I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a licensed clinical psychologist (PhD). My almost 25 years of experience as a practicing psychologist inform my yoga teaching. I remind my psychotherapy clients that they are the experts in their own lives; similarly, I believe that my yoga students are the experts of their own bodies. I infuse my yoga teaching with my expertise in mental health and wellbeing. I teach from a trauma-sensitive lens with an emphasis on mindful awareness and individual autonomy. I view yoga as a practice both on and off the mat. I teach mindful yoga, focusing on the individual and emphasizing the mind-body connection. My classes combine foundational asana (physical postures) with breathing techniques (pranayama) and mindfulness. I use themes to nurture the mind-body connection as well as to incorporate all eight limbs of classical yoga. Students can expect my classes to be slower-paced with a workshop-like feel at times, including liberal use of props. I am serious about yoga and yet playful in my teaching. In October 2015, I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification with Aimée Senise Connors and became registered with Yoga Alliance. I am certified in restorative yoga (June 2016), Yoga for All (July 2019), and Yin Yoga & Anatomy (August 2020). I am also a graduate of Yoga Ed.’s Professional Institutes 1 and 2 (teaching yoga to children K-12).
EMAIL ME at YogiBethC@gmail.com; you can also find me on both Facebook and Instagram as YogiBethC, and you can practice yoga and meditation with me on YouTube as YogiBethC.