Heather began teaching yoga in 1997, whilst living in Melbourne. She was the co-founder of Yarraville Yoga Centre in 2003 and moved to the Sunshine Coast with her family in 2014. Heather established the Maroochydore Yoga Centre in 2017 and this has now morphed into 'Heather Kitchen Yoga'.
The philosophy of yoga is central to Heather’s practice and teaching, without which she believes we’re simply doing a “workout” for the body. Her primary motivation is to encourage others to "work-in" and connect with their capacity for mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing through the path of yoga, creating a sense of wholeness.
Heather is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher - certified at JI3 level. Iyengar Yoga is known for its systematic introduction and consolidation of the yoga postures, educating the student in a safe and effective manner, thus enabling one to progress with mindfulness and confidence.
The use of this certification mark is your assurance of quality in teaching. It is an international symbol of the highest standards of excellence in training and continuing education in the Iyengar method. Only certified Iyengar Yoga teachers are entitled to use the name and certification mark of BKS Iyengar.
Iyengar teachers must undergo a minimum of 5 years study, practice, rigorous training and assessment before receiving teaching qualifications. Teachers must maintain a personal practice as well as ongoing study and professional development. The use of the certification mark by accredited Iyengar Yoga teachers demonstrates the teacher’s authenticity and commitment to the Iyengar system of yoga.