Teachers

Our family of teachers have a diverse background of study and practice.

All are highly skilled teachers as well as continuous students. Be Moved Studio respects and appreciates traditional lineages and teachings.

Our teachers strive to teach from integrity and it is important that our teachers love the practice they teach and are not appropriating but teaching with full appreciation of the tradition.

They teach authentically in their own teaching style while keeping with the heart of the practice.

Laura Martin-Eagle (she,her)
Still. Strong. Vulnerable. Authentic.

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Laura has been studying, performing and teaching various dance forms in Lawrence for over 40 years. She is a certified teacher of 5Rhythms® Waves level since 2001 and Heartbeat level since 2010 trained by Gabrielle Roth and a member of the 5Rhythms Teacher Association (5RTA). She has taught locally as well as at classes and events such as Nebraska HIV/AIDS conference, Kansas University, Leiden, Holland and served as Core Faculty at the Omega Institute in New York for several years. She is also an ayurvedic Practitioner (A.P.) and is a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner with AAPNA and NAMA. Laura is the founder of Be Moved Studio and Moon Jewel Ayurveda Center. She has recently received her 200 Hour Yoga and Shamanism Teacher Training after practicing Yoga for 45 years!

laura@bemovedstudio.com | moonjewelayurveda.com

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Abby Ilardi (she, her)
Creative. Intuitive. Warm. Joyful.

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Abby is passionate about creating a yoga space that is welcoming, accessible, and supportive for all people. She likes to honor each student as the true expert on their own body, and she strives to guide students toward greater awareness of their own intuitive healing wisdom. Abby recognizes that one-size-fits-all approaches do not work for everyone, so she encourages personalization, modification, and playful exploration in all of her classes.

Abby has been inspired by a variety of yoga lineages, styles, and teachers (including the lineages of Desikachar and Krishnamacharya, the practices of yin, hatha, and vinyasa yoga, the field of yoga therapy, the movement practices of dance and somatics, and the teachings of Angela Farmer), and she has experience teaching a variety of class styles in both group and private settings. She seeks in all classes to remain authentic to the roots of yoga. In addition to her initial 200 hour teacher training, Abby has specialty training in yoga for cancer care, yoga for children, and yoga for mental health.

Outside of the studio, Abby is a graduate student in counseling psychology at KU, a certified health coach, and a lover of all things creative. Her yoga classes are a fusion of her passions for yoga, mental health, self-care, and creative expression, and in her classes, she strives to hold space for self-love, mindfulness, body positivity, and healing.

www.abbywellness.com

abbyilardi@gmail.com

Classes taught by Abby
Mindful Flow Yoga

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Sally Birmingham (she/her)
Approachable. Gentle. Non-Judgemental. Lighthearted

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Sarah “Sally” Birmingham has a love for both Vinyasa and Iyengar styles of yoga, and has also been influenced by Yin, Restorative, and gentle forms of Yoga.  She is also completing a 3 year training in Somatic Experiencing, a body centered trauma healing therapy that emphasizes deactivation of the nervous system, and offers private SE sessions.  Other interests include art, farming , herbalism, activism, and traveling, all of which have overlapping therapeutic benefits that have informed her yogic path. 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, received in Austin, TX. 2014. 15-hour Trauma-informed Yoga Certification received in Oakland, CA. 2018. Sally habla español.

sbirmi@gmail.com

Classes taught by SALLY
Somatic Mindfulness Yoga 

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Mariel Ferreiro (she, ella)
Liberated. Curious. Grounded. Compassionate

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Mariel (she/ella) is a queer Xicana of color who specializes in truama informed body work, practicing Curandera, TRE provider, anti-racist centered approaches, with a foundation in abolitionist theory. Mariel is a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor through Sundara Yoga Academy and body worker with over 200 hours in other yoga specific trauma informed study. She is also a certified provider for Trauma and Tension Release Exercise, a practiced designed by Dr. David Berceli (https://traumaprevention.com/). Mariel is inspired by her ancestors, specifically her great grandmother who was her village healer and Black Feminist theory. She is a community organizer focused on collective liberation with specific training in facilitation and transformative justice models. Mariel is focused on honoring all aspects of yoga and the collective movement to decolonize this practice. She also integrates functional movement and mindful movement into her practices in order to be accessible to all bodies and identities. Mariel’s work is founded on the ideology and writing of Octavia Butler, Gloria Anzaldua, Toni Cade Bambara, adrienne maree brown and many others. Mariel firmly believes we can make the future, our collective liberated revolution irresistible. 

Classes taught by Mariel
Yoga for People of Color

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Laura Pace (she/her)
Observant. Shy. Playful. Fascinated.

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Laura received yoga teacher training certification in 2011 from Gopi Sandal and has taught staff and residents at Brandon woods retirement community, be moved studio, Lawrence Parks and rec, and in private sessions. Her style combines elements of Hatha yoga, Qigong, Pilates, and classic range of motion techniques.

Classes taught by Laura
Gentle Noon Yoga 

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Adria Ruth (she, her)
Inclusive. Engaging. Vibrant. Curious.

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Adria Ruth, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, RYDT, CYT is an experienced 500 hour level Registered Yoga Teacher, Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist, Accredited Yoga Dance Teacher, and an Accredited Children’s Yoga Teacher. Adria has over 800 hours of professional training in yoga, 1000 hours of professional training in Pilates and 30 years of training in dance. She is the founder of Hawaii Yoga Institute, Hawaii Yoga Therapy, and Yoga For The People. She has led classes, workshops and teacher trainings in yoga, pilates, and dance for a variety of populations throughout the world. Her work is a masterful balance of personal depth exploration and playful inquiry into the heart of being human. Adria gives gratitude foremost to her primary teacher and mother Sharanagati Devi Dasi, also to her mentors; Nancy Shipley-Rubin, Kayse Williams, Luisa Teish, Mark & Sheri Akers, Manu Meyer, Laura Martin-Eagle, Shelly Morris, Megha Buttenhiem, Maria Lalita, Cliff & Arlene Kindy, Joseph & Lillian LaPage, and Don & Amba Stapleton. She is excited to be returning in 2019 to teach in Lawrence within the rich diversity of community and landscape that Kansas has to offer.

Classes taught by ADRIA
COMMUNITY YOGA 

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Brook Elaine (she/her)
Strong. Brave. Honest. Reliable.

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Brook is grateful and happy to be in this experience of life. Her practices are rooted in nature, intuitive awareness, and the unitary field of vibration. Connection to the earth and all of its natural presence has been a guiding light for her path to Shamanism. In 2017 she began her studies and practice in healing through the Foundation of Shamanic Studies under her mentors Ellen Winner and Marta Schwartz. She would also like to acknowledge and accredit the wisdom of various plant/animal medicines as her teachers. She enjoys dancing, painting, laughing with her daughter, and walking the wonderful landscapes of Kansas. The plant music she plays is gathered from local areas such as the wetlands, prairies, and forests. She is a certified Integral Wellness Coach through the Wisdom of the Whole Holistic Coaching Mastery Program with the Bark Institute and is gaining certification as an End of Life Coach and Sacred End of life Doula with the Conscious Dying Institute.

“We are in this together. May we support and openly witness each other.I believe this is the truth to healing and raising our worldly vibration, we are all on our own path at our own pace and together we all share the same journey. Let us Be love, Love, and Be loved!” -Brook

816-518-8193

Classes taught by Brook
 Sound Journey

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Shannon Gorres (she/they)
Deep. Rooted. Heartful. Dynamic.

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Shannon Gorres is a holistic counselor and nature therapy guide.  In 2009 she completed Siromani teacher certification at the Sivananda Holistic Health and Self-Realization Yoga & Vedanta Ashram.  In 2010 she completed an additional 108 hours of yoga teacher training with local teacher Gopi Sandal (Bhakti & Iyengar).  Then in 2014, she studied Anusara in Berkeley, California, while she completed a Masters of Divinity. Shannon teaches yoga as a mind-body-spirit practice to cultivate deeper love, inner peace, and divine attunement. Her website is: DivineNatureTherapy.com

Classes taught by Shannon
Sivananda Yoga

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Erin Sampson (she/her/they)
Considerate. Optimistic. Curious. Determined

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Erin is a Lawrence native, passionate about her community and helping others. She has been practicing yoga since 2008, acquired her 200-RYT certification in 2022, and continues to learn. Through teaching yoga, Erin emphasizes a spiritual connection with nature, an awareness of the self, and respect for the roots of yoga.

Classes taught by Erin
Breath and Flow

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Cassie L. Jones (she/her)
Warmhearted. Wondrous. Willing. Wild

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Cassie LCPC, ACHT is a Clinical Somatic Psychotherapist who has spent the last two decades bridging the science of two master’s degrees with the magic of mystical studies in holistic mind/body/energy therapies such as Toltec Shamanism, Yoga Nidra, and Vibrational Healing. Her biggest teaching on this journey is that we learn through experience, not theory.
In this sacred space at Be Moved, she leads the practice of Breathwork which she has been a student and facilitator for the last 7 years. Breathwork is the purposeful application of conscious, connected breathing in a group setting, guided by Cassie and the Spirit of Breath, and held within a sacred container of a therapeutic intention, relationship, and community. For thousands of years, humans have found by changing the rate, ratio, volume, and flow of the respiratory cycle, there can be experiential and perceptual shifts in consciousness, spiritual awareness, cognition, and self-identity.  More recently, when applied therapeutically, the shifts experienced in conscious, connected breathing seem to be linked to a deeper sense of inner connection, somatic groundedness, emotional empowerment, and psycho-spiritual integration.
Outside of this space, Cassie specializes in inner child trauma recovery supporting Sensitive Souls in awakening compassion and curiosity, and coins herself as a Soul Midwife as she loves guiding you to remember who you are before the world told you who you should be. She also offers therapeutic groups online and leads Psychodrama groups here in LFK.
What makes her feel most alive is roller skating, dancing, going on adventures, having deep conversations, all things wonderfully weird, and co-creating healing experiences that support us to remember what a loving community connection feels like in our bodies.
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Kerry Hagner (she/her)
Compassionate. Sensitive.  Rooted.  Resilient.

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Kerry Hagner is a bodyworker with a passion for integrating modalities to provide tailored therapy within a holistic framework.

Though always a student, Kerry learned to teach yoga with Rolf Gates, who beautifully integrates the physical and spiritual nature of yoga.  She is really curious right now about exploring polarities through yoga, such as effort and ease, freedom and stability, expression and groundedness.

kerry.hagner@gmail.com

Classes taught by KERRY
Community Yoga / Sub

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Camilah Hicks (she/her)
Endlessly Curious, Fun. Open. Authentic.

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Camilah Hicks is a RYT-500 yoga instructor, meditation and pranayama leader, Reiki provider (3rd-level), sound therapy practitioner, clinical aromatherapist, herbalist, facilitator, intuitive tarot reader, PhD Social Welfare student at the University of Kansas, and all-around believer in the magical, mystical, and unspeakably beautiful. Camilah believes emphatically in social and reparative justice, the need and right for self-care, and the pursuit of joy. hickscamilah@gmail.com  www.heartandthird.com

Class taught by Camilah
Sub, Be Moved Flow

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All teachers are wise and hold/instruct excellently.
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