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Our Story

Somatic healing, rooted in the Greek word 'soma,' meaning 'living body,' is a profound approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness of mind and body. True healing involves addressing both physical and emotional aspects of the self.

This holistic philosophy is one that Andrea Cruwell, Embrace Movement Studio owner and founder, integrated into her life long before the studio blossomed into a physical space in the charming historic Harrisonville Square.

The seeds of Embrace were planted in Andrea's life from experiences and relationships encouraging her to cultivate her innate inquisitiveness for learning and life. This led to her earning certification in several holistic modalities, and opening the doors of Embrace Movement Studio in 2022.

"I embrace a healing-centered approach that is deeply intertwined with the concept of self-love. Beyond just instructing 
yoga postures, my mission is to impart a profound understanding of the body's intelligence and the intricate workings of the nervous system. This entails guiding students to slow down, to tune into the sensations within, and to truly feel each movement. Rather than viewing the body as a machine to be controlled, we honor its wisdom and innate capacity for healing," Andrea shares.


"Women are the sacred keepers of magic, and my passion lies in guiding them to unearth their own."

Through practices such as yoga, dance, breathwork, and meditation, Embrace facilitates a journey of releasing stress, tension, and trauma stored within the body. Each in-person yoga and movement class is crafted with the intention of fostering deep connection and awareness with one's own body, guiding participants towards a state of balance and harmony.

"We proudly offer a sanctuary for somatic healing."

Our Mission

Embrace Movement Studio's commitment lies in teaching the transformative power of movement and mindfulness, nurturing a space where individuals can explore their inner landscape with compassion and curiosity. We are honored to embark on this journey with our community, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the warmth and support that surrounds us. Together, let us continue to grow, heal, and thrive.

Our Instructors

Meet Our Intuitive Movement Team


Andrea Cruwell

Owner | Certified Yoga Instructor

Wild, nature loving, universe honoring, divinely feminine, adoring wife, free spirited, homeschooling mom and newly... entrepreneur! Andrea is a lover of yoga, dancing, painting, hiking, her amazing husband and four beautiful daughters.


Namaste, my name is Andrea Cruwell. Studying and learning are by far my biggest passions in this life. In addition to my wife and mother roles. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology in 2012, became a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT200) in 2015. In 2017 I received a Shamanic Healing/ Energy Healing Diploma and Reiki I & II attunement. 2017 also brought with it an intense self-study in Energy Medicine and personal growth. My most recent adventure has been exploring the natural, primitive and intuitive ways we can heal by moving our bodies. I opened Embrace Movement Studio in 2022 and I am currently pursuing certification in Qigong; an Ancient Chinese healing art.


My teaching style is healing centered and wrapped in teaching self love. I devote my teaching not only to yoga, but to teach the intelligence of the body and nervous system through slowing down and feeling. I think when we approach movement from this perspective, we begin to work with the body rather than against it, and this creates a harmonious relationship that is pleasurable, playful and fun.

Molly Postlewait

Certified Groove Dance Instructor

Molly earned a degree in Park Administration from Missouri State University, she is a professional storyteller and a certified World Groove facilitator. She shares her passion for nature as a park naturalist and has developed programs that combine nature, fitness and wellness. Her classes are lively, energetic and present an opportunity to be creative and have fun!

Growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, Molly now makes her home in Cass County near Cleveland MO

In her free time you might find Molly kayaking, hiking, riding horses or traveling and exploring the world. Molly is excited to bring the joy of movement and music to Embrace.


Lauren Fracassa

Body + Dance Instructor

Laurens journey with her body and movement began in a fast paced competitive world as a young girl.  Making her first 'all ages' competitive/dance team at the age nine where she competed around the country.  By age thirteen, Lauren began choreographing routines which, in time lead her to coaching.  Lauren coached multiple competitive KC cheer teams, created choreographed try out routines and choreographed her daughters dance solo that went on to win four separate awards in 2020.  As a devoted wife and mother of three daughters, Lauren has grown to recognize the pressure and negative messaging surrounding female body's not only in the dance and cheer world, but in society as well.  She has a strong motivation to not only change the narrative within her own family, but also to extend this narrative to women everywhere.  Lauren is passionate about teaching women how to heal their relationship with their bodies through dance.    

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