Although we briefly introduced Debbie Berry as a new teacher in the May email, we wanted to share some additional information about her and her connection to yoga as we begin the new month. In June, Debbie will be teaching several Gentle and Basics classes, and she is listed on the schedule as “Debbie B.” To learn more about Debbie, read on!
Debbie has been practicing yoga for 11 years and has been involved in fitness and sports for as long as she can remember. She was first drawn to yoga as a complement to physical therapy to heal from a sports-related injury. More recently, she has used yoga to help improve neck and shoulder pain and to increase range of motion.
Debbie completed her 200-hour teacher training with Susan Polk at Be Happy Yoga in April and is currently a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance. She believes that yoga provides a great opportunity for sharing community with others in a welcoming environment.
Off the mat, Debbie has a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Auburn University. She most recently worked at WKU as Industrial Partnership Coordinator in the Department of Engineering.
Debbie and her husband, John, have been married for almost 35 years. They have been in Bowling Green for 10 years and enjoy sharing their home with their 9-year-old wire fox terrier, Chester. Their daughter, Jen, is married and lives in Greenville NC, and their son, Jonathon, lives in Lexington KY.