A few years back, I ran a free online Pilates challenge called the Pilates Summer Series. I was looking for guest instructors and spent hours searching YouTube for instructors that were a good fit for The Balanced Life. I eventually found Sarah Beth’s YouTube channel and knew she was the one. I reached out to her via email and it turned out that we lived 10 minutes apart! How crazy is that? I had no idea.
We met at Starbucks, talked about yoga, Pilates, life as online fitness instructors and the rest is history.
We became dear friends and although I’m sad we’re no longer neighbors, we keep in touch often and I’m honored to share a bit more about her and how she strives for balance in her life as a mother, wife, yoga instructor and entrepreneur who has been leading over 200,000 yogis through instructional yoga videos online for over 5 years. Her focus is on family, health, and modern-day yoga & lifestyle that is attainable and non-judgmental.
I love that and hope you enjoy this Q&A…
Hi Sarah Beth! Will you start by telling us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Sarah Beth. I’m a mother to a 1-year old boy named Roman, a wife of 3 years, a yogi and entrepreneur living in the beautiful state of Colorado. My business is SarahBethYoga where I provide online yoga videos and motivate others to find more health, clarity and balance through attainable modern-day yoga & lifestyle. I focus on eating clean, living mindfully, and lifestyle design so I can spend my quality hours and energy with my family.
What inspired you to start your business?
I was at a low point in my life, about 8 years ago, when I thought very little of myself. I quit modeling and panicked, thinking that I had nothing to offer other than my looks. My husband, then boyfriend, handed me a book called The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss and changed my life. I decided that I wanted the luxury of lifestyle design and to work within my passions. So, I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training, taught locally for a while, and soon after started making yoga videos on YouTube. The first several videos make me CRINGE, but when I look back they gave me the necessary experience and confidence to keep going and years later I’m so happy I stuck with it. 🙂
What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m curious, what do you do when you’re not working?
As you know, The Balanced Life is all about empowering women to approach health & fitness with a balanced mindset. How do you handle the pressure as a woman to look or act a certain way?
What does balance mean to you during your current season of life?
Who/what inspires you to keep living well?