About Beth Astrology * Massage Therapy * Poem
Beth Rigby, Founder of Yoga Meets Dance, is a master at combining yoga, dance and meditation for transformational healing and holistic fitness, and has been a student of yoga, nutrition and the holistic healing arts for 32 years. Highly gifted with natural healing and teaching abilities, Beth has been teaching internationally and throughout the U.S. for 18 years. Beth is also a former gymnast involved in the movement arts for 43 years, a long-time student of Soto Zen meditation, a highly-trained massage therapist, awarded artist, professional astrologer, and has studied at yoga ashrams and Buddhist centers in India, Canada and the U.S..
Beth previously served as a well-loved Staff Instructor and top-rated Program Director at the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she directed filled-to-capacity programs, and was certified to teach Kripalu Hatha Yoga and Kripalu DansKinetics in 1995.
Beth has trained dozens of instructors and shared 5,000 classes for adults of all fitness levels, children, teens, seniors, wheelchair patients, and trauma survivors with PTSD, very welcoming of beginners. Beth’s training in Buddhist mindfulness and energy healing add a gentle, depthful sensitivity to the mind-body healing process in her classes.
A partial listing of Beth’s studies have included multiple training certifications at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 1995-1996; Swedish, Sports and Neuromuscular Massage Therapy training certifications at the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts 1992-1993; Therapeutic Touch Energy Healing Levels I & II 1993; Sound Healing training with Jonathan Goldman 1997; Raw Foods Nutrition at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center 2006-2007; Breathwork at Art of Living Ashrams in Canada and India 2004; Soto Zen Meditation with numerous zen teachers 1994-2014; Kripalu DansKinetics certification with Daniel Leven of Leven Institute of Expressive Movement 1995-1996; YogaRhythmics certification with Connie Miller 1995; Kripalu Hatha Yoga certification with Dr. Jeff Migdow 1995; Body-Mind Centering studies with Gayle Turner 1995; work-study at the Esalen Institute 1995 & 2003; Yoga Sutra & Philosophy studies at Yogaville in VA 1996; 5 Rhythms, Latin and African dance class participation for many years.
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