Beth Rigby, Founder of Yoga Meets Dance, has been a student of yoga and the holistic healing arts for 32 years. A master at combining yoga, dance and meditation for transformational healing and holistic fitness, and an expert retreat leader, Beth has been teaching internationally and throughout the U.S. for 18 years. She has studied at yoga ashrams and Buddhist centers in India, Canada and the U.S., and is gifted with natural healing and teaching abilities. Also a former gymnast and long-time student of Soto Zen meditation, Beth has been involved in the movement arts for 43 years.
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 retreat programs. She was certified to teach Kripalu Hatha Yoga and Kripalu DansKinetics in 1995, and has directed dozens of retreats, and shared 5,000 classes for adults of all fitness levels, children, teens, seniors, wheelchair patients, and trauma survivors with PTSD, always welcoming of beginners.
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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