Hi! I'm Beth Sforza Yazell, the creator and operator of Bloom. I am a native of the Oneida, NY area and am happily raising my three children here with my darling hubby, Steve. I have been practicing yoga for over thirty years under the guidance and teachings of Yogi Amrit Desai.
I'm an RN (my clinical experience is primarily labor and delivery, post-partum, and newborn care) with a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration, and I retired from a 20-year career in that field in 2004.
Before entering nursing school, I became a yoga practitioner and went on to get certified in Kripalu yoga in 1979. I continued to teach yoga part-time throughout those 20 years and maintained my own practice. In 2004, I received a second certification in Amrit yoga, achieving a 500-hour designation. I am slowly working toward completion of a second Master's Degree in Yoga Education and have recently completed training in pregnancy and post-natal yoga, as well as Thai Yoga Massage. I am also a licensed Zumba instructor!
I discovered bellydance in 2004 and haven't stopped dancing since! It's great exercise, great fun, and it's a wonderful way to empower yourself and to express your emotions and divine feminine grace.
My goal at Bloom is to provide you with a friendly, welcoming, safe space in which to become well, reduce your stress level, maybe have some time for yourself. I want you to look forward to coming to the class(es) you attend and to bloom!