E-RYT 500 | TaNTRA, HATHA, MEDITATION
Betsy began her yoga journey in 1991 and began teaching in 2001. Her curiosity and search for wisdom lead her to teachers who have informed her personal practice and her teaching. She was introduced to her teacher, YogaRupa Rod Stryker, and ParaYoga, in 2005. Betsy is an initiate in the Sri Vidya tradition, holds her Level 1 ParaYoga Teacher Certification, as well as being one of three of the Certified Four Desires Trainers in the Minneapolis area.
She is passionate and committed to continue her yoga studies to deepen her own practice, and has thousands of hours of advanced yoga training. She has lead, facilitated, and mentored students in the Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis for over 16 years. Betsy is also a certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Betsy takes what she does seriously and she is able to share deeper teachings with humor, compassion and simplicity. She approaches life as a seeker; with curiosity and a beginners mind.
Betsy has been married to an amazing man for over 18 years, and has two teenagers who continue to remind her to live in the moment. She loves to spend time with her family, and encourages building community whenever possible. She loves to travel, is always up for an adventure, and enjoys time outdoors in nature. She loves to sing, (moonlighting as a back-up singer in a cover band!), dancing, cooking, and laughing and connecting with friends. Betsy has a serious appreciation and love for high fashion (what?!) and interior design and believes that these things can live harmoniously in a yogic lifestyle.
Betsy founded Amrita Health and Wellness in 2016 as the culmination of her years of study and practice. She utilizes her knowledge of yoga, wellness theory, and her work with YogaRupa Rod Stryker and the Four Desires, to assist clients in uncovering their highest potential to create a life full of meaning, purpose, joy, and good health.