Hi! My name is Brenda
I’m a wellness advocate crafting my career as a yoga, mindfulness, and public health professional.
For me, yoga has been a process of self-discovery.
Chipping away at the mind clutter.
Peeling away years of emotional pain that I had no idea was even there.
Revealing a deeper understanding of who I am.
With a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, my main goal is to share these practices and make it approachable to everyone.
EQUANIMITY + MENTAL CLARITY
I was drawn to the physical practice of yoga at first. The physical determination hooked me in. This then led me on a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness.
I stumbled upon yoga in a corporate wellness class. I was working as an accountant in San Francisco, CA at the time.
I was blind to the amount of emotional distress I carried with me.
Something about the yoga practice made me realize how anxious, stressed, depressed, and disempowered I constantly felt. I began feeling empowered, confident and content with my life and myself.
This continues to be my struggle in finding a stable mind. But now I have these little tools called yoga and meditation.
I am delighted to bring more awareness to peoples lives – whether that’s physical, emotional, soulful or philosophical.
I am continually learning and broadening my perspective both in the yoga world and outside of yoga. I hold a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. I aspire to make yoga & wellness accessible to everyone.
These practices have been pivotal in my own path to health both physical and emotional.
We often hear how mental health is a current public health issue, I would add to that by saying emotional wellness is just as much a public health crisis right now as obesity, chronic diseases, and mental health.
I’m currently working toward becoming an Emotional Wellness Coach to complement my learnings and passion for total well-being for all.
- Anatomy with Jason Crandell and Paul B. Roache, M.D.
- Yoga Nidra with Mona Anand
- Thai Yoga Workshop with Corey Loftus and Lilli Markle
- India Philosophy Training, Jiva Institute in Vrindavan, India
- Bhagavad Gita Philosophy Training with Robert Lindsey
- Restorative Teacher Training with Bodywise Institute