Welcome Beck Forsland is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Life Coach and a Doctor of Chiropractic student at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Beck also practices Reiki and CranioSacral therapy as a traveling practitioner. Join Beck at Yoga Refuge (Portland, OR) on Friday afternoons starting in July 2018. More info Beck advocates for a form of yoga called Alignment Yoga, which is built on the extensive study of biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology. Alignment Yoga is defined by the three fundamentals of grounding and relaxing the palate and the full-commitment exhalation, pre-yoga, action and resistance, and win-win alignment. Beck uses this approach to inspire deep awareness in one’s physical form, emotional and mental body and personal life experience. Beck continues to learn modalities to inform her approach to movement, trauma therapy, creativity, the balance between mobility/stability, and overall well-being. As a chiropractic student and future doctor of chiropractic, Beck “recognizes a diversity of factors which impact human physiology and thus affect the self-regulating and self-healing capabilities of the human organism. Among these factors are biomechanical dysfunction, posture, motion, exercise, trauma, environment, microorganisms, stress, hygiene, nutritional status, emotions, human relationships, and genetics.” When Beck is not studying for chiropractic school, you’ll likely find her in the mountains, daydreaming about the mountains, wrapped up in a blanket with a hot cuppa coffee or tea reading a book, on a meditation retreat, canoeing, snowshoeing, running, biking, hiking, rollerblading, traveling, or hanging out with friends.