After experiencing yoga’s ability to heal beyond the physical body, Brenda completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification with Mary Bastien, Murti Hower, and Jennifer Reuter at Open Space Yoga. She continued her studies 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-hour advanced certification with Rod Stryker. She has done workshops with at-risk 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 thirty years of teaching writing and literature, she is committed to yoga as a lifelong journey and continues to deepen her studies in yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology with her mentors, Robert Svoboda, Steven Highburger, and Ram Dass.