Be Love Yoga was originated in September of 2020 by Bettina Ward. Bettina is a certified RYT 200 hour Instructor and received her certification in LivFree© Yoga in 2019 through The Yoga Shop and Annie Q. and Kimberly Charbanneau and went on to start her 300 hour LivFree© Master Certification in January of 2020. Yoga has been an important part of Bettina's life for over 20 years. During Quarantine in 2020, yoga became even more important and Bettina found herself practicing 2 to 3 times a day. Every day practicing yoga became more and more important until she decided she needed her own space where she could share this incredible gift with any and everyone around. Her passion for this practice is HUGE and her HEART and her LOVE are even BIGGER! Born from this PASSION and LOVE is Be Love Yoga LLC!
Hi, I’m Emily! (RYT 200)
I currently live in Tolland with my Husband and two teenage boys.
Yoga called to me about 4 years ago, following that path I began attending more classes. It was there that I truly developed my love and passion for the practice.
Yoga helps me to “talk” with different parts of my body that I may not have connected to in a while. Holding space for myself, allowing me to connect everything into harmony (As much as that is possible!) Both spiritually and physically. It was here I realized my deep desire to share this joy of yoga with others.
I have a vinyasa based style. When you come to one of my classes you can expect to move, breathe, sweat, and have fun!
I hope to share the peace love and joy that I have found in yoga to every body.
Reiki Level 1
The practice of yoga allows us to develop deep and lasting connections – with our own physical and spiritual self, with the universe and most importantly with our community. The relationships gained as a direct result of yoga have opened me to me. Wherever, whenever and however you practice yoga, you create an opportunity to begin again, with the strength of your people behind you.
I believe in the power of love and community. I believe in universal acceptance of oneself and others. I believe in committing to something way bigger than all of us. I believe that each person who steps onto a yoga mat will cultivate change in our world. I believe in breath and connection. I believe YOGA.
My classes are Vinyasa style – yoga with heart and soul. There is an energetic flow in each class that challenges students to move with their body and trust with their heart.
I completed the RYT 200 certification at The Yoga Shop in South Windsor under Annie Quagliaroli and Kimberly Charbonneau and have been teaching since 2013.
I believe that when you combine movement with music, and the heart and soul of a group of people, magic happens. I grew up dancing and have learned that my heart is fullest when I am moving and expressing myself through music, and there is nothing like sharing that feeling with a community. That is why everytime I lead a class, my goal is to help participants fall in love with movement, whatever that may mean to them. I use the foundations of Pilates in my classes to inspire students to listen to their body, while using the power of music to motivate movement. I believe that everyone should leave class feeling empowered, and with a full heart.
I was certified in POP Pilates® in 2015, and I have been teaching group fitness ever since. I am certified in Mat Pilates through Balanced Body, and am currently working on becoming a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher through the National Pilates Certification Program. I am also certified in Barre through the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association.
Kyle's yoga journey started at age 18 with a book he borrowed from his mom's bookshelf. Years of dance were a perfect springboard and Kyle was instantly hooked! He was formally trained in Santa Monica and has continued practicing and teaching in CA, NY, and now CT. Kyle loves food, wellness, laughter, dancing, writing, hiking, and Yoga of course! He is looking forward to sharing his 20+ years of experience with the community and is excited to be part of Be Love Yoga.
As a recent transplant from NYC, Jaime is so excited to be putting down roots and building her yoga community in Eastern CT! Jaime recieved her 200 hour certification at Om Factory NYC and is currently enrolled 300 hour training at The Funky Om in Huntington, NY. Her classes include Vinyasa, Forrest, Yin, Restorative, and Mommy and Me/Children's styles of yoga.
After experiencing some health changes in 2016, Jaime found yoga was so life changingly beneficial and became a huge part of her life. Previously working in social services, Jaime was so passionate about sharing the practice with others she took a leap of faith and began teaching yoga full time in 2018 and never looked back! Get ready for some firey flows, chill cool downs, and fun playlists.
Linda believes that yoga is a healing practice. The movement helps to release negative energy, the breath allows for calmness and the stillness embraces the present moment. Her intention as a teacher is to offer safe and accessible yoga to all.
Linda completed her 200hr YTT at Samadhi Yoga Studio in 2017. She has certifications in Yin, Yoga Nidra , Mindful Yoga Therapy and Chair Yoga. She is an End of Life Doula , hospice volunteer and a level two Usui Reiki Practitioner.
Linda is a retired dental hygienist and resides in Ellington with her husband and their dog, Shanti. She is a grandmother of seven and a mother to three amazing women. She loves to practice yoga, vacation in Casco Bay and spend time with her family.
Nora began her yoga journey 10 years ago in NYC. She received her 200hr certification from Tattva Yoga at Area Yoga Brooklyn NY under the guidance of Keri Setaro and Paula Loose. Since then she has received further certifications in restorative yoga and yin yoga. A Storrs Connecticut native, Nora is thrilled to be back home after her adventures in NYC, loving the nature, air and space only to be found here in the country