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.

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.

Calm your Mind. Elevate Your Mood. Charge your Energy

Calm your Mind. Elevate Your Mood. Charge your Energy

The ancient yogis understood the science of the breath as a way to actually master your mind & energy - using the breath as the agent to calm fluctuations and agitation of the mental space, slow down and step away from tidal wave of thoughts, to regulate, calm & restore your nervous system, harness the subtle energy for greater vitality & health, and the capacity to transform ourselves from the inside out!

Our favourite Philosophy Books That Aren’t Philosophy Books!

Our favourite Philosophy Books That Aren’t Philosophy Books!

It can be really nice to have a variety of reading to accompany those slightly denser non-fiction Philosophy books which can take a little longer to digest. Philosophy Fiction is a great way to engage with some of life’s most important lessons. Heather Yoga would love to share two books which have been a highlight from this past year and there is a reason why they are both best sellers.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Midnight Library  are both enlightening and empathetic. I like to describe them as very gentle page turners which are comforting, thought provoking and fully absorbing all at the same time.

Should we breathe in through the nose or the mouth?

Should we breathe in through the nose or the mouth?

The ancient yogis have been studying the science of the breath for thousands of Years , and in more recent times the role of breath is becoming more & more talked about in the world of health and wellness.Breathing is intrinsically linked to our emotional and mental wellbeing. The breath is often thought to be an expression of how we are feeling.

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