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. An  award-winning writer with a background as a Reiki Master and energy  worker, and 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, Dharma Widmann and Robert  Svoboda.