Bev tried yoga for the first time seven years ago in order to combat her ongoing spinal issues. Common fitness regimens were not serving her. After doing some research, Bev learned that yoga may be a good way for her to strengthen her body and create space in her joints.
Bev found a beginners’ workshop at none other than Whole Body Yoga Studio and yoga has been a positive influence in her life in many ways ever since. Interested in deepening her practice, she became a yoga instructor two years ago and teaches gentle mat classes and chair yoga. Bev works through students’ physical limitations and makes poses accessible so that everyone feels a sense of wellness.
The most rewarding part of yoga for Bev is noticing a shift in students, whether physical or spiritual, and feeling that she’s allowed them to access more of themselves. Bev admires people who keep moving for the sake of their wellness, especially older people who stay active. Students have told her that they notice increased strength, balance and flexibility, “feel more peaceful and energized,” and “I feel lighter when I leave here.”
Bev originally came to yoga for a physical reason, but quickly discovered what yoga did for her spirit and mind. This spiritual and mental lift has kept yoga in her life and that’s what she wants her students to experience as well. If you were to look for her on a Sunday morning, you would probably find Bev either at home sipping tea, snuggling with her dog, or in the summer, spending time at the beach.