When her family moved to Dallas in 2016, she fell in love with the WeYogis style and immediately signed up for their teacher training program, where she earned her RYT-200 certification under the amazing guidance of Cheryl Oliver and Nicolle Callahan. Brooke's classes emphasize fundamental yogic principles and proper alignment, while maintaining focus on breath, energy and awareness.
Brooke encourages all of her students to practice mindfulness, non-resistance and self-love on the mat, so that they are more equipped to apply the tenets of yoga to their real-life experiences.
I began my yoga journey in 2000, shortly after our first son (Pax) was born. After several years in California training in Reformer-based Pilates, my husband Eric and I moved back to Dallas, where I began a regular practice at Bikram Yoga on Mockingbird and with an incredible Baron Baptiste trained yogini, Glenda Wolchuk-Twining with whom I was practicing when our youngest son (Miles) was born. When Exhale Spa opened in 2006, I began Core Fusion classes and also became a yoga student of Sabra Hanson, Susie Caicedo Elizabeth Welp and Julie Boyd, with whom I completed my Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Spring of 2012, along with Cheryl Hall-Oliver. At 40 years of age, I recently added running to the mix and have found that yoga remains the key to my peak mind-body performance, not only providing strength, balance, and flexibility, but also introspection, focus and peace of mind on and off the Mat! Namaste!
I have been a competitive athlete since a very early age, loving the endorphin rush and the thrill of competition. I completed the Iron Man in Lake Placid in 1999, the Galveston Half Iron Man in 2012 and the Iron Man in Louisville, Kentucky also in 2012 and was a competitive swimmer in Canada. After enduring many unresolved injuries throughout my body I turned to yoga. Through yoga I found a new edge and understanding, free from injuries. Peace with strength, flexibility and endurance were what then evolved for me. I tell follow athletes and students to listen to their own bodies and that they hold the master key to their possibilities. Various teachers have influenced me in the practice of yoga including Baron Baptiste and Dave and Cheryl Oliver. Still learning I hope to continue to help others to realize their potential.
I completed my first Teacher Training program in 2009 at Gaia Flow Yoga in Addison, TX. I taught power flow at a variety of studios for 3 years and then found my way to American Power Yoga in Dallas, where I completed a second Teacher Training program in 2012. One of the most valuable lessons I've learned from my training is that yoga truly should be for everyone. So when I teach, I try to avoid saying the names of the poses. Why would that matter? Well, how are you supposed to know what to do when your teacher says "move into Warrior 2" if you've never been to a yoga classes before? What the heck is Warrior 2? I like to tell you where your right foot goes, where your left hand goes, and most importantly, don't forget to breathe and not take yourself so seriously.
I hope to see you in class soon!
This yoga experience focuses on deep stretches (Yin tradition) and increasing flexibility. Curious about the benefits of meditation? This class also incorporates mindful guided meditation techniques in a non-intimidating way to release stress, sharpen focus, and enable total relaxation. After incorporating this practice into your yoga routine, you will no doubt see improvements, body and mind. Great for athletes, on-the-go yogis and anyone looking for a quiet, calm space to practice and do a little soul searching. (1 hour; Intensity Level 1)
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5600 W. Lovers Ln., Suite 150
Dallas, TX. 75209
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Dallas, TX 75202
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Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.
~ Jason Crandell
A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.
~ T. Guillemets
Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.
~ Baxter Bell
The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more.
~ Liza Ciano
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
~ Mr. Yoga
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
~ Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Love thyself, do more yoga
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible.
~ Bob Harper
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar