Registered Yoga Teacher
Beth Walker received her RYT-200 hour in May 2017 after undergoing a 9-month teacher training through Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC. She is a Yoga Alliance approved instructor. Additionally, she received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, and a concentration in Body-Centered, Mindfulness-Based and Nature-Based Therapies from Appalachian State University in December 2017.
Her approach to yoga is therapeutic in nature, with an emphasis on hatha vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga. Beth has been practicing yoga for nearly fifteen years and came to it initially for it’s physical benefits, as many do in our Western culture. However, she soon realized that she was experiencing growth and healing on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level, as well. She then became a student of yoga, as well as a practitioner, in 2011.
As a mental health therapist, Beth sees the mind, body, heart, and spirit as being deeply intertwined and influencing of one another. She believes that to neglect one of these facets is to be living a half life. Her intention within teaching her classes is to help others bridge the gaps in their own beings, to provide a space and opportunity for exploration, reflection, healing, growth, and the development of joy and resilience within their own lives and personal practices.
Beth has recently completed specialty training in prenatal yoga, and currently offers private and duet prenatal yoga sessions at Synergy. Beth is currently taking advanced yoga courses through Asheville Yoga Center and hopes to earn her RYT-500. She plans to eventually integrate her counseling and yoga teaching practices in order to allow her clients to fully experience true mind-body-heart therapy. As a Cookeville native, Beth is excited and honored to contribute to the flourishing yoga community within her hometown. She looks forward to practicing with you.
Register for Beth’s classes here.