Yoga, Pilates, and Fitness
KAREN BETTEN, RN, MSN NP CBP
Limitless Living, LLC
KAREN CAMPBELL BETTEN is the founder and owner of Limitless Living, LLC where she works as a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and Franklin Method Instructor in the New York area.
Karen has an extensive background in Western Medicine as both a Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse. She worked with a Colon and Rectal Surgical group at Columbia Presbyterian hospital managing and directly caring for the pre, intra and post operative course of treatment. She also oversaw the staff Medical Residents to assure compliance with the standard of care for her surgical group. Prior to this she was a Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit staff nurse at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She earned her Post Graduate Masters of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
Karen was first introduced to BodyTalk in 2009 and shortly after that she experienced her first session. This was noted to be one of the most powerful experiences in her life to date. She was blown away at the release of an angst, anxiety and "weight of the world" she had become accustomed to struggling with in her daily life since entering nursing school. She had no reference or experience to understand how such a shift and release could happen without drugs or surgery. She instantly knew she had to find out more.
The BodyTalk system has been the first response modality used in her family for all illness, injury and/or conflict since her introduction to it in 2009. She is in awe to report having had no “sick visits” to a pediatrician for any of her children in the last 9 years! Yes, that also means no antibiotics or medications of any type have been needed. To date, her family meets with the pediatrician annually to fill out the paperwork for the school and he reports each year how very “lucky” they are!
Her clients results continue to put her in awe. The capacity the human body has to regain optimal functioning, health and wellness regardless of the obstacles it encounters is far greater than we have been conditioned to believe.
She is also a Certified Franklin Method Instructor teaching workshops that are a powerful adjunct to both rehab and physical therapy as well as those looking to enhance ease and longevity in the body and mind while at the same time improving strength, flexible and co-ordination. The Shoulders and Neck workshops are powerful for new moms and/or pregnant moms to release holding patterns, and improve posture and alignment to free the upper body to navigate with ease the stresses of life. The Pelvic/Hip workshops provides a powerful set of tools to regain strength, flexible, co-ordination. stability and alignment in the pelvic musculature pre, intra and post birth or really any stage of life. The Spine workshop does the same for any stage in life to enhance your capacity to move, stand and sit with ease and longevity in the spine and mind while at the same time improving strength, stability, posture, alignment and flexibility.
Her mission is to open the hearts and minds of as many people as possible to the unique capacity each individual has to create change, joy and abundance in their lives.
Sprout Wellness is a family-centered Yoga studio located in Pleasantville, NY. The studio offers Prenatal Yoga, Baby & Me Yoga, kids and adult yoga classes. The studio also hosts a Free Mom and Baby Meet Up for mothers and babies to get together in a safe and comfortable environment. Sprout Wellness also host workshops for Pregnancy, Reiki, Preparing for Baby, Postpartum Care for Mom & Baby and many more, as well as professional training for practitioners. International Cesarean Awareness Network meets last Wednesday of each month at Sprout Wellness.
Studio owner Harper Dion is a trained doula, midwifery assistant, and registered yoga teacher. Harper is pursuing a certification in Integrated Movement Therapy/Yoga therapy (IAYT) with the Samarya Centerin Seattle. Studying under Molly Lannon Kenny, she is learning to draw from a clinical based cognitive-behavioral therapy method and combine it with foundations of yoga philosophy. Through her education and experience, Harper is able to work with a wide diversity of people of all ages and circumstances.
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
Classes in Hawthorne and Irvington, New York
MARIANNE LETIZIA has been teaching yoga for six years, including various Hatha styles as well as pre-and post-natal yoga. She studied pre- and post-natal yoga with Colette Crawford in Seattle, Washington, and has been teaching those classes in New York City and at Yoga Works in Irvington, NY. In prenatal yoga, the pregnant woman uses yoga postures and breathing exercises to gain strength and flexibility for the birth, improve circulation and oxygen intake for both mom and baby, and to relax the body and mind for the duration of the pregnancy.
In post-natal yoga, the new mom learns to interact with her child while doing the yoga poses, use the yoga postures and breathing exercises to strengthen abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, as well as release shoulder and neck muscles. Songs and gentle play are used throughout the class to capture the attention of the child. In October 2007, Marianne started teaching pre-natal and hatha yoga classes in Hawthorne, NY. Please call or email to inquire about classes.
ANNE MARGOLIS is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. She is a 3rd generation guide to mommas birthing babies in her family. Anne has helped thousands of families in her 20+ year midwifery practice. She has been serving the online community with a rapidly growing following on social media of over 69,000 women and the professionals who serve them, around the world.
Through her online childbirth course 'Love Your Birth', her online and in-person midwifery for pregnancy and postpartum support consultations, her birth professional mentoring, her holistic gynecology and traveling homebirth midwifery offerings she infuses wisdom, compassion, inspiration, and joy into the entire process of women’s wellness from mama-hood to menopause.
Anne’s work, insights and advice have been seen on TV shows and movies including 4 episodes of “A Baby Story” on TLC and the Discovery Channel, and the award winning feature documentary, 'Orgasmic Birth.' She has been interviewed for local and national radio programs and podcasts. Anne has also been a featured speaker and expert panelist at distinguished events for Weil-Cornell School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the RCC State University of New York School of Nursing to name a few.
She has midwifed mommas and babies for over two decades, with clients describing her as “passionate, sensitive, big hearted, and a playful ball of light.” When she’s not helping mommas around the world you can find her doing yoga (anywhere and everywhere), dancing, traveling, enjoying family time and watching comedy.
Anne teaches women life skills - tools for not only coping with, but also loving their experience, however it unfolds, whatever challenges they face along the way. Anne helps mommas create and live in their joy, find their authentic voice, and their divine feminine power and strength as women. She preserves the sacred space so that a women's body can do what it needs to do to fully surrender to the process, and still be completely empowered and worshipped like a goddess during her birth. When Anne helps a woman with her pregnancy, birth, or with postpartum, she has been told that it changes the mom’s life and her baby’s life forever. It becomes a family experience that ripples out to impact everyone and it enhances the lives and relationships of all whom they touch. Anne is so thrilled that after over twenty years of working with her local community she is now able to support mommas to have incredible journeys to birth and mama-hood, no matter where they live or what their plans are. Anne feels the more we can share information and create environments for empowered births and living, the more healthy, happy and vibrant families can be.
Anne is the two-time number one bestselling author of "Natural Birth Secrets: An Insider's Guide How To Give Birth Holistically, Healthfully and Safely, and Love the Experience," and "Trauma Release Formula: The Revolutionary Step by Step Program for Eliminating Effects of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Emotional Pain and Crippling Inner Stress, to Living in Joy without Drugs or Therapy."
LISA SCHOENHOLT, CMA, CD(DONA)
Lisa was first introduced to Pilates as a dance major in college at the University of Arizona. She became certified in 2001 in an intensive training program from Bodyworks Studio, now Fletcher Pilates, under the direction of Kyria Sabin. In 2002, she graduated with a BFA in Dance along with a BA in Education. Lisa also holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University. In 2007, she obtained her CMA (certified movement analyst) degree from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies and, most recently, has trained as a birth doula through DONA International. Lisa also holds a prenatal/postnatal specialist certificate from the Center of Women’s Fitness, run by Carolyn Anthony. Over the years, she has studied with Irene Dowd, Martha Eddy, Peggy Hackney, Lynn Martin, Deb Goodman, and Kelly Kane.
Lisa brings her extensive knowledge of anatomy, dance, movement analysis, and Bartenieff Fundamentals to her practice. She specializes in injury prevention, pre/postnatal pilates, and diastasis recti repair. She has taught pilates throughout the United States as well as Europe and has designed dance, pilates, yoga and meditation programs for multiple NYC public high schools. In 2011, she opened her first studio, Brooklyn Embodied, in Park Slope, Brooklyn and relocated her studio in 2016 to Croton on Hudson. It is her passion to help her clients gain body awareness to enable them to live their life in a balanced, healthy way. In 2018, she founded Control D: The Art of Diastasis Repair and currently holds teacher trainings in both Brooklyn and Westchester.
She lives in Croton on Hudson, NY with her husband and two movement-loving children.
DONA-Trained Birth Doula, CLC, Prenatal Yoga Instructor - RYT 200, RPYT
I am a mom, grandmother, prenatal yoga instructor, birth doula and certified lactation counselor located in Northern Westchester County. My passion is supporting women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. Prenatal yoga during pregnancy can ease common discomforts, create strength, flexibility and stamina, and build an understanding of the relaxation and breathing techniques that can help women throughout pregnancy, labor and birth. As a mother of four, I understand that birth is a powerful, natural process unique to each woman/birth, and that women benefit from the nurturing support of other women during pregnancy and labor. As a CLC who has breastfed four babies, I have firsthand knowledge of human lactation, breastfeeding and the nutritional needs of infants and nursing women as well as the skills to understand and formulate potential solutions for breastfeeding issues.
BA in Literature/Creative Writing-NYU
300+ Hour Trained Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Certified Pre-Natal/Post-Natal Teacher
Certified Professional Life Coach/Spiritual Mentor
Owner, Prana Yoga & Meditation at Full Circle Women’s Health in Harrison
About Prana Yoga & Meditation
Prana Yoga and Meditation offers weekly classes and private instruction in Prenatal Yoga, Mommy and Me, Yoga for Fertility, and Toddler Yoga. Specialty workshops are offered for women and partners include Yoga for Labor and Pranabirthing which uses deep relaxation tools, affirmations, aromatherapy and hypnosis to prepare the mind for birth. Private lessons and life coaching programs are available for individuals, couples, and small groups. The community is close-knit and supportive, a wonderful atmosphere to connect with body, mind and spirit. Learn more at www.pranayogaandmeditation.com
My yoga journey began 18 years ago when I attended a prenatal class while pregnant with my first child. My practice waned considerably over the years that my three children were toddlers. When their dad passed away in 2007, I found myself juggling a corporate career while raising them on my own. Life was challenging and I struggled with depression because I did not have the tools I needed to be happy and at peace.
My practice of yoga began deepened in 2012. I discovered how incredibly effective meditation, yoga and eastern philosophy was in shifting the way I looked at the world. I felt compelled to dedicate my life to helping others. I made the leap and left my corporate career to teach full-time. I love sharing these practices through my teaching and my published work.
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