About

OUR WHY

to empower humans to reclaim their bodies, their voices, their lives.


My name is Beck.

I am a runner, meditator, yogi, weight lifter, rollerblader, snowboarder, cross-country skier, biker, hiker, backpacker, canoeist, bass-player, acrylic and watercolor painter, cross-stitcher, organic food enthusiast, grass-fed/pasture-raised carnivore, composter, decaf coffee consumer, book reader and military wife doing my best to live lightly on Earth.

Since I was a small human, I was devoted to helping the underdog. I don’t know how that desire started. Perhaps it was a natural instinct as the oldest of three girls: I wanted my younger sisters to know they weren’t alone. I wanted to ensure they were supported, safe, successful. As a fresh graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Art, that desire to fight for the underdogs nearly led me to law school. However it didn’t quite feel congruent with my desires to work in the wellness field.

In my 20s I started The Yoga Place and worked with yoga students and life coaching clients to help people overcome physical and mental limitations. I facilitated yoga teacher trainings so that we could positively impact more people. I volunteered to work with school-aged girls, women in prison, and at the domestic abuse house. In my 20s I also bought my first house: an uninsurable, unlivable foreclosure that I renovated (and have since sold).

Today I am an intern at the University of Western State’s chiropractic clinic. Though life looks different now as compared to 10 years ago, my desire to inspire people to be the best version of themselves is still the same.

I continue to advocate for: girls education, healthy children, domestic violence victims, and strong military families.


OFFICIAL BIO

Beck Forsland is a speaker, student of Doctor of Chiropractic (anticipated graduate date of March 2021) as well as wellness coach, yoga therapist/teacher, and craniosacral therapist. Beck founded a yoga studio in Michigan and practiced in a solo studio. She created and led three separate yoga teacher trainings and hired yoga teachers to teach alongside her. She opened a larger studio and hired massage therapists. When some of Beck’s yoga therapy students presented with complex problems that yoga alone couldn’t alleviate, Beck knew she wanted to be more useful and help more people. She closed her business and moved to Oregon to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the University of Western States (anticipated graduation date of March 2021).

Upon graduation, Beck intends to practice in Oregon in order to enjoy the mountains and the ocean to the fullest. Beck enjoys reading, yoga, meditation, mindful eating, composting, running, drinking coffee, perfecting her masala chai recipe, backpacking, and living lightly on the earth with her husband, Gregory.

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EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon | anticipated graduate date of 2021
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon | 2019
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Art and Sociology at  University of Wisconsin – River Falls, WI | 2008

CON’T EDUCATION

  • Tier 1 Star Behavioral Health Providers (Sponsored by Returning Veterans Project) | May 2020
  • STEADI: Older Adult Fall Prevention | May 2020
  • Changing the Conversation about Pain | May 2020
  • Cervicothoracic TULIP Seminar | February 2020
  • CranioSacral Therapy I Training in Portland, Oregon | April 2018
  • How to Rewire the Traumatized Brain, Bessel van der Kolk, MD & Ruth Buczynski, PhD | 2017
  • Trauma-Informed, Brain-Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training at DAYA Foundation | 2017
  • Certified Life Coach from Dr. Eve Agee, Transform Coaching Academy | 2015
  • Yoga Teacher Training 500-hour from Scott Anderson, Alignment Yoga | 2014 – 2015

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • Oregon Chiropractic Association (OCA)
  • ACA Council on Women’s Health
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

GUEST SPEAKER/PRESENTER

  • Pain Summit 2016
  • Menominee-Marinette Community Events 2013-2016
  • Marinette County Jail Women’s AA meeting 2015

To inquire about booking Beck as a speaker, please visit our contact page.