Passionate about learning, Beverly brings more than 30 years of yoga study, experience and enthusiasm to her classes. A certified yoga therapist and veteran public school teacher, she offers accessible yoga classes to adults 50+ in back care, bone health, arthritis and healthy aging. Her focus is always on educating her students about their bodies and empowering them to become their best selves.
Beverly believes that everyone, regardless of physical condition, can practice yoga just by deepening their awareness of their breath. In working with individuals with physical challenges, she encourages them to move with the breath and listen to their bodies. In each class or private session, she offers modifications tailored to meet individual’s needs.
Each class centers around a yoga concept, such as compassion or gratitude. During class, students explore the theme as they move through the postures with the intention of taking some personal discovery with them to use in their life “off the mat.” When working with Christian-centered communities, Beverly encourage students to examine these same core teachings as a means of deepening their faith and using it as a gateway into Christian meditation and contemplation.
Beverly has over 20 years experience as an elementary school teacher. During her career as an educator, she integrated yoga and mindfulness into her curriculum to teach students tools for self-regulation and stress reduction. For four years, she taught adaptive yoga classes for special ed students and ran a yoga club for 2nd-4th grader students. She has also volunteered at a local center for differently abled youth (ages 13 to young adult) to teach adaptive yoga aimed at helping the participants develop social skills, body awareness & reduce stress. Beverly brings her experience with the diverse populations to all of her private and group classes.
Yoga Vista Academy, Gentle Yoga for Low Back Certification (2019)
Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health, Yoga For Healthy Aging (2018)
Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga (2016)
Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Yoga For Arthritis Certification (2012/2016)
Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Raja Yoga (2016)
Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Therapeutic Yoga Training (2014)
Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Kidding Around Yoga (2014)
Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Gentle and Chair Yoga (2013)
Individual Yoga Therapy sessions (by appointment)
Group classes: Yoga for Arthritis & Chronic Pain, Yoga for Healthy Aging, Back Care 101, Strong Bones, Strong Body: Yoga for Bone Health