Why I teach Yoga
As a runner, I was pretty skeptical of Yoga. One day in class, the instructor asked us if we had a lot of "noise" in our heads. Ah--well, yes I did. She challenged us to focus on relaxing the craziness in our minds, instead of totally focusing on the physical positions. This was my “ah ha” moment. Here was a challenging physical practice that not only works from the neck down, but even more from the neck up...
truly a "mind/body" experience!
So that’s it, it’s pretty simple. Yoga is a work-out, and a work-IN. It helps balance, focus and strengthen your body, and it can balance, focus and center your mind. It’s a win-win. This awareness translates off the mat. It can be applied productively in your day-to-day life.
My job is to act as your guide, and it truly is an honor.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Marty currently teaches yoga at Liberty Athletic Club, Imagine Fitness & Yoga, and Marty Betts Yoga, her home studio. She is also a NASM certified personal trainer, specializing in core strength, endurance and flexibility.
Professionally trained in graphic design and music, these disciplines along with her yoga and personal training certifications inform her yoga teaching. Marty loves creating innovative and intelligent sequences that truly honor each body’s physiology. Her knowledge of anatomy supports each sequence, ensuring proper pose progression, proper alignment and prevention of injury. She also creates customized music mixes that complement her sequences and provide
a calm and focused environment.
Marty is a passionate runner, and has been involved in the fitness community for over 35 years. She considers both yoga and running
to be forms of moving meditation and wonderful complements
to each other.
It is sincerely an honor for her to help her students discover themselves and their true power, through the 4,000-year-old
practice of yoga.