Meet The Trainees-A conversation with Heather & Abi

Meet The Trainees-A conversation with Heather & Abi

Hear Abi’s story into Yoga Teacher Training & the profound shifts for her since she said YES & dived fully In!

Watch our chat with Abi when she was live with Heather on Instagram, sharing her experiences from our Yoga Unwrapped© Teacher Training Programme and the massive changes that have taken place!

When Abi first came to @heatheryogauk she knew straight away it was with us she’d like to undertake her Yoga Teacher Training, and since starting it has been an incredible & exciting journey of growth and ‘Aha!’ moments on and off the yoga mat:

‘Personally, there have been many changes and realisations since the first day of the course….The monthly reflections and journaling practice really allow you to get clear on your values and overcoming the initial lack of self confidence has been an important step. My asana self practice has become more embedded into my daily routine and alongside meditation and journaling, I have been able to put into practice off the mat some of the concepts taught by our yoga philosophy teacher, all the way from India. And the insights provided by having different teachers from all over the world is a great opportunity to delve deeper into yoga nidra, restorative yoga as well as the main vinyasa flow taught by Heather.
Four months into the course and it is everything and more that I had imagined!’

Please note that our EARLY BIRD BONUSES end this Friday 5pm! 5 Days Left To SAVE £600 and RECEIVE Bonuses worth £420 when you secure your spot! Link in below for all the details and to enrol! www.heatheryoga.co.uk/teacher-training/

Meet The Trainees-A conversation with Heather & Davey

Meet The Trainees-A conversation with Heather & Davey

Watch this recording to see our interview with Davey Johnston, who many of you will know as one of our brilliant teacher trainees as well as a regular student of Heather Yoga!

We’re thrilled to announce the doors are now officially OPEN for enrolment to our Yoga Unwrapped© 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Programme this October ‘21 - May ‘22!!! 🤸‍♀️

The final touches have been made to this next intake of our outstanding 8 month Yoga Alliance accredited course held in-person and online at Heather Yoga which we’re READY & EXCITED to share this with you!

And there’s a brilliant EARLY BIRD PRICE (Saving £600!) & EXTRA BONUSES (worth £420!) available now until 30th July! Take a look in here: www.heatheryoga.co.uk/teacher-training/ ⭐

Energised Relaxation and Internal Clarity: Taking Your Practice Outside

Energised Relaxation and Internal Clarity: Taking Your Practice Outside

One of the most amazing things about yoga is that you can move your practice literally anywhere. It is there for you to access whenever and wherever you need it.

This Sunday we are moving our mats once again to the glorious surroundings of Roberts Park. As we flow through an accessible and invigorating vinyasa style yoga class under the gaze of Sir Titus Salt, our ceiling is the sky and our floor is the grass! There is something inherently beautiful about breathing new life into our practice as we experience an enhanced feeling of energised relaxation and internal clarity, enjoying the simplicity of movement whilst being connected with nature.

Join @Heather Yoga on Sunday 25th July at 9.45am-11am for @Yoga and Meditation in the Park. Reserving your spot is essential and our bookings will close on Saturday 24th July at 8pm

www.heatheryoga.co.uk/workshops/#yitp25july

What is somatic teaching?

What is somatic teaching?

Many people understand Somatics to be particular movement sequences/exercises that have an aim to release muscle tension and bring the muscles and nervous system back in to balance. But as teachers, if we only instruct students/clients what to do ("arch your back", "tip your pelvis", "lift the left buttock off the floor") are we really teaching Somatics?

Somatics is about creating a learning environment and allowing each soma to sense, move, learn, choose...this cannot be done by only following instructions.

Should you have your feet together or apart in Tadasana/Mountain Pose?

Should you have your feet together or apart in Tadasana/Mountain Pose?

Sometimes it feels like there are so many different options available in the yoga practice. As a beginner practitioner this can get confusing and even a little daunting. So do you have your feet together or apart in this simple but very key pose?

Having your feet under your hips works well for the majority of people as it's a more natural stance and can help you feel more stable, spacious and secure - compared to feet together which is a narrower base to balance the body weight across. Everyone has a unique anatomy with individual proportions and so the spacing between the feet can look very different across many bodies.

Should you tuck your tailbone?

Should you tuck your tailbone?

This is a hot topic and tricky one to address, AND there is no one single correct answer which will be suitable for everyone! So how do we respond to this question?.....Well it depends on a couple of considerations including the different situations on the yoga mat and what you are doing & wishing to achieve!

Why should you bring the standing hand forwards of the shoulder in Side Plank (Vasisthasana)?

Why should you bring the standing hand forwards of the shoulder in Side Plank (Vasisthasana)?

You may have heard Yoga teachers cueing to “step the bottom hand a little forward” as you move into Side Plank. But why is this detail important?

In Side Plank the body is not parallel to the ground (i.e our feet are lower than the line of the shoulder joint) which means when your wrist is directly under the shoulder the angle as the shoulder is less than 90 degrees. The result is a more acute angle and a less stable weight bearing joint.

How Should You Move Your Arms To Start Sun Salutations?

How Should You Move Your Arms To Start Sun Salutations?

Should you move your arms “forward and up”, or “out and up” when you start sun salutations?

This is an interesting small detail which can have huge effects on our neck and shoulders. The shoulders are a region of the body where there are many muscles. It’s a very complex and busy area and good health of the shoulders requires a very balanced and diverse approach of strength, mobility and stability.

Both movements are valuable in themselves but what is also important here is that when we move, we do so with intention, presence and awareness.

Delve deeply into the fascinating world of Yoga Anatomy and learn why we move the way we do in our upcoming Yoga Booster: Master Class Series-starting Wednesday 21st July and running until Saturday 28th August at Heather Yoga