Beth teaches virtual meditation classes and serves as the Prana Program Guide.
Schedule a phone appointment with Beth by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
My meditation classes...
Offer a calm and relaxed way to catch up with yourself. I use guided relaxation and visualization to calm busy minds, then help mind realign with body and soul. I love using meditation as a practice to come back to my center and to my priorities in life.
My staff role at Prana...
I am the Program Guide at Prana. I help women find the best classes, workshops and services to meet their needs during pregnancy and motherhood. At Prana we know that welcoming a child into your life is an intense and unique experience. I help clients design a personalized plan to prepare for baby’s arrival and to support adventures in parenting. All Prana clients can email me to schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation to learn about our comprehensive resources or ask for help with specific needs.
Rhode Island, then Massachusetts, New York, and now Virginia! My husband and I chose a life of service that moves us from state to state. We lived in Westchester County, New York for 7 years, and now live in Northern Virginia.
My education and training…
Springfield College B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling
Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (2005)
Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher (2009)
Certificate in Fertility Yoga (2009)
Certificate in Pelvic Yoga (2012)
Spinning Babies™ and other birth education workshops
Trainings in Trauma Aware Yoga
I turned to yoga to steady my mind in 1996 during the summer between college and graduate school. I came to value this as my first deeply intuitive choice after chronic illness entered my life just a few months later. Yoga offered me tools to endure intense years of debilitating illness, and these methods became life-long coping skills.
Chronic illness persisted, and I got sick of being sick. My mind resisted constant physical limitation and in protest I took on more than my body could handle. After many years of struggle, yoga eventually made its point clear: Let go of the mind’s expectations, just be you. I embraced my need to focus on health and accepted that my best efforts in life were enough.
I worked as a student affairs administrator at a women’s college when I overheard myself sharing my lessons in self-acceptance. These high achieving, exhausted young women needed yoga. I became a Kripalu yoga teacher in 2005 to evolve as an educator and deepen my relationship with yoga. I wove yoga concepts into student leadership workshops and taught spiritual yoga classes on the mat.
In 2008 we moved to Westchester, NY and I shifted into teaching yoga full time. I used my background in women’s leadership development and lessons in health to grow a successful program of women’s yoga and yoga for birth. I came to see how all that we experience shapes who we are and what we offer the world.
I now live in Loudoun County, Virginia, and help people reach their goals in a variety of jobs. I am thrilled to continue to support women by working remotely as a Program Guide for Prana!
I love supporting women because...
Life is hard and we need all the support we can get! I enjoy hearing women’s hopes and helping them reach their goals. I feel honored to be trusted by women to assist in the unfolding of their childbearing years. I also love witnessing a community of like-hearted women connect and help to raise each other up!
My advising style...
My yoga advising style is holistic blend of counseling and yoga. I listen mindfully to every woman’s story and offer non-judgmental support. Choice is very important to me and I honor all the varied paths women take to become a mother. I have supported women on different journeys through conception, pregnancy, adoption and birth, and welcome client’s honest truths about their needs. I am happy to discuss our classes and workshops, and resources for physical health, mental wellness, and emotional support.
When I am not assisting clients I am…
Organizing neighborhood social events, baking gluten free desserts, and learning to decorate cakes! I also love photography, and will spend the next year sorting decades of photos that never quite made it to their intended albums and scrapbooks.