Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, Nepal and London
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200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS
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Heather Elton

Welcome to my website. I am a yogini, yoga teacher, photographer and part-time writer living in London. My yogic path has taken me to sacred places in India and Nepal in pursuit of a ‘real’ yoga – the merging of Hindu and Buddhist Tantra. Spiritual masters and awakened beings. My photography and writing is featured on this website, as well as information about my yoga practice and teaching.

 

I teach Astanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, as well as technical Hatha Yoga inspired by BKS Iyengar in London. I’ve taught international yoga retreats and workshops for the past twelve years, including the innovative Yoga Adventure in Nepal where we study yoga philosophy ‘on the road’ within the cultural context of living Tantra. I also offer 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses in London, Goa and Nepal.

 

I’m not a Selfie yogi; more interested in inner luminosity. I try to reveal the spiritual path underlying the practice and the techniques to stabilize the mind, so we can shed the veils of Maya perpetuated by the ego, glimpse at our true nature and liberate ourselves from suffering. My approach is a deep physical and psychological practice that moves beyond the gross physical body to make the spiritual yogic inquiry authentic and relevant to real life.

 

The ultimate aim of yoga is love, liberation and freedom. Moksha.

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My intention is to inspire people to empower and heal themselves, release hardness and soften the body,

focus the mind and cultivate inner peace, and to take this knowledge off the mat and into your life,

so you can walk the earth with ease and grace.

YOGA RETREATS
 Yoga in Umbria, Italy

Yoga in Umbria, Italy

June 18 – 25,  2016

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Yoga in Andalucía, Spain

Yoga in Andalucía, Spain

Oct 18 – 25,  2016

B O O K  N O W

RESOURCES AND LINKS
NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to my Newsletter

MYSTICAL BURNINGS BLOG

MYSTICAL BURNINGS BLOG

Travel writing, Memoir and Yoga Thoughts

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY

My photographic Sadhana

RESOURCES AND LINKS

RESOURCES AND LINKS

Yoga books, people and places to practice

HE YOGA WORKSHOPS

HE YOGA WORKSHOPS

Yoga Workshops taught by Heather Elton

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

Read my published writings in Namarupa magazine and more.

dar·shan

ˈdärˌSHän,-SHən/Y

The act of seeing and being seen.

You might wonder what all these eyes are about on the website. They are the eyes of the deities I’ve had Darshan with during my sadhanas. Ultimately these deities reveal your own inner essence to yourself.

Darshan means GAZE, as suggested by its Sanskrit root, Drik, to see, but it is to see differently, to see and meet at the same time, having seen and known having seen and feeling blessed to have been there, sensing a positive and beneficial inspiration from it. Darshan of a saint or sage, or an idol, a sacred object, a striking view, a mountain, a tree a light, the sweetness of the moment, a knowledge, if these sights transport and show one something else, something pertaining to interiority. A Darshan is an opportunity to face the Real. To be present. Free from the influence of the past (which no longer exists) and of the future (which is not there.)

A darshan is also a point of view, a demonstration, a way of saying the unutterable or indicate it; an intellectual construction leading the mind to its limit, to the admission of it’s ineptitude.

The ultimate Darshan: when the veil of duality disappears in the non- dual transcendent state.

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY HEATHER ELTON EXCEPT WHERE CREDITED

Website dedicated to the memory of Richard McDowell

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