jackie paulson
owner, e-ryt 500,LICENSED mental health Counselor energy worker, certified aerial instructor

Jackie holds a deeply held intention in her work: to empower somatic awareness that increases the connection and sacred wisdom within individuals and communities.  She facilitates in depth yoga trainings, experiential process groups, Equine Assisted Counseling and energywork through {be}Studio.

The inspiration that fuels her teaching includes philosophy, myth, depth psychology and subtle body practices.  A lifelong student of the practice, Jackie completed her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Sianna Sherman of Rasa Yoga in October 2017. 


jianna hoss
studio manager, e-ryt 200, certified aerial instructor

Probably located in a hammock somewhere, Jianna is a believer in movement + breath in order to find depth + sweetness. Most likely practicing on hard wood floors without a mat, in the sunshine, and with a cup of coffee.

Inspired by tarot, nature, mysticism, symbolism, philosophy, life experiences, music, myth, and archetype, Jianna's classes will offer you infinite doorways to experience your body/heart/soul. These doorways present opportunities to explore movement, breath, shadow, light, expansion and contraction.

You'll experience challenging + playful vinyasa flows, inspired playlists, sweet surrender, + an invitation to show up whole-heartedly.


marie mortensen
mFA, RYT-500, Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator

Danish-born Marie Mortensen started her career pursuing movement as an artistic endeavor, and holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa. She completed her 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, and in 2014 she completed training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

The heartfelt intention for Marie is to help guide students on an inward journey to their true Self, and help translate their ability to flow on the yoga mat to skillful engagement and participation in the flow of life off the mat.


ryan allen
PhD, RYT-200, RCYTT-95

Ryan is an Associate Professor of English and writing at Briar Cliff University and the co-owner of Lumin Therapy, which provides direct care and integration of the mind, body, and spirit through the practice of yoga and mindfulness for individuals suffering with trauma, as well as for kids and individuals with special needs.


robert nelson

During his 200hr training at {be} Bob dedicated himself to a daily practice during that process and experienced the transformation that the classes promised. Bob wants to pass on what he has learned and humbly invites more meant to begin the practice of yoga


lisa soukup

Lisa was born in Australia and moved to Sioux City with her husband in the winter of 2009. Lisa believes yoga has the connection and strength that can awaken what was once dormant and now can truly feel alive. She desires to open her heart to others through yoga.



Michelle believes yoga is an opportunity to come back to yourself, to find peace in the chaos of the world.  After practicing yoga on and off since college she felt the pull in 2017 to immerse herself in the study of yoga through {be} yoga studio’s teacher training.  Through her training she gained knowledge in yoga philosophy, developed her personal practice and allowed herself to trust her heart was leading her where she was supposed to be. 

Her hope as a teacher is to guide students to return to their center, embrace their practice and share with them her love for meditation.  Most important she wants to hold space because space has been held for her.