A Guided Mindfulness Meditation from Meditate Movement's Heather Peterson

To celebrate #MindfulMay, we partnered with meditation teacher Heather Peterson to bring you a guided mindfulness meditation to keep you present + aware. See more from Heather on Instagram @meditatemovement.



Heather is a Phoenix, AZ, native. From an early age, she exhibited an inquisitive approach to life. In high school, she began practicing yoga to cultivate a deeper mind, body and soul connection. While earning a degree in marketing at Arizona State University, she spent a semester in Barcelona studying international business and Spanish. Traveling through Europe ignited her desire to explore new cultures and deepen her spiritual quest. After graduating, she completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at LifePower in Scottsdale, AZ. During teacher training, she studied the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and learned that taking class and practicing the poses, or asana, only constituted a small aspect of yoga. After fully comprehending that yoga is designed to facilitate meditation, she transformed her practice and philosophy.

In 2014, Heather moved to the island of Oahu for a fresh perspective and change of pace. While in Hawaii, she immersed herself in meditation and spiritual self-discovery. She worked as a hiking guide and spent time on the Ko'olau Mountain Range connecting with herself and nature. She believes that when teaching yoga and meditation, taking a vulnerable and authentic approach empowers each student to embrace their true selves. Heather is dedicated to helping her students remove the barriers that block the path to the best versions of themselves.

Heather created Meditate Movement as a way to explore, experience and share different types of meditation with the world. Meditate Movement is a platform for like-minded individuals to come together to gain both insight and an elevated understanding of mindfulness practices. Heather also works at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA.