Practising with Me:

 

  • Move at a slower pace and allow your muscles to heat and energy to build

  • Use your powerful breath to explore, notice and shift gears

  • Delve deeper within, both physically and emotionally, and discover the beauty and mystery of who you are

  • Be guided mindfully through your practice, with modifications and challenges as you need them

  • Honour your body - it's strengths and weaknesses - to prevent injury

  • Build stamina, balance and inner calm

  • Be inspired to experience a moving meditation where your practice flows effortlessly

About Me:

 

My love for movement and dance began at 5 years old when I enrolled in my first ballet class. Dancing throughout my school years, it was only a matter of time before I began my yoga journey. I have been practising for 30 years.

 

In another life and a former career, I graduated with a Masters in Early Childhood and Montessori teaching from NYU. In 2005, I travelled back to New York City to study Kids Yoga, and returned to Sydney to start KarmaKidsYoga – a kids yoga business where my team of amazing Kids Yoga teachers teach children in daycares across Sydney. I also developed Fun with a Twist - Kids Yoga Teacher Training - for adults who want to learn how to teach kids yoga.

Our newest addition to KarmaKidsYoga is a one day NESA accredited workshop for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers. Teachers leave with a toolbox of ideas and an experiential understanding of how to easily and simply weave Yoga, Breath and Mindfulness into every school day. Gifts for themselves and their students!

 

I subsequently started JustBreatheYoga for adults, offering private and small group tuition in people’s homes or offices. I also teach at BodyMindLife, and Egg of the Universe in Sydney, as well as leading Adult and Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings.

 

I feel deeply blessed to have yoga be such a huge part of my life - it reigns me in when my edges fray -  and I'm particularly blessed to share my love for yoga, and all its gifts, with you. 

Since 2013, I have been inspired by the powerful intelligence of Ana Forrest and Forrest Yoga sequencing. As a Forrest Yoga teacher, I am acutely aware of how different the style of teaching is to the current frenzy of flow and 'gym yoga'.

The 4 pillars of Forrest Yoga - Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit - are deeply woven into the way we are trained, and the way we teach. Forrest Yoga slows things down, giving time for muscles to heat and energy to build so that your practice is safe, you build stamina and strength, and, most importantly, you have time to feel and to nourish your spirit.

Bessel van der Kolk, in his book The Body Keeps the Score, compassionately and comprehensively explains how the brain, mind and body are inextricably linked in internalising trauma and ultimately in the healing process. The practice of Forrest Yoga creates space and spaciousness in your body so that healing happens from deep within, on a cellular, energetic, emotional and physical level.

In a yoga world that seems to be dominated by Insta famous yogis, who are "perfectly" shaped (whatever that means) and twisted into a pretzel unattainable to most humans, I often wonder how intimidating it must feel to those who would like to be on the mat and yet don't feel good enough/thin enough/flexible enough to join a yoga studio. It's not the yoga world I care to be a part of.

Creating and holding space for yogis of all ages, shapes and abilities is my 'truth teaching'. I believe that yoga is for ‘every body’, and am committed to guiding my students mindfully through their practice, to ensure that you honour your body – its strengths and weaknesses – to prevent injury, and so build stamina, balance and inner calm. 

If studio classes don't appeal, chat to me about working privately so that you can receive exactly what you need.

Since 2008, I have been offering much loved Goddess Retreats both within Australia and overseas. These have been loved by many women of all ages.  You can hear from them and see our photos on our Facebook Retreat Page.

Once again, I'm excited to be collaborating with the gorgeous and brilliant Yin Yoga teacher Mel McLaughlin for another YinYangYoga Retreat this November in Kangaroo Valley. It's the perfect Christmas gift so I hope you'll join us.

And for everything Kids Yoga, please visit The Karma Class!

I look forward to meeting you on the mat (or off) and to sharing my very deep love and reverence for this extraordinary practice we call Yoga!

 

 

My Training + Teaching:

 

2005

 

2006

  • Radiant Child Yoga Program Level 1 and Level 2 with Shakta Kaur Khalsa

  • 200-hour Power Vinyasa Training with Nicole Goodwin and Wade Imre Morrissette

 

2007

  •  Embodying the Flow: The Art of Teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with Twee Merrigan (a protégé of Shiva Rae)

  •  Energetic Alignment 1 with Twee Merrigan

  •  Anatomy and Asana with Simon Borg-Olivier 2008

  •  Energetic Alignment 2 with Twee Merrigan

  •  Lifeforce in Yoga Therapy (working with the breath to heal and strengthen) with Sindar Kaur

  •  Functional Assessment (identifying different postural types, functional movement patterns of the body and how to correctly apply them to yoga postures) with Mark Breadner

 

2009

  • Anuasara Worskhop with Marc St Pierre

  • Assessing the Energy Systems and Chakras with Mark Breadner

  • Prenatal Teacher Training with Marie-Louise Parkinson

  • Fluid Power Teacher Training with Twee Merrigan

 

2010

  • Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training with Twee Merrigan

  • 500 hour Teacher Training Certification with Yoga Alliance

 

2011

  • The Radiance Sutras with Dr Lorin Roche and Carmille Maurine (an exploration of the luminous teachings of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, an ancient text that describes 112 awareness practices for touching the sacred in the midst of daily life)

 

2013

  • Yoga Journal Conference, New York City

 

2014

 

2015

  • 200 hour Foundational Teacher Training with Ana Forrest 

  • Trauma Aware Yoga Teacher Training with Annabel McLisky, Shirley Hicks & Arthur Sharp

2016

  • 6 day silent retreat with Sarah and Ty Powers: The 4 Pillars of Mindfulness Meditation

  • 80 hour Insight Yin Yoga Teacher Training Intensive with Sarah Powers: Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

  • Ancestral Voices Yoga Retreat with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, Tulum, Mexico 

2017

  • 4 day Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Sinhee McCabe: Transformational Touch & Working with Injuries

  • 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Mel McLaughlin, The Yin Space

  • Forrest Yoga Level 2 Certification

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Mullumbimby

  • Host to Jambo Truong, 5 Day Experiential Anatomy & Bodywork Teacher Training

2018

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Power Living, Melbourne

  • Assistant to Sinhee McCabe and Jambo Truong, Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, Ubud, Bali

  • Byron Spirit Festival, Byron Bay

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, Advanced Teacher Training, Bali

  • 8 day Yoga Bodyworkers Teacher Training with Jambo Truong & Brian Campbell

 

2019

  • Host to Jambo Truong - workshops: You are Enough & The Art of Letting Go

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, The Dome, Sydney

  • Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Mel McLaughlin

  • Co-facilitator and trainer - Mindful Touch and Hands on Assists - a 5 day teacher training

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Egg of the Universe, Sydney

Media:

 

Glomad Interview: 

 

Last time I saw Beth Borowsky she had me dripping head to toe in sweat. I was amongst a packed room of regular Friday afternoon Bondi yogis on the same flow-inspired ride, connecting to breath, awaiting her next graceful asana instruction. This South African born, Sydney-loving yoga teacher has a reputation as one of the finer Vinyasa instructors around town. 

Currently Borowsky is on mission to re-define the essence of her teaching philosophy thanks to a recent workshop in New York… 2 hrs that has completely changed her approach to practice and teaching. Read more...

 

 

 

 

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