Beverly Davis-Baird , MA, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, C-IAYT is a well-respected teacher and yoga therapist in the greater New York-New Jersey area. Bringing over 30 years of yoga experience, Beverly is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her teaching encompasses a wide variety of yoga styles, with an emphasis of adapting each class to suit individual bodies. It is her belief that the practice of yoga should bring spaciousness and release from tension, not create it. As such, she strives to make yoga accessible to people of differing abilities and believes that the real benefits of yoga come from what is taken with you outside of class and into your life. An elementary school teacher for 20+ years, Beverly brings her knowledge of individual learning styles to her teaching, providing instruction that is clear, concise and inclusive.
She teaches both group and private yoga classes in a variety of settings, including churches, schools, gyms, corporations and private homes. She also works with special needs populations, such as disabled teens, seniors, and young children. Beverly adapts her classes to meet the spiritual as well as physical needs of her students. Her teaching expertise encompasses vinyasa, therapeutic, restorative, gentle, chair and children's yoga as well as key teachings from Iyengar, Kripalu, Anasara, Kundalini, Integral and other styles of yoga. She is certified in Kidding Around Yoga™ , Yoga for Healthy Aging and Yoga for Arthritis™.
Her students describe her as caring, compassionate, intuitive and attentive. “She brings a unique approach to yoga based on her personal faith and intuitive understanding of the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga. Her sessions are wonderful on both a spiritual and physical level.” A fellow yoga instructor states that she is “consistently impressed with her knowledge and patience as a teacher. Her students love her, and I fully understand why.”
She embodies the spirit of both teacher and student, constantly studying and taking classes to further her knowledge of anatomy, yoga philosophy, therapeutic modalities and more.
Beverly Davis-Baird, MA, E-RYT 200/RYT 500, C-IAYT