I’m Heather Sage, an E-RYT 200 through the National Yoga Alliance though I rarely teach in a professional setting anymore. For whatever reason, though, I can’t stop calling myself a yoga educator. Those years, the practice, the philosophy; it’s all in me. It’s part of who I am. It’s a lens in which I’ll forever view life. My personal writing life was born in those years.
My current practice is a blend of writing, yoga (asana, pranayama, living the discipline), spending time in nature, mindfulness, embodiment, bullet journaling, blogging, and anything else that brings me back to center. In terms of teaching, I now do more of it through writing than in a classroom setting. I wrote the beginning of a nonfiction book, Yoga Prayers, but no longer have it in me to continue. I’m working on a new book that aligns with who I am today.
I blog, journal and write to make sense of life in the hopes that it resonates with others. I am a life-long learner and I love to educate and inspire. Most of my articles are about mindfulness, everyday embodiment, living our yoga and practical spirituality. You may also find some of my favorite quotes and pieces on personal development/productivity, mostly on Medium.
Yoga Educator Bio
An E-RYT (registered yoga teacher) 200 certified in Integrative Hatha Yoga from Samyoga Institute, I teach from this perspective, as well as incorporating Vinyasa, EmbodiYoga, Yin, and Restorative. Practices are well rounded, challenging students to find their edge while respecting their bodies and most classes are heart-centered, philosophy and breath-based and introspective in nature.
I found yoga in 1998, became certified to teach in 2007, and am accredited by the National Yoga Alliance. I am also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
I have certification and/or extensive coursework in Vinyasa, Pranayama, Yoga Anatomy, Prenatal, Yin, Restorative, Somatic Meditation, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, the Yoga Sutras, Yoga for Athletes, Storytime Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, and am currently enrolled in a few ongoing embodiment certifications and continuing education classes.
As an adjunct professional on three regional Ohio University campuses over the last ten years, I taught asana, philosophy, pranayama, ayurveda, embodiment and mindfulness practices every regular semester. I now only teach this course once a year in the Fall, to the students at OU-L. I’m a yoga professor!
Sporadically, I’ll offer classes for seniors, introducing mindful movement, at the local library, and a few times a year I share yoga, mindfulness and embodiment practices with cancer survivors through the cancer resource center at the local hospital.
Yoga is a beautiful practice and though I don’t teach regularly, it’s fully integrated into my being. Life is a journey and yoga was a springboard into other avenues of healing. All overlap and intersect and I feel blessed I had all of those years of teaching and practice immersion.