Heather MacDonald

Wild Insight Yoga & Qigong 2016

Heather MacDonald

Heather is passionate about reunification with our natural world and its wild and organic ways, she firmly believes true health and healing can be found when we reconnect and return to harmony with nature. Heather’s mission is to inspire, guide and nurture her students to explore and connect with the beauty of nature within and around us through the practice of yoga and qigong. Heather’s knowledge of anatomy and alignment as well as the subtle energy body and the movements of prana/qi, provides a safe, structured environment where one can dive deeper into their practice and their own personal journey to self-healing. Heather enjoys creatively weaving together challenging, holistic, alignment focused practices while humbly striving to hold a safe, supportive environment where her students may be empowered to cultivate self-awareness, return to harmony with the natural flow of life and discover the countless healing benefits of yoga and qigong for themselves.

Heather discovered yoga in her college years, finding it a great antidote to daily stress, as well as the anxiety and depression she had been living with for years. In 2009, when her life seemed to be unraveling at the seams, Heather dove into a devoted daily practice which began to change her life dramatically. She found relief from the chronic pain caused by scoliosis and found improvement in many other health related issues. It was through the practice of yoga that Heather took refuge as her life turned upside down. “Yoga helped me find myself, love myself and become my authentic self, I can't imagine my life without it now.” Heather is inspired to continue to step onto her mat day after day to keep her body and mind healthy and happy and to continue to grow and evolve spiritually. “Yoga has taught me how to navigate the ups and downs of life, how to live consciously rather than reactively and how to listen to my body and truly care for myself.”

Heather completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Boulder Colorado at the Yoga Pod in 2012 and went on to study at the Colorado School of Yoga, completing her 300 hour training in 2016. Heather has also studied Qigong and Energy-Body Healing with Damaris Jarboux at The Center Place in Boulder, Colorado. Heather teaches Qigong meditation, practices energy-body work and often infuses her knowledge of the energy body into her Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle yoga classes. Heather’s vision is for all of humanity to live consciously from heart center, in harmony with nature, and in community rich in health, support, connection and love.