By Thania Figueroa/Staff Writer
Sigma Tau Delta invites Elizabeth Bellamy to lead a yoga class for students during finals week.
Bellamy has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. She has many certifications, including core power yoga, mat Pilates, and kundalini yoga and is a certified holistic nutritionist and health coach. She has also done many meditation and mindfulness programs.
Many organizations and athletic teams invite Bellamy to do yoga classes with their students. She also volunteers as a yoga instructor at the YMCA in town. President of Sigma Tau Delta, Tyesha Rhodes invites Bellamy to do a yoga class for students during finals week to help them de-stress.
“I think that it’s important for us as college educators to consider students’ well-being, their mental health, and physical health,” Bellamy said.
There are many ways to do yoga, whether it’s sitting cross-legged in a quiet space for relaxation, an intense workout or a deep stretch. She said yoga can be whatever you want it to be.
In the past, football players have been surprised at Bellamy’s strength because of yoga, she can hold a plank longer than these said football players.
“My goal is that you leave this class feeling better and better means physically, mentally, spiritually better,” she said.
When asked about student feedback, she said she receives a lot of positive feedback.
“A lot of times, students will say ‘I feel so much better,’ and that’s the greatest compliment,” Bellamy said.
De-stress Finals Yoga will occur on December 6 at 4 p.m. in the Bacon room. Only 25 spots are available, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.