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Yoga

There is no better place to deepen your yoga practice and enhance your journey as a yogi than the Long Beach Peninsula. Weather permitting, we will practice yoga outside on the lawn or on the beach, where we can listen to the birds sings and hear the roar of the Ocean. Several instructors will be at the festival, each with their own unique style and variety. We will be introducing Kundalini Yoga as part of our program for the first time at Jiva Yoga Festival! These classes are appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and there is no additional charge for yoga classes.

Beth Bauer

Beth Bauer is the host and founder of Jiva Yoga Festival. Beth has traveled the world, visited over 30 countries, and has brought her enthusiasm for diversity and cultural awareness to the Washington State Long Beach Peninsula where she lived for many years.

Trained in Rishikesh India, Beth combines the traditional styles of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin to deliver an unforgettable experience that connects the mind, body, and spirit. This is evident in some signature processes she includes in each session, such as taking a few moments to feel gratitude and connect with Spirit.

Aside from teaching yoga, she hosts yoga retreats, travels extensively in her camper van (The Zen Den), is a freelance writer (www.thejourneyofbethb.com), published author, and enjoys her beloved dog, Ozzie. Beth also has two grown children that live in Washington State.

Dawn Sorenson

Dawn began her yoga journey in 2009 while living in Los Angeles as a freelance artist. What started as stretches to help alleviate aches and pains from childhood injuries turned into an in-depth journey to India.

Being a curious purist at heart, looking into the roots of this ancient practice had her going to the source of it all in northern and southern India and obtaining her 500-hour certification with studies into various types of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and breath-work. Dawn has been continually teaching restorative and meditative yoga modalities since returning to the states in 2017.

Dawn has a passion for the art of yoga and sharing it with others- the inner relationship of the union of the mind, body, and soul that allows us to heal by calming the nervous system, quieting the mind, transforming and continuing to grow in awareness and alignment each day.

Libby Vetter

Libby Vetter has practiced yoga for over 30 years all over the world. Having left behind her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and former 3D World job, she was trained as a Kundalini (200 hrs.) and Hatha (another 200 hrs.) yoga teacher in the heart of Sedona at the Awakenings Yoga studio. Libby taught Yoga On the Red Rocks, combined with the Sound Healing through Singing Bowls and tingshas for meditation.  Libby is the founder of the Ocean Breath (Ujjayi Breath) Yoga Studio. 

She shares her time and practice between Sedona, AZ, and Ocean Park, WA with a couple of dogs and family in tow. 

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Emilie Cicero

Emilie’s yoga journey started in 2016 when she attended a music festival in Colorado, where she’s originally from. After a long night of dancing, she and her friends walked into a morning yoga class feeling sore and achy. Emilie was a little anxious to attend the class seeing she wasn’t super flexible and bendy but soon realized there was much more to yoga than being able to do the splits. She was greeted with love and acceptance at this class and was surrounded by people enjoying yoga regardless of their experience. During the practice, her teacher uttered the phrase “yoga meets you where you’re at” and this realization catapulted her into her deep love and appreciation for the practice.

Emilie loved this non-judgmental approach to yoga and started seeking out different classes and festivals and integrating yoga into her personal life. In the midst of the chaos in 2020, Emilie felt grounded by her practice and got her 200 hr YTT certification in Denver, CO. Emilie includes aspects of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin in her practice. During her certification, she discovered the benefits of pranayama and meditation, which is evident in her teaching style.

Emilie is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle – nourishing her mind, body, and spirit. She recently moved to sunny Arizona and enjoys eating a plant-based diet, rock climbing, and hiking in the mountains. Emilie loves to travel and hopes to continue sharing the gift of yoga and spreading love wherever she goes.

Gina Fuller

Gina has been practicing and studying yoga consistently for over 25 years. She teaches a disciplined and exacting approach to asana, as a powerful limb of Yoga. Focusing on continued refinement of the potential beauty and power that the poses can contain, Gina teaches yoga as an ongoing deepening of her own yoga practice and finds great gratitude and happiness in the opportunity to share and learn.   

Gina has a strong commitment to Yoga as a way of life… knowing Yoga means union. Union with our highest Self… our deepest truth. Her personal spiritual sadhana also follows the path of Advait Vedanta, the recognition of the ultimate truth, through self-inquiry. 

She received her YogaFit teacher training certification from Flow Yoga Hood River, in 2011, and her Yoga Therapy Certification from Amrit Yoga Institute in 2019. She is also a licensed massage therapist and has practiced as a professional bodyworker for many years, which included 10 years of in-hospital patient massage. Along with this, her experience as a certified medical laboratory tech gives her a well-rounded understanding of human anatomy and health.

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