Heather Berg, E-RYT, is a former Montessori teacher who has been a yoga practitioner since 1990 where, as a college student, she took her first “Intro to Sun Salutations” at NYU. She practiced many yoga traditions over her 20 plus years, but it wasn’t until her yoga training with Leslie Glickman, where she was formally trained in Vinyasa Krama (intelligent sequencing designed with a specific intention) did she find her true calling.
Heather’s passion is to share her enthusiasm of yoga and to create a positive experience for her students. Her mission is an approach to meet the needs of individuals as well as to teach at a deeper level beyond the postures. She is not one particular style focused; she is most interested in teaching others to be discerning practitioners who can then integrate information for themselves. This way, Heather’s students will truly learn to practice yoga as a way of life that breathes differently in every body.
Heather’s precisely cued invigorating Vinyasa classes focus on cultivating breath and body awareness while her Yin classes relax both the body and mind taking practitioners to a deeper level of sensitivity and stillness, both inside and out. Not only does Heather teach on land, but on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) as well! The paddleboard takes the place of your mat, but since it’s an unstable foundation it will truly fire up your core! You will NO DOUBT need to work with more consciousness, honing your mindfullness skills.
She is always researching and exploring other respectable yoga teacher trainings and workshops so that she can continue her own growth to bring new concepts to her students. Some of the teachers Heather has studied with and is influenced by are Elena Brower, Seane Corn, Leslie Glickman, J. Brown, and Sarah Powers.
Along with teaching local workshops, Heather leads yoga classes at larger events such as: Okeechobee Music, Art and Yoga Fest; The Yoga Expo; I Am Complete Women's Retreat; Campowerment.
When asked what she loves about yoga, Heather says, “It’s the perfect opportunity to see who I really am. It brings me home.”
Heather lives in Boca Raton with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
HEATHER'S SESSIONS AT YOGA FUN DAY:
Yin Yoga: An Invitation to Pause and Turn Inwards
This is an invitation to pause and turn inwards: slow down to find a deep sense of vibrant stillness. This class is about REALLY listening and feeling connected to yourself and then, in turn, those around you. This meditative practice focuses on the connective tissue mainly of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. The key to the Yin yoga experience is 3 fold: take the shape of the pose, find stillness in the pose, and hold the shape. You will experience powerful mental and emotional benefits connecting to your heart center finding stillness and peace within. Yin is accessible for all levels, beginners to advanced student.
Description of Second Class/Workshop:
All-Levels Vinyasa: Slow Down and Meet Yourself Where You Are
This class will be slow-paced, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Slow, mindful yoga takes the emphasis off accomplishing something and puts it more on the experiencing. It encourages the practice of staying in the moment. When we move with intention, we allow a pose a chance to work by slowing everything down, and it aids in better concentration. The foggy mind becomes focused and alert. In this all-level’s Vinyasa yoga class, you’ll move your body with the pace of your breath. It’s most challenging if you are the type of person who is constantly multi-tasking and can’t slow down.