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Beth Daugherty, Executive Director

Updated: Jan 22

Beth Daugherty, M.S., M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP has been working with the Christina Phipps Foundation since 2010. She was in the first training class offered by the foundation and offered a free CPF yoga class at her studio (Lifespan Yoga) in Jacksonville, FL. Since then she taught yoga at many of the CPF class locations including Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has served on the Board of Directors, and as Executive Director, training over 300+ yoga teachers since the founding. She has grown the foundation to include live classes, Zoom and a CPF YouTube channel. There are now CPF teachers all over the southeastern USA, plus Utah, Texas, Washington, Maine, Germany and Greece.

Beth holds a Master of Arts from the University of North Florida, a Master of Science from Cornell University and a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration from the Sloan Program at Cornell University. In addition to yoga, she has enjoyed teaching undergraduate psychology, research design, statistics, and program evaluation. In her spare time she likes to travel, paint, garden, write and hang out with her husband and son (Go Gators!).

Beth took her first yoga class in 1981. She has lived in 3 yoga centers and trained hundreds of yoga teachers in kids, gentle, chair, 8 Limbs of Yoga and oncology yoga. She is the founder of Lifespan Yoga® and author of ten yoga books. She directs YTT200 and YTT95 Kids and Teens plus a Chair Yoga certification and a Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga course. She is certified in Children’s Yoga, Oncology Yoga, Chair Yoga and Curvy Yoga®. Beth’s books and digital download materials combine modern research findings for the different stages of life with ancient yoga philosophy. She is a Continuing Education provider with the Yoga Alliance.

Beth's books on Amazon:

Nikita's Sun (2012)

Lifespan Yoga®: Developmental Psychology Meets the Practice and Teaching of Yoga (2014)

Gentle Yoga: A Lifespan Yoga® Introduction (2015)

Chair Yoga: Lifespan Yoga® for Health and Wellness (2015)

The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journal (2016)

Nonviolence in this Moment (2019)

Nonviolence Journal and Workbook: 108 Prompts for Peace (2021)

Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga: A Modern Yogis Guide to Ethics, Daily Habits, Mindfulness, Meditation and Peace (2021)

Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga with Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Ethics, Daily Habits, Mindfulness, Meditation and Peace(2022)

Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga with Kids: Coloring, Drawing, Mindful Activities and Fun (2023)

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