Betsy Fife Archer

LCSW, CPT, CHWC
(Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health and Wellness Coach)

I believe life is too short to take myself so seriously. I try to infuse fun in every day, whether its time spent playing with my three young children or going to see live music with my spouse. I have been an athlete since I was four when I started playing soccer, my first true love. I was never the fastest kid on the team, but I always played with heart. When puberty hit, I started to gain weight despite my active lifestyle. I still loved soccer with much of my identity revolving around being a part of my team. When I was 14, I was cut from the team I had played on for four years because my coach said I was "too big". I was devastated. This incident became a defining moment in my life and was the beginning of a complicated relationship between me and my body and exercise. I switched to a different team, ended up playing soccer in college, have run a marathon and half marathon, but still carried that wounded piece of me. I often felt like I was exercising simply to try to change my body, to make my body smaller or my muscles bigger or to try to obtain some false ideal. I've tried every diet out there, done CrossFit, endurance sports, worked with myriad trainers. None of it "worked". None of it changed how my body looked, but all of the exercise I have done changed the way my body felt. It took me a long time to realize that was the destination. It wasn't a pant size that I desired. I desired to feel good! After that realization, I started exercising because I began to love my body and what it can do! I realized that I didn't have to workout in any way that didn't make me happy. I started to infuse my workouts with play and life simply became more fun. So, now I bring this to you. Come spend some time with me and remember the joy of play. Remember or learn how to love your body in whatever shape or size or ability you come with. You are worth it!

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Kate Mosher

Kate began practicing yoga in 2000, after writing it on her new year’s resolutions list. She thought it would help her to lose weight and become a human pretzel. Neither of those things happened, but she did find it helped her to turn down the volume on the mean girl in her head. After a long affair with hot yoga, Kate took a break from her mat to become a mama. She found her way back through classes at the Y, where she met a teacher who looked like her. It was revolutionary for her to see a fat woman teach yoga. Her home practice grew and then she found her way to yoga teacher training in the summer of 2018. Kate is passionate about her family, body liberation, social justice, feminism, and yoga.

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JEN WEEKS

Jen received her 200 YTT in March of 2019 at Asheville Yoga Center. She has dabbled with yoga for 15 years but really honed in on her practice in the past 3 years. She loves all things outdoors, cats, thai food, sudoku and, well, yoga. To her, yoga is a place that one is able to let go and focus on your own self and body. Not many spaces in life allow for a total act of letting go, which makes yoga so special! Jen believes mindful body movement helps to create a healthy mind and body. All bodies just need to move and groove! Being able to share her love for yoga and this magical life is one of the most humbling experiences, so come and join in on the movement!