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Bethany Mariman: Invites you to let self-reflection guide your practice.

We are excited to welcome  Bethany to our teaching community!

Bethany, tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Bethany Mariman. I am an artist by nature. I look around me
and watch a beautiful story unfold. I see the way I create the paths beneath
my feet. I watch myself shift and the road moves with me. I am a student of
this observation. On a journey towards infinite remembering.

My yoga, my practice, is an effort to attune myself. To tune into my vessel, and in that space of complete attention, realign my physical body as I return to my soul alignment. Practice is the process of bringing the alignment of my physical vessel to house and reflect and remind the direction of my spirit.

What are you focusing on right now in your practice?

I am focusing, at this time, in a new level of discipline. In a more thoughtful and directed approach to movement, where my natural flow is very open and improvisational. I am working to ground my free movement into a discerned, studied practice. With grace and mercy I accept that my natural gift is my fluidity, but with humility I understand that every gift needs roots, and hard work.

As a big picture what do you hope to teach your students?

My greatest wish for my students is to guide them into this practice of self-reflection; this gift of reflective alignment that keeps giving back. I teach because I am learning. I teach because this is the space I have come to over and over, the space that has always met me and nurtured me when the rest of the world seemed fruitless. This is the space that has taught me, every time, that there is hope, and purpose.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

My greatest joys in teaching come when I see my students release, expand, and reach levels (physical, energetic, emotional, etc.) that they had once only dreamed of. This progress always being a direct result of the ways in which my students show up for themselves.

Who are your greatest influences?

My greatest teachers have always been, the wind and the sky and the trees and the thorns and the leaves and the distance between who I am and who I am becoming. I most look up to experience, and the strangers placed on my path to teach me— a coffee shop conversation, a student in my class taking a deep breath, someone driving recklessly beside me, an unexpected rainstorm, a wise man in the woods. I have been so blessed to discover teachers and lessons around every corner.

Come & meet Bethany her weekly class:

Flow (Moderate): Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Medium pace, designed to get you moving.
 
What to expect:
These classes emphasize linking breath with movement. Teachers guide students into mindfully moving from one pose to the next. There are more weight-bearing poses taught (such as planks) in Flow class vs. Hatha class, and the pace is typically faster in flow class vs. Hatha class. Moderate-challenging poses are taught and an exploration of arm balances and inversions may be offered.
Is this class right for you?
Some experience and familiarity with basic poses is recommended (not best for beginners); however, variations and modifications are offered so that each student is both accommodated and challenged.

 

 

Tiffany Cooper: Setting Intentions to Joyful Living

Tiffany Cooper began her journey with yoga in 1997 while living in Santa Monica, California. After moving to Yardley, Pennsylvania she found a supportive community of yoga practitioners and decided she wanted to share the many gifts yoga has given to her with more people. She completed 200 hour teacher training in June of 2013. Tiffany’s main focus is Vinyasa Flow which focuses on connecting pranayama, the life force or breath, with an intentional sequence of postures. She is also very experienced in teaching Gentle and Restorative yoga and holds a Reiki I certification. Tiffany actively works to deepen her practice on a daily basis which is not only her passion but her lifestyle. Her classes are filled with a deep sense of joy, reverence and love that create an environment of strength and self-discovery.

Tiffany, tell us a bit about yourself!

I am the mother of 3 beautiful grown-up children…which is my favorite part of my life! I love cooking, traveling, reading, writing short stories and poetry. I am also very dedicated to my spiritual path. As a practitioner of Bhakti Yoga I have a strong practice of chanting and studying ancient texts that reveal the nature of the soul. As a yoga asana teacher I enjoy weaving spirituality into physical practice to help students dive deeper into their practice overall. Yoga is about connection. I try to guide students into exploring what is in their hearts so that they can use it to manifest a true connection with those around them.

I am also an energy worker trained as an Usui Reiki Master and a Shaman. Healing on every level is important to me and I use my skills with integrity and love to help people find what they need to be happy. My other life practices are herbalism and astrology, both of which have a strong energetic component. I also use them to help others heal in ways that are not so apparent.

Energy is also major part of my yoga practice. In class we focus on the breath as a mover of prana, or life force, on the subtle level. I encourage students to plug into their own energy, as well as the flow of energy around them. By doing so we become more aware and present in any given moment.

Who should come to your yoga class?

Students who are interesting in building a strong practice full of intention and joy.

What are you focusing on right now in your practice?

Right now I am focusing on slowing down the body and especially the mind. I just spent almost a month and a half in India where my focus was “Simple Living, High Thinking”. I am cultivating more of that in my life. We live in such an overstimulating world and it is wreaking havoc on our sense of peace. I want to do my part to help change that for anyone I can.

As a big picture what do you hope to teach your students?

My aim is to teach students to become aware of their inner selves and seek the tools they need to live a fulfilling life. To breathe into every moment and be present so they can live with intention.

What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?

As a student for many years, yoga gave me so many precious gifts. I wanted to share those gifts with others.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

The thing I enjoy most about teaching is watching students transform, grow and let go of so much of whatever is weighing them down

Who are your greatest influences?

My greatest influences are my many spiritual teachers on my Bhakti path and anyone who is truly working to make a positive difference in the world.

Come & meet Tiffany during her weekly class:

Reiki Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:15 pm – Sign up here

In this class we use props to support students in passive poses that allow them to open up and receive the nurturing gifts of Reiki. Combining Reiki with Restorative poses allows students to experience a deep sense of relaxation, release blocks in their energy field and reconnect with their internal blissful self.

Flow (Moderate)

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Medium pace, designed to get you moving.
 
What to expect:
These classes emphasize linking breath with movement. Teachers guide students into mindfully moving from one pose to the next. There are more weight-bearing poses taught (such as planks) in Flow class vs. Hatha class, and the pace is typically faster in flow class vs. Hatha class. Moderate-challenging poses are taught and an exploration of arm balances and inversions may be offered.Is this class right for you?
Some experience and familiarity with basic poses is recommended (not best for beginners); however, variations and modifications are offered so that each student is both accommodated and challenged.