about Heather

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Originally from Northern California, Heather has been teaching yoga since 2003.

She lived in NYC from 2000  - 2015, and now resides in Venice Beach, California.

She began teaching yoga after completing the Jivamukti Teacher Training with Sharon Gannon and David Life while finishing her bachelors at New York University. In 2008, she completed the 800-hour Advanced Certification with Jivamukti. More recently, she has added a more Iyengar based approach to yoga based on her studies with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee at the Yoga Shanti 300-hour teacher training in 2010, which she later assisted as a mentor, and teaches as a lead teacher.

She has trained numerous teachers at Pure Yoga, The Shala, Yoga Vida and Yoga Shanti as a mentor and has been a contributing member of their respective teacher training programs. From 2012-2015, she revised the 200 hour Yoga Vida Teacher Training and Mentorship Curriculum, as well as developed the 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program for Yoga Vida while acting as Yoga Director.

She continues to advise and contribute to curriculum in various studios.

She is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500 hour E-RYT.

In 2012, she Co-Founded Yoga For Bad People with Katelin Sisson, a yoga based company focused on leading retreats worldwide. She mainly focuses on YFBP, leading retreats, trainings, and classes in NYC & LA.

Her classes integrate creative vinyasa sequences with meditation, chanting, good music and spiritual philosophy. In some classes there will be no chanting, and more of a physical alignment approach, and other classes there will be a more philosophical approach to the practice. She is known for her sweetness, passion, sincerity and enthusiasm.