Yoga Teacher Shamanic Healer Ordained Minister
Bekah always had a strong pull towards the magical. She officially stumbled onto her spiritual path at nineteen when she was first introduced to Yoga in Portland, Oregon (although her mom claims she had been doing Yoga in the womb!). She then wandered down a winding road of experiences and teachings from Vipassana meditation to earth medicine that led to Burbank, California.
It was there that she blossomed and truly began her work as a teacher and more importantly, as a student.
Bekah has been blessed to learn ways that use all our experiences as tools to go deeper into life. It allows us to connect with others in a way not possible if we had not faced some realm of suffering. The dark only defines the light.
Currently Bekah teaches at Yoga Blend as well as manages the studio. She is very active in natural healing- she focuses on women's mysteries, chakra work, seasonal shifts, lunar cycles and several techniques involving sound, drumming, nature and yoga asana. She is beginning the last year of a four year apprenticeship to Lynn Andrews in the Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts and Training. Bekah continues to deepen her practices with regular research and study with other teachers/traditions and is always open to new possibilities. She has currently studied privately with Vicki Noble and is exploring Shamanic healing in the Michael Harner teachings.
Bekah is interested in working with people on a full spectrum - body, mind, spirit and emotions. She welcomes the opportunity to explore these energies through natural elements and healing techniques. Bekah sets the intention for healing with a blend of sweetness, sassiness & sacredness.
200 Hour Yoga Certification at White Lotus Foundation Santa Barbara, CA August 2004 (CYT/RYT-E200) www.yogaalliance.org
Northwest School of Earth Medicine with Jackie Livingstone in Portland, OR January 2005
Graduate Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts Training February 2007-November 2010
Universal Life Church Ordination October 2007; ongoing seminary training
Seven Windows to the Soul~ Chakra Immersion with Anodea Judith in Los Angeles, CA December 2007
Off the Mat, Into the World Yoga & Activism Training/Intensive with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri & Suzanne Sterling in Los Angeles, CA January 2008
Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga Training Level 1 with Judith Lasater in San Diego, CA February 2009 www.RestorativeYogaTeachers.com
On-going training with Vicki Noble February 2010-present in Santa Cruz, CA
Foundation for Shamanic Studies: The Way of the Shaman® Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing:The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism February 2010 in Los Angeles with Amanda Foulger
Reiki 1 & 2 attunements/training September 2010 with Phoenix Artemisia
International Assembly of Spiritual Healers & Earth Stewards ordained minister, spiritual healer & earth steward May 2011
Foundation for Shamanic Studies: Shamanism, Death and Beyond June 2011 in Los Angeles with Amanda Foulger
Bekah has been blessed to work with
many talented Yoginis, Shamans and healers. She is especially grateful
to Jackie Livingstone, Seane Corne, Judith Lasater, Lynn Andrews, Vicki
Noble and her mother, Jackie Finch.
This site was last updated 07/14/11