After experiencing yoga’s ability to heal more than the physical body, Brenda took her love of the practice into teaching and completed her 200-hr RYT certification with Mary Bastien, Murti Hower, and Jennifer Reuter at Open Space Yoga. She continued her journey by certifying in Amrit Yoga Nidra with Kamini Desai; Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater; and as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist with Kathryn Templeton from the Himalayan Institute. She also completed her 500-hr RYT with Rod Stryker. She has done workshops with youth, counselors, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and ER residents, and truly believes in making yoga available for all who seek it. A Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar, and award-winning writer with a background as a Reiki Master and energy worker with over twenty-five years of teaching writing and literature, she is committed to yoga as a lifelong journey and continues to deepen her studies with her mentors, Robert Svoboda, Rod Stryker, and Ram Dass.