|Beckah Reed grew up in the Rocky Mountains, talking with the lizards, singing with the Roaring Fork River, being held by the scrub oaks, seen by the bald eagles and softened by the sage. This start sent her on the lifelong journey of exploring and playing with energy.
Beckah has been practicing and studying specific formal healing and meditation modalities since 1973, including Transcendental Meditation, Universal Energy, Qigong, and Hun Yuan Taiji. She is a Master Reiki Practitioner, Continuum Movement Teacher in Training, certified in Level I of Pranic Healing and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and highly influenced by the Barbara Brennan School for Healing. She has been teaching and working with clients in transformation through subtle energy for over 2 decades.
Beckah has had a substantial career as a modern dance performer, teacher and choreographer. She taught in the Department of Dance at Webster University 1986-2023 and has served as artistic director of ANNONYArts, Wishbone Dance Theatre and co-artistic director of GASH/VOIGT Dance Theatre. Her dancing has taken her to communities across the globe, focusing on connection and humanistic issues. Beckah’s choreography, best described as theatre dance, draws on the use of props, voice, and the motivation of human interactions to create her pieces.
Beckah is passionate about movement and stillness, particularly the fluid dance of subtle energy in one’s life. This is a fairly quiet field of study in Western culture, but one that has been known in Eastern cultures for centuries. Somatic practitioners generally integrate their mind and body through practices that may include some form of a martial art, meditation, prayer, intuitive arts, various aspects of psychology, physics and bodywork. Visualizations, breath and movement/stillness are important elements in somatics practice; they help to create clear intention. The premise of subtle energy is that thought directs energy. A thought initiates a gesture that can pose questions as to habitual behavior, promoting fresh, conscious choices. Beckah is curious as to the direct relationship of subtle energy and life choices. Her belief is that this relationship can lead to incredible healing. These ancient ways of healing are now being acknowledged through epigenetics and neuroplasticity.