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PJ Heffernan

PJ Heffernan: Yoga & Fitness Instructor

Martial Arts
  • Japanese Jujutsu - 1996-2003 Shodan Black Belt ( w/ Michael Coleman and Shoto Tanemura )
  • Ninpo - 1996-2003 ( w/ Michael Coleman and Shoto Tanemura )
  • Kung Fu and Chi Kung - ( w/ Grandmaster Pan Ching Fu and Kwan Saihung, The Wandering Taoist)
Yoga
  • Basic Hatha Yoga under John Wild and Michael Coleman - 1990 -1999
  • Iyengar Yoga under Janet Lilly 1999-2001
  • Owner and Instructor - PJ’S YOGA SHALA in Waukesha 2001 - present
  • Iyengar Yoga under Gabriel Halpern 2002-2006
  • Yoga Instructor - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 2003 - 2012
  • Ashtanga Yoga under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in Mysore India Jan. 2006 - March 2006 and Jan. 2007 - March 2007, Dec. 2007 - August 2008, Dec. 2008 - March 2009, March - April 2010, July - September 2010 completed level 1 Authorized teacher testing, Jan 2012 - Feb 2012 Assistant to Sharath Jois in Mysore India, Nov. 2013 - Feb. 2014 (9 trips to Mysore, India equaling 3 years of training)
  • Authorized Level 1 teacher by KPJAYI - Mysore, India March 2009
  • Head Instructor at KPJAYI Shala at Islamorada, FL - November 2010 - April 2011
  • Studied under Noah Williams in L.A., California February 2013
  • Pranayama under Sharath Jois in Encinitas, California April 2013
  • Authorized Level 2 teacher by KPJAYI - Mysore, India January 2014
Education
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts (Film Production) 2001 UWMilwaukee
  • Academic Awards - 1st Prize UWM Film Festival 2000 for Kung Fu Dreams, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, National Honors Society - 1998 -2001
  • CPT - National Endurance Sports Trainers Association 2002
  • Ayurvedic Massage Certification - Mumuksha - Mysore, India 2006