Becky Crigger, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, grew up in Blacksburg and is excited to return home to the mountains and share her teaching with the community. Becky danced with Mildred Dean of Blacksburg's Basic Dance, Etc. from the age of five and continues to explore the energy of dance and rhythm in her yoga practice, particularly when teaching in the vinyasa style. Becky recognizes the importance of balancing the spiritual aspects of yoga with the physical; her classes are vigorous and challenging but at the same time offer an element of surrender and "letting go." She believes that purification of the body and quieting of the mind allow us to truly connect with the spirit.
Becky has been teaching yoga since 2003 and has taught in studios in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Charlottesville, and Nashville, TN. From 2005 to 2009 Becky owned and operated Body Balance Studio in Williamsburg, Virginia. Having studied different styles of yoga, under the guidance of James Barkan (Hot Yoga, Vinyasa), Cyndi Lee (Vinyasa), Roger Cole (Iyengar), Leslie Lytle (Prenatal, Iyengar), Shiva Rea (Vinyasa), and Judith Lasater (Restorative), Becky brings a well-rounded knowledge to her practice and instruction. She has studied yoga therapy with T.K.V. Desikachar and Dr. Timothy McCall and is a graduate of Yogadurango's Inner Peace Yoga Therapy program. Becky's dedication to contemplative studies and comparative religion has led to a calling to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, and she is currently enrolled in seminary in the School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.