Brenda has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1999. In 2001, she decided she wanted to share her passion for yoga by teaching others. She received her 200-hour certification from Kripalu in Lenox, Mass. in January 2003.
Brenda is currently studying Para Yoga with Rod Stryker, having completed a number of teacher training intensives. Para Yoga is a Tantric approach aimed at helping all students to live life to the fullest and awaken to their potential. She designs her classes to meet the needs of her students and encourages self-acceptance. Themed classes include asana (postures) to build strength, stability and flexibility; pranayama (breathing techniques) to increase lung capacity, balance the hemispheres of the brain, still and control the mind and relax the nervous system; and shavasana (relaxation) to allow the student access to inner stillness and well-being. “Yoga enables me to find centre in the midst of turbulence; to build my capacity for joy, creativity and balance in my life. I want to share that with my students.”
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient art and science of balancing body, mind, breath and spirit. Yoga incorporates warm ups, asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), relaxation and meditation. The practice of yoga improves balance, strength and flexibility. What you gain from this class can become a valuable part of a lifelong practice.