Bekki first became interested in yoga while studying Microbiology and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1999. After graduating in 2001, she headed to the mountains of Jackson Hole and continued her yoga practice eventually landing on her mat most often in the poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
Drawn to this challenging yet therapeutic yoga practice, Bekki attended yoga teacher training at Teton Yoga Shala by visiting yoga teachers Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, receiving her 200-Hour Teacher certificate in 2010. She has spent many hours with these teachers at their home studio, Maya Yoga, on Maui and has been inspired and awakened by their thorough knowledge of this ancient system.
Her practice evolved substantially while recently living in Encinitas, California, studying under one of the fathers of American Yoga, Tim Miller. A direct student of Sri K.Pattabhi Jois, Tim Miller’s teaching style blends his deep love and understanding for yoga philosophy with a disciplined asana practice.
Bekki received her Primary Series Teacher Training with Tim Miller in 2012 and also began thoroughly researching the asanas of the second series. Bekki has been inspired by Tim’s humorous and compassionate teaching style in addition to his vast knowledge. She has been his direct student for over a year before moving back to Jackson Hole. She recently completed an advanced intensive with Richard Freeman and is passionate to share her teachings with her students in Jackson.
Come practice the Ashtanga Yoga or Flow with Bekki to receive wisdom from her and all the teachers who have come before her including Adi Amar, Angela Tong, Nicki Doane, Eddie Modestini, Bhavani Maki, Tim Miller, Marne Green and Richard Freeman.
Off the yoga mat, Bekki is both a surgical RN and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) RN. In addition to holding a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, she also received a BSN from the University of Wyoming in 2008.
Her other passions include skiing, climbing, surfing, hiking and reading.