Yoga first came into Beth Lipset's life from her then 2 year old daughter, who was enrolled in preschool and participated in yoga as an activity. She loved how flexible and focused her daughter was becoming and wanted to join in on the fun. She began practicing yoga at Om Sweet Om in 2003, the year the studio first opened. While yoga was initially a difficult thing to schedule into her calendar, it quickly became an element of her daily routine as her desire and need to practice increased.
In 2008, life events escalated her practice of yoga into Beth's "off the mat" life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yoga not only allowed her to regain her strength and flexibility after several surgeries, but allowed her to find the strength in her mind and focus on her outlook on life.
Wanting to share and give back all that yoga did for her, she enrolled in the yoga TT at OSO.
She became a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher, and a YogaKids instructor, in the summer of 2011.
She loves to integrate many modern music styles within her classes and it is not uncommon to hear the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Luther Vandross, Train or Little Feat in one session.
Beth's Mantra: "have peace in your thoughts, have peace in your words, have peace in your heart."
Beth instructs the following:
This beginner class will address all the important aspects of a yoga class. We will focus on the basic postures in a class, the breathing and the foundations of yoga all at a slow pace. No previous experience required.A slow-paced practice, with great attention to detail and use of props. Perfect for seniors or those dealing with injury who need a well-rounded, healing practice.
This class is for experienced beginners who wish to take their practice to the next level. Vinyasa Flow level one classes include the basics of a flow class, which is a dynamic practice that focuses on combining movement with breath control - an energizing and invigorating yogic experience.
This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga students who have some experience with yoga. The instructor will offer modifications for newer students as well as more challenging poses for advanced students. (not recommended for pure beginners)
Chillers (Ages 4-7)
Yoga for 4-7 year olds. Introduce your child to yoga with this playful and animated yoga class! The yoga poses are meant to be fun and engaging. Your child will want to play yoga everyday. Techniques that engage their growing minds and help to develop their little bodies will be used. Music, reading, crafts and other fun tools are used to help increase motor skills, develop language and teach your child to interact with others in a positive encouraging environment.
Chillax (Ages 8-11)
Yoga for 8-11 year olds. In our classes we explore yoga poses, relaxation techniques and breath play. Setting up a foundational yoga practice that will be with your child for the rest of their life. $22/Class, $160 for 8 week session!