Movement and Stillness Matters
Experience body and breath awareness.
Create deep resilience of body and mind.
Become confident in your mobility and physical capacity.
Transform and liberate yourself
Create wellness with embodied resilience while making long-lasting powerful life shifts. Through practicing body and breath-based awareness we can transform, liberate ourselves, and impact our communities.
As a healthcare practitioner, why do I place such emphasis on body, breath and movement?
I discovered that many health issues can be solved and improved with movement and breath. Movement and Stillness are truly their own form of medicine. Yoga, natural movement, breathwork, deep relaxation, and mediation are all practices that reach beyond our basic physicality. These practices are integral to our wellness and healthcare as they offer an unparalleled understanding of anatomy, physicality, alignment, functional movement, and body-based awareness on a deeper level with reflection of self.
When you immerse into focused breathwork, meditation methods, deep relaxation techniques, and healthy natural movements deep resiliency and wellness develop creating exceptional life and mindset shifts. I want to share this with you.
I want to guide you in trusting in your body's knowingness.
Let me help you practice with skillful support and innovative methods that work, so you explore these areas with confidence. I offer you not only long-standing deep relaxation and yoga background; but also years of breathwork and meditation practice and study as well as functional natural fitness and movement. (view my background here)
In what I offer, even though I have adapted, transformed, and personalized practice; I honor the history and root teachings. I examine the wisdom in a way that works for you. We transform and use our practices to liberate; taking it into our life, our family, friends, and community.
We can uplift each other's well-being by how we practice.
We learn how to be with discomfort, examine and question, and cultivate new patterns through moving and being still.
Teachers and Lineage:
I'm honored to have studied with Collette Crawford, Angela Farmer, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Amber Karnes, and Judith Lasater. I've learned from and been inspired by the works of Rama Jyoti Vernon, Shiva Rea, T Krishnamacharya, Sarah Powers, and Josh Summers along with others.
In addition, I am deeply grateful to the High Desert Yoga studio, teachers, and community where beginning in 2003, I guided classes and received teacher training instruction. I will forever be grateful to High Desert Yoga teachers Supriti Kotler, Kim Schwartz, Zoreh Asfarzadeh, and Patti Lentz for their guidance and uplifting support.
Breathwork, meditation, and relaxation methods
I am grateful to learn from Mark Coleman, Pema Chodron, Richard Miller, Vipassana Meditation, Kim Schwartz, along with others.
Natural and Functional Movement
I am thankful to learn from Katy Bowman, Jill Miller, MovNat, Daryl Edwards, along with others.
I believe in taking movement, breath, and body beyond four walls into the environment where we live and into nature.
I invite you to join me in exploring yoga, breathwork, deep relaxation, mediation, and movement rooted in breath, body, and soul.
- Natural breathwork and Meditation
- Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra and restorative practices
- The Forest Within: Yoga in Nature
- Yin Yoga and other Hatha Yoga offerings
- Natural and Functional Movement
- Myofascial release via Roll Model Method
- Get Wild with Nature Meditation workshops and retreats
Guided and Personalized Body & Breath Wellness Programs:
- Yoga and Walking workshop
- Yoga in Nature
- Nature Spot Workshop
- Get Wild with Nature Meditation events
Breath & Energy · Power & Mobility · Undoing & Unwinding ·
Released & Focused · Fluid & Flowing · Stable & Rooted
“Heather made the practice of yoga approachable in spite of my limited flexibility and body awareness. Her love, caring and attention were instrumental in my journey making yoga a part of my daily life, for which I am indebted.”