Betsy was introduced to yoga years ago through a class at OSU. As time passed, she reached a point in life where she needed a slight correction in course.
"I was over-committed, focusing outward and getting caught up in the little, the petty, the unimportant. I wanted better and wanted to feel healthier. I knew the difference had to come from me."
She longed to find a way to recapture the benefits she had gained from her first brush with yoga. At just the right time, she walked into a class at her local studio and never looked back.
Betsy loves yoga for the calm that it provides her; a way to soothe anxiety, feel better physically and focus on the now. For her, yoga is more than just time on the mat; it encompasses the way she interacts with the world around her. Furthermore, Betsy's family loves that she practices yoga because it makes her a nicer person! The kindness of the practice spreads to everyone around her.
In 2016, after four years as an enthusiastic student, Betsy earned her RYT200 designation through Yoga Alliance after completing yoga teacher training at Yoga on High. As a lifelong student, she continues her education both on and off the mat, and hopes to do so for the rest of her life.
Betsy understands that yoga can truly be for every body and thrives teaching Hatha yoga classes with a slower pace, yet still challenging enough to allow for focus of the mind while outwardly focusing on alignment to prevent injury and absorb the benefits of each pose. Betsy's aim is to provide an atmosphere for students to discover or recover the "space" within themselves; space that allows for balance, calm, and coping. Her mantra is "Kindness matters" and that kindness begins with how we treat ourselves.