Beth Pettengill Riley is a seasoned somatic movement activist with over 40 years of experience facilitating workshops in Continuum, Ashtanga Yoga, and mindfulness meditation around the globe. A founding member of Mount Madonna Center, she has been an invited presenter at Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Mount Madonna Center, Open Center, and the Skyros Institute in Greece. She holds a master’s degree in dance education from Stanford University.
Beth passionately engages embodiment as a spiritual path. She has offered a combination of yoga and Continuum for over 35 years in accessible and inspiring formats. With a degree in English, she interweaves poetry throughout her classes and workshops.
Her latest project, focusing on teens, is called The Embodied Generation, and is reimagining and inspiring true physical education in the 21st century. For 10 years she has run a program for teens in the health and wellness curriculum at Kirby School, in Santa Cruz, combining mindfulness, yoga, and nonviolent communication to help alleviate the epidemic of student stress and teen anxiety.
Beth started the first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction yoga class on the west coast in conjunction with Bob Stahl at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She is also president of the board of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association based in New York and winner of the Good Times Best Yoga Teacher of Santa Cruz award.
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December 10 - 15, 2017
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