Heather Whelehan

Heather Bio PicHeather Whelehan is a Certified Baptiste Teacher and has been practicing yoga since 1999. Originally from Ohio, Heather came to North Carolina by way of New Jersey and Massachusetts. She discovered yoga while in graduate school in Boston. Serendipitously, Baron Baptiste opened the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute (BPYI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts next door to Heather’s apartment. Although, it was way out of her comfort zone, she tried her first class with Baron. The euphoric feeling of being wrung out and refreshed- physically and mentally- brought her a lightness she had never felt before. She has been committed to practicing and training in the methodology ever since.

Heather teaches challenging, empowering, and playful classes. Through the Baptiste practices of asana, self-inquiry and meditation, she encourages students to expand into new possibility and greatness. Heather believes that yoga has something big to offer everyone and is passionate about sharing the practice. Heather also adores working with children. Teaching children invigorates her own practice and adult teaching with freedom and fearlessness.

Heather is Baptiste Certified through BPYI and completed a 200 hour teacher training with Master Baptiste Teacher Bill Raup in Philadelphia. She earned her children’s yoga certification at Karma Kids Yoga with Shari Vilchez-Blatt in New York City. In addition to yoga, friends, family and faith keep Heather grounded and grateful. Most of all, she enjoys having fun with her husband and five children- on and off their yoga mats.