Beaker Prince, M.A., E-RYT 500, ATI
Beaker Prince has studied the body-mind connection in various forms for over twenty years. She is trained in the Integrative Yoga Therapy(IYT) tradition, and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Beaker holds a M.A. degree from The Ohio State University College of Education, with a focus in Somatic (Body-Mind) Studies. She has an appointment as a senior lecturer in the OSU Department of Human Sciences.
Beaker completed her 200-hr yoga teacher training in 2005, and her 500-hour therapeutic yoga training in 2007. After studying Alexander Technique with Bill Conable, she embarked on a six year apprenticeship with Dale Beaver in 2007, qualifying for an ATI teaching certificate in 2013. Her training incorporated study with a number of other senior Alexander teachers including Martha Fertman, Meade Andrews, Bob Lada, and Robin Gilmore.
Beaker's yoga classes are designed to guide students away from their habitual tension patterns and towards and heightened awareness and enjoyment of the body, mind, and breath. Classes are informed by a variety of yoga styles, as well as the principles of the Alexander Technique. They range from gentle to moderate in intensity, and have a strong anatomical focus.
Beaker is grateful to have had the opportunity to study with senior yoga teachers including Doug Keler, Richard Rosen, Richard Miller, Amy Weintraub, Ramanand Patel, Todd Norian, and the immensely knowledgeable Aadil Palkhivala. She has been inspired by the writings of Donna Farhi, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Stephen Cope.