(Torrance, CA) - Founder & President of YogaFit Beth Shaw recently was invited to be a featured panelist at the 3rd Annual Philanthropy Forum: The Legacy of Self-Made Women hosted by Broads Circle, a networking group for executive women. As part of the featured panel, Shaw offered insight on how to build a successful business through philanthropy, using teachings of Karma Yoga.
"Business without a greater point than profit is pointless,” said Shaw. " Giving back is the foundation of our business. It’s what has allowed us to grow and prosper.
Shaw discussed how she built YogaFit on the principals of Karma Yoga, a form of yoga that translates literally to “union through action” and seeks to transform the whole person-physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually-by taking their training beyond the mat and into the world outside. The core philosophy is that we can’t flourish until our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits are working toward the same goal and Shaw believes the same holds true for businesses.
The panel also featured other women business leaders including Jane Wurwand, Founder and Owner Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute and Lizanne Falsetto, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer thinkproducts for a special panel presentation on the business of philanthropy, moderated by Tara Roth McConaghy, Executive Director of the Goldhirsh Foundation.
Beth Shaw, E-RYT, BS, CMT, is the President and founder of YogaFit the leader in Mind Body Fitness education. Beth Shaw is an internationally known yoga expert and the author of Beth Shaw YogaFit (Human Kinetics 2009). Ms. Shaw is the innovative educator, entrepreneur, and
visionary not only responsible for YogaFit but also YogaButt, YogaStrength, YogaCore, YogaLean, and countless other yoga fitness combinations. She has more than 30 DVDs and CDs on the market and is widely recognized as the premier yoga fitness trainer in the industry. Ms. Shaw has been showcased in various print and Television programs such as CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, E’ Style Channel, Oprah’s O magazine, Time, More, Entrepreneur and Yoga Journal. Beth Shaw is also known for her community service initiatives. As an animal rights activist, she
serves on the National Council for the Humane Society and is involved in Animal Alliance, Downtown Dog Rescue and Social Compassion and Legislature. Her nonprofit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, awards scholarships and grants to women in need. She is responsible for over one million hours of Community Service given by over 200,000 Instructors worldwide. Ms. Shaw currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.
The leader in Mind Body Fitness Education, YogaFit is the largest training school for yoga instructors in the world. It was established in 1994 and has since trained over 100,000 yoga and fitness professionals worldwide. YogaFit "Mind, Body and Fitness" monthly nation-wide conferences are also open to the public to learn about correct poses, back health, losing weight with yoga and yoga for seniors and prenatal populations. YogaFit is ACE’s Premier and only yoga partner. Founder and president, Beth Shaw, is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on yoga and fitness; having been profiled in print and television programs including Oprah's O magazine, CNN, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Self and more. Beth is the author of YogaFit, second edition, and her new book, Lessons from the Mat, is due to release on January 1, 2012. YogaFit is committed to community service, supporting animals and humanitarian causes. www.yogafit.com.
Broads Circle is a Los Angeles-based executive level women's networking group with a focus on MONEY and POWER for women. We organize events that provide a venue for established, successful women to make high quality revenue connections. A "Broad" in our circle is a
dynamic, smart, successful woman responsible for driving revenue and growing capital. We talk exclusively about issues related to Money and Power for women. We bring accomplished,successful women to our audience for discussion of topics that can enhance a woman's capital
position and ability to increase revenue in her business. We stay away from issues of life balance and the traditional working woman topics that are much discussed in other venues. We like to have hard-hitting, frank and direct dialogue at our events and tell it to women like it