E-RYT 500 and Svadharma School of Yoga Primary Director Beth Williams has been practicing yoga since the age of 7, when her mother taught her how to meditate and practice asanas. As a teenager she battled depression and frequent panic attacks. Instead of taking antidepressants and anti anxiety medication, she began practicing yoga and meditation again.
Beth practiced yoga regularly to help her connect to Spirit and to reduce chronic pain. It became clear to her that teaching others the benefit of this time honored practice was the next step in her journey. In 2002, Beth received her first 200 hour Teacher Training Certificate through the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, California. Beth then fell in love with Anusara Yoga, and after 3 years of study, received her second 200 Teacher Training Certificate in the Anusara practice. She continued her training by taking a 500 hour advanced teacher training with Scott Anderson’s Alignment Yoga from 2016-17.
She has studied with many skilled teachers, such as Alison Alstrom, Darcy Lyon, Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze, Darren Rhodes, Sianna Sherman, Doug Keller, Scott Anderson, Jeany Volk, Kim Schwartz, Douglas Brooks, Aaron Mattes, Sean Haleen and Elise Browning Miller.
Beth’s love and passion for life is evident in her teaching. She combines her knowledge of Yoga philosophy, alignment principles and multiple styles of yoga to create a beautiful and enlivening yoga experience. She specializes in yoga with therapeutic elements and yoga for those with scoliosis, combining yoga and functional weight training. She also specializes in working with those that have hypermobility, teaching them how to find mid range in their yoga practice and strengthening with closed chain exercises and weights.
Beth has also broadened her scope of practice with these credentials and studies: Reiki Master, Certified Personal Trainer, Chiropractic Assistant, Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training, Functional Movement Screening Level 1 and 2, Active Isolated Stretch and Strength Advanced Level 1 and 2, and Level 1 TRX.