Betsy (BB) Vohwinkel shares 10 things you may not know about her…
1) I’m a native of North Carolina~born in Fayetteville and raised in Charlotte.
2) I met my husband in high school and have been with him for 30 years.
3) I love to dance.
4) I’m the eldest daughter, the eldest granddaughter and the eldest grandchild on my father’s side.
5) I’m mesmerized by marching bands and riding lawn mowers.
6) I’m a cat person, but not crazy….yet ;)
7) I swore I would never have children. Now I have two awesome daughters who are grown and (WOOHOO!!) not in therapy
8) Several years ago I spent a month in Australia and snorkeled at the Great Barrier Reef
9) I’m mildly obsessed with Airstream campers circa ’50’s and ’60’s
10) I once drove from Biloxi, Mississippi. to Omaha, Nebraska in a ‘67 Plymouth Valiant, pulling a u-haul trailer and trying to keep a cat calm. The car could either go 55mph or I could run the air conditioner….but not both.
Betsy “bb” Vohwinkel teaches yoga at our Cameron Village studio:
More about BB:
BB found yoga as a young, stay-at-home mom. In looking for a way to stay healthy and fit on a shoestring budget, she came across a VHS tape of Patricia Walden’s “Yoga for Beginners”. “At first I laughed and snorted and rolled my eyes at her instructions and demonstrations. But the savasana hooked me. I was a calmer person, a more patient mom and a happier human being after each practice.” Her training has been dedicated to the Ashtanga Primary Series and the Baptiste Power Flow. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Lori Burgwyn and Cherrie Foreman at Franklin Street Yoga Center.
Betsy believes that many people come to yoga because they want to improve their physical body. Most of them stay with yoga because it draws power from within each of us to improve the emotional and spiritual body. Her teaching, and practice, is about helping to find the connection between the mind and body. She values seeing a class move as one, sharing the power of their breath and effort with each other. “It’s wonderful to see a particular cue connect with them and transform the asana they are doing. I love the om and how it resonates in a room full of people. And I love the smiles when I remind them to relax their faces.”
Betsy has two favorite quotes: “Yoga is not about being non-judgmental. It is about becoming more adept at making judgments” ~Anonymous and “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen