Bethany is a Certified, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher from the lineages of Embodyoga, Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga & Wellness, and the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy.
Bethany has been self-taught in her home yoga practice and self-healing journey since 2016 and has years of yoga education from renowned teachers of Eastern philosophy and influences. Advanced studies encompass Ayurveda, the science of life and nature; along with integrative, somatic, mindbody modalities that have healed her when nothing else could.
Bethany has been sharing authentic yoga to the Worcester, Charlton Ma, and online communities since 2019, primarily through Prenatal Yoga for health and support while navigating pregnancy and postpartum journeys. Expertise includes women's yoga, bringing relatable experiences into teaching Prenatal Yoga and Feminine & Fertility Yoga.
As a women's health advocate, Bethany includes pranayama & meditative practices, along with teaching the importance of Whole Woman Health and Pelvic Floor Health. It is her mission to share how powerful yoga can be to get us through challenging times in life to promote self-healing, healthy living, and healthy aging.
A heart centered approach to healing
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About my journey
Welcome to the world of Bethany Jewell Yoga + Ayurveda!
I am so glad you are here! I would love to hear about your own journey.. here is a bit about mine and my why. I became a certified RYT200 Embodyoga Instructor in 2018. The Embodyoga intensive program illuminated a profound cirriculum of yoga philosphy, Hatha yoga, with a focus on injury free and whole body movement asana, as well as meditation, pranayama, and mantra practices. This opened many doors of possibility for me as I continued studies becoming certified in Birthing Mama Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga & Wellness. Additional certifications have weaved in Fertility Yoga, supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga, and Perinatal Nutrition & Ayurveda through Bliss Baby Yoga. The feminine and goddess energy guided me to study the ancient science and traditional medicine of Ayurveda through The Sarasvati Institute of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy, certifying me as an RYT500 Oct 2021. I aspire to support and stir inner empowerment in women on each phase of their unique journey. My own path to woman & motherhood has led to the discovery of how much of a need there is to support and nurture all women and mothers.
In addition to being a yogapreneur, my previous experience as a senior supervisor at an EHR medical software company gave me the security of the corporate world, however my heart chose a different path after becoming a mother and facing health & life challenges. I'd like to think that certified wife and mother counts for something ;) Joking aside, don't we feel we have to provide our list of what we "do" that make us "who" we are. I have always been more aligned with alternative pathways of health and education to discover my true passion. In the course of doing so, I pursued a journey of health using alternative modalities and medicine alongside conventional medicine. A true picture of health uses a complementary and integrative approach to treat the "whole" person; introducing healthy habits that begin at home and in everyday moments. Yoga has provided some of these healthy tools to improve health, relationships, and how to be in the world Ayurveda has further solidified what I needed to do this. This path hasn't always been easy, but by transforming and evolving several times, I've been able to heal many wounds. Like many who work through trauma, my background of pain and grief due to compounded familial loss as a child and patterned circumstances into adulthood has strongly motivated me to face pain and believe in the power of conscious choice and intention. Many of the practices I believe in are the "yoga of everyday life" and how to integrate this into the simple things in life.
To nurture further healing in this area, I became a member of the The Institute for The Study of Birth, Breath, and Death -- A Home for All who Hold Space for the Sacred Thresholds of Birth, Breath, and Death incorporating Grief training and support. How do we support the very painful parts of life that we each have to face -- without getting stuck in our experiences of pain and trauma? Healing and living mindfully after trauma is possible. It takes grace and hard work.
Finding the support you need is crucial to identifying healthy ways to face pain or feelings of being stuck. Embracing self love and acceptance and discovering empowerment can have a transforming effect on seeing yourself wholly enough to grow toward health. My path is a testimonial to the power of self-healing and being well by realizing how strong and truly resilient we are and how important it is to embody a strong belief system. This is ongoing inner work and a way of life. My intention is to share this realization by providing services and support using proven practices to work toward endless possibilities in your own life. I call this a deeply heartcentered mindbody connection to living. I have created a holistic approach to Yoga + Ayurveda using everything I have learned to support my own journey. Originally called Adara in Sanskrit, which means to honor. I believe the only way we truly heal is to honor the experiences we have been through, find compassion and adoration for ourselves through it, and to finally let go and heal from each "wound" or experience. To honor what it takes to face it, to feel it, and to keep going forward in the direction of choice and healing. To allow experiences and emotions to pass through and come out on the other side is the work of a lifetime! I still live it, and I am here to support and honor your journey.
Bethany is a RYT500, RPYT, and Ayurvedic Health Advisor/Practitioner that has been crafting her practice of Holistic Yoga + Ayurveda since 2019. Affiliations, Aspirations, and Academia are provided for curiosity purposes:
500 Hour Yoga Instructor
200 Hour KMBYoga | Embodyoga, Hatha Yoga with influences of Tantra/Iyengar
90 Hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Instructor - Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga & Wellness | Embodyoga
Fertility Yoga, Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga, Perinatal Nutrition & Ayurveda - Bliss Baby Yoga
300 Hour Yoga and Ayurveda - Sarasvati Institute of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy
Prenatal Yoga FlourishFund Provider
Heal.me Wellness Practitioner
Affiliate and promoter of EmbodyBirth and the work of Maha Al Musa
Student and practitioner of Hormone Yoga Therapy - Dinah Rodrigues
Student of the Divine Lineage Courses
CE Certificate of Participation, Building Resiliency through Cognitive Reappraisal and Lifestyle modification - Mass General Hospital
Member of The Institute for The Study of Birth, Breath, and Death and Grief Support training
Authored Thyroid Healing and Selfcare Wisdom - Spirit of Change Magazine | Holistic New England
~ Thank you to my yoga teacher, Karen of KMB Yoga, for all the depths you have opened up to me ~ Hari AUM
~ Thank you to my prenatal yoga teacher, Corinne of Birthing Mama, for all the feminine and divine possibilities in life ~ MaAUM
~ Thank you to my Ayurveda yoga teacher, Susan, for the wisdom of the ancient, divine knowledge of the Vedas that revealed the Ayurveda and yoga within me ~ AuUuMm, AUuUMm, AuuuMm
~ Thank you to my son for choosing me as a mama and setting off this cascade of divine consciousness
~ Thank you to my expecting miracle baby for showing up in the most perfect timing after years of doubt
~ Thank you to my husband for reminding me to be "real" in this write-up and for loving me through all of the pain that he did not cause