BETSY REED YOGA
Betsy is originally from Wyoming in the USA. She grew up playing competitive soccer, racing mountain bikes, hiking, cross-country skiing and spending as much time outdoors as possible - preferably at high altitude. After living in Scotland, then London (where she taught in several top yoga studios) for 14 years, she moved to Barcelona in 2016. Because... weather.
Betsy has a truly unique style and her philosophy is straightforward: to help her students get more balanced in body, breath and brain, avoid injury and feel a bit (or a lot) more awesome. She manages to achieve that while rocking lipstick, usually teaching to a hip-hop soundtrack and encouraging students to breathe, tune in and challenge themselves while also having fun.
She completed her 200 hour teacher training in India with The Yoga People and her advanced teacher training (500 hours) with renowned teacher Jason Crandell. His focus in on anatomy, precision and mindfulness has hugely influenced Betsy's style. She has 20 years of anatomy training, has coached several sports and is one of only a handful of teachers in the world with a certification in Sports Yoga, having trained with Sarah Ramsden, trainer to Manchester United FC and other elite teams. Betsy assists Sarah's teacher trainings in the UK and loves working with athletes under her Sports Yoga Barcelona brand because, well, she's been an athlete herself.
Besides teaching yoga, Betsy has worked in social and environmental sustainability for over 15 years and runs her own consultancy, Big Sky, through which she works with businesses, government and NGOs to make the world a better place for as many people as possible.