Heather Burns is a highly experienced Yoga teacher based in Scotland. With Classes in Glasgow and Edinburgh
An Ashtangi at heart however due to her background and passion for empowering woman she now specialises in Perinatal Yoga both Pregnancy Yoga and Postnatal Yoga. With her wealth of experience and sympathetic yet playful approach her classes are frequently filled with health professionals, Doctors, GPs, Physiotherapists who feel safe in her care.
Heather teaches her classes with the student in mind, meeting each student as they are on the mat. With thousands of hours teaching experience many high risk students and students dealing with lower risk pregnancy complications are referred onto Heather.
Heather has now been practicing yoga for over half her life, a former aspiring dancer who dabbled in circus training she continually rehabilitated from the more serious twists and turns life has presented with yoga chikitsa. Maintaining an (almost) daily yoga practice she also continues to share her knowledge of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system.
With a high respect of Parampara ( from teacher to student) Heather trained, and continues to study, with the best known yoga teachers in the world. Following her first 200 hour teaching Certificate in Hatha Yoga Specialising specifically in the Perinatal and postnatal period. She then went on to Study a further 200 hours with John Scott and Lucy Crawford Scott immersing herself in the Ashtanga system. On this journey there was incredible anatomy & adjustment training from David Keil and beautiful philosophy teachings from Greg Nardi.
In 2018 under continued guidance from Lucy Crawford, Heather will continue her studies with both Lucy and Caroline Tautz – combining Craniosacral skills and knowledge to include body listening, Somatic Movement Processes and Techniques to assist the Nervous system to release long held patterns of movement tension. Heather will also continue her exploration into Ayurvedic Hollistic therapies.
‘Yoga truly is an experience its not just something you do, you feel it within your own energy field, and your relationship with yourself. The physical aspect is just a tiny fragment of its power. It really does change who you are as you bring yourself back to your own centre. My only aim as a teacher is to introduce people to themselves and have them be aware of their power and to cherish it and nourish themselves on every level. Yoga can often be emotionally raw as we let go of what holds us back. Working with others sympathetically, primarily with the breath and then body you really do see magic happen – its always an honour’