Courses

Dr. Betsy teaches several online courses a year that take students on a more in-depth journey into their bodies and minds. Check out past courses that you can access now or upcoming live courses.

Current & Upcoming Workshops

Remind

FAll 2022

REMIND is Dr. Betsy’s signature 9-week course designed to “remind” you of your fullest potential as a human being and transform anxiety, depression, and stress using the tools of yoga.

There is over a decade worth of research showing the effectiveness of yoga for back pain, blood pressure, heart disease, smoking cessation, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even ADD. It clearly bolsters our physical and mental health.

This course, based on current research, focuses on the 6 factors thought to underlie yoga’s curative effects: balancing the nervous system, regulation of the breath, inhabiting the body, remaining in the present, creating new narratives, and reversing anatomical patterns in the physical body.

Each week we will explore one of these factors through lecture, discussion, and full yoga practice. You will also receive weekly email support, as well as additional resources like videos, recordings, and handouts to practice these skills at home.

Data we collected from participants in the last 2 courses showed a statistically significant decrease in both anxiety and depression by the end of the course.  These findings align with other current research that suggests people see mental health improvements with yoga in as short as 8 weeks.

Who is this workshop for?  This workshop is for anyone who wants to bolster, enhance or up-level their mental well-being.  Everyone struggles with challenging emotional states, and this course provides straightforward tools to feel better. This course is also useful for mental health professionals who want to use yogic tools in their work.

ReClaim: A Heroine's Journey
A Return to Self

September 2022

Are you feeling a fundamental shift in perspective after living through a 2-year pandemic? Have you felt stuck and are longing for a shift? Do you know that there is more to life and you are desiring to feel more alive?

Joseph Campbell dubbed the term “The Hero’s Journey” in 1949, and all great stories are based on this template. The process of this journey brings one to a deeper understanding of oneself, but not without challenge.

If you are called to this experience, each month we will explore the process of reconnecting to one’s inner self, and reclaiming all the parts of self that have been repressed, shut down, ignored, and shamed.

Many contemporary writers have pointed out that our survival as a species may depend on our ability to reengage with the feminine. No matter our gender orientation, most of us are profoundly cut off from the feminine, and very few of us actually live from feminine intelligence. Each month we will explore ways to do this, as well as balance our feminine energy with healthy masculine energy (within ourselves).

In order to know yourself, you have to begin to shed all that isn’t you and instinctively remember all your innate goodness. This allows us all to rise with dignity, consciousness, and strength.

More details coming soon about how to register.

Tend Her 2.0
Reconnect to Self

July 2022

This 4-week free course for Iowa residents (as covered by a grant) helps women return to their inner knowing via reconnection to their body, heart, intuition, and relationships.

Pre-Recorded Workshops

The Intuitive Yogi Series

10 Classes $99

I’ve been fascinated with developing and listening to my intuition for a long time. I’ve learned that everyone is intuitive, but not everyone has developed this skill to its fullest potential.

Intuition has the capacity to guide our lives, help decision-making, keep us safe, and show us what is in our highest interest. In this yoga series, I share a system for hearing our inner whispers through the path of yoga.  Each week we will explore a new aspect of how to listen to intuition.
  • Week 1: Intro to Intuition
  • Week 2: Creating Ritual
  • Week 3: The Intuitive Pelvis
  • Week 4: The Intuitive Heart
  • Week 5: The Intuitive Third Eye
  • Week 6: Connecting 3 Intuitive Centers
  • Week 7: The Breath is A Wonder Drug
  • Week 8: Open to the Signs
  • Week 9: Unblock & Listen to Inner Truth
  • Week 10: Listen & Act

Finding Yourself Series

8 Classes $77

I have always been a lifelong seeker. I believe that every human has a deeper longing to know and actualize their true self.

In this 8-week series, we are using to use the yoga tradition as a template for self-study (Svadhaya). Each week we will explore a new aspect of self to discover or re-discover in a new way.

  • Week 1: Finding Your Practice
  • Week 2: Finding Your Roots
  • Week 3: Finding Your Creative Spark
  • Week 4: Finding Your Core
  • Week 5: Finding Your Center
  • Week 6: Finding Your Shadow
  • Week 7: Finding Your Light
  • Week 8: Finding Your True North

Align & Integrate Series

10 Classes $99

The 8 limbs of Yoga are like a guidebook or a really good map that shows a pathway toward more FREEDOM. The yogis created a plan by which human evolution, both individually and collectively, could progress.

This series explores the first 2 limbs of yoga, the Yamas and the Niyamas. The Yamas are those qualities that help us align with our soul nature. The Niyamas are how we integrate who we are into the world.

These first two limbs essentially teach us how do the inner work and then how to take it into the world. Each class will introduce a yama or niyama, and then provide asana, breath work, mudra, mantra, and self-reflection.

  • Week 1: Ahimsa—Peacefulness: Happiness Begins Within
  • Week 2: Satya—Truthfulness: Integrity Creates Personal Power
  • Week 3: Astheya—Generosity: Giving Initiates the Law of Prosperity
  • Week 4: Brahmacharya—Self Control: Moderation Increases Energy
  • Week 5: Aparigraha—Appreciation: Gratitude Brings Abundance
  • Week 6: Saucha—Purity: Choosing Less Offers More
  • Week 7: Santosha—Contentment: Accepting What is Equals Freedom
  • Week 8: Tapas—Right Action: Pairing Passion and Non-Attachment
  • Week 9: Swadhaya—Self Reflection: Discovering Your True Nature
  • Week 10: Iswara Pranidhana—Devotion: Surrendering to Love

Only Connect Series

9 Classes $88

In this series, learn how yoga can help us reconnect to ourselves, others, and the world at large. The inspiration for this series is coming on the heels of a literal year of disconnection as we all socially distanced in a year of pandemic.

This series explores the first 2 limbs of yoga, the Yamas and the Niyamas. The Yamas are those qualities that help us align with our soul nature. The Niyamas are how we integrate who we are into the world.

These first two limbs essentially teach us how do the inner work and then how to take it into the world. Each class will introduce a yama or niyama, and then provide asana, breath work, mudra, mantra, and self-reflection.

  • Week 1: Ahimsa—Peacefulness: Happiness Begins Within
  • Week 2: Satya—Truthfulness: Integrity Creates Personal Power
  • Week 3: Astheya—Generosity: Giving Initiates the Law of Prosperity
  • Week 4: Brahmacharya—Self Control: Moderation Increases Energy
  • Week 5: Aparigraha—Appreciation: Gratitude Brings Abundance
  • Week 6: Saucha—Purity: Choosing Less Offers More
  • Week 7: Santosha—Contentment: Accepting What is Equals Freedom
  • Week 8: Tapas—Right Action: Pairing Passion and Non-Attachment
  • Week 9: Swadhaya—Self Reflection: Discovering Your True Nature
  • Week 10: Iswara Pranidhana—Devotion: Surrendering to Love

Root Chakra Series

7 Classes $66

Our root chakra is the base and foundation of how we function in the world. It is oriented toward survival and security. If we have a history of trauma, experience anxiety, or are going through a major life transition, our root chakra is likely challenged to stay in balance. 

This series works to develop a new awareness of this chakra, and every practice integrates a new asana sequence, mudra, breath technique, and theme to help you strengthen and balance your root.

  • Class 1: Grounding
  • Class 2: Befriending the Body
  • Class 3: Safety & Survival
  • Class 4: Apana Vayu – The Downward Force of Energy
  • Class 5: Strengthening The Immune System
  • Class 6: The Power of Gravity
  • Class 7: Abundance Consciousness

Release & Lighten Up

7 Classes $66

In this 7-week series, we explore how to lighten up.  We are all literally made of light.  However, life and all its inherent challenges tend to weigh us down and darken our spirit.  To return to our natural state of brightness, it is necessary to shed some of our layers, and this is what this course will help you do. 

  • Class 1: Intro to Series and Finding Freedom
  • Class 2: Overcoming Fear with Tapas
  • Class 3: Meeting Life with More Presence
  • Class 4: Comparison (and judgment) is the Thief of Happiness
  • Class 5: Release Shame & Unworthiness
  • Class 6: The Positivity Ratio 3:1 – Moving Toward More Flourishing
  • Class 7: Landing in A Lightness of Being