I was first introduced to yoga back in 2012, after having undergone a particularly long “dark night of the soul”. I had just graduated with a B.A. in Alternative Education from Hawaii Pacific University, traveled to Asia to teach ESL, and had returned to Washington State to “figure out my life.” As I began to embrace a healthier lifestyle, I decided that “stretching would be good for me.” Of course, at that point, how I perceived yoga was radically different than how I experience it today. What started off as simple “stretching” has since then turned into a love affair (and yes, sometimes a tug-of-war, love-hate relationship) with yoga.
While involved in social work at a small non-profit out in the San Juan Islands of Washington, I enrolled in a 200-hour yoga teacher training located in Vancouver, Canada; thus began my in-depth studies of yoga practice. I graduated with a certificate in Trauma-Sensitive and Anusara-based yoga in 2016.
Since then, I’ve focused my practice and continued education efforts on therapeutic forms of yoga, teaching at non-profits, rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, and universities. My passions manifest in my work with children, students, individuals recovering from mental or physical trauma, and older individuals or practitioners recovering from illnesses, injuries, or chronic diseases.
It is an honor to share my passion for holistic wellness and living a life in MOTION.
With a spirit of service and compassion I offer a trauma-sensitive, gentle, safe, creative, and culturally diverse practice for individuals of all levels, all ages, all backgrounds, all belief systems, and all body types.
~Eve Batchelder, BA, RYT 200-hr, Owner Life in Motion Yoga