Beth Borowsky Bio

About Beth

The Karma Class was founded by Beth Borowsky. Her journey has followed many paths, all of them leading to the creation of The Karma Class. 

Her love of learning began with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, that led to a Masters Program in early childhood education at New York University. While in New York, Beth taught at a Montessori preschool and was struck by the contrast between her own education – growing up in a traditional school system in South Africa – and an environment that recognised the autonomy and agency of children as active participants in their own learning experience. 

Returning to South Africa, Beth became a teacher of teachers, initially as a course leader for Montessori Maths, and, soon after, as the program head for the first comprehensive Montessori Teacher Training Course in Cape Town. 

She emigrated to Australia in early 1993 and followed her passion for education through a number of initiatives – as manager and staff trainer for the Kumon English program and as a course creator for Australian Curriculum Enhancement, developing their English curriculum program for years K through HSC.  

The birth of her two daughters provided fresh impetus for her career, developing a practical course for babysitters and founding Kidoodle, an educational toy store that celebrated the fun side of learning. 

While juggling the demands of career and single parenting her two young children, Beth began to focus on the stressors in her own life, and the work that would lead her to a deeper understanding of how we build resilience, and more meaningful productivity in our personal and professional lives. 

As a yoga enthusiast, Beth had always appreciated its benefits as an adjunct to the main business of living. 

But the more she studied, and the more she practiced Yoga - as both a student and teacher - the more she appreciated how Yoga’s underlying characteristics – mindfulness, breath and body awareness – could be a powerful force for change in the way we teach our children, and the way they learn. 

Moreover, it could provide teachers and students alike with essential health and wellbeing tools for the challenging world in which we now live; tools that are practical and easy to implement and extend beyond the classroom and last a lifetime. 

With her understanding of education theory, her experience as a classroom teacher, course developer and teacher trainer, and with over 1,000 hours of yoga study and training, Beth has created her own unique path that has led to The Karma Class.

We invite you to join us. 

Beth's Training and Teaching


  • Next Generation Yoga for Kids 2-7 yr olds + 8 - 13 yr olds with Jodi B Komitor


  • Radiant Child Yoga Program Level 1 and Level 2 with Shakta Kaur Khalsa

  • 200-hour Power Vinyasa Training with Nicole Goodwin and Wade Imre Morrissette


  •  Embodying the Flow: The Art of Teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with Twee Merrigan (a protégé of Shiva Rae)

  •  Energetic Alignment 1 with Twee Merrigan

  •  Anatomy and Asana with Simon Borg-Olivier 2008

  •  Energetic Alignment 2 with Twee Merrigan

  •  Lifeforce in Yoga Therapy (working with the breath to heal and strengthen) with Sindar Kaur

  •  Functional Assessment (identifying different postural types, functional movement patterns of the body and how to correctly apply them to yoga postures) with Mark Breadner


  • Anuasara Worskhop with Marc St Pierre

  • Assessing the Energy Systems and Chakras with Mark Breadner

  • Prenatal Teacher Training with Marie-Louise Parkinson

  • Fluid Power Teacher Training with Twee Merrigan


  • Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training with Twee Merrigan

  • 500 hour Teacher Training Certification with Yoga Alliance


  • The Radiance Sutras with Dr Lorin Roche and Carmille Maurine (an exploration of the luminous teachings of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, an ancient text that describes 112 awareness practices for touching the sacred in the midst of daily life)


  • Yoga Journal Conference, New York City


  • Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest

  • Freeing the Neck, Back and Shoulders with Donna Farhi

  • Yoga Nidra: A 2 day workshop with Donna Farhi

  • Meditation Teacher Training with Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine

  • Women's Meditation with Camille Maurine


  • 200 hour Foundational Teacher Training with Ana Forrest

  • Trauma Aware Yoga Teacher Training with Annabel McLisky, Shirley Hicks & Arthur Sharp


  • 6 day silent retreat with Sarah and Ty Powers: The 4 Pillars of Mindfulness Meditation

  • 80 hour Insight Yin Yoga Teacher Training Intensive with Sarah Powers: Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

  • Ancestral Voices Yoga Retreat with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, Tulum, Mexico


  • 4 day Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Sinhee McCabe: Transformational Touch & Working with Injuries

  • 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Mel McLaughlin, The Yin Space

  • Forrest Yoga Level 2 Certification

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Mullumbimby

  • Host to Jambo Truong, 5 Day Experiential Anatomy & Bodywork Teacher Training


  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Power Living, Melbourne

  • Assistant to Sinhee McCabe and Jambo Truong, Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, Ubud, Bali

  • Byron Spirit Festival, Byron Bay

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, Advanced Teacher Training, Bali

  • 8 day Yoga Bodyworkers Teacher Training with Jambo Truong & Brian Campbell


  • Host to Jambo Truong - workshops: You are Enough & The Art of Letting Go

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, The Dome, Sydney

  • Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Mel McLaughlin

  • Co-facilitator and trainer - Mindful Touch and Hands on Assists - a 5 day teacher training

  • Lead Assistant to Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Egg of the Universe, Sydney


  • 55hr Myofascial Release Training with Tiffany Cruikshank + Yoga Medicine