Betsy Bertram | Yoga & Kiteboarding Instructor

Betsy Bertram

Betsy Bertram is the Brand Manager at Townsend Bertram & Company Adventure Outfitters, a business consultant, a writer in the outdoor industry, a Kripalu yoga teacher, and an international kiteboarding organization certified kiteboarding instructor. She is an avid adventurer, community builder, speaker, and leader.  Betsy is also a graduate of the Outdoor Industry Association Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy. Betsy curates the Glass Top Counter blog and writes for SNEWS.


Spiralizations: A daily creativity practice, the art of mandala making

In Sanskrit, the word mandala means circle. In Buddhism, the mandala represents the universe. For me, the act of drawing a daily mandala represents the universe of creative opportunity, an access point to artistic expression. I begin each mandala with an empty circle. With no intention other than to be creative; I let the day inspire what fills the empty space. Each mandala culminates in an unrepeatable creative expression of the present moment. My Aunt Gretchen taught me the art of mandala drawing when I was eight years old. The practice of drawing a circle daily helped me get over my creative blocks from a young age. If you too seek a creative outlet of ease and question your artistic expression, try making a mandala of your own and be open to discovering your own creative universe.