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
Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, this meditation is for you. This is a beautiful meditation on the days when your mind is busy or you feel like you need to ground your energy and find peace. Our breath is said to be the gateway from outer awareness to inner awareness. In this 10-minute meditation I will guide you as we sink beneath the surface of our thoughts and our physical body. Entering our inner space, we become the observer. From this empowered place we will practice focusing our attention solely on the breath. This practice will help focus and clear your mind so you can feel more at ease and present in the now. It will remind you that you are not the busy chatter of your mind, but the calm presence behind it. Just breathe and observe. Namaste!
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 60 minute yoga flow is the perfect balance of strengthening and stretching the body. 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 twisted half moon. We wind down with some seated energy work, stretches and mindful breathing. Enjoy!