“Yoga takes you by the scruff of the neck and takes you on a journey whether you like it or not” – Vanda Scaravelli
Hi there, I’m Beth. I’m a yoga teacher working both online and in person, in and around Caterham and Purley. I specialise in yoga for stress, anxiety, low mood and fatigue and I work with people with chronic illnesses. I look forward to supporting you to find your own way to wellbeing through yoga.
Here’s a bit about me, my yoga journey, and my life off the mat.
My yoga journey
I have been practising yoga regularly for about 15 years but my yoga journey began as a child, accompanying my mum to yoga classes in rural west Wales in the 80s and 90s. I kept dabbling with yoga during my university years but it was after moving to London in 2005 that yoga became a priority.
I was struggling to come to terms with a recent bereavement, and later a difficult job situation and other personal issues, with symptoms of depression and anxiety. No matter how busy I got, I protected time for my weekly yoga class and it helped me feel more grounded, calm and centred when my mind was scattered and life felt out of control. My yoga practice has since become my number one way of dealing with the stresses of life. And I learn more about myself every time I step on my mat.
Over time I started to explore the therapeutic power of yoga, seeking it out during times of distress and upheaval, gradually developing a personal practice, and a much deeper understanding of the body-mind connection.
My yoga teaching
I started teaching a workplace yoga class in central London in April 2016, before setting up a public class in Purley in November 2016, and taking on one-to-one clients from January 2017. It is such a privilege to guide my students in their yoga practice, and I learn just as much from them as they do from me.
I draw on all this experience to continually develop my own practice, to keep learning, and to support my students to find their way to balance, resilience, calm, and happiness through yoga.
I hope to see you on the mat soon!
Life off the mat
I’m an introvert with a sense of adventure, a mama, a cat-loving coffee-drinker, and a science geek with an open mind.
Other things I love to do are writing, camping, travelling and exploring, curling up with a good book, finding good coffee shops, tending to my houseplants, spending time with my wonderful friends and family, and hanging out with my young daughter – the brightest light in my life. Guilty pleasures include makeover shows and Christmas movies – the cheesier the better!