If you ever wished to be a cool, Californian yogi, Heather will be your role model. There's no mistaking her presence here at The Green Yogi (she's kind of tall), and we just can't get enough of her good vibes and, oh yea, awesome classes.
Heather is a native Californian; growing up in Manhattan Beach, she was always active as a child with dance, volleyball, swimming, and those monthly family surf trips. Camping up and down the coast, she was most comfortable in these natural settings, just going with the flow. Her parents encouraged her free spirit. After college, she pursued a creative career in the fashion industry. In 2006, after 4-years at the helm, she found herself yearning to get back to her roots and gain an outlet from her fast pace life. That's when a friend suggested yoga.
A year of yoga practice, and Heather had once again found her flow The positive physical, mental, and spiritual effects of her practice lead her to becoming a teacher. The gift of self awareness that her teachers shared is the most vital aspect of her yoga journey, and the most cherished. In 2007, Heather became a certified teacher through the Mukti Teacher Training School with Julie Rader. The practice of yoga transformed Heather's life and allowed her to achieve her goals of balance, strength, and tranquility (no seriously, she's really cool.)
Heather uses the asanas (poses) to support mental, spiritual, and emotional peace, as well as physical strength. Heather's goal is to help lead her students down their path of personal growth (physically, mentally, and spiritually), strength and understanding.
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“Surya Namaskar B” or Sun Salutation B is a great practice to build stamina and focus. This series includes seven poses, each influencing a different muscle joint and organ. Arms, shoulders, lower back, hamstrings, chest, hips, knees, neck, psoas...core! We will tune into it all! Needless to say the series build solar energy/heat in the body and boosts your overall “shakti” as you move continuously to the rhythm of your breathe. Do 3 to 5 rounds of this series for the full benefits. Listen to your body as you’re moving through each pose and rest whenever needed.
Sun Salutation are key part of the Vinyasa flow practice. As you’re moving through this sequence express gratitude for the Sun and the solar energy within you. Sun Salutation A is a quick and effective way to boost your energy and create healthy circulation and heat in the whole body. This series of asanas will open and release tension in the hamstrings, shoulders, and chest, while creating focus and contentment in the mind. Move mindfully to the rhythm of your breath through 3 to 5 rounds for the full benefits.
Traditional Sun Salutations or “Surya Namaskar” are an effective way to create strength, flexibility, and tone the whole body. Every major muscle and joint are touched as you flow through this series of asanas one movement per breath. They will help build a healing heat in the body and boost your overall “shakti”; energy. Stimulating the cardiovascular system as well as the digestive tract helps get rid of toxins and burn fat. For all of these reasons and more sun citations are perfect daily practice that will leave you feeling aligned and nourished. This series is beginner friendly as learning sun salutations is a key part of a vinyasa flow practice. Start slow and mindfully build your practice. Always listen to your body and rest whenever needed.