About Beth Astrology * Massage Therapy * Poem
Beth Rigby, Founder of Yoga Meets Dance, has been a student of yoga for 32 years, and is a master at combining yoga, dance and meditation for transformational healing and holistic fitness for all levels.
A gymnast in her youth and involved in the movement arts for 43 years, Beth is also a long-time student of Soto Zen meditation and the holistic healing arts.
She previously 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 was certified to teach Kripalu Hatha Yoga and Kripalu DansKinetics in 1995.
She has shared 5,000 classes throughout the U.S., Canada and New Zealand the past 18 years. Adapting classes for adults of all fitness levels, children, teens, seniors, wheelchair patients, and trauma survivors with PTSD, Beth is always welcoming of beginners.
Her additional training in Buddhist mindfulness, massage therapy 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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