What is Be School?
Be School provides practical ways to live more wholeheartedly. we teach evidence-based practices that support wholehearted living and human connection in the workplace, working with organisations seeking to create a sustainable, human-centred culture inspired by yoga ethics.
Drawing from the philosophy, psychology and practice of yoga, we support you in experiencing greater peace and connection among your team in a way that dramatically and positively improves the way people interact, approach their work and help to grow your business.
How? We lead classes, talks, workshops and retreats and create spaces for people to see each other as real human beings. It’s that simple.
We teach what we’ve lived and share practices that are cognitive and physical, backed by neuroscience, and practically helpful in everyday life.
We particularly love working with change-makers, startups, social innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, the self-employed, thought-leaders and thinkers, makers and doers who are united by the desire to effect positive social change - starting with themselves.
The Birth of Be School
Be School was founded by Ellie Grace as a way to help people answer the question, ‘How should I be?’
We live in a complex world, and the demands of modern life have most of us pushed and pulled in countless different directions, unsure which way to turn, how to take care of ourselves or, quite simply, how to just be. Human life itself is undergoing unprecedented social, economic and spiritual change and the methods for coping with it are often far from wholesome.
It’s no longer a surprise that technology has scattered our focus and drawn us away from the pace and rhythm of the natural world. Or that the speed of life has robbed us of the opportunity to look up and notice, to get quiet and curious.
The challenge of these times is in learning how to navigate the terrain without succumbing to overwhelm, and to root ourselves in community as we practice compassion, resilience and wisdom for the next phase ahead.
Be School was formed as an antidote to the din and confusion that cloaks the modern mind. We’re here to help you return to the human being that you are, to the inner voice that guides you, and as long-time practitioners of yoga, meditation and life coaching, to share with you the tools we’ve honed along the way.
what we cover
The questions we're inspired to ask are:
Who are you?
What do you value?
What makes you feel alive?
Ho do you like to learn?
While the themes we like to cover include:
The relationship between the mind and body
How to harness happy hormones
The role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
How to minimise destructive thought processes and quiet the inner critic
How to use the breath to calm a busy mind and feel more peaceful
How to relinquish the need to control, to surrender and learn the art of letting go
How to cultivate more trust in your abilities and in life itself
How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
How to use 'loving awareness' to transform your present moment experience, accept imperfection and 'meet yourself where you are'
How to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
How to lean in to discomfort
How to connect with yourself and one another: the fundamentals of interconnection