When Beth first opened the door into the Bikram studio, she felt invincible. After years of hard-core competition swimming and running, she believed no physical activity was insurmountable—especially not yoga. However, she soon realized she was mistaken. As she stepped into the studio, a wave of hot air enveloped her, and she thought, There’s no way I can endure 90 minutes of exercise in this room. Yet, somehow, she managed it. With each subsequent visit, she found herself enjoying it a bit more, feeling stronger, and paying less attention to the clock. The teacher’s words began to resonate deeply.
In 2011, disenchanted by her fashion career, Beth made a radical shift. She swapped luxury rags for sweaty shorts and became a certified Bikram teacher.
Over the years, as Beth taught and practiced various styles of yoga, she discovered the true magnitude of what Yoga represents: a physical, spiritual, and ethical practice. She expanded her knowledge through Vinyasa flow training and anatomy courses. In addition to teaching Bikram yoga and Vinyasa flow, she currently immerses herself in Jivamukti yoga and biomechanics/yoga therapy.
Beth recognizes that we all inhabit unique bodies and carry diverse life experiences. These differences weave a distinct life story for each of us. Everyone has an Achilles heel, and once acknowledged, it becomes a catalyst for growth. The journey involves peeling away emotional, mental, physiological, and physical layers that hold us back.
Yoga has stretched, healed, and strengthened Beth’s body, belief system, soul, and mind in unexpected and amazing ways. While the practice can be challenging, especially at the outset, she encourages persistence. The benefits are substantial, and it continually challenges and shapes you. Yoga serves as a harmonizing self-study, aligning one with inner and outer peace. The transformations it brings are beyond belief.