Beverly Lutz brings an impressive academic background, along with extensive spiritual study spanning over thirty years, to her work with groups and individuals. Beverly’s undergraduate degree in Biology included a publication in physiology. Following a post-graduate internship in human genetics at the University of Oregon Medical School, she worked for a number of years in genetics, in research and clinical settings, both before and after completing two years in medical school.
Beverly holds a MSc degree in Energy Medicine for which Dr. Norm Shealy, renowned neurosurgeon-turned-holistic-physician and north American founder of integrative medicine, was her mentor. An integral part of this degree included extensive transpersonal studies.
Beverly’s primary spiritual teacher for over twenty years was Dr. Brugh Joy, also a distinguished physician, who experienced a life-threatening disease that led to a spiritual transformation, after which he became an in-depth teacher of the transpersonal and shadow material.
Other significant teachers and colleagues who have been major contributors to Beverly’s deep understanding of the unfolding of life include extensive work with Brad Blanton, founder of Radical Honesty; John Veltheim, founder of the International BodyTalkSystem; Caroline Myss, medical intuitive; Adyashanti, spiritual teacher and Arjuna Ardagh, awakening coach.
My Years In BodyTalk
During my eleven years with BodyTalk as an active instructor and practitioner, I traveled the globe, teaching on five continents as well as training instructors. I opened South Africa to this new paradigm of healing and focused much of my attention there for a number of years. I also had the privilege to teach farm workers in Botswana simple techniques (BodyTalk Access) which allowed them to then address approximately 60% of their health care needs, through using these techniques, without incurring unaffordable medical costs.
BodyTalk was a very important part of my life and I remain exceedingly grateful for my many years of teaching and for my personal interactions with the founder, John Veltheim, fellow instructors, practitioners and students. This was also a significant period of my life from the perspective of pushing me forward in the realm of self inquiry. Upon resigning as an instructor, I was honored for my contributions to the system throughout these years by being given the status of Senior BodyTalk Instructor Emeritus
Why I’m Doing What I’m Doing
On reading thus far, I can imagine the question arising: Why resign from such an exciting teaching career that included exotic travels while doing something I loved? There are, of course, many layers to my answer and the bottom line really is that it simply was time. It had become clear to me from my years of teaching, that my strength is in working with participants around their limiting beliefs and how these impact their daily lives.
With this realization, I knew I needed to shift gears and work with individuals and groups, specifically addressing belief systems and the bigger picture, in a deeper and more intimate way. Thus my resignation from BodyTalk and the formation of my Beyond Beliefs, The Path To Living Life Fully material.
My interest is in helping you deconstruct and dismantle the falseness of beliefs, freeing you to live your life fully. If you are living life with strongly held belief systems you are limited in your ability to be participant in the love and contentment that is your natural birthright. As I help you to see these limitations, your interaction with life and how life is working or not working for you, you will experience dramatic shifts. Seeing the transformation in your life is my reward.
In my continuous self-exploration, I have also studied the philosophical and spiritual aspects of life from a variety of perspectives including, though not limited to, Vedanta philosophy. I have sat Satsang with various wise ones and attended the Oneness University in India several times. Although I have not followed the Oneness movement since then, it was nevertheless a personally profound and very expanding experience for me. As well, becoming an awakening coach through Arjuna Ardagh’s program was a significant growth experience. Since the passing of my teacher Brugh Joy in December 2009, Adyashanti has become my teacher for my ongoing spiritual practice.
I honor, treasure and am deeply grateful for every teacher who has come into my life. Each of these has been a major sign-post along the way, seemingly leading me into the next experience. In most modalities however, there was always the guru, the teacher, and the learning of concepts. This became less enticing to me as I reached the place where I did not want more information. From this perspective, I see Adyashanti as being a sign-post for my inner teacher.