Heather Eiden is passionate to facilitate a traditional Hatha Yoga experience for my students. The Yoga Sutras, the Chakras and the Eight Limbs of Yoga are a few of the sources that inspire my yogic teaching.
She feels successful as a yoga instructor when her students feel calm, inwardly focused, and outwardly strong. Teaching yoga is an honor and Heather leads yoga students to understand the authentic teacher that is within them.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master’s of Science in Art Education from Concordia University, Milwaukee, WI. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Certification from Feel Your Best in Mequon, WI and holds a Yoga Health Counselor Certificate from Kanyakumari Ayurvedic and Yoga School. Heather continues her yoga studies at the Kripa Iyengar Yoga Foundation in India.
She is also a NAMC Certified Infant/Toddler Teacher and works as a early childhood art educator at Milwaukee Monteessori School.
Heather is also an accomplished contemporary folk artist. She primarily uses clay as a medium of exploration. Her art tiles are like traditional ceramic forms deconstructed into fine art. Heather diplays pieces at various local community venues and shows.
Q&A with Heather Eiden
Q. How long have you been a yoga teacher?
A. I have been teaching yoga since 2005.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I specialize in teaching Prenatal Yoga, focusing on the Chakras, approaching yoga practice with a beginner’s mind and Yoga for meditation.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. Traveling to India three times to study yoga has lead me to the Iyengar training specifically for ailments.
Q. What can a new student expect?
A. A new student can expect yoga poses for meditation, internal action and external stillness, pranayama and good humor. I warm up my yoga class with movements for joints and glands.
Q. What recent industry trends have you found noteworthy?
A. Recent industry trends of smaller classes and private yoga sessions have created a new level of focus that is inward for the practitioner. My current wellness goals are walking and running groups for mutual support.
Q. What are your current wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. Balancing work and life. Too often we overextend ourselves to do more. Currently, I’m focused on mantra, meditation, pranayama, making time for reflection and some quality sleep.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. I go to the Milwaukee River for inspiration.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. My favorite restaurant is Beans and Barley. As an native East Sider, I’ve been going there since high school.
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. I love to travel with my husband, spend time with my cat who behaves like a dog, and learn anything. I also enjoy being creative – with food, jewelry, graphic design, and event planning.
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. My favorite things to do are hiking in forests, walking in cities, making clay sculpture and painting stories in my art studio.