Meet Bethany

Bethany Henderson Eanes is a woman wearing many hats. She is, depending on the day, a meditation teacher, kitchen healer, body worker, contemplative writer, home-school teacher and yoga therapist. She is a lover of story and is always telling, listening to, or writing a few.

I believe a home should be life-giving. I founded and operated The Yoga Harbor, a community wellness studio in Torrance, California, from 2016 through 2021. While my focus is no longer specifically in yoga, the idea of “The Harbor” remains. It is a place where we come to rest, repair, settle in, gain some inspiration, and prepare for a new launch.

I’ve launched a lot from my harbor. From my decades of experience as a yoga and meditation teacher, I continue to serve private clients. Food is central to everything I do. I use food to serve my family and heal my clients and community. For me, the journey to a better self plays endlessly with the creative journey. As an artist/mother, I look for every opportunity to bring expression and beauty into life, from my more ambitious published writing efforts to (often equally ambitious!) hand-felted birthday crowns and ancestral recipes.

I believe relationships are our biggest asset in life. Who I am, and the degree to which I can be present with you, is more important than my credentials. But, here are some credentials:

  • Certified Lactation Educator, BreastfeedLA
  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga, Polyvagal Theory: Principles and Practice for Individuals, Polyvagal Institute
  • Certified Ayurvedic Post Partum Practitioner, Ayurvedic Mamas
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction “MBSR,” InsightLA
  • Drug & Alcohol Educator / Group Therapy Facilitator, California Association of Drug & Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
  • Meditation & Yoga for Transforming Trauma, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT500), Mukti Yoga School
  • B.S. in History, Writing, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Washington University in St.

I am mother to two (rather young) daughters whom I home-school in our basement cooperative. They check in every day to ensure I’ve written my morning pages and taken time for my afternoon meditation.

My core values:

  • People & the relationships we share with them
  • Meditation
  • Limited media & screens
  • Earth conscious living
  • Creating beautiful things

What people say:

I practiced with Bethany for three years. Bethany is truly an inspiration — she brings intelligence, patience, strength, and joy to every class she teaches. In addition to being physically challenging, her classes are beautifully paced and I have always left feeling as if I have been told a story about my body, practice, or life in general (which is just another way of saying that Bethany has somehow mastered the art of teaching without even making you aware that you are being taught). – Brianna B.

Bethany is hands down the best teacher I have ever taken classes from. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the practice – from breath to body to alignment to philosophy. Her classes are fun, engaging and interesting, and I always leave them feeling refreshed, and like I learned something, and like I got my butt kicked (in a good way). She has led multiple teacher trainings, and has fostered an incredible community of professional and extremely knowledgeable yoga teachers. She is definitely a yoga boss, if there is such a thing. – Nora B.

Bethany is a great teacher. Her classes are challenging but layered for all levels, she will kick your butt and lift your spirits. Her flows are creative and fun. She watches her students closely and is a master at giving useful alignment cues and adjustments so you can feel safe practicing with her. Seriously, you are in the best possible hands with this lady. She also always takes the time to embed asana practice in the deeper context of yogic philosophy, and it is that focus on mind body and spirit that will keep you coming back to your mat, and to her classes. Plus, she really walks the walk, practicing what she preaches as it were and her anecdotes from her life experiences are relatable and sincere. – Emanuela G.