When her family moved to Dallas in 2016, she fell in love with the WeYogis style and immediately signed up for their teacher training program, where she earned her RYT-200 certification under the amazing guidance of Cheryl Oliver and Nicolle Callahan. Brooke's classes emphasize fundamental yogic principles and proper alignment, while maintaining focus on breath, energy and awareness.
Brooke encourages all of her students to practice mindfulness, non-resistance and self-love on the mat, so that they are more equipped to apply the tenets of yoga to their real-life experiences.
I began my yoga journey after I had my second child. I fell in love with the practice immediately. It challenged me and brought me peace & patience when I needed it most. I practice a vigorous vinyasa flow that is Ashtanga based. I love my precious 2 boys, yoga and music. I completed my 200 hour Ashtanga & Vinyasa training with the amazing Julie Boyd & Sanskrit scholar Cheryl Oliver of Scottsdale, Arizona. I am registered as a certified teach with the National Yoga Alliance. My yoga practice has strengthened my mind, body and soul.
Yoga has been a key foundation in my life since beginning dance as a young girl. I primarily practiced Classical Ballet, but never hesitated to adventure into other forms of dance including Afro-Jazz, Tap and Modern. Yoga was the essential ingredient to create strength, flexibility and balance. After retiring from a dance career of 14-years, I ran full force into the arms of the Yoga world. In 2009 I studied the philosophy and practice of Yoga in Mesa, AZ at 5th Element Yoga, and received my 300-hour Yoga Teacher Registration with Yoga Alliance.
The philosophy of Yoga eventually opened my eyes to the practice of mindful meditation. Breathing and meditation techniques are a daily routine of mine which I believe has created a new level of compassion and joy in my life. I studied under a disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddihist Monk and author who teaches mindful meditation. Meditation deepened my belief that health is our birthright. Now I provide a comprehensive application of mindful meditation, breathing and relaxation techniques.
I began my yoga journey in 2000, shortly after our first son (Pax) was born. After several years in California training in Reformer-based Pilates, my husband Eric and I moved back to Dallas, where I began a regular practice at Bikram Yoga on Mockingbird and with an incredible Baron Baptiste trained yogini, Glenda Wolchuk-Twining with whom I was practicing when our youngest son (Miles) was born. When Exhale Spa opened in 2006, I began Core Fusion classes and also became a yoga student of Sabra Hanson, Susie Caicedo Elizabeth Welp and Julie Boyd, with whom I completed my Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Spring of 2012, along with Cheryl Hall-Oliver. At 40 years of age, I recently added running to the mix and have found that yoga remains the key to my peak mind-body performance, not only providing strength, balance, and flexibility, but also introspection, focus and peace of mind on and off the Mat! Namaste!
I have been a competitive athlete since a very early age, loving the endorphin rush and the thrill of competition. I completed the Iron Man in Lake Placid in 1999, the Galveston Half Iron Man in 2012 and the Iron Man in Louisville, Kentucky also in 2012 and was a competitive swimmer in Canada. After enduring many unresolved injuries throughout my body I turned to yoga. Through yoga I found a new edge and understanding, free from injuries. Peace with strength, flexibility and endurance were what then evolved for me. I tell follow athletes and students to listen to their own bodies and that they hold the master key to their possibilities. Various teachers have influenced me in the practice of yoga including Baron Baptiste and Dave and Cheryl Oliver. Still learning I hope to continue to help others to realize their potential.
This yoga experience focuses on deep stretches (Yin tradition) and increasing flexibility. Curious about the benefits of meditation? This class also incorporates mindful guided meditation techniques in a non-intimidating way to release stress, sharpen focus, and enable total relaxation. After incorporating this practice into your yoga routine, you will no doubt see improvements, body and mind. Great for athletes, on-the-go yogis and anyone looking for a quiet, calm space to practice and do a little soul searching. (1 hour; Intensity Level 1)
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