After many years of practicing Bikram, Power and Hatha Yoga, Heather had a calling to deepen her practice and the yearning to learn more about yoga. Heather completed her first 200HR training with Jared McCann at Lighthouse Yoga School in Brooklyn, NY. Diving into teaching once she returned home to WA, she still wanted to learn more. Her additional trainings include Yin Yoga 50HR training with Pamela Chang, 25 HR Kids Yoga Certification and intensive trainings from world renowned senior teachers Kino MacGregor (Ashtanga), Sri Dharma Mittra, Ana Forrest, Edward Clark (Tripsichore Advanced Vinyasa), Day Christensen (Ashtanga) and continuing workshops with Jared McCann.
Heather’s home practice includes Ashtanga, Yin Yoga and Meditation. Heather loves to share the healing and transformative power of yoga with all of her students through challenging and creative sequencing of postures, safe and proper alignment, pranayama breathing and meditation.
Heather Helfrich instructs the following:
Yin yoga is a practice that is designed help you find stillness in both the body and mind as it increases flexibility. It is a deep practice where poses are held for longer periods of time. Yin yoga works the deep connective tissues of the body-the tendons, ligaments, cartilage and fascia. This practice is especially restorative for the joints and muscles and is a great compliment to faster moving practices like power vinyasa.