad’s yoga practice and replicating some of the poses she saw in his books (headstand being her favorite). Over time, her admiration and appreciation for the practice grew, as she watched her father raise four children and navigate life with grace and ease. She was convinced it must have been the yoga!
Her personal practice took form in 2005, and she completed her first 200-hour Teacher Training (Bodhi Tree Yoga) in 2007 while pregnant with her first child. Although, yoga remained a pillar of her life, she focused her professional energies on healthcare, where she possesses a Doctorate in Pharmacy, as well as being a mom of 3.
“I went into healthcare with the intention of helping people – and I did. But there was always this tug drawing me to want to teach yoga.”
In 2017, Heather listened to the little voice, she completed a second 200-hour Teacher Training (Y2 Yoga) and left her 17yr career in pharmacy to fully pursue her passion of teaching yoga.
Yoga has been her greatest teacher. Her practice has taken her back to the days when she was a little girl doing handstands for fun. “I have a tendency to take life too seriously, but my yoga practice has taught me to live with softness and compassion for myself and others. I can’t say yoga instantaneously changed me overnight, but with continued practice I began to feel subtle shifts mentally, physically, and spiritually.”
Heather is continuing her yoga journey and is currently working towards 500-RYT with Adam Whiting Teacher Training.