My name is Ling Beisecker and below is a brief bio to help you get to know me a bit better!
Growing up in the mountains strongly influenced my life. Having the opportunity to play outside, hike on the Appalachian Trail, and be surrounded by nature made me hearty, happy, and healthy.
When I was not exploring, I was with my family working with horses. My parents, two older sisters and I bonded through equestrian vaulting, gymnastics on horseback. For over two decades, I practiced vaulting and eventually earned my gold medal from the American Vaulting Association and competed in the World Equestrian Games for the Chinese National Federation.
Over the past ten years, I have enjoyed running, group exercise teaching, and yoga. I find joy teaching power vinyasa flows as well as decompressing in a soothing yin yoga class. In 2013, I trained in Rishikesh, India for the summer and became a 200-hour Certified Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). In 2016, after a thousand hours of direct teaching, I became an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and had the opportunity to be the Lead Instructor for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training with the Well-Being Center, LLC. It was one of the best group experiences of my life!
In college, I double majored in Kinesiology & Health Science and Psychology at the College of William and Mary. My work in a Cross-Cultural and Social Psychology Research Lab inspired my future training in social justice and feminist theory. In the Kinesiology & Health Science Department, I had the opportunity to be the Anatomy Lab Teaching Assistant. My training informs my wellness coaching and created a foundation for my safe and effective lesson plans.
My home away from home in college was the Campus Recreation Department. At Campus Recreation, I worked multiple jobs including Group Fitness Supervisor, Group Fitness Instructor, Patron Service Assistant, Teaching Assistant for Personal Training Course and Group Fitness Course, and Fitness Incentive Coordinator. One of my favorite group exercise classes to teach is Core & More, my original creation of a full-body workout that ends with core focused exercises. As a health professional, I find strength in my ability to create unique and creative plans tailored to the individual.
I received my master’s degree in mental health counseling from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. My clinical experience at Therapy Center of Philadelphia included providing outpatient relational therapy for women and members of the transgender communities. As a psychotherapist, I find strength in being able to see the good in everyone and work in a warm and validating style.
I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you via the Let’s Connect page!