New Teacher Spotlight: Bethany Mullinix
In case you missed it, we announced our newest power yoga teacher, Bethany Mullinix, earlier this month in our newsletter. We’re beyond thrilled to have her on the Karma Yoga team, so we sat down to chat with her a little more in-depth!
Q: Why did you start teaching yoga?
A: I started teaching yoga after many years in the corporate PR world. I recognized that grinding away for 50plus hours at a stressful desk job was taking a toll on my mental and physical health. So, I turned to the one thing that I have always found peace, joy and empowerment in, which was yoga!
Q: Do you still work in PR outside of teaching?
A: Earlier this year I left my PR job to pursue a health and fitness career full time and have never looked back! It hasn't always been easy, but doing something I loved was more important to me than compromising my health and happiness for money. I believe that we choose our happy and everyone owes it to themselves to make that decision day after day.
Q: How has yoga changed or not changed you?
A: I’m more aware of my decisions, my mental state and where I focus my energy. My overall outlook on life has also changed significantly and I find more positivity in my life nowadays.
Q: How would you describe your teaching style?
A: I love to flow. I strive to offer up a class that will challenge people mentally and physically but that also let the body move fluidly, breath deeply and flow to the music.
Q: What advice would you give to new yogis or teachers?
A: Challenge yourself but know your limits. It’s not always about going as deep as you can go into a pose or teaching exactly like someone else. It’s about learning about yourself and your body and growing with your practice.
Q: What are your favorite things to do outside of the studio?
A: I love strength training in addition to yoga - so important! I read a lot (please send book recos!) and I’m always planning my next international trip. I’m also a huge Ohio State fan and welcome more football lovers into my life with open arms.
Q: When can we come to your class?
A: I’m an early bird! Come see me on Wednesdays at 6am and Fridays at 7:15am. I promise you’ll feel amazing all day.