Brandie has taught over a thousand hours of yoga since getting her certification in 2005. She helps students of all ages experience more vitality, joy, and simplicity in their lives. She teaches asana classes, offers private yoga therapy and life coaching sessions and teaches vegetarian cooking.
She also writes about yoga and the impact it has had on her life and has been published in The Dallas Morning News, and will have an essay published in Spring 2011 in a book by Patti Digh.
I came to yoga because I was a mess! Just after turning thirty, I "found myself" in yoga class - turns out I was there all along, just covered up with the mud of life and yoga helped me see myself. It helped me uncover my gifts, and, more importantly, helped me appreciate them and gave me the courage to put them into the world and own them. I began teaching yoga after writing up a little class one night to do in my kitchen with a friend, and fell in love with reminding other people to breathe and have grace for themselves.
It's a healthy way for me to express my calling to make the world a better place. I think there are enough messages out there that either tell us our bodies don't look perfect, or tantalize us to eat stunningly unhealthy food. Someone ought to be balancing those messages with the message of natural perfection and "just-rightness."
In addition to teaching yoga I have the honor of mothering three young children who teach me everyday how to see the joy all around us.