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
Gentle Yoga styles help to get the body out of stress-mode, release tension, calm the nervous system, gain clearer thinking, and even restore an overall sense of balance to the body, the mind and the soul. This 30 min gentle yoga class includes some dynamic movement to help you build a healing heat, as well as some hatha poses, where we hold the pose and relax into it. Focusing on asanas that open and release the shoulders, lengthen the spine and hamstrings, while bringing stability to your core and low back... will help you unwind, quiet your mind and feel open and at ease. You could benefit from having 2 blocks or a bolster near you. Namaste.
This sequence might be short but it’s effective! After finding our breath and setting our intentions we will move through 5 different core moves, targeting all four groups of abdominal muscles. A lot of us think core strength means you have to have a flat tummy or six-pack abs. And while those may be motivational goals to some of you, there really are so many more benefits that come from improving your core strength. Benefits include improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain and better athletic performance on and off the yoga mat. You can do this sequence 1-3x through a few days a week to feel and see the benefits both physically and energetically.
This 35 min vinyasa flow class is creative, warming, fun and good for stimulating the mind because it will keep you sharp! A Mandala Namaskar is a circular pattern of movement on your mat. Try to practice being present in every breath and every pose. Don't let your mind wander thinking about what's coming next...just be present in what is. Ill guide you with detail and love. Lead by the breath you will flow through some dancing warriors and find core strength in Vasisthasana variations. We will strengthen the legs with some temple squats and overall spark the fire in the body while brining balance to your entire being. This includes a short warm up, a short cool down and of cores Savasana. Enjoy loves...