Beth's Bio

Photo: Andrea Killiam
Photo: Andrea Killiam

Beth Spinder C-IAYT, ERYT500 is a yoga therapist, teacher, and published writer on yoga related subjects.
A frequent contributor to, she has offered yoga therapy in hospitals, clinics, and schools and has been on staff as a yoga therapist at the Himalayan Institute, Omega Institute, and in centers for addiction and recovery. Beth travels worldwide offering inspiring retreats and trainings at Sivananda Ashrams and private retreat centers. She has studied and taught yoga and meditation since the 1970s and found her teacher Eknath Easwaran in the 1980s. Since then she has studied with senior teachers of the Iyengar and Desikachar lineages. She utilizes techniques from her studies of Tantra via the Himalayan tradition, ParaYoga, Yin, Phoenix Rising, and Anusara principles. She was the education director of a 200 and 500 hour teacher training program, as well as the executive director of the nonprofit yoga education center. Her work includes employment as a medical yoga therapist and holistic liaison at a major medical facility where she lectured interdepartmentally on stress management and yoga therapy. She has worked with all age groups and levels, bringing yoga to college campuses, homeless shelters, juvenile detention, advanced studies programs, churches and public schools. Beth has had the pleasure of seeing teachers develop, and minds and bodies heal, through the gifts of her teachers and looks forward to seeing yoga integrated into world medicine. You can find her current schedule at
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