Rebecca Sue Peters, BA, E-RYT500, LMT
I graduated from Drury University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Chemistry. I soon moved to Columbia and began working for the University of Missouri.
My love of knowledge led me to study massage therapy in 2007. I graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Missouri with the 600-hour certification. I am Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB, and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I opened Bellelune Massage + Yoga in September 2008, and added yoga to my offerings in 2009 after completing a 200-hr yoga training program in Kansas City with Gina Caputo. I have been practicing yoga since 2000 and have been teaching yoga since 2009. I truly believe that massage and yoga are complementary practices.
In 2016 I completed my 500 hr yoga training in Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, studying with Matt and Holly Krepps at Circle Yoga Shala in Jasper, Arkansas. Summer 2018, I completed a 140-hr Depth Intensive in Dynamic Yoga in Belgais, Portugal, studying with Olivia Crooks and Godfrey Devereux. And in January 2019, I completed the 50 hr Foundational Yin yoga course with Josh Summers.
I am currently studying Nutritional Counseling with Precision Nutrition, and studying for my Plant-Based Chef certification so that I can eventually incorporate nutritionally-based private cooking classes into my wellness business.
What do all those letters stand for?
BA – Bachelor’s Degree
E-RYT500 – I have completed the 500-hr training standard set forth by the Yoga Alliance and I have taught at least 500 classes since my 500 hr training.
LMT – I am licensed by the state of Missouri to practice massage therapy.
Bellelune – What does that mean?
Bellelune is a combination of two French words meaning “beautiful” and “moon.” I like to think of the concept of yin-yang. Where “yang” is very bright, sunny, and active, “yin” conveys dark, moonlight, and rest. The image of the moon is a restful one to me. How wonderful it is to rest! When we allow ourselves to relax fully and slow down the whirlwind of our lives with wellness activities like massage and yoga, we can truly be more present in the more active times. We need that balance!