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Yoga and Ayurveda are the big contributors to my health and happiness; Yoga when my heart was aching at age 21, and for the last 15 years Ayurveda. That’s why I’m passionate about making these transformative teachings and simple techniques available in an honest way; sharing secrets to health, healing, and happiness.

Contrary to popular images that appear to represent yoga,  being kind to yourself and others is critical. You do not have to be flexible to “do yoga”. After more than 40 years practicing yoga, studying yoga, teaching yoga, the essence for me right now is learning to relate to one’s own self and others in a softer, kinder, more truthful way. And for the record, meditation (dhyana) is included in the eight-fold path of yoga.

Within the therapeutic training programs we develop at Body Therapies Yoga Training, there are carefully crafted opportunities to take baby steps towards being more and more comfortable in your own body and skin even at those times when there is discomfort; to be okay with your own company; and to continue increasing connection with emotions and soul. Yoga invites us to become attuned to our own multi-dimensional body. This is the path to health and wholeness.

If you are in social sciences, the health care community, or if you are a yoga teacher whether certified by Yoga Alliance or not, I especially invite you to take our learning programs. In a supportive atmosphere and from an experienced and very qualified faculty, you will integrate secrets within Yoga and Ayurveda for overall wellbeing, health and healing; plus be able to share these with your clients.

Please note that the new guidelines of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) offer an opportunity to become an IAYT recognized Yoga Therapist providing you are enrolled and have started a 300 hour yoga therapy program prior to December 31, 2013. From January 1, 2014 the requirements are 1000 hours.

I invite you to join our life enhancing, life changing and life lengthening program. The 300 hour yoga therapy program runs from September 14-22, 2013 at Bliss Haven Retreat Centre, Dunville, Ontario . Let’s together contribute to a healthier, happier society.

Heather Greaves is the Owner and Director of Body Therapies Yoga Training (BTYT), a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is a Polarity Therapist and received her 1000 hours yoga therapist certification in 2007 from Integrative Yoga Therapy. Heather is the principal instructor in BTYT’s 200 hour basic yoga teacher training program.

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