Beth : Community Member, OneTaste™ Urban Retreat

Beth grew up in South Boston, Virginia with her father (a football coach), her mother (a teacher) and her brother.

She received a B.A. in biology from University of North Carolina in December 1996. She worked for the University of North Carolina’s medical school in fundraising before moving to San Francisco from Chapel Hill, North Carolina in April 1999.

Beth began studying sensuality at OneTaste in 2005. With a background in somatic psychology from Master’s coursework at the California Institute of Integral Studies, she quickly took to the material. She became a teacher of the work. In addition to teaching, she has also overseen production for OneTaste’s quarterly magazine, helped develop exercises for OneTaste’s curriculum and, for a time, coordinated the Tuesday Night Forum Lecture Series. Beth is currently co-director of enrollment.

Beth is also a Certified Massage Technician. Her favorite moments occur when her roles overlap…when her massage clients ask her relationship questions and when OneTaste residentsbecome recipients of a soothing massage.

Beth is the host of A Taste of Sex: Guest Speaker Series. Her appearance on the podcast marks fulfillment of a vision dreamt up as a young girl when she used to practice hosting her own show. Other interests include lindy hop and blues dancing, exploring San Francisco on foot, sensory meditations at the ocean, and learning to live orgasmically, one stroke at a time.