Heather Evans, MS, RYT-200 is the Founder of Journeys on the Mat. She is a passionate teacher and healer who is inspired by everyday moments of bravery. She found herself on the mat almost ten years ago seeking a deeper connection to self following a military upbringing, a dance career, and struggles with eating disorders. She remembers her first yoga class like it was yesterday…she stepped onto the mat, was asked to take a seat, to close her eyes, and breathe… From that moment forward, she was hooked!
Heather teaches a mixture of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Restorative yoga. She is much more interested in how the movement feels as opposed to achieving the “perfect pose.” A strong believer in energetic alignment, Heather infuses her adjustments with the same care she uses when giving healing and craniosacral sessions. Her goal is to provide space for her students to experience movement in a much deeper and transformational way…going beyond mere asana and delving into the mental, emotional, and energetic connections to be found in each posture.
You can find Heather sharing her passion around the world including Canada, the United States, Indonesia, and the Middle East. In her classes and workshops, there is a deep emphasis on transformation, energetics, breath, playfulness, and personal empowerment. Her mission is to break boundaries and connect people to the moment and their deeper selves in shared spaces of inspiration and support. “Her love of the practice inspires, not only her students, but those around her in everyday life. The flow of her classes hits all body parts and leaves you feeling mentally refreshed and centred.”
Over the years, Heather has studied with Cat Kabira, Simone MacKay, Emil Wendel, Randall O’Leary, Bex Tyrer, Tina Nance and has taken Off The Mat Into The World’s Social Justice course. Heather has traveled to and lived in many places around this world and considers home to be wherever she is currently hanging her hat.