Richmond : Short Pump

Becky Eschenroeder

Becky grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she attended school and lived, until she went onto graduate from James Madison University with a degree in psychology, and recently obtained her elementary school teaching license from Mary Baldwin College. She is currently a teaching Language Arts and Social Studies to fourth graders at St. Andrew’s School. It is her dream to share the gift of yoga with as many individuals as possible; old and young alike.

She is a 200 hour RYT, and trained very closely under Arlene Bjork through Grace Yoga Training Systems, before she passed away in late 2009. Becky has been able to meet some amazing individuals through her yoga training, which just happened to fall into her lap after college graduation. Becky strongly believes that she did not find yoga…yoga found her. She was back home in Richmond and began going to classes at The ACAC Health Club, and was hooked immediately. She knew that this was something she had to do include in her life, and soon after she began networking, searching, and practicing at other Richmond studios. Arlene was introduced to Becky by one of her very first teachers (and very dear friend) Sonja Stoeckli. They went onto become close friends, and she inspired Becky to enter her teacher training program, and the rest is history. Yoga has been very healing for Becky, as it gives her a way to stay balanced mentally and physically. In fact, she doesn’t know how she lived for 24 years without it! It has opened her eyes to so many beautiful philosophies and ways of living, and it has led her to meet many astounding individuals. When life gets crazy and uncertain, there is one thing that she is certain of yoga will always be there. Whenever she practices, she can hear the voice of her teacher telling her to simply, “Stay encouraged.”

Becky is currently an Ambassador for both Lululemon Athletica and Project Yoga Richmond. She is also a trained Ambassador for YoKid Stretch Your Limits. She is also currently training to be a YoKid Facilitator Trainer so that she may impart the knowledge with fellow teachers how to share to gift of yoga with children. In addition to these, Becky is also in the middle of training with her dear friend Nitya to be able to teach thought another children’s format called “Yoga with Nitya” format.