Beth Hartig – Founder and Main Teacher at Hartig Yoga
RYT500 Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher
Studied at Trimurti Yoga, Dharamsala, India
200 hour Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training Course in May 2014
300 hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course in Yin & Yang and the 5 elements in January 2017
Reiki 2 Practitioner & Massage Therapist
VTCT Anatomy and Physiology
Bsc. Honours Degree in Psychology
What Yoga Means To Me
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to browse my website. It really is an honour to share yoga with you. I would like to tell you a little bit more about how I came to find yoga and why I decided to share this ancient practice with others.
I discovered yoga as a teenager, receiving a yoga video for Christmas. I was instantly amazed by the energy I felt underneath my skin after practicing, and how deeply relaxed I became. The yoga seed was planted. Although I didn’t practice much, it was something I kept coming back to through my teenage years.
At 19, I went to university to study Psychology in Bristol, England. The human mind fascinated me, and I had many questions that I wanted answers for.
What is life? What is consciousness? Why do people behave in the ways that they do? What is happiness? How can I live a happy life?
Although it was an eye opening experience, my degree didn’t give me the answers I was looking for. I travelled the world tirelessly; constantly looking for something more, craving the next adventure, and seeing if any other places had the answers I was looking for. I travelled to India, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, The United States, Australia, Indonesia, Malta, Philippines and Thailand. During these beautiful years, a lot of discoveries and friends were made, all which directed me back to the path of Yoga.
The Physical Benefits of Yoga
It was the physical benefits of yoga that drew me back at first. My body was starting to suffer from years of travelling and partying. Ashtanga Yoga provided the discipline and quick physical results that I needed at this time. I then stumbled across a beautiful Hatha Yoga teacher, when living in Bristol, England and I had found the style of yoga that resonated with me the most. I developed my own home practice and there was no looking back.
Yoga means so much to me. It helps my body to feel strong and flexible, it calms my overactive mind and enables me to see what is important in my life. But most importantly it brings me back to the present moment, which is the only place we can truly be. It has helped me to realise that happiness cannot be found on the outside. Years of searching the world for happiness have only lead me back to myself, to my practice and to my yoga journey. It is my honour to share this practice with you.
Returning to India
After studying and practicing Yoga for 4 years, I returned to India in 2014 with the intention of deepening my practice further, becoming a qualified yoga teacher and learning ‘real’ yoga in its beautiful home land. I completed a 200 hour multi-style course with Trimurti Yoga, which enables me to teach Ashtanga, Sivananda, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.
In 2017, I returned to India again to complete my advanced 300 hours yoga teacher training course titled Yin & Yang and the 5 elements. In this course I deepened my knowledge of Yin yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as the 5 elements of Ayurveda and how we can work with them in our yoga practice.
My Palm Cove Yin and Yang Classes
I mainly teach Hatha and Yin yoga styles now, and usually create Yin and Yang classes so my students can experience the benefits of both. I share the tools that have led me to live a happier and more fulfilled life, in a way that is accessible to EVERYBODY, whether you are a complete beginner, young or old, male or female, or consider yourself to be unfit.
‘My aim is to show how accessible yoga is. ANYBODY can do yoga, as long as you have a body, and you can breathe! That is really all that you need. It’s not about how flexible you are, or about getting your leg over your head. It’s about feeling and exploring your body, developing awareness and coming back to the present moment’
Thank you for taking the time to browse the Hartig Yoga website!