Heather Tornes
Teaching Crew

About Me
A midwestern gal from the states, I've been involved with yoga for the past 10 years.   I moved to Sydney about 2 years ago when I  met the love of my life, and soon to be husband, Karel. I was traveling SE Asia, and studying for my 200hr YTT when I set off for a solo adventure around Bali, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.  I met Karel then, while exploring the island of Koh Tao, and shortly after set my bags down in Sydney where I've lived happily ever since :) 

Completing my YTT opened a door for me that transformed my entire life.  Throughout my life I always thought I wanted to be a psychologist or enter into a career where I could help people.  After I began to take yoga more seriously, I noticed incredibly positive changes taking place in my life.  Yoga shifted from a fun physical activity, to a complete way of life.  Now, my passion is in sharing this practice and giving it to others so that they may too transform their lives for the better. 

What to expect from my class
Expect a bit of breath work, meditation, and introspection as well as asana.  I theme a lot on healing, cultivating self-love, and finding compassion and patience within ourselves.  My mellow classes are typically yin style, and my dynamic classes will have several rounds of flow as well as a challenging peak pose.  Yet all my classes will either begin, or end with breath work and meditation.

Why I love yoga
I love yoga because it brings me a beautiful sense of peace and calm. It provides me with clarity of mind, and helps to bring energetic shifts within my body so I can grow and move through my experiences.

Favorite quote
"To understand is to love" ~ Mark Twain

Pose that I hope is possible in this lifetime
I hope to one day be able to hold a handstand for a few nice long breaths!

When I’m not teaching Yoga, you’ll find me…
Reading, writing, meditating, spending time with my partner, and out in nature