Beth Borowsky Bio
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.