Meet Bethany

Bethany Henderson Eanes is a creative writer, meditation teacher, kitchen healer and yoga therapist in Los Angeles, California.

I founded and operated The Yoga Harbor, a community wellness studio in Torrance, California, from 2016 through 2020, and now operate primarily in private practice as “The Harbor,” a name which encompasses the many different paths to wellness.

I specialize in nervous system care, centered on womyn and maternal health, teaching on stress resiliency so mothers can be more present, rested and attuned beings.

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 recipe explorations.

Along the way to my own personal discovery, I’ve been lucky enough to learn from the best in the practice areas of:

  • Certified Lactation Educator, BreastfeedLA (2022)
  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga, Polyvagal Institute (2022)
  • Polyvagal Theory: Principles and Practice for Individuals, Polyvagal Institute (2022)
  • Certified Ayurvedic Post Partum Practitioner, Ayurvedic Mamas (2021)
  • Yoga for Preschoolers and Children with Special Needs, Yoga In My School (2020)
  • Treat While You Train, The Role Model Method (2019)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction “MBSR,” InsightLA (2016)
  • Meditation & Yoga for Transforming Trauma, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (2014)
  • Props & Supported Poses, Noah Maze (2012)
  • The Progression of Action in Backbends, Marla Apt (2011)
  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT500), Mukti Yoga School (2009)
  • B.S. in History, Writing, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Washington University in St.
Louis (2006)

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

My keys to living a little better:

  • Meditate every day.
  • Ditch screens, for yourself and your kids. When we eliminated screen time, our home became the sacred space we dreamed of (most days!) & our kids regulated (usually!).
  • Skip social media. It’s hard. But you won’t regret it. Deactivate your accounts for 90 days and just see.
  • Compost. Because, really, it’s the single biggest step you can take to save our mother planet.
  • Make beautiful things as often as possible. You get to decide what the things are and what makes them beautiful.
  • Prioritize your relationships. Put everything on hold when you have a chance to connect deeply with someone else. If you have a conflict, don’t stop until it’s been repaired. Go to therapy if you have you (go even if you don’t think you have to!).