By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Bekka Cook

Yoga is all in the family for Bekka: her mother took her to her first yoga class when she was only ten years old, and she has been practicing ever since.

Before all that, though, Bekka grew up in a beautiful, beachy small town in Prince Edward County. She was a competitive gymnast for years, and when she pictured her future, she saw herself having a career in health care. Teaching yoga offered Bekka a different avenue for guiding people toward health and healing.

Bekka Cook

Bekka sees yoga as an important way to reconnect with the self—physically, mentally and energetically. She believes your practice gives you the opportunity to reflect on your actions and reactions as well as the time and space you need to decide how to move forward.

Although Bekka had been practicing yoga on-and-off for most of her life, it was only in the past six years that she dedicated herself to deepening her practice and, eventually, to teaching.

Bekka was encouraged to visit Elevate while working at nearby restaurant and the minute she stepped into the studio, she knew it was meant to be. She was reminded strongly of the gym where she used to practice gymnastics and felt immediately at home.

Bekka’s athleticism extends to a love of outdoor activities like bouldering and hiking. She is at her happiest during a thunderstorm.

Bekka Cook