Beth Mwano
Dancer. Yoga Teacher. Herbalist. Creative Healer. Artist. Singer. Choreographer. Spirit Soul in a Body.
I've always been in wonder. Wonder at nature, bodies, the mind, resilience, raindrops, creation......forever in wonder.
I try to keep an attitude of grateful wonder in whatever experience I am having, whether it be with other people, or solo. The work that I do comes from a place of deep love that is constantly being mindfully worked through compassion in me. The language of love is vast and complex. Sometimes my language of love means working with people gain healing from past traumas. Sometimes it's exploring dance in site-specific works that engage our surrounding environment. Sometimes it's being an activist and standing up for those more vulnerable than me.

After getting my degree in Holistic Health and Creative Arts Therapy from Lesley University, I chose to increase these skills and learn, in a formal training program, how to live a more abundant life through eating well and taking care of myself. My desire is to bring encouragement, support, and creative ideas to others who also desire whole health. Pursuing health and arts together has given me the ability to make knowledge choices for my body and lifestyle, a skill I am passing onto others. I love creating and receiving from people from all backgrounds and walks of life. This is why I got my International Health Coach Certificate, to both receive and give. My learning will never cease!

I am a Clinical Herbalist. Herbal Medicine came into my Health Coach training and I was hungry to go deeper. Nature is not only where we come from, but it continues to bring us into healing and fullness if we can use the knowledge of the plants with wisdom.

I believe the importance of "food justice" needs to be addressed more in our world. Access to healthy, local food, as well as life-saving nutrition knowledge, is something everyone should have. Working with organizations and communities to make this happen is a goal of mine as I dialogue, share my skills, and volunteer. A dream would be to see every family have their own, healthy garden that supports the local environment and the family's health.

Yoga is a healing, wisdom tradition I have grown into over many years. As my own practice has deepened, a desire to serve others in the way of yoga developed. I got my certification from Kripalu Yoga Center, an internationally renowned yoga training center that brought an immersive experience and a blend of East meets West. See more here. I am currently in a 2 year Masters Program at Maryland University of Integrative Health to be a Yoga Therapist.

Because I am also an artist, healing through the arts comes into many things I do on the day to day. I love making concept videos, dance films, choreographies and collaborations between the arts! In all of this my hope and aim is to bring a compassionate, hopeful perspective to people through arts and healing wisdom. Art making and mental health has a profound merging in the work that I do. I am committed to empowering people to experience joy in their whole beings.

I also have the great honor to work with my husband, Vinny, doing creative projects all over the world. We pursue, in the marketing world, collaborating to make customer and brand relationships be positive for both parties. We also love using dance, film, photography, shared writing, music, and more to connect with people and share stories, ideas, passions, and missions. And now we have our own little Ocean, our son, who joined us in 2020 outside of the womb to grow with us and teach us.
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