Special Edition - The BHECN Serenity Project
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN)
in partnership with Lotus House of Yoga
is offering free virtual yoga and meditation sessions
to help people manage stress during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The free sessions called The BHECN Serenity Project will be available on BHECN's website. Starting Monday, March 30, a new session will be featured each day for seven days. You will be able to access it anywhere you are, and anytime you need to pause for a self-care moment.

"This new initiative,
The BHECN Serenity Project,
is the latest in BHECN's commitment
to heal the healers."

BHECN Director Marley Doyle, MD
Lotus House of Yoga
Lotus House of Yoga's mission is to share love through yoga. Every class holds a transforming experience, be it a fierce challenge or deep relaxation. Lotus House of Yoga offers the opportunity for students to ignite their yoga practice and uncover their bliss. 

Lotus House of Yoga has four locations in Nebraska:

  • AKSARBEN
  • ELKHORN
  • ONE PACIFIC PLACE
  • TELEGRAPH DISTRICT, LINCOLN
Lotus House of Yoga on Facebook & Twitter
Instructors from Lotus House of Yoga
MARY CLARE SWEET
Mary Clare is the founder and owner of Lotus House of Yoga. Lotus has been serving the Nebraska community for more than 11 years.

"I intend to bring the light! Energetic vibrations of fun run deep in my veins. My yoga practice began when I read a yoga book and begged my mom to teach me what she knew! I have been practicing for 20 years and to this day, it is the anchor of my life. I own Lotus House of Yoga, movement studios in Nebraska.

The classes I lead are fun, challenging and filled with love. My godfather is ashtanga and my sister is rock and roll. Music is integral to the movement classes I lead. My play-lists are funky and always fresh.

In my class you will find the ancient and the modern, a whole lot of soul, and a commitment to the present."
Chaeli Buda
Chaeli Buda is a full time yoga instructor and manager of Lotus House of Yoga, Omaha, NE. Her roots grow deep in the heartland, calling Om Sweet Omaha her home. Chaeli's love of movement and dance led her to the mat in 2008, and she began teaching shortly after. Her classes are inspired by the subtle movements of breath and the idea that when we interact with our breath and surroundings we transform energy from electrical impulses to physical vibration, feeling more and worrying less.

Her heart is full of gratitude for all the amazing teachers, students, friends and family that have shown her love and inspiration along the way.
Go Easy.
Mandee Peterson
"Yoga has been such a passion of mine for years, nothing is more rewarding than spreading the power of yoga, not just through the physical body but the mental and spiritual bodies as well.

I have full intentions of helping to encourage others to transform their lives through movement, breath-work and stillness. I feel that yoga is a necessity to help stabilize balance in our busy lives.

My intentions are to bring each yogi back into their bodies, mind and spirit one movement and one breath at a time, on and off their mats."
"BHECN is dedicated to the behavioral health of all Nebraskans," Dr. Doyle said. "and especially of behavioral health providers and front-line responders. We feel it is important to give these courageous men and women the tools they need to manage the high stress they meet daily."
Follow along with The BHECN Serenity Project and share the sessions with your Facebook connections!
Additional Online Series Available
BHECN Cares

Mental Health in the
Wake of a Flood
Last year, in the wake of Nebraska's historic floods, BHECN provided a series of webinars on grief, anxiety, provider burnout and compassion fatigue. These videos are also available on BHECN's website.
BHECN's Mission
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), pronounced “beacon”, was established in 2009 by a legislative bill to address the shortage of behavioral health professionals in rural and underserved areas of the state. It is a unique partnership among the state legislature, academic institutions, and community partners
to create a statewide workforce solution to increase the number of licensed behavioral health professionals.
View our video to learn more about our mission, programs and initiatives.
 402.552.7697 | bhecn@unmc.edu