Bex, as she's affectionately known, is a certified teacher of Pilates and Yoga. She began her yoga studies in 1994, and has taught in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000. Cerified through the PMA and Yoga Alliance. Her first formal yoga training was in the Ashtanga vinyasa system and then she went on to study other styles. Her teaching is strongly influenced by Erich Schiffmann and Gurumukh. She is always inspired by the precise alignment of Iyengar and Aunsara Yoga. In college, she competed in Division I field hockey and was an avid runner. When she moved to California, she continued to enjoy moving her body and challenging herself. She ran 2 marathons and road her bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
At a young age, Bex became aware of many spiritual teachers. Her father introduced her to Vipassana Meditation at 4. She visited the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, at 6. This was her first experience meditating, she went so deep, she fell asleep on her cushion. In 1983, Ram Dass came to her family's home to meet with a group of psychologists about a book he was writing. At 12, Bex met the Dalai Lama at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
When it comes to teaching yoga, she always invites, shares and shines the light. Her approach focuses on developing an awareness of the breath as an essential connection between the mind, body, and movement. Bex leads with enthusiasm, warmth, and a gentle sense of humor. She is often recognized as a teacher who reminds her students the importance of gratitude for all their personal gifts and to embrace life.
Bex practices living her yoga daily at home with her two sons and daughter. These little beings are her teachers of the many essential lessons. They constantly encourage her to be present, to love, to be patient and happy.
To read more about Bex, her retreats, workshops and blogs, go to www.bexurban.com