Beck Beverage (They/Them) About Me
At the end of the day, movement is just the container for bigger exploration. This practice is one of connecting to your body and to your movement, wherever you are right now, in this moment. When you are connected, you are present, and when you are present, you are your most powerful.
Hey! My name is Beck. I'm an artist and embodied movement facilitator. I'm interested in the relationships between feeling (sensing/emoting), 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/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 7+ years developing a unique approach that blends the best information from a variety of disciplines.
Over the years people started reaching out to me who didn't necessarily want to workout, but did want to to feel more comfortable moving. My teaching style started to evolve beyond typical fitness/exercise programming into what it is today.
Now, I collaborate with people who want to explore what it is like to be more connected to their bodies, feelings, movement and creativity.
I am proudly transgender, intersex, queer, and neurodivergent. My #1 goal is to hold space for people of all bodies, backgrounds, and ability levels. You are welcome here.
I believe that it's important to know the bodies we have, as opposed to a trying to achieve a body is different. I do not promote or engage with weight-loss or other aesthetic goals (muscle building, getting toned, etc).