Down Dog Yoga & Massage Therapy
train the mind, free the heart, celebrate the body

About the Practitioner

About your Therapist

Heather L. Neher trained in massage therapy at Healing Spirits Massage Training Program in Boulder, Colorado, becoming certified in 2009, and receiving honors in physiology and Shiatsu. Prior to that she taught yoga and meditation since 2002.  She has a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Metropolitan State University in Biology and Chemistry  She has certified training in the following modalities:

  • Integrative massage
  • Specific Pain and Injury Treatment (neuromuscular massage therapy)
  • Sports massage
  • Lymph Drainage massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Comfort Touch-- a Shiatsu based massage system for elders and the chronically ill
  • Chair massage

Over the course of her practice she has come to specialize in neck pain, general back pain, issues of the shoulder girdle and thorax, low back and hip pain, among other areas.  

She holds the intention for her bodywork to be a combination of: 

1. therapeutic treatment;  Think muscles, tissues, fascial release, deep (and/or specific) flushing of congested areas, etc.

2. physiologically healing;   Supporting the clients experience of deep presence and guiding them in exploring direct embodiment.  

Her over arching interest is in meditation.  Particularly somatic meditation and the potential it holds for healing and promoting personal growth.  She meets people with acceptance and complete respect for each bodies unique healing journey.

In the last few years Heather has increased her commitment with Dharma Ocean's programs. Dharma Ocean is a somatic meditation nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating the full potential of human being.