Heather has lived in the Yosemite region for 17 years and has found home among the steep granite cliffs, the deep river canyon, the incredible community that has chosen a non-conventional existence and happily lives with the seasonal song of the river, raven and fringe dwellers. Heather is dedicated to sharing her life-style, knowledge, talent and treasure to facilitate community connection, personal health and well-being, and creative expression. She is Co-Founder and current Director for the Yosemite local non-profit, Balanced Rock, whose mission is to: inspire health and well-being through deep connection to nature and spirit. Heather also teaches private yoga classes, is a licensed massage therapist, and certified doula for the area.
The following are the details of my service:
Heather leads or supports most of the Balanced Rock course offerings of yoga, hiking, backpacking and meditation in Yosemite National Park. She is one of the lead yoga instructors for the WildYoga Immersion and Teacher Training Program. Heather teaches local yoga classes for the Yosemite and El Portal Communities and teaches a “Kid’s Yoga” and “Gentle Yoga” series in El Portal. Heather also leads custom backpack trips and day-hikes with Balanced Rock that can include yoga, meditation, and creative writing. She also instructs creative writing classes and leads educational and instructional trainings for many of the local organizations, educators and managers.
Heather has been guiding for 24 years (over half her life!). She guides hiking trips & backpack trips in Yosemite National Park and has Alaskan and International Expeditions to India, Tibet and Nepal under her belt. She has guided ice-climbing and rock-climbing but now focuses on trips and courses that incorporate yoga and meditation exploration. Heather is Wilderness First Responder and CPR certified, holds a Food Handler certification, and organizes Risk Management summits in the area. Heather trains instructors for Balanced Rock and creates the programs and course calendar.
Yosemite National Park and beyond