Heather Elizabeth McCarrol
Heather Elizabeth McCarrol is a yoga teacher and poet. She studied English, French and psychology at York University. She is currently working in Canada's Greater Toronto Area where she studies at George Brown College. Heather is studying in the field of Early Childhood Education in hopes of building a foundation for real peace in human society.
Forever motivated by this desire for a healthier community, Heather searched for what it is she has to offer; it was in this search that she found the ahimsic path of self-study known as yoga.
Heather’s studies continued as she practiced in Brampton where she first met her teacher Acharya Sundeep Kumar Tyagi (Sundeep ji). At age 19 Heather studied under her teacher’s YTT program at Freedom Yoga in Canada. Sundeep ji emphasized to her, authentically, the roots of yoga. As part of her training she taught children, seniors, non-heated and heated classes. Heather received her 200-hours foundational yoga teacher training certificate in 2011. After teaching private and group classes for one year Heather made a trip to British Colombia for two months, where she mostly camped on the Gulf Islands and developed her personal practice. In 2013, upon returning to Ontario and her teacher, Heather graduated from Freedom Yoga’s 300-hour advanced teacher training course.
As a health conscious and compassionate person, Heather makes and enjoys healthy drinks and meals. She specializes in smoothies, juices and nutritional meal plans.
Through story-telling, exercise, and arts and crafts, Heather teaches yoga to children. Children develop motor skills and focus in yoga's safe and dynamic environment.
As well, Heather teaches multi-styles of modern yoga, including private yoga, hot yoga, seniors yoga, chair yoga, partner yoga and flow yoga in various studios, gyms, wellness centers, summer camps and elementary school programs.
In 2014 she assisted her teacher Sundeep Kumar Tyagi of Freedom Yoga publish his book Sanjh: A Collection of Poems by editing the English portion of the book.
The United Nations declared June 21, 2015 to be the first ever International Yoga Day- it was on this day that the not-for-profit organization Sanskrit Yoga Sabha launched the Yoga Chalisa. Heather was selected to be a vocalist featured on the Yoga Chalisa CD. A chalisa is a classical Indian composition devoted to a particular subject; its tradition was begun by the poet-saint Tulsi Das and was continued by Sundeep Kumar Tyagi in honor of Yoga.
Heather is looking forward to publishing her poetry in the near future.