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 was eclectic in her seeking of different 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 ((detailed science of sequencing) 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. Her teaching is an approach to practice and 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 who have paved her path are Elena Brower, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Terri Cooper, Jason Crandell, Sarah Powers, J Brown, and Joe Barnett. Heather is forever grateful to them and all of their teachers who have brought yoga along the ages.
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 and Rancho La Puerta.
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.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Blakesberg Photography