Welcome! A New Approach to Movement, Nature, and Creativity

Beck Beverage (They/Them) About Me

Hey! My name is Beck. I'm an artist and embodied movement guide/coach. I'm interested in the relationships between feeling (sensing/emoting), relating to nature,  movement, and creativity.

When I was a kid, I loved to be active and I was always imagining. I played pretend, loved to draw and create things, played in the dirt, sat in trees, watched bugs, and always had to figure out how to climb to the top of things. I never enjoyed the rigidity and competitive nature of sports, and didn't relate to the ways movement options were presented to me, especially as I got older.

In my early 20s, I developed a passion for functional fitness. I became a personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and even owned a fitness studio, Sweet Momentum Fitness here in Portland OR.  I was (and still am) passionate about working with people who don't usually feel comfortable in traditional gyms or fitness spaces. As I was learning and working with more people, I started noticing some things in my body, and in the experiences of the people I was working with. How challenging it is to "feel" certain exercises, how hard it can be for folks to find themselves in space, and the way fear, anxiety, stress, trauma, and depression impact movement.

I dove into studying all things neuro-biology, fitness, somatics, philosophy, sociology, history, and more. I've spent the last 8+ years developing a unique approach that blends the best information from a variety of disciplines.

Now, I collaborate with people who want to explore what it is like to be more connected to their bodies, feelings, movement, nature, and creativity. This usually doesn’t mean exercising/fitness in the traditional sense, but I do still enjoy working with folks who enjoy fitness as a tool for this work.

I am proudly transgender, intersex, queer, and neurodivergent. My #1 goal is to hold space for people of all bodies, backgrounds, ability levels, and needs.  You are welcome here.

I believe that it's important to know the bodies we have, as opposed to trying to achieve a body that is different. I do not promote or engage with weight-loss or other aesthetic goals (muscle building, getting toned, etc).

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Notable Education

Bachelors of Science, Portland State University

Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine

Corrective Exercise Specialist, The Bio-mechanics Method

The Reembody Method, Levels 1 and 2

50+ Hours of coursework with Fitness 4 All Bodies

Current Projects

  • @transembodimentproject, my portfolio on Instagram
  • Currently creating a new practice space in my backyard and working on the Backyard Habitats Certification

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