BETHANY CRAWLEY, TCTSY-F, STUDIO CO-OWNER
Bethany's practice over the last sixteen (or so) years has fully embraced vinyasa flow, Ashtanga yoga and over more recent years a (much, much) more gentle style of practice! Bethany teaches both athletic and gentle flow classes as well as an open Ashtanga format and prenatal yoga. One of her loves is teaching chair yoga and yoga for seniors (and non-seniors alike) and yoga tailored to those with heart disease and for others whose access to yoga may have been restricted as a result of trauma, injury and/or natural aging. Bethany believes that yoga can (and should!) be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. In addition to her 200 hour certification, she is certified as a Silver Age Yoga teacher, specializing in teaching seniors and those with physical limitations that may make a more strenuous yoga class out of reach. Bethany is also certified as a Trauma Specialist - Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator and routinely works, one on one, with those suffering from both childhood trauma and later onset trauma for healing and restoration. Bethany is a certified mindfulness teacher and teaches mindfulness in many different settings (www.healingtreeproject.com for more information on mindfulness). She was a gymnast and dancer between the ages five and fourteen and then began training as a spring board and tower diver. Through her practice of mindfulness and yoga, she finds the strength of gymnastics, the grace of dance, the weightlessness of diving and, most importantly, a path for transformation and spiritual growth.