Beth discovered yoga as a teenager, receiving a yoga video for Christmas. She was instantly amazed by the energy she felt underneath her skin after practicing, and how deeply relaxed she became. The yoga seed was planted.
She went on to study Psychology in Bristol, England. The human mind fascinated her, and she had many questions that she wanted answers for. What is life? What is consciousness? Why do people behave in the ways that they do? What is happiness? How can I live a happy life?
After finishing her degree, Beth travelled the world tirelessly; constantly looking for something more, craving the next adventure, and seeing if any other places had the answers she was looking for. She travelled to India, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, The United States, Australia, Indonesia, Malta, Philippines and Thailand. During these beautiful years, a lot of discoveries and friends were made, all which directed her back to the path of Yoga.
It was the physical benefits of yoga that drew her back at first. Her body was starting to suffer from years of travelling and partying. Ashtanga Yoga provided the discipline and quick physical results that she needed at this time. Beth then discovered a beautiful Hatha Yoga teacher, and found the style of yoga that resonated with her the most. She developed her own home practice, and there was no looking back.
‘Yoga means so much to me. It helps my body to feel strong and flexible, it calms my sometimes overactive mind and enables me to see what is important in my life. But most importantly it brings me back to the present moment, which is the only place we can truly be’
After studying and practicing Yoga for 4 years, Beth returned to India with the intention of deepening her practice further, becoming a qualified yoga teacher and learning ‘real’ yoga in its beautiful home land. Beth completed a multi-style course, which enables her to teach Ashtanga, Sivananda, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. She now practices and teaches all of the styles of yoga, feeling that there is something special and unique to be learnt from them all.
‘My aim is to show how accessible yoga is. ANYBODY can do yoga, as long as you have a body, and you can breathe! That is really all that you need. It’s not about how flexible you are, or about getting your leg over your head. It’s about feeling and exploring your body, developing awareness and coming back to the present moment’
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