Beth Rigby, Founder of Yoga Meets Dance, is a master at combining music, movement, yoga, breath and meditation for transformational healing and stress reduction and highly gifted with natural healing and teaching abilities. She served as a well-loved Staff Instructor and Program Director at the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she directed filled-to-capacity programs, and has been teaching throughout the world for 18 years. Beth is also a long-time student of Soto Zen meditation, and has studied at yoga ashrams and Buddhist centers in the U.S., Canada and India. A Kripalu-certified Hatha Yoga and Danskinetics Instructor, Zen Meditation Teacher, Holistic Health Life Coach, Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Professional Astrologer, and awarded watercolor artist, Beth has been a student of yoga, philosophy, and the holistic healing arts for 31 years and involved in the movement arts for 43 years.
Beth has directed dozens of teacher trainings, retreats and workshops, and shared 5,000 classes for adults, children, teens, seniors, wheelchair patients, and trauma survivors, including at the Beth-Abraham Hospital in New York City, the Inner Voyage Cruises in the Caribbean, and Valleyhead Treatment Center in Lenox, MA.
A gymnast throughout her youth, Beth took her first yoga class in 1982 at a community college in Georgia that had a profound impact. Beth’s studies have included numerous yoga and movement certifications at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health; Human Potential Studies at the Esalen Institute; Swedish, Sports and Neuromuscular Massage Therapies at the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts; Sound Healing with Jonathan Goldman; Raw Foods Nutrition at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center; Breathwork and Meditation with Art of Living Ashrams; Soto Zen Meditation with over a dozen Zen teachers; DansKinetics certification with Daniel Leven of Leven Institute of Expressive Movement; YogaRhythmics certification with Connie Miller; Kripalu Hatha Yoga certification with Dr. Jeff Migdow; Body-Mind Centering studies with Gayle Turner; Vipassana Meditation with Larry Rosenberg; independent Eastern philosophy and astrology studies for 31 years; and most recently, off-grid living.
She is based in sunny Arizona currently training instructors to share fun-filled Yoga Meets Dance celebrations to further spread the joy of movement.
In her free time, Beth continues to study Zen.
**Beth is also available to travel internationally to bring a Yoga Meets Dance teacher training or retreat to your location.**
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