Heather Elton YOGA - Heather Elton Yoga
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YOGA RETREATS
La Rosa Dei Venti, Puglia, Italy

La Rosa Dei Venti, Puglia, Italy

Sept 19 – 26, 2015

from £895 GBP (shared accommodation)

Itha108, Ithaca, Greece

Itha108, Ithaca, Greece

May 23 – 30, 2015

Prices start at £650

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Heather Elton

Welcome to my website. I am a yogini, yoga teacher, photographer and part-time writer who lives in London. I love to travel and my yogic path has taken me to sacred places in India and Nepal in pursuit of yogic philosophy and Buddhist wisdom. 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, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation in both regular classes and to private clients in London. I’ve taught on 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 aim to reveal the spiritual path underlying the practice and the technology 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 a mere physical experience 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 TEACHER TRAININGS
RESOURCES AND LINKS
NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date on the latest with Elton Yoga.

MYSTICAL BURNINGS BLOG

MYSTICAL BURNINGS BLOG

Read about my adventures, my thoughts and find inspiration.

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY

See my photography documentation of my travels.

RESOURCES AND LINKS

RESOURCES AND LINKS

Delve deeper with this list of books, people and places to read/meet/explore.

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