Cultivating a healthy body/mind connection reduces stress levels, improves health and brings a greater sense of serenity and bliss to life. Heather’s life time study of the body/mind connection, firstly in the pharma industry and later in holistic health care (merging science, mystery wisdom schools and psychology) and her eminence of calm provide an extra dose of insight and zen during her classes, workshops and retreats. Whenever weather allows, her yoga sessions will be held outside at her home/garden studio near Dunlop/Stewarton with panoramic vista’s across the Ayrshire countryside an sunsets over Arran.
On extended retreats, we head to some beautiful spots across Scotland, combining yoga with the benefits of being in the great outdoors to empower your passionate and creative life force energy. See you soon !
Heather Gweneth Bird
Uplifting body, mind, spirit
Outdoors Immersion, Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, Breath-work and Psyche-coaching for the breakthroughs your spirit calls for...
** Cancellation policy: all deposits fully transferable to future retreats. We will not be cancelling any retreats, although postponement may be inevitable. **
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Currently studying a Masters in Psychology from University of Glasgow, Heather has a first class honours degree from the University of Edinburgh in Physiology (the systems of the body) and 15 years experience in the clinical research world including as Director of Global Clinical Operations, helping to bring novel treatments in neurology, oncology, cardiology, rare genetic indications amongst others to market.
Further studies since 2015 in Psychology, Yoga, Qi Gong, Reiki, nutrition have reinforced the necessary holistic approach for full body, mind and spiritual health.
Certified in the Harmonizing Life Alignment Process with top-UK life-coach Dawn Breslin increasing confidence and tackling burn-out, stress management, anxious and depressive mood and fulfilling life goals.
Heather combines yoga and qi gong with psyche-processes to bring further balance, zest and joy into the lives of my clients, running classes, private sessions, workshops, day long and extended retreats throughout Scotland collaborating with other great teachers and outdoors enthusiasts.
I have been practising yoga for 11 years in Seattle, USA and the UK and have led sessions on both sides of the Atlantic completing teacher trainer qualification with the Classical Yoga School.
Transformational retreats in Scotland and online available. 1-2-1 sessions available on request, email me for further information.
I hope to see you soon ! Drop me a message below if you have any questions.
'So lovely to spend such a special weekend with a cool bunch of strong, intelligent and focused women, taking on the world in all sorts of ways. I hope our paths cross at some point in the future, and that we can all enjoy some sort of 'retreat legacy' over the coming days, weeks (and possibly months!) Massive thanks to Heather for your skill in teaching, as well as your insight during the one-to-ones. Each of the sessions in the studio and the tipi felt just right for me at each point in the weekend. Hope to retreat with you again next year.'
'I LOVED this retreat at the beautiful Dell of Abernethy in the Cairngorms last year and am going again this October. Hosted by amazing and inspiring teachers, and the best accomodation and food, I came away feeling better about myself and more hopeful for my mental, physical and spiritual health than I have for a long time.' Lindsay Finnie
'Just home from the most amazing trail running / yoga retreat. Feel absolutely blissed out. There is nothing that could have been better about the retreat. Beautiful surroundings with soul-nourishing food; lots of new experiences; Heather’s wonderful yoga, Qi Gong, Reiki and encouragement; inspiring company. Thank you Heather - very highly recommended.' Louise McLaren
'Attended Heather and Lindsay’s amazing weekend yoga and biking retreat at The Dell of Abernethy this weekend and it was a truly inspiring experience! Fantastic teachers and a superbly organised weekend in a breathtaking setting. I did not want it to end! Thank you so much 😊'. Tanya Paxman.
'Thanks for a wonderful weekend, Heather. I've only praise to give you all. (The retreat) really inspired me - I'm literally just back from a run and am managing a bit of yoga each morning. My favourite bits were yoga in the tipi and the fire pit, that was amazing. I love getting out on the longer run too. I was so inspired by Polly's food, I've gone and ordered those cook books. Thanks again.' Cerian Baldwin.
'Thanks again Heather for the first session this afternoon, I enjoyed enjoyed the experience and for some reason I was singing along with the radio on my car journey home! Not done that in a while 😊. Looking forward to further exploring the benefits of yoga and your sessions.' G Lindsay, Managing Director at Hansel Charity.
'Thanks Heather, our session makes me feel like I can trust myself and things will be ok, so encouraging! Keep doing what you are doing, I am sure you will help many people.' Lorna Russell.
'Starting with small things like keeping a daily gratitude journal and imagining certain feelings, to then more “soul searching” activities such as looking into mirrors (gosh that was an emotive session) to creating vision boards. One thing led to another and I found myself hooked on yoga and pranayama breathing exercises. The course led to a total lifestyle transformation for me and subsequently I notice that my productivity, focus and motivation during office hours have also significantly improved.
- Leigh Fell.