Soon after playing the first handful of songs to students at the secondary school near London where she was teaching French and German, they begged her to start recording them.
Thus, in her first years working as a teacher, every spare penny was spent on time in the studio, working on her debut album Peeling Oranges. A limited run of CDs was printed and sold in 1993, and a second album Solitaire (released on cassette shortly before these became completely outdated) followed in hot pursuit in 1994, just before Heidi purchased a round-the-world ticket, due to a long-standing ambition to travel.
Today, Heidi continues to work as a language teacher and plans to start teaching Mindfulness in the near future.
“On the surface, everything in my life appeared to be just fine; I had every reason to be happy. And yet there was an indescribable inner yearning, as if something were missing.”
Heidi’s early songs reflect a searching spirit which led her to take up a backpack, with a plan to perform in Australia. However, a brief one month “stop-over” in India was extended to almost three years after she met a spiritual master, “Guruji” (Yogi Prakash Shankar Vyas), and started to learn yoga and meditation as a complete beginner. This story is written in her book Kriya Yoga, Four Spiritual Masters and a Beginner.