Heather Sundberg has taught insight meditation since 1999 and has completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training program. Beginning her own meditation practice in her late teens, for the last 25 years, Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions. She has completed 2.5 accumulated years of silent retreat, and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for the last 20 years. She was the Spirit Rock Family & Teen Program Teacher & Manager for a decade. Between 2010- 2015 she spent a cumulative one-year in study, practice, and pilgrimage in Asia. Since 2011, she has been a Teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation Center and sister communities in the CA Sierra Foothills, and also teaches nationally & internationally, including at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She has training in both Somatic Experiencing and Hakomi Mindfulness Somatic Therapy and offers 'individual meditation support sessions' to students in person or by phone on a donation basis.
As a teacher, Heather’s style is warm and practical. Her general emphasis is for embodiment (to balance out the ‘over-headiness’ of our general culture) including strong heartfulness in practice. She carries an interesting combination of supporting a ‘less is more’ easeful style of practice + a passionate ‘no holds barred’ attitude about awakening.