Beth Shaw is a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. Beth is single-handedly responsible for the widespread growth of yoga throughout the span of the U.S. and Canada. In 1994, she founded the global mind-body education school, YogaFit, which has since certified over 200,000 instructors worldwide. Recently, Beth has led trainings in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan and many other international locations, while her team leads trainings throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.
She believes in empowering cultures and sharing the gift of yoga beyond borders. Through the continuous development of YogaFit, Beth remains at the forefront as President, creating programs and yoga teacher training courses that are innovative and educational. Beth is also a best-selling author. Her premier book, YogaFit has sold over 100,000 units worldwide. YogaLean is a lifestyle program that provides tools towards for maintaining optimal health. The YogaFit Athlete, released 2016, has inspired a 100-hour YogaFit for Athletes specialty track for instructors. All books have been translated into multiple languages, providing the universal appeal of YogaFit. Beth’s most-recent book, Healing Trauma With Yoga, was released in December of 2019.
Beth is a go-to yoga/mindfulness expert in the media and has been featured in numerous fitness, business and consumer publications including SELF, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine, LA Times, Entrepreneur, Washington Post, and USA Today. Seeking a motivating speaker? Beth is a frequent speaker at universities, conferences and Fortune 500 Corporations. Beth educates others on Health & Mindfulness in the workplace and conscious business.
She sits on the CanFitPro Advisory Panel, is a Mentor for New York City High School students, and supports Animal Rights non-profit organizations, as well as being an advisor for the Long Island University Board. As an E-RYT 500 and C-IAYT, Beth has spent time in India and Asia studying yoga and holds numerous certificates in mind-body disciplines. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Nutrition. She has been a trained Anger Management Specialist and Yoga Therapist since 1994.
Passionate about positive change in the world, Beth is a dedicated animal advocate. She also founded a non-profit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, which awards scholarships to women worldwide. Shaw has dedicated her life to YogaFit and the transformational growth that the company creates globally through its programs and community service, giving away one million free yoga classes to those in need annually. Visit bethshaw.com and yogafit.com for more.