Meaningful Movement was launched in the fall of 2020 as a virtual 4 hour training for movement + yoga teachers. This introductory course included fundamentals of inclusive language, making LGBTQ2S+ welcoming spaces, social justice in teaching movement and different techniques for in-person and virtual teaching. This offering was a combination of sharing lived experience alongside trauma-informed education.
UPDATE: Meaningful Movement is on pause. Jess Be is exploring bringing a new offering on exploring accessibility with virtual and in-person training. Sign up for our e-mail list for future updates.
Mental Health Facilitator + Advocate
Jess Be has a beautiful, bright spirit and you feel that in her classes. She teaches in a way that welcomes people of all levels, genders, ethnicities, abilities, body types, and sexual orientations.
I've had the pleasure of attending Jess' Move + Be Free for BIPOC classes as well as her Meaningful Movement Workshop Training. Her yoga classes allowed me to play around with movement in a way I've never done before.
Her training helped me consider different ways of being inclusive during my BIPOC Community Care and other event facilitations. Jess is an overall amazing teacher to learn from!
Yoga Teacher & Mentor,
20 Yoga Teachers of Color to Watch
Jess is an amazing facilitator! She guides yoga in a very precise and skilled way with humor and compassion.
As a facilitator for people of color, Jess is patient and encouraging. I always leave feeling at ease after movement classes with her. I have deep respect and admiration for all that Jess offers and how she does it.
She is everything you'd want in a facilitator when it comes to working with the intersections of yoga and social justice -- knowledgeable, kind, and humble. I trust her and recommend her for both classes and facilitation work in the evolving wellness industry.
Jess is so warm and compassionate and this is something I see in all her interactions and work.
She thinks of everything in her sessions from the format and how they run, to the language she uses and ensuring everyone feels empowered to share their stories.
She made me think about movement in a different way and how it is so personal to each of us.
Jess is my cheerleader from across the miles and I'm so grateful!
*Photo of Indie by Francis Augusto