Heidi Goldman, C-IAYT, RYT-500, YACEP, LMT, Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE), has been called a “Teacher of Teachers” and is a certified Yoga Instructor with the California Yoga Teachers Association (CYTA)/California Institute for Yoga Teacher Education, currently the San Francisco Iyengar Yoga Institute, with 43 years of experience. Her passion and life’s work flows into the Yoga Equipoise System – Yes! Yoga, which inquires into the study of the body, mind and emotions, tapping into the innate wisdom of the body, the center-piece of her work centers around using balls of different sizes to complement and support classical Yoga poses. Her teaching style, is always evolving through what she calls “the Yoga of Inquiry and Inspired Awareness”. Having grown up in the Iyengar tutelage, good body mechanics is first and foremost as far as the asanas but her roots go deep into the yoga sutra’s and the 8-fold path of yoga. Her life is immersed into studying the scriptures, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Heidi is one of the original co-founders of the world-renowned Feathered Pipe Ranch and director of Yoga Vacations since 1976, a yoga retreat and conscious living center in Helena, Montana. She has had the honor of studying with some of the best yoga and consciousness teachers in the world.
Expert Advisory Voices
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices, including several who have been outspoken in their criticism of Yoga Alliance in the past, to maximize the perspectives and resources considered in this comprehensive and inclusive undertaking. We believe this will ultimately lead to the strongest new policies and procedures. The following expert advisors provide one stream of input in the process, alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who will offer their viewpoints through surveys, focus groups, online discussion forums, and other channels. We also are grateful to partners like RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), who are helpful consultants in establishing professional ethics and understanding of a yoga teacher’s appropriate scope of practice.
More to come.