Bettina Broer started practicing yoga in 1978 while living on a Greek island where classes were free. She received first certification from Kripalu in 1995 & started teaching on her living room floor, soon moving her classes to an old carriage house in Hudson, NY. She received a second certification in Ashtanga while living in Mexico in 1997 where she also studied a newly-minted style called “Anusara” under John Friend. (The manuals were hand-written). In 2009 her Ashtanga practice led her to study at Pattabhi Jois’ institute in Mysore, India.

Over the years, she has been fortunate to study many other forms of yoga under many wonderful teachers. More recently, she spent two winters in Rwanada, teaching yoga to victims of domestic abuse & to people who are HIV+, an experience in which she got more than she gave.