Sunday, September 11, 2016


YOGA with BETH welcomes FALL 2016


“All relaxation does is allow the truth to be felt. The mind is cleared, like a dirty window wiped clean, and the magnitude of what we might ordinarily take for granted inspires tears.” ― Jay Michaelson


"A BLISSFUL EVENING of COMPLETE RELAXATION"
Restorative Yoga with Ayuvedic Pichu
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30-7:30pm
Gifft Hill School Great Room
St. John, USVI
$25

The beauty of Restorative Yoga is that there is no muscular contraction involved.  We believe we have to "work" to increase flexibility, but often we achieve more opening in parts of the body that we perceive as tight by softening and relaxing than through an active asana practice.  During a restorative yoga sequence, you still stretch, but you relax fully in the stretch so that tension can slowly be released. By its very nature, the restorative yoga practice is the antithesis of the “no-pain-no-gain” mentality. You receive the greatest benefits from your practice not through forcing yourself into a pose, but by releasing and surrendering to it.  Ayurvedic Pichu is done at the end of the workshop during savasana.  A blend of ayurvedic oils are gently massaged on the forehead (3rd eye) and wrapped in a warm cloth.  It settles your mind and allows you to go deeper into relaxation. 
  • The benefits of this experience are far reaching....
    • Enhances flexibility
    • Deeply relaxes the body
    • Stills the mind
    • Improves capacity for healing and balancing
    • Soothes the nervous system
    • Boosts the immune system
    • Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self
    • Enhances mood states
    • Slows down the pace of life
    • Encourages mindfulness
    • Cultivates heightened body awareness
    • Deepens self-awareness and introspection
    • Creates deliberateness of action
    • Strengthens acceptance and detachment
    • Helps you feel safe and secure
    • feels fabulous and makes you smile

      I HOPE YOU MAY JOIN US!  Please bring your mat, beach towel & any personal props you may have (blocks, straps, eye pillow, bolster)......I have props if you need them.  contact me via phone, text or email to register  340/643-/6467 or emoptician@aol.com

      Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.” 

      Also.....it's that time again!!! You know you would benefit from it!!! Yes, it's time to CLEANSE!  I will be supporting the St. John Community with the online ULTIMATE REJUVENATION CLEANSE starting on September 25, 2016
      I have personally found this cleanse safe, easy, practical, educational, comprehensive & affordable with amazing results! WHY CLEANSE??
      lack of energy, weight gain, muscle/join pain, mood swing, cellulite, digestive issues, sinus congestion, frequent colds or flu, water retention, anxiety/depression, ear infections, rashes, allergies, acne, dark circles under eyes, lack of luster, feeling like crap??

      Check out www.ultimaterejuvenationcleanse.com to see what the cleanse is about, how we do it and what you get!  ALL DONE ONLINE!  We have had many happy and successful cleansers!!  I am excited to be part of such a outstanding team of professionals and look forward to support you on this transformational experience!  Contact me with any questions or concerns if the website should not answer all the questions you may have!  ALSO....ask me for the "special island" discount code for a savings!!!

      thank you for your continued support and inspiration.  You are truly a gift in my life.....

      Blessings, 
      Beth 

      340/643-6467


      Many thanks to Deborah, Rea & Antonette who are always there to help carrying/lifting  the props and demonstrating the poses! 

      “Mantra: My swirling mind becomes peaceful, and my body releases all tension. I surrender to the love of the universe, which heals me totally.”
      ― Jay Woodman

      “Let your BE inform your DO.” 
      ― Tehya Sky



Sunday, September 8, 2013

FALL 2014 YOGA with Beth schedule



I AM CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR OCTOBER 2014 and WILL RESUME ALL YOGA CLASSES/PRIVATES ON 
ST. JOHN, USVI ON NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Currently You can find awesome Yoga Classes at 
Mongoose Junction Yoga Center on St. John, USVI

Please contact me to schedule an appointment for the near future or if you have any concerns or questions.
emoptician@aol.com or 340/643-6467
NAMASTE

 With love and patience, nothing is impossible


YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE

Bar Harbor, Maine


  JUNE 21st - SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 

BAR HARBOR, MAINE

DAILY CLASSES- Monday-Sunday  (1 hr) 
YES!! EVERYDAY!

 $10 fee






7:30am - Atlantic Oceanside Hotel
119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609,

United States
(207) 288-5801

and

                                      


9:00am - Bar Harbor Inn and Spa
1 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, United States
(800) 248-3351

all classes are customized to the participants
open to the public
mats provided if needed
no experience necessary
no registration
held outside overlooking the ocean/unless inclement weather brings us indoors


Specialty Private Classes Available in Maine
see descriptions below

HOMEMADE ORGANIC LAVENDER/BUCKWHEAT EYE PILLOWS
made with LOVE by Yogabeth
$10.00 + shipping



Classes in St. John, USVI
I am currently off St. John and will resume classes November 6, 2014
St. John, USVI LOCATIONS

$15 fee at Mongoose Yoga Center (except specialty classes)

Mongoose Yoga Center is a Sugar Mill stone design, fully enclosed with windows amongst tropical gardens and trees, center has fans and Air Conditioning, mats and props available - located behind Mongoose Jct Shopping center in Cruz Bay, go to back parking lot to left, behind carport,
 up stone stairs to 2nd floor of mill stone building
we greatly appreciate when attending MORNING classes to park in CUSTOMER parking spaces (not in employee/numbered spaces out back to the left). Evening classes please feel free to park anywhere AFTER 5pm. 
Custom private and specialty Classes available 
340-643-6467   email: emoptician@aol.com



Private Custom Yoga session


One-to-one instructions designed for your specific needs. Refine your structural alignment, customize your practice, learn posture modifications, attend to injuries/challenges/goals or explore yoga for the 1st time. Experience the benefits of receiving immediate feedback and having your questions and needs regarding yoga met. No previous yoga experience is required. 


Offered $150 for 1-2 people ($20pp over 2)
or Custom Group class available (contact for fee)






SPECIALTY CLASSES

Yoga Nidra     a peaceful experience

Yoga nidra is yoga without movement. Yoga Nidra is completely relaxing, restoring, and deeply rejuvenating for the body and mind. It allows you to completely unwind and get in touch with your inner self and offer a calming quality within. The benefits of yoga nidra are far reaching, and can be different for everyone. Yoga nidra is an ancient practice that is also referred to as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness that is done in a comfortable lying position. The goal of yoga nidra is full body relaxation using techniques including guided imagery, breathing, meditation, concentration and body scanning. The biggest benefit of yoga nidra is that anyone can do it. It doesn't involve physical expertise of any kind so even if you have a health condition, you can practice yoga nidra. Yoga nidra helps to quiet the overactive mind, promotes better sleep, eases anxiety and calms stress.  Total body relaxation!

Offered as a private or group session (no size limit) $150 1- 2  people ($20pp over 2)

Restorative Yoga            a blissful experience

Restorative Yoga is a delicious session that allows you to settle into yoga postures aided by bolsters, blankets and blocks.  The body, placed into poses, is completely supported, allowing it to passively relax, stretch and open at progressively deeper levels. This practice allows for the release of deep seated tensions and helps to bring the body and mind back into natural balance. Restorative yoga profoundly encourages the body to let go, strengthens your immune system, restores the nervous and internal systems, calms the mind, and nurtures your whole being.
Offered as a private or group  $150 for 1-2 people ($20pp over 2)


I would be honored to guide you on your personal journey into Health and Wellness
contact info 340/643-6467 or emoptician@aol.com
See full bio on last blog page

FEEDBACK FROM STUDENTS:

"Hi, I was a guest at the Atlantic Oceanside hotel this past week and wanted to tell you how the yoga classes I took with Beth added so much to my enjoyment of my vacation.  As  I am a longtime yoga practitioner, I was excited when I learned that the hotel had daily yoga classes, but when I learned that the yoga teacher had trained at Kripalu and studied with some of the world's best yoga teachers, I knew the classes would be the highlight of my trip--which they were.  I can't thank you enough for offering yoga classes at your hotel with such an experienced teacher."  -Cynthia


Sunday, June 30, 2013

September 2013 YOGA schedule & offerings




Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves—our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.— William E. Simon
I am currently on the beautiful Mount Desert Island in Maine from July 1st to
September 25th teaching public and private sessions.  I look forward to the opportunity to practice with you!


DAILY CLASSES    YES...2 classes Everyday!!!

7:30AM

Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Events Center


119 Eden Street (Rte 3) Bar Harbor, ME 04609



9:00AM
Bar Harbor Inn and Spa 
Newport Drive   Bar Harbor, Maine

All classes OPEN to the PUBLIC
Classes are ALL LEVELS that are customized to the participants
Class fee $10
Mats are provided if needed
No experience or registration necessary
check in with front desk for location of class or contact me 340/643-6467 or emoptician@aol.com



Custom private and specialty Classes are available 

SPECIALTY CLASSES



Yoga Nidra     a peaceful experience

Yoga nidra is yoga without movement. Yoga Nidra is completely relaxing, restoring, and deeply rejuvenating for the body & mind. It allows you to completely unwind and get in touch with your inner self and offer a calming quality within. The benefits of yoga nidra are far reaching, and can be different for everyone. Yoga nidra is an ancient practice that is also referred to as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness that is done in a comfortable lying position. The goal of yoga nidra is full body relaxation using techniques including guided imagery, breathing, meditation, concentration and body scanning. The biggest benefit of yoga nidra is that anyone can do it. It doesn't involve physical expertise of any kind so even if you have a health condition, you can practice yoga nidra. Yoga nidra helps to quiet the overactive mind, promotes better sleep, eases anxiety and calms stress.  Total body relaxation!

Offered as a private or group session (no size limit)
 $150 for 1-2 people / $20pp additional over 2   


Restorative Yoga             a blissful experience

Restorative Yoga is a delicious session that allows you to settle into yoga postures aided by bolsters, blankets & blocks.  The body, placed into poses, is completely supported, allowing it to passively relax, stretch and open at progressively deeper levels. This practice allows for the release of deep seated tensions and helps to bring the body and mind back into natural balance. Restorative yoga profoundly encourages the body to let go, strengthens your immune system, restores the nervous & internal systems, calms the mind, and nurtures your whole being.  Release and sink deeply into a state of blissful deep, deep rest!
Offered as a private or group (up to 6 people)
$150 for 1-2 people /$20pp additional over 2



I would be honored to guide you on your personal journey into Health & Wellness…….



BIO:

Elizabeth Escardo is a certified Kripalu Yoga, JourneyDance & IREST instructor. She offers an organic experience that incorporates her 17 yrs. of practice and extensive training in Integrated Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Chakra, Tantra, Partner, Meditation, Ayurvedic sciences, Yoga Nidra and is a Reiki Master.  Co-creator/owner of Shakti Healing Arts Center in Massachusetts before moving to St John, USVI 12 yrs ago.  She currently is the Director of the Mongoose Junction Yoga Center in Cruz Bay, on staff at the elite M’Ocean Studio at Caneel Bay Resort, The Spa at the Westin Resort on St. John, The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Maine and owner of Yoga with Beth.  She has classes, workshops and retreats on St. John, USVI & within the US.  She is an ordained minister & licensed to officiate weddings in the USVI.  Elizabeth's focus in teaching individuals practices in yoga and meditation is in the spirit of helping them to find some facet of freedom or liberation within their own life. Whether it be freedom from stress, negative thoughts, or liberation of movement.  Elizabeth’s intention is to allow the practices to enrich our everyday modern lives so that we can feel calmer, more comfortable in our skin, and to help to open us up to possibilities that we may never have imagined available.


I can be reached at 340/643-6467 or emoptician@aol.com for questions, concerns and appointments 





CLASSES will continue in my absence at home on ST JOHN at the beloved MONGOOSE JCT YOGA and pilates CENTER as follows:

September 1-20, 2013:

Tuesday 9am Pilates/Keryn
Wednesday 9am Yoga/Adam
Wednesday 5:15pm Pilates/keryn
Thursday 9am Pilates/Keryn 
Friday 9am Yoga/Adam
Saturday 9:30am Yoga/Adam

September 21-30, 2013

Tuesday 9am Pilates/Keryn
Tuesday 5:30pm Yoga/Lindsey
Wednesday 9am Yoga/Adam
Wednesday 5:15pm Pilates/Keryn
Thursday 9am Pilates/Keryn
Thursday 5:30pm Yoga/Lindsey
Friday 9am Yoga/Adam
Saturday 9:30am Yoga/Lindsey