Heidi Goldman C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, LMT, Certified Industrial Ergonomist-CIE, and YACEP & APD Provider, has been called a “Teacher of Teachers” and is a certified Yoga Instructor for 43 years from the California Yoga Teachers Association CYTA currently the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco, CA. Her passion and life’s work flow into Yoga Equipoise System - YES! YOGA, which weaves classical Yoga poses and philosophy, Somatics and Movement Potential together to explore the innate wisdom of the body/mind/emotions/spirit. When the body feels completely supported a deep and profound release is possible; attuning to ourselves and what lies within us - life is full-filled.
The centerpiece of the YES! YOGA SYSTEM and this inquiry uses balls of different sizes and even balloons to dive deeper. As you will soon discover using the balls to support your movements in the Yes! Yoga way is amazing, it allows the body and mind to sink, release, and elongate; freeing up old patterns that don’t serve us anymore, thereby releasing pain and discomfort, replacing it with freedom and lightness.
Having grown up in the Iyengar tutelage, good body mechanics is first and foremost but it is very likely that within each class everyone could be doing something different. Heidi is one of the original co-founders of the world-renowned Feathered Pipe Ranch and director of Yoga Vacations since 1976, a yoga retreat and conscious living center in Helena, Montana. She has had the honor of studying with some of the best yoga and consciousness teachers in the world.
She considers herself a pioneer and perpetual student having spent much of her adult life studying and learning from some of the best master teachers in the world of Yoga, Somatic’s and Movement Potential: Sai Baba, BKS Iyengar, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Angela Farmer, Judith Lasater, Erich Shiffmann, Lilias Folan, Deepak Chopra, Milton Trager, Moshe Feldenkrais and Emily Conrad Doud, naming just a few who have guided her personal journey and yoga practice. She is a dedicated practitioner of Vapassana Meditation.