Heather Duplex - Personal Biography
While a junior in college, Heather Duplex began her Ashtanga yoga practice in 1990 with Chuck Miller at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California. She started teaching in 1995. Inspired by Chuck and the practice, Heather went to Lakshmipuram, Mysore, India, in 1996 to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois ("Guruji"). Since then, Heather has been authorized by Guruji and has returned to India many times to study with him. She became a student of Maty Ezraty in 1997 and studied with her for 9 years, teaching at Yoga Works for over 12 years. Heather is an advanced practitioner and has completed the third series. She has also been fortunate over the years to have taken numerous classes and workshops with senior Ashtanga teachers Annie Grover Pace and Richard Freeman. Heather has been studying ayurveda since 2000 and taken several study intensives with ayurvedic teachers Maya Tiwari (A Life of Balance) and Amadea Morningstar (The Ayurvedic Cookbook), as well as healer Paul Pitchford (Healing with Whole Foods). Heather loves the art of cooking and specializes in yogic food cuisine.
She and her partner Prem (Anthony Carlisi) teach ongoing Mysore-style classes in Bali for 6-8 months of the year and Kauai, Hawaii for 3-4 months of the year.
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