Beate Sophia is a Yoga alliance certified Yoga teacher who studied with well-respected international teachers: Cheri Rae Russell, Annie Carpenter, Swami Harish Chandra, Sheela & Sreedevi Bringi, Govind Das founder of Bhakti Yoga Shala & Tracee Stanley, David Swenson, as well as a team of dedicated teachers at Core Power Yoga and master teachers at the Himalayan Yoga Association in Rishikesh, India.
Beate has received 200 hours certifications from Annie Carpenter (Smart flow) Govind Das (Bhakti Yoga) Core Power Yoga (Hot Power yoga) a 300 hours certification from the Himalayan Yoga Association (Ashtanga based Vinyasa flow) as well as a Certification in Yoga Nidra from the Sankalpa Shakti Yoga institute.
Beate’s teaches a unique blend of Vinyasa flow with a strong emphasis on the devotional aspect of Yoga following the path of Bhakti Yoga. Classes/Styles include; Ashtanga-Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Kirtan Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Yin Yoga.
Beate has taught at Peace Yoga Gallery-DTLA, Inhale-Venice, Ganesha House-West LA,
Core Power Yoga (multiple locations in LA) and Tantris, center for Yogic Science in West Hollywood and Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica. She also taught at Core Power Yoga (multiple locations in Silicon Valley and TruFusion Saratoga as well as private sessions in Los Gatos, No Cal, and was also a guest teacher at Shanti Hot Yoga in LA.
Beate wholeheartedly believes in Yoga as the science of wellbeing, by following the eight-limbed path by Patanjali, with the ultimate goal of a more balanced life, happiness and Self-realization.
Currently, Beate teaches online via Zoom and IG Live, as well as in-person outdoor classes on the beach and in the park.
See her Class Schedule for more info.
We all dream of and hope for those teachers in life to come along who truly embody the spirit and essence of Bodhi Satva. Beate is just that kind of special, warm hearted human who graces us with her passionate, uplifting and thoughtfully themed teachings. A powerful vinyasa teacher, kirtan artist and curious student who always pushes her capacities to learn more about the roots of yoga. Beate is all about community cultivation and preservation, and in these wild times to be alive on this planet - she serves as a grounding, motherly expert force of nature, guiding you back to joy and peace. After working with her at Tantris Lifestyle brand and observing even more growth, I highly recommend her services.
~Britton Darby, Wellness expert, Yoga teacher, former Yoga director at Tantris center for Yogic Science - Los Angeles
Yoga with Beate was unlike any other yoga experience I have had! I am accustomed to group yoga classes but I was fortunate enough to do a semi- private class with Beate and a friend. It was so luxurious to be in an intimate setting. I found myself more comfortable in this setting and therefore was able to be more present throughout our session.
Furthermore, Beate has a wonderful warm and calm nature about her. She guides you beautifully through a challenging, powerful practice that is completed with Beate singing a lovely song while she plays the harmonium.
It is an amazing way to end the practice!
I highly recommend a yoga journey with Beate!
~Shireen Nickravesh, Master esthetician- Los Gatos
Beate is a true yogi on and off the mat. Pushing her students to see their inner light and inner strength through flow and meditation. While also, devoting herself to empowering communities in need in the motherland of yoga.
~Josh Duplessis, Artist - Los Angeles
Beate’s yoga practice is magical and filled with light! Her flow is beautiful and mindful. I was a dancer growing up and have practiced yoga for 10 years. After six private lessons with Beate, with her focused and hands-on instruction, I could suddenly do challenging headstands and backbends with ease. She is also a musician and will sing for you during final Savasana. I highly recommend her for private instruction or small group classes...she is a lovely soul.
~Caitlin Burgess, Marriage & Family therapist - Los Gatos
Beate takes grace in account when teaching a flow suitable for today’s Yogi to ascend, her class deepens new levels of awareness. I feel her studied background is authentic with a wealth of Yogic history.
~Bryan Lay, Musician, Entrepreneur - Los Angeles
I’ve attended Beate’s classes in person and online. I love her well thought out flows, they’re powerful, with variations and challenges for any level, all strung together with great insights, stories and wisdom.
Her Savasana is unique with her beautiful singing voice accompanied by the harmonium.
I’ve been doing yoga for 18 years with many different teachers. Beate’s teaching style stands out, she takes you on a Yogic journey that goes beyond the physical. Through her stories she gives the postures meaning and they become a guide for more awareness and mindfulness.
~Suzan Kuppens, Senior CMF designer at NVIDIA - Silicon Valley
In Beate’s class, you will experience the authentic essence of ancient India. Each posture she selects creates powerful awareness, accompanied by complementary sounds that transport you to the infinite wisdom within you. Beate is a master Yoga teacher who has the ability to guide you in a Yoga practice that will connect you to your inner strength and joy!
~Joanna Garzilli, award winning author of “Big Miracles: The 11 Spiritual Rules for Ultimate Success
My 1st yoga retreat with Beate exceeded my expectations. It was my first time in Europe and I spent three days in Amsterdam and did sightseeing the surrounding areas before the retreat. I could already felt the genuinity, discipline and flexibility that the Dutch culture and values embody. But the retreat with Beate in the following week embraced them even more. I loved the Chakra theme of our yoga practice throughout the week, which brought a lot of variations in the Asana practice. We also did daily chantings and Kirtan sessions which really helped calm our minds down and brought us inner peace/focus. Besides the wonderful yoga practice at the gorgeous Monastery where we stayed, Beate's brothers, Otto and Albert showed us the beauty of nature, history, philosophy, arts and culture in Vught and surrounding cities (‘s-Hertogenbosch, Otterlo, etc.) through bike tours. Beate organized everything perfectly and she embraced us with pure Dutch and Yoga philosophies. I recommend that everyone should join this extraordinary yoga journey in Holland with Beate in the future!
~ Sally Zhang - Engineer at Apple Inc. - Silicone Valley
I absolutely loved my first yoga treat lead by Beate in the Netherlands. From the peaceful location chosen, to the nutritious farm to table meals, to the time spent in authentic live-giving conversation with the other yogis, Beate fostered a sense of community and unity throughout the entire week. She is a warm, nurturing, instructive, and intuitive yogi. Her yoga classes were beautifully put together, intentionally crafted towards reflection, and her harmonium playing created a soothing atmosphere to come as ourselves. All of us was welcome and I come away feeling more centered in myself, grounded in my place in the world, and mindful of my highest self for the benefit of the greater good. Thank you for an unforgettable week Beate, I look forward to the next time we get to flow together.
~ Pauline Van Backle - Tech Customer Success Manager - Bay Area San Francisco