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Becky Eschenroeder— a 500 hour RYT, 200 hour E-RYT, RCYT —is an accomplished Yogi who was voted as one of the top three yoga instructors by Richmond Magazine in 2015
Becky received her 200 hour RYT under Arlene Bjork and Grace Yoga Training Systems in late 2009. Becky then obtained her 500 hour RYT through Om On Yoga under the guidance and wisdom of Jennifer Elliott. Becky made the conscious decision to dedicate her life to bringing her love of yoga, movement, and learning to all walks of life. Her ability to meaningfully connect with those she serves so selflessly arises out of her personal commitment and disciplined approach to deepening her own learning and practice of yoga, philosophy, and meditation.
With a degree in Psychology from James Madison University combined with her Elementary Education License from Mary Baldwin College, Becky uses both her knowledge and experience from these disciplines to design yoga workshops, classes, festival offerings, and retreats that expand the senses, broaden the mind, and open the heart to what is truly possible.
Becky has been a proud Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, Project Yoga Richmond, and YoKid Stretch Your Limits. Becky spent four years as a certified YoKid Facilitator Trainer responsible for training adults in ways to incorporate yoga into children’s lives. Additionally, Becky is trained to teach children’s yoga through the “Yoga with Nitya” format as well as to individuals who have undergone trauma through the “Street Yoga” format.
While remaining deeply connected to outreach and community work, Becky continues to share her gift with as many as possible by bringing her teaching on the road. Her grounded, yet adventurous spirit provides Becky with a unique ability to lead festival offerings, workshops, and retreats around the world, facilitating ways for students to connect with their own true nature, as well as the natural environment.
When she isn’t traveling the globe, Becky can be seen riding her bike around her hometown as she commutes to and from teaching yoga classes, private lessons, and meets with community leaders. You might also see her leading a Yoga Hike along the James River during the warmer Virginia months. Becky is a creative and passionate woman who loves art (especially photography), hiking, kayaking, running, and any outdoor adventure. She adores doing all these things with family and friends—both old and new. These only a couple of many examples of how she lives her life in full beauty and in alignment with the yoga teachings and practice.
The message that Becky shares with those that are fortunate to cross her path is, “Stay Encouraged” in life and whatever you are pursuing. This is the fundamental lesson that keeps Becky grounded in uncertain times and one that she learned many years ago when she first began practicing on the mat. Becky lives her life holding a deep belief that it is her responsibility to guide others down this path and help lift them up through action and word.