Heather Martin has been meditating since 1972, and practicing Vipassana since 1981. Beginning with S.N. Goenka, she has since been influenced by both Thai and Burmese streams of the Theravada tradition – most recently by Burmese Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and by Tibetan Dzogchen with Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
She makes her living by teaching the dharma mostly up and down the West Coast of the US, and the islands of British Columbia. She is the guiding teacher for the Salt Spring Vipassana Community (saltspringinsightmeditation.ca), the Victoria Vipassana community (victoriavipassana.org) and the sanghas in Bellingham, WA (bellinghaminsight.org) and on Samish Island, WA.
Her approach is encouraging, accessible and practical.
She worked for 20 years as a midwife, and has lived on Salt Spring Island, B.C. for 33 years.