I have attended several Chakra Yoga classes with Sophia. She conduct classes that are both informative and interesting, explaining in detail all of the techniques, and why and how they are beneficial. I have personally experienced unexpected health benefits, including an improvement in my asthma symptoms, greater stamina and improved breathing, especially upon waking up in the morning. I urge everyone who wants to improve their health to attend Sophia’s classes.
Bethany's journey into yoga began as part of an exercise plan. During these classes, Bethany began to feel a sense of peace and tranquility that she had been searching for in her private life. Through the slow and powerful movements of the asanas along with the discipline of breath and meditation, a spiritual transformation began. This transformation helped Bethany cope with life stresses including raising 3 children, working full time as an independent contractor, being a wife and daughter and other personal challenges. In turn, living a life of spiritual principles has provided opportunities to serve others.
As an Occupational Therapist in home health, Bethany observed alternative needs for her patients to cope with anxiety/depression, pain management, fall interventions, and overall quality of life. She began to bring her knowledge of yoga into her practice helping individuals with a variety of diagnoses such as Parkinson's, Balance Deficits, Stroke, Socioemotional Disorders, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Pulmonary Deficits.
Bethany completed her Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification at Shanti Heart Yoga. Bethany is Board Certified in Occupational Therapy. She plans to integrate Yoga and Occupational Therapy into an alternative approach to health and wellness. Bethany earned her Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy at The University of Florida in Gainesville 1998.