Heather is co-owner of Birmingham Yoga where she leads and teaches a Mysore program. She first came to yoga in her twenties but nothing really stuck until she was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. Heather immediately fell in love with the meditative qualities and structure of the Mysore-style method and began to cultivate a daily practice where she continues to uncover endless layers of information about herself and her practice.
Heather first came to yoga in her twenties but nothing stuck until she was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. She immediately fell in love with the meditative qualities and structure of the mysore style method and began to cultivate a daily practice where she continues to uncover layers of information about herself and her practice.
Heather completed her 200 Hour Training with Akasha Ellis, which began an endless pursuit of knowledge in the vast field of yoga. Heather credits Akasha with fostering a deep love and curiosity of yoga and the inspiration and confidence to teach.
Heather was incredibly fortunate to continue her studies with Tim Miller (Encinitas, CA) in 2017 where she completed a 100 hour Primary Series Teacher Training. Heather took regular trips to Encinitas to study with Tim in 2017 and 2018.
In 2020, Heather began a three year mentorship program with Taylor Hunt at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus. Taylor has been instrumental in her work with the recovery community and she credits Taylor with instilling the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive community outside of the yoga room. She continues to work with Taylor assisting with the AYC Mentorship program and co-hosting retreats (see you in Costa Rica!).
In the yoga room, Heather’s teaching style is light-hearted and compassionate. Her goal is to make the practice of yoga accessible to everyone. You can expect to be challenged, supported and directed toward self-inquiry.
“My goal is to provide an open and inviting space where the practice of yoga itself can be the teacher. I have been fortunate to find countless benefits including a more loving and compassionate attitude toward myself and others through my practice and look forward to seeing what the practice uncovers for you.”