At the core of Yoga Blend are our amazing teachers. Each month, we feature a couple of teachers so you can get to know them better.
This month, we speak with Bekah Turner, teacher and General Manager of Yoga Blend:
What brought you to Los Angeles?: Yoga Blend! I dropped out of community college in Oregon to move to Burbank when the studio first opened in 2005 after Christy and I met at a training in Santa Barbara the summer before. We had an instant soul connection and when she shared her dream for the studio, I knew it was an opportunity not to be missed, and I am grateful every day.
Most memorable thing I did in the last 12 months:
Last September, after the ten year yoga break, I started back at school and hopefully, in five weeks, I will finally have my BA!
What’s something your students don’t know about you?:
Legally, I am Reverend Rebekah Turner. I was first ordained back in 2008 and then in 2011, I received an international ordination. This past October, I had the honor of officiating my 8th and 9th weddings.
Favorite places in LA: Other than Yoga Blend, Olympic Spa in Korea Town. It is my happiest place on earth. Number 3 would be Stough Canyon in Burbank. Beautiful hiking trails and a sweet nature center. I got married there.
Childhood ambition: To be an actress.Though, ironically, I gave that dream up to become a yoga teacher, which I have no regrets over. The years of training and experience actually prepared me to be an effective teacher, to speak loud and clear, to be confident and aware of myself and to know how to interact with a group.
Proudest achievement: My son, Zachary. It seems weird to think of him as an achievement, but that was what jumped into my head when I read the question. I am pretty amazed that I not only grew but still currently sustain a human with my body, but other than the miracle of biology, he is my inspiration. He gives me purpose and just seeing his face brings me unspeakable joy.
If you could move anywhere, it would be…: back to Oregon. I love the trees!!! and miss the rain….
Favorite food: Currently? The pumpkin bagels from Trader Joe’s with pumpkin cream cheese. SO Good!!!
I rock out to: Pink and Madonna!
If you could go back in time, what would you say to your 20-year-old self? Ha, ha, hold on, kid, it’s going to be a crazy ride! and everything is happening as it should. You are taken care of.
Bekah is the General Manager of Yoga Blend, and one of the instructors for our 200-hour Teacher Training program.
She presents monthly workshops, and has 5 scheduled classes each week:
MONDAYS: Gentle Yoga 11:30am; Vinyasa Flow 6pm
WEDNESDAYS: Restorative Yoga 5pm;
FRIDAYS: Chandra Flow 5pm; Restorative Yoga 6:45pm.
Bliss out with Bekah on Sat, Nov 22nd for LIVE HARP RESTORATIVE YOGA workshop.