Classes

Movement Meditation Practices

Learn more about our classes: 5Rhythms®, YogaDance, Meditation, and Yoga . We also host Women’s 5Rhythms closed circles that open 2x a year.

Our classes support all folx, bodies and most abilities. We are on the second floor with 20 steps to reach our studio. Please reach out to us if you are interested in our classes and need an accessible space to participate.

5Rhythms®

Sweat Your Prayers

In this class we experience the movement meditation practice of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms. Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness are the rhythmic container where our inner dancer is invited to express and be set free.

“The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray, The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy.” ~Gabrielle Roth

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5Rhythms Women’s Circle ‘Sister Prayers

Take our hands and join our circle of women dedicated to the journey of wild abandon and holy ecstasy~ We dive deep to the realms of intuitive, visceral and instinctual movement to invite and invoke our deepest healing essence as we move our bodies in our shapeshifting beauty, wisdom and power. I look forward to being with you again in all your vulnerability and authenticity.Next 5-month session will begin in May.

This class is offered as a 5 month/once monthly session ~ pre-registration is required.

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5Rhythms: Soul Surfing

This class is a guided journey to deepen our understanding of the 5Rhythms and to awaken and expand the rhythms in our bodies.

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Yoga~Asana

As a studio we are very aware of the many yoga lineages that have suffered from sexual misconduct and abuse. Although our teachers have diverse training backgrounds, Be Moved and all of its teachers implement our strong studio policy to uphold the highest level of ethical integrity in our teachings and in our relationships with our students. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the classes and practices you find at Be Moved concerning lineage, teachings and ethical integrity.

Be Flow Yoga

Deeping the practice of yoga asana (postures) and Pranayama (breathwork) can help us begin to deepen our embodiment and relation to the yogic path toward a steady, clear mind. This class will support students who would like to continue their inquiry of the physical practice while honoring the vast philosophy and culture that surrounds yoga. Class will focus on alignment to suit the body for each posture, explore more yoga postures, develop a breathing practice and steady both body and mind in preparation of meditation.

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Be Restored Yoga

This restorative yoga class may include supported asana, mudra, breath and sound as well as Yoga Nidra. We will invite stillness to the mind and body in deep relaxation to balance our nervous system and reduce stress.

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Yoga for People of Color (by donation)

This donation class provides yoga practice that sustains a traditional commitment to yoga’s roots while also honoring the explicit recognition of, and healing from, racism and its intersecting oppressions. This class is a healing space where BIPOC+ are not “othered”, where BIPOC+ are the norm instead of the exception. The goal of BIPOC+ Yoga is to provide an opportunity for people of color to be seen and loved as they make their way through a regular yoga practice. We respectfully remind you that this class is only for those who identify as BIPOC.

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LEARN MORE

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) need a space to practice yoga as a way to heal from the damages of racism and other systemic injustices, many which create serious health impacts on our bodies (e.g, weathering, depression & other mental health, hypertension, cardiovascular disease), also known as embodied inequality (Krieger, 2013). Yoga is recognized as having numerous health benefits but is often practiced in “race-evasive” ways, ones where race, racism, and intersecting injustices are ignored, in largely white spaces. In order to provide a space for BIPOC to engage in yoga that specifically addresses racism and intersectional injustice, we have created BIPOC+ Healing Yoga. The + is in recognition that people of color experience intersecting oppressions (e.g., sexism, ableism, cis-heteropatriarchy) that make them even more vulnerable to societal and interpersonal inequities.

Community Yoga

FREE/love offering to all the community. This class is an open, all levels class taught by the teachers at Be Moved and other teachers in our community. Come as a beginner or as an advanced yogi to share in our love for yoga!.

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Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga means action with awareness or complete energy cycle.
We will practice movement, breath, mantra and reflection.Movement practices and breathwork will cultivate energy, soothe tension and balance the nervous system. Mantra will connect us with a vibrational flow of sound. Results will be deep stillness, connection to self, embodiment and expanded awareness.

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Breathe and Flow

Connect your mind and body in this meditative flow. Each class begins and ends with guided meditation and pranayama. Move through seated & reclined poses, sun salutations and standing balances to warm the body while connecting the breath & mind to each movement. Use of props is encouraged. You will leave class with a sense of mindfulness and self-compassion to apply in daily life.

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Be Yin and Yang

Life is a balance of opposites and so in this class we will build some quick internal heat and strength (yang) as well as breathe slowly into long restorative poses (yin) to foster an inner balance so we can take our mind and body harmony into the Yin and Yang of our daily lives. This class is accessible for all levels of yogic practitioners. We will start off with a gentle warm up then flow into an invigorating vinyasa practice (such as sun salutations) to awaken some internal heat using our strong ujjayi breath. After we accelerate our heart rates we will slow our breaths and movements down with some long held yin/restorative asanas (reclined twist, pigeon pose, thread the needle) using props before we settle our stretched and relaxed bodies for a guided mediation before savasana.

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Not enough thanks can be expressed with all of the teachers that I have encountered at Be Moved.

Thanks also to you, Laura Martin-Eagle, for your continued support of Community Yoga, as well as the wonderful instructors that walk through your doors at Be Moved.

~ Lyle

Meditation/Sound Journeys/Drumming

Mindfulness & Meditation

“The mindfulness we need is inclusive and meets people exactly where they are. It is exactly what we need to carry ourselves into this time and to navigate what we are up against right now. Mindfulness isn’t the answer to everything, but it can be the foundation.” Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Establishing a consistent meditation or mindfulness practice can help to provide a path toward steadying the mind, ground the self and sooth the nervous system to a more calm state. Join practitioner and provider Mariel Ferreiro (certified trauma informed yoga & meditation instructor and bodywork provider) on a journey of discovery and deep inquiry. We will explore various meditation practices from Yoga Nidra to Soto Zen meditation. These classes will provide you with tools to take outside of the studio to incorporate into your daily routine. Learn the practice and discipline of stillness, silence, and spaciousness along with gentle guidance all through a trauma informed lens. Mariel has been practicing and guiding various forms of mediation for over a decade and is dedicated to creating space that is radical in its foundation of liberatory practice, inclusive and accessible to all.

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I really like the class sizes.

The instructors take the time to get to know you and are very willing to work with your needs The instructors really care about their students, they are very welcoming to all yoga levels.

~Anonymous Student
Beginning Hand Drum

In this Beginner’s Drop-In Hand Drum Class, we will explore how to play hand drums. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE is necessary, and all beginners are welcome! Drums will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own, if you have one. In each class, I will go over the basics of hand drumming, which include how to hold and handle your drum and basic hand drumming techniques. I will offer a drum lesson based on a weekly theme, and we will enjoy group drumming together.
If you’re looking for a fun way to try something new, and make music with others, come join us!

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Mindful Movement

SE™ Mindfulness and Movement

Somatic Experiencing® Mindfulness & Movement~
In this class we will practice bodily awareness, movement and other SE™ exercises.  Somatic Experiencing is a body-centered trauma healing method with an emphasis on nervous system regulation.  This class is to practice various SE™  tools and to get to know how your nervous system responds.  Everything in class is optional, feel free to take what works and leave the rest or set it aside for a later time.
Please note that this class is not meant to serve as group therapy per-se, rather a practice that you can gradually incorporate into your day-to-day life.  The tone is meant to be fairly light-hearted, and the instructor doesn’t necessarily expect anyone to become overwhelmed.  If you do find yourself in that situation, or if you anticipate it may happen, please have a plan to step away, take a break, or do something that typically helps you to settle.  The skills and tools we’ll practice in class can become part of this.
Of course the instructor will be as available as the situation allows in the event of overwhelm 🙂

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SAH Method: Ecstatic Somatic Dance

Somatic Activated Healing (SAH method) is a somatic healing practice that utilizes breathwork, meditation, affirmations, mindful movement and freeform dance that moves us towards greater healing, individual freedom and liberation. We work with these modalities to activate the four virtues of the heart – loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. In this practice we transform our emotional state by learning to be with our bodies in whatever feelings and sensations that may arise, while dropping the stories that can keep us stuck in suffering. This practice provides us with greater capacity for healing and transformation, while we experience total freedom in our bodies to allow for our natural state of joy. SAH is a trauma informed practice rooted in the inclusion of and justice for all people. We practice not just for our own healing and liberation, but for the healing and liberation of all beings. Come for the fun, stay to get free.

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Be Embodied

Be Embodied is a dynamic, active practice with a focus on mind, body, and spirit. The class combines elements of breathwork and mindfulness with active practices like cardio, strength training, dance, and free movement and expression. Class will end with restorative yoga asana to leave you feeling refreshed and restored. Though this is an active class, modifications are encouraged, and all bodies are welcome.

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Be Moved Studio is a sanctuary of movement arts for those that are seeking a deeper connection to body, mind, spirit~ self and community in Lawrence, Kansas.

Come to our beautiful and spacious historic studio, celebrating over 20 years in the heart of Downtown Lawrence to experience vibrant, sacred, and heart-filled movement.