We had the good fortune of connecting with Heather Viniar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heather, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote is “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn
This has been one of the most relatable quotes for me throughout my entire life, and is one that I remind myself of (and clients of) often. Life is happening, moment by moment, day by day, week by week. Interactions will always occur. Circumstances will always arise. It’s our choice and our responsibility how we respond to those interactions, circumstances, etc. Just because the waves in the ocean have ups and downs doesn’t mean they’re not beautiful, flowing, peaceful, and a powerful force of nature. Just like the ebbs and flows of the waves in the ocean, life has ebbs and flows too. You have to embrace and acknowledge the ups and the downs exactly as they are, in order to find true authenticity, love every aspect of the journey, and OWN your voice.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’m an Intuitive Mindset + Wellness Coach supporting all humans seeking deep unconditional self love and connection within to ignite their life, own their authentic voice, and step into their personal power. With a background in yoga and mindfulness, fitness and nutrition, and coaching and development, I use my signature holistic approach (nourish the mind, nourish the body, nourish the soul) to meet my client’s unique goals. I offer 1×1 and group life coaching programs, private yoga programs, holistic wellness programs, teen girl programs, and also offer weekly yoga classes on my online platform, which I’ll be launching a community membership for in the upcoming months (stay tuned!).
What sets me apart is my capacity to listen and intuitively know what would make a difference in the moment. Clients continually give me feedback on two things: 1) that I hear and see things that they didn’t even realize were present, and 2) that they never would’ve felt this integrated and aligned or created the shifts they made in their life without the work they did in coaching.
What I am most proud of is creating an organization where clients are guaranteed to go on a journey from point A to point Z, with intention, and there is truly no better feeling than witnessing their deep life changes. I am proud of creating an intentional community, built on love, connection, and fun.
How I got to where I am today is simple: hard work and commitment. Through years of honing in on my skills, the most important thing I have learned is that there is no shortcut. The easy way is to do the work, to put in the effort, to embrace and learn from the challenges, and to be grateful for the beauty on the other side of the challenge.
In life we are only ever expanding or contracting. Expansion is growth. It’s commitment. It means putting yourself out there, and that takes courage. In the same way when the spring begins to sprout, it experiences an amount of pressure to burst open and become what it’s meant to become. We as humans do the same. Moments of contraction and shift can seemingly feel like moments of breakdown. Those moments are the brink of breakthrough; the brink of expansion. Stay with it. Stay the course.
What I want the world to know is that whatever you are feeling, whatever you are experiencing, whatever pain or challenge is present for you, it’s not permanent, and you have complete ability to create every single bit of what you want. Reach out, let’s set up a call, you’re not alone.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Luckily, South Florida is heaven for visitors! If my best friend were visiting, we’d go to dinner over the Intracoastal Waterway her first night there. Guanabana’s or Jetty’s, most likely. We’d wake up the next morning and go for a walk on the beach on Jupiter Island to watch sunrise, and then go for coffee at Oceana Coffee, in Tequesta, and then sit by the lighthouse and talk. We’d spend the day at a local beach or the pool (or both) relaxing in the sun, before cleaning up and taking a drive to downtown Stuart, to walk around. We’d walk around downtown, browse in the local shops, and either grab dinner there, or nearby, in Jensen Beach. We’d spend the rest of the days checking out local beaches, eating delicious food, and enjoying each other’s company.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Family will always be what matters most, and for me, my family deserves a lot of credit and recognition in my story. They have always been my greatest supporters, whether I lived near or far, and I 100% would not be where I am today without them. Between the love, support, and encouragement of my mom, dad, brother, and sister in law, the love and laughter from my niece, and the financial mentorship of my dad and brother, I could not have been more set up for success. Story time: When I finally started my business, I had already known for many years that this is what I had wanted to do. I had a vision in my mind of a holistic wellness business where I could incorporate my yoga and mindfulness background, fitness and nutrition background, and coaching and development background all in one, not only for adults, but for teen girls, as well. When COVID hit I was managing a yoga studio and leading leadership and empowerment programs for teen girls on the west coast of Florida, across the state from where my family lived. At the time, I was well aware that I wanted to be back near them, and was also well aware that it was time to move forwards and open my wellness business. It wasn’t until I found out that my sister in law was pregnant with my nephew that I truly got the impetus to move back sooner than later. I started planning my business (Heather Viniar Coaching & Wellness), and planning my way home, to the east coast of Florida. Luckily, circumstances arose at my job and I was able to move back to the east coast of Florida a few months sooner than I had planned on. I launched my business almost immediately after arriving, and was also home in time for the arrival of my beautiful nephew. Family. It always starts and ends with family, and again, family will always be what matters most.
@niacreate.ph Sunset photos – @allie_ryann