About Get Bent Yoga
I am a yoga instructor and Thai Yoga practitioner. I first began practicing yoga in 2002, falling instantly in love with the Baptiste practice while living in Boston. After a 2-year break, I rediscovered Baptiste and completed my 200-hour teacher training at Down Dog Yoga in 2006, where I continued to teach until 2014. I was also the Lead Yoga Instructor at Lava Barre in Arlington, VA from 2015-2018. Through the years, I have drawn inspiration from other styles and teachers, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Dharma Mittra, and Anusara, weaving both their sequences and philosophies into my classes. Life’s lessons abound on the mat, and I encourage my students to take chances in their practice so that they may develop the same courage off their mats.
In 2013 I began studying Thai Yoga (also called Thai Massage), a long-time interest of mine that dovetails perfectly with my yoga offerings. Thai Yoga is a powerful branch of traditional Thai medicine, blending acupressure, stretching and joint rotation to release tension in the muscles and create balance in the body. Thai Yoga is a great complement to other holistic treatments, such as traditional massage, acupuncture, and fitness and nutrition regiments. Benefits include: better posture and flexibility; reduced tension and tightness in muscles; improved lymphatic and digestive functioning; decreased sinus pressure and nasal congestion; increased emotional well-being.
Who couldn't stand to be a little more flexible?
Offered in 60- or 90-minute sessions, and private yoga instruction is offered one-on-one or in small groups. For more information on how yoga and Thai Yoga may benefit you, or to book a session.
Beth expertly compresses, pulls, stretches, and rocks my entire body with assisted yoga postures on a regular schedule. For me, Thai Yoga is a principle component of routine body maintenance that preserves and enriches my joint flexibility, assists with fine-tuning and healing those subtle aches and stresses of an active body, and encourages a mindful yoga practice. Beth practices with an exceptional understanding about how the muscles, joints, and tissues functionally relate to one another, and the extent to which their condition affects our ease of movement. I rely on my time with Beth to relax, realign, and rejuvenate.
- Cheryl R.
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