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.
Heather Archer's Latest Classes
This short but sweet sequence is meant to reset your mind and bring you back to your peaceful center. We get so used to our fast paced life, this practice is about slowing down and giving yourself some love. With an enhanced focus on mindful breathing and a few seated postures that awaken your spine, low back, hips, and hamstrings...this practice is perfect on its own or it can be a great warm up or cool down for a longer practice. No props are needed other than your beautiful body and loving intentions.
This full body flow is a balance of fluid strength and stretch. It has a focus on detoxing the physical and energetic body. We will build healing heat and strengthen the core with poses like boat, side plank and dynamic twisting. Giving the whole body an awakening with a sun salutation variation and strong standing poses like warrior 3 and twised half moon. Winding down with some seated eneregy work, stretches and mindful breathing.Enjoy!
Let's relax and unwind with this 30 min gentle restorative yoga practice. We spend so much of our day racing around that the mind and body get used to living in fight or flight. It is so important to incorporate gentle yoga and mindful breathing into our daily routines with the intention of connecting to our inner peace. As we slow down, we start to create balance and contentment in mind, body and spirit. You could benefit from having a block or a rolled-up blanket for this class. We will start out with some gentle dynamic movements, using the breath to slowly let go of the day… forward folds will calm the nervous system and mind and easy twists will help us release and let go of any tension or stress that may be stored in the body. This is a beautiful, beginner friendly, class for the afternoon or evening to help you unwind and prepare for a healing night of sleep. May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease. Namaste.