About my journey
Welcome to the world of Bethany Jewell Yoga!
Bethany became a 200 Hour RYT Embodyoga Instructor November 2018. Bethany has since became certified in prenatal & postnatal yoga through Birthing Mama 90H Prenatal Yoga & Wellness Teacher Training Feb 2020. Additionally, Bethany's studies have continued in Fertility Yoga, FY to support IVF, and Prenatal Nutrition through Bliss Baby Yoga. Her goal to support to women in any phase of their own journey. Bethany's pathway into woman & motherhood led to her discovery of how much of a need there is to support women. To nurture the mother.
In addition to yogahood, Bethany works full-time as a senior supervisor at an EHR medical software company, and is a certified wife and mother. Joking aside, don't we feel we have to provide our list of what we "do" that make us "who" we are. Having not completed a traditional college education, Bethany has been more aligned with alternative pathways of education to find her true passion. In the course of doing so, she also pursued a journey of health using alternative modalities alongside conventional medicine. Bethany believes a true picture of health uses a complementary and integrative approach to treat the "whole" person alongside healthy habits that begin at home. Yoga has provided some of these healthy tools to improve health, relationships, and how to be in the world. Bethany strives to be the best version of herself, wife, and mother, alongside daily yoga practice. Throughout her journey, she has changed and evolved several times, healing many wounds. Like many of us who come from trauma, Bethany comes from a background of grief and multiple losses at a young age.
To nurture healing this area of her life, Bethany 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. With her own experiences of grief and loss and through her yoga and healing journey, Bethany is exploring this to 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.
Through yoga, Bethany was able to face pain in order to accept and love herself wholly to grow toward health. Bethany has experienced 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 an ongoing work in progress and way of life. Bethany's intention is to share this realization through yoga and the endless possibilities it may bring for a deeper heartcentered mindbody connection to living.
~Thank you to my yoga teacher, Karen of KMB Yoga, for all you have taught me ~ Hari AUM
~Thank you to my prenatal yoga teacher, Corrine of Birthing Mama, for all the feminine and divine possibilities in life~ MaAUM
~Thank you to my husband for reminding me to be "real" in this write-up <3
The Embodyoga intensive program taught a wide variety of subjects including the history of yoga, branching into Hatha yoga with a strong focus on injury free and whole body movement asana, as well as meditation, pranayama, and mantra practices.