Each month we're featuring our fantastic teachers, their incredible attributes as well as raising money for a non-profit that is near and dear to them.
September : Off the Mat Series
w. Heather Perry
Heather Perry has been leading yoga, mindfulness classes and workshops since 2009. She is extremely passionate about sharing the deeply therapeutic aspects of yoga, breathing practices and meditation through her soulfully guided offerings. Heather’s teachings come from her own transformation and healing through yoga’s many lineages invaluable teachings as well as Buddhist Dharma on mindfulness. Her most poignant healing experiences have been heart-centered practices including Lovingkindness and Compassion practices. In order to deepen her understanding, Heather is currently immersed in a transformative 2 year Mindfulness Meditation course lead by two of her beloved teachers, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield which investigates mindfulness in all of its facets.
“Through yoga and meditation we deepen and heal our connection to our authentic selves, we blossom our connection to one another and the natural world around us and we begin to appreciate that we are so much more than our bodies- we are infinite and ever evolving. Accessing this divine unity through yoga asana, meditation and pranayama is medicine for our bodies, our minds and our Souls.
Get to know Heather:
All Regular Class Times/Days:
Sundays :: Sunday Soul 9:30 at The Cross
Mondays :: Mindful Movement and Meditation at 9:30
Tuesdays :: Complimentary Morning Meditation 7am
Heather's Featured Event:
September 25th 9-1pm
In this 1/2 day intimate retreat with Heather Perry, we will explore deeply into our hearts -seat of compassion for ourselves & others. Heather will guide us through potent practices that expand awareness into & energize the heart, culminating in profound ease & contentment within.
Heather's September Non-Profit:
Meditation Mount, Ojai California
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu
“Meditation Mount is a non-denominational spiritual and religious center where compassion and peace are promoted”
Meditation Mount was founded in 1971 is considered to be a Sanctuary for the Soul. The grounds and its buildings offer a space for meditators to come together to meditate, to with with nature and to become intimidate with their essential self.
The mission of Meditation Mount, a nonprofit organization, is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of Creative Meditation, inspirational educational programs, and community-based events focused on the practical application of the following universal spiritual principles: Right Human Relations, Goodwill, Group Endeavor, Unanimity, Spiritual Approach, and Essential Divinity.
About Creative Meditation
Meditation Mount is part of a growing global network of groups and individuals who practice meditation as a service to humanity and the world. Our commitment is to make the power of Meditation Mount available to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Why Heather chose Meditation Mount?
I chose Meditation Mount because it is a local organization holding space for us to be with nature with more reverence and mindfulness. The nature of the space is to simply be with it and reflect within. It is impossible to go there and not feel the undeniable truth that everything is so intricately connected. We need to help this beautiful organization who, like so many others, suffered damage to their grounds during the Thomas Fire and being that they are kept going by the donations of those visiting, the Pandemic also caused them to close down for some time.
Two ways to support Meditation Mount this month:
Donate to our overall fundraising efforts; below via Paypal or Venmo @YogaintheWild with a description of the funds your sending
Join us on September 19th. Proceeds from registration at Heather's 9:30am weekly practice will go towards our greater fundraising efforts.