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.
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
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.
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.