At Body Collective, our core mission is to create a diverse, inclusive, trauma-conscious wellness environment where bodies of every race, gender expression, sexual orientation, class, and age, are celebrated and represented.
- Wellness is a right, not a luxury. Access to wellness is a social justice issue, and we are on a mission to make it accessible to all who seek it.
- We celebrate all bodies. We’re here to create a safe, healing environment where we can feel at home in our bodies and celebrate moving and breathing together.
- Wellness is a journey, not a destination. Our goal is to create opportunities for self-inquiry, growth, and healing through trauma-conscious movement for EVERY Body.
- Accountability and repair. Body Collective is founded by two cis white women, and we are aware that our best intentions won’t always be enough. We are committed to engaging in a process of accountability and repair if and when we or our members cause harm.
About the Founders
Jean and Lindsey met at a local running club here in Austin, Texas in 2014. What started as a friendship based in their mutual love of Tex-Mex and headstands, eventually developed into a business partnership dedicated to trauma education and breaking the toxic patterns prevalent in modern yoga and dance studios. Their partnership often exhibits an effortless flow, with rapid-fire creation rooted in profound respect for each other and the talents they each bring to the table.
In her spare time, you can find Jean snuggling her puppies or dancing in her kitchen while creating impromptu songs about root vegetables as she cooks.
Lindsey has a mild obsession with Wheel of Time and Italian wine. She’ll also dress you for fun, as long as you follow her advice. Let’s face it, she has great taste.
The two of them love Austin, Texas and proudly claim it as their home. Their community means everything to them, and they are so thankful for the opportunity to make a difference through Body Collective. The studio is their baby, and their second home, and they would love for it to be your safe haven, too.
So, welcome home to Body Collective, a place where it doesn’t matter what you look like, what gender you identify as, or where you come from.
The moment you walk through the doors, you become family. Your community is waiting for you.