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Mindful Riding

Here is an article I wrote for RiderFitness “Helping equestrians to become physically, mentally and emotionally fit to ride”

I have had the great fortune of riding most of my life. When I left the practice of medicine in the context of personal injury, I turned my focus to riding biomechanics – for myself – […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|General|Comments Off on Mindful Riding

Beth samples Meditation

For the past several years I have been studying Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and trying to establish a daily meditation practice. Like many pursuits, it is hard. It is hard to be diligent and disciplined and devote the time each day for meditation. But when I do, I am calmer, happier, and more at ease. […]

By |February 11th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Beth samples Meditation

Cat with cats!

Last spring I posted a blog about my kittens, Pema and Punna, with photos of   how they “participate” in my RiderPilates group classes.  Pema and Punna arIMG_0984e both much bigger (I mean, much bigger!!!), but are no less enthusiastic about joining with my clients in […]

By |February 9th, 2016|General, RiderPilates|Comments Off on Cat with cats!

Kitten Pilates!

Those of you who frequent my studio for classes or private pilates sessions have met my new feline friends Pema and Punna. They moved from Seattle Humane to join my menagerie in June, 2014, at 2 months of age.

Meet Pema (named for Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun). These are from her first days here.

By |February 27th, 2015|RiderPilates|Comments Off on Kitten Pilates!

“The Riding Doctor” story

I was very excited when, in March of 2013, I signed a contract with Trafalgar Square Books (TSB) to republish my self-published book: Ride in Balance. The subsequent year was spent editing and improving the original book. It was a terrific experience to work with editors and designers with such vast knowledge preparing a book […]

By |July 8th, 2014|RiderPilates|1 Comment

Mindfulness applied to Movement

My program of teaching pilates took a very positive turn about a year ago, while my life descended into chaos.

Why the chaos? Simple – my husband of over 30+ years announced one Sunday afternoon that he was moving to another city – without me. No discussion, no chance for compromise, absolutely no warning. He was […]

By |July 8th, 2014|RiderPilates|Comments Off on Mindfulness applied to Movement

RiderPilates at Creekside Farm, Olympia, WA

So happy to come back to Anne Appleby’s Creekside Farm for a clinic November 20-22. We usually have private riding lessons Thursday afternoon, a movement class off-horse Thursday evening, and then more riding lessons all day Friday and Saturday. Contact Anne for more information: anneoly@comcast.net

By |July 8th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on RiderPilates at Creekside Farm, Olympia, WA

More posture studies….

Yes, I’m a student of posture. It interests me on so many levels – mental well-being, physical well-being, function, efficiency, harmony.

So, I’m off to study another aspect by attending a conference in Texas called: The Posture of Meditation. Excited.

By |July 8th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on More posture studies….

RiderPilates at Creekside Farm, Olympia, WA

I’ll be back at Anne Appleby’s lovely Creekside Farm in Olympia, WA to teach a 2 1/2 day clinic. We’ll start Friday afternoon, August 15, with lessons and a movement class, and continue with lessons Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17. Contact Anne for more information: anneoly@comcast.net

By |July 8th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on RiderPilates at Creekside Farm, Olympia, WA

RiderPilates at ODS Youth Summer Camp

I’ll return to the beautiful Devonwood Equestrian Center this August to teach off-horse movement classes to the enthusiastic students at the ODS Youth Summer Dressage Camp:   http://www.oregondressage.com/youth-summercamp.html

It is so much fun to work with our future riders and trainers. Thank you, Jessica Rattner, for including me in this program.

By |July 8th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on RiderPilates at ODS Youth Summer Camp