Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME, CYT Dance educator and Continuum instructor
Beth Pettengill Riley, a gifted facilitator and guide into embodied well-being, has over 40 years of experience leading classes, workshops, and retreats in yoga, mindfulness meditation, and Continuum Movement around the globe.
She was a founding member of Mount Madonna Center and has served on the faculty at Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, the Open Center, and the Skyros Centre in Greece, among others. She began the first mindfulness-based yoga class on the West Coast at El Camino Hospital in 1999. Voted best Yoga Teacher of Santa Cruz, Beth passionately engages embodiment as a spiritual path.
For the past 10 years she has been developing programs for teens, incorporating healthy living principles into school curriculum. She is President of the Board of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association based in New York, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, walking on the beach, and playing with her two granddaughters.
Since the opening of 1440 Multiversity in May of 2017, Beth has been a 1440 Signature Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor and has led weekend and 5-day workshops in the art of living well.