About Bethany –
Who I am & why I teach

American / Swedish Yogi living in Sweden

Traveling the world


Sharing what I love <3

Meet Bethany

Bethany is an international E-RYT 200 certified yoga teacher, studio owner and Manduka ambassador, originally from the US and now living and teaching in Malmö, Sweden. Her background is in coaching and competing in extreme watersports, and then transitioned into working in a corporate career, while at the same time discovering her love for yoga. This unique combination allows Bethany to bring a distinctive approach to her yoga teachings. She brings influences from international mentors, a diverse education and travel experiences, to create a unique style for her classes and programs. Here is MY story …

It began as a love for water …

Bethany began as an athlete, competing professionally as a wakeskater. She travelled and competed in international competitions, but competing was hard on the body. Which led her to find yoga as a cross-training tool while competing.

… And then I found yoga.

The journey to yoga began as a way to train with her sport, and balance a demanding corporate schedule, then transformed into a passion to share with family and friends.

Photo: Ulrika Kestere

The studio: Yoga Roots Malmö

After moving to Sweden, Bethany began to teach and fell in love. She decided to study her 200 hour training at the Asheville Yoga Center and began teaching full time directly after. Then in 2016, she decided to open an international yoga studio – Yoga Roots Malmö – with Tereze Kestere.

Bethany with Yoga Roots Co-Founder Tess Kestere, Photo: Ulrika Kestere

How I teach?

Bethany teaches in a way that provokes thought, meaning and motivation, which guides students to push themselves to find their “edge” with their own yoga practice. She teaches from an alignment-based focus, as a result of multiple injuries, and motivated her to study proper postural alignment and injury prevention. These experiences gave Bethany a better understanding of body awareness and sustainable movement practices, which she weaves into her teachings.

Photo: Ulrika Kestere

Where to find me?

My home studio Yoga Roots Malmö (Sweden)

Yoga for Climbers at Klättercentret Skåne (Sweden)

Yoga for Wakeboarders at O’Town Watersports (USA)

Also keep an eye out for international workshops throughout the year in the US & Europe.

Photo: Ulrika Kestere