Beth joined the Los Angeles Kundalini Yoga community in 2007 while at grad school earning her MFA in production design for film and TV at the American Film Institute. She discovered Golden Bridge Yoga studio in Hollywood and soon became a regular student there, then quickly a sevadar, then a part-time front desk manager, and ultimately a full-time front desk manager, teacher, and sadhana leader.

She tookLevel 1 Teacher's Training in 2013-14 with Gurmukh and Gurushabd, and also attended Level 1 Yoga Therapy training with Guru Dharam (of England/Sweden/NY) in 2014 at Golden Bridge. She also assisted 3 other Level 1 TTs (2 at Golden Bridge Santa Monica, 1 at Golden Sol), and taught at Golden Sol studio in LA from 2014-2019. She also organized a Level 2 Yoga Therapy module with Guru Dharam at Guru Ram Das Ashram in 2015. She attended Summer Solstice in NM every year from 2013 through 2019, where she managed the Tent Setup Crew.

In 2020, she ended a 5+ year-long personal seva commitment for Gurmukh. She also no longer practices or teaches KY. Today, she has a radical and fulfilling career working as a set decorator, creative carpenter, artist, and designer in Hollywood and beyond.

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