Practice with Rocky
Rocky Heron is an internationally acclaimed yoga educator and musician. Known for his uncanny wisdom and in-depth understanding of yoga anatomy and alignment, Rocky’s teaching is informed by years of study in nearly every yoga style and a diverse background of movement modalities. He discovered yoga in the summer of 2004, and began his path of teaching in 2007. Considered in the yoga industry a “teachers teacher,” Rocky works worldwide facilitating trainings and continuing education for dedicated teachers. Rocky works in collaboration with Noah Mazé as a faculty member and key contributor to the curriculum at the Mazé Method. You can find his work, information about his trainings and his schedule at themazemethod.com. Rocky enjoys a rich and dynamic creative life with his magnificent tribe of artists and teachers alike. As a musician, years of narrative songwriting and recording helped him develop his distinct style, blending r&b vocals with folk-style acoustic melodies and profound lyrics. Rocky’s workshops and events often feature an offering of live music, weaving together the yogic practices and his unique voice to soothe, mesmerize and inspire listeners. His latest album, "Nuffa Luv" as well as his previous recordings (including his album of Sanskrit mantra, "The Requiem") can be found online wherever digital music is sold. Students steep themselves in Rocky’s teaching for his intelligence, humor, and innovative approach to movement, as well as his ability to make complex concepts and abilities accessible. Join him and see for yourself.
Interview with Rocky
What style of yoga do you practice and teach? Is there a particular tradition or lineage you are a part of?
I am not a student of any particular tradition but have spent my fair share of time studying Ashtanga, Iyengar, vinyasa, and other styles of hatha yoga. More than anything I am interested in investigating the benefits of all styles and synthesizing many modalities of movement to facilitate the richest somatic experience possible for myself and my students.
What can I expect from your classes?
You can expect to develop strength and functional mobility in many directions. You can expect to learn more about yoga asana and your own capacity to move. You can expect to step out of the box of traditional asana to explore other forms of movement, and you can expect clear instruction to empower your own ability to express yourself through your body, your breath, and your awareness.
What’s on your mind these days yoga-wise?
I am interested in movement variability and exploring diverse ways of approaching our yoga practice. I have studied postural alignment for many years, and while I respect the sentiments that contribute to proper form, I also see how our insistence on specific form has created the misconception that there is a right and a wrong way to move. I am interested in reawakening curiosity in my practice and that of my students, busting myths that lead to fear around movement, and continuing to evolve my own understanding around what it means to be skillfully and playfully embodied.
What do you like to do outside of yoga?
I like to play music, write songs, sing, dance, explore nature, and connect with my ridiculous, brilliant, and open-hearted friends that I am blessed to call my tribe.