Beth Rigby, Founder of Yoga Meets Dance, is a highly gifted yoga, dance and meditation instructor, speaker and trainer and expert holistic health and stress management educator. She has been teaching internationally for 20 years, and a student of multiple forms of yoga and the holistic healing arts for 33 years.
Beth previously directed filled-to-capacity retreat programs at the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she was trained and certified to teach Kripalu Yoga & Kripalu DansKinetics in 1995 then served as a well-loved Staff Instructor and Program Director.
Beth is a gentle and highly creative teacher with over 9,000 hours of international teaching experience leading instructor trainings, wellness retreats and yoga, movement and meditation classes. Beth has successfully adapted holistic, mind-body classes for diverse populations including for teens, seniors, wheelchair patients, and PTSD survivors.
A gymnast in her youth, Beth easily took to yoga in her late teens. She has studied many forms of yoga including Kripalu Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Integral, Vinyasa and Restorative. Beth’s 44-year background in movement includes gymnastics, ballet, modern dance, aerobic dance fitness, ecstatic dance, African dance, Sufi dance, 5 Rhythms dance, and belly dance.
Beth attended beginner’s instruction in Soto Zen Meditation in February 1994 with Roshi Michael Elliston at the Atlanta Soto Zen Meditation Center and has attended meditation and mindfulness programs throughout the U.S. at Zen Desert Sangha in Tucson, AZ, the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM, Hokoji in Taos, NM, Center for Zen Studies in California, and Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Boston, MA as a partial listing.
She studied at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, MA (yoga, movement and massage), the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA (ecstatic dance), Tree of Life, Patagonia, AZ (holistic nutrition and raw foods), Southern Dharma, Asheville, NC (zen meditation), Academy of Somatic Healing Arts, Atlanta, GA (holistic nutrition and massage therapy), Yogaville, VA (yoga), Art of Living, India (breathwork and meditation), and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Atlanta, GA (yoga and dance) as a very partial listing.
Her classes are powerfully transformational, heart-opening and always welcoming to beginners.
Beth is available to travel internationally to bring a retreat or training to your location.