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Heather Fenton (née Finlayson)
Meditation Teacher and RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor

Heather Fenton combines 20+ years of Buddhist meditation training with a lifelong interest in mental health and western psychology. Heather teaches with warmth, compassion and humour, offering practical and down to earth instruction that is rooted in ancient tradition.

Heather first met with Buddhist teachings (dharma) in the Fall of 2000, and has since spent her time avidly exploring the nature of mind. She studied in-depth within a westernized-Tibetan tradition for her first decade of practice.

Her interests then led her to explore nonduality (Advaita Vedanta) and mindfulness practices in the Insight Meditation tradition (Vipassana), and overall, into a more 'embodied/somatic' approach to what is sometimes referred to as the process of 'liberation' or 'awakening' -- what Heather would describe as a kind of 'willingness to become increasingly authentic in our being.'

Heather's current dharma teacher, Pascal Auclair, has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers, including Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.

Most recently, Heather took up Hatha asana practice and is a certified Hatha yoga instructor. In addition to meditation, she enjoys teaching 'meditative movement' (Hatha-based yoga) classes, that are breath-led, with an emphasis on 'listening' and 'responding' to the body.

Heather, with the loving support of her husband Michael, established Stream Yoga + Meditation in 2018, as an expression of their wish to create a local space for the exploration of yogic, contemplative and human well-being practices of body and mind, open to all, regardless of background or beliefs.

Please check the current schedule here, to see when Heather is teaching.