200hr YTT, Restorative YTT,
Prenatal YTT, Birth Doula
"I came to know yoga back in 2008 as a form of physical healing after a car accident that left my body and mind frazzled. I joined a studio in Calgary, hearing of the benefits that yoga offered. Immediately I connected with the practice and felt so much joy each time I got on the mat. The seed had been planted but life continued to move forward and I found myself in and out of my yoga practice over the next 8 years.
In 2016 I decided to join the residence program at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga as a Karma Yogi. Over the next two years I studied and experienced the benefits of yoga asana, pranayama (breath work), and karma yoga while living and working in their intentional community. In 2017 I completed my 200 HR YTT in the classical Ashtanga yoga tradition that they offer through the teachings of their guru Baba Hari Dass. Shortly after, in 2018, I decided to deepen my practice and love of slow movement by completing a 25 hour restorative yoga training with Judith Lasater in San Francisco. Coming to the breath and softening into the asana postures slowly and with ease became my sweet and dedicated connection to yoga asana.
In 2020 as the world was closing down I decided to embark on an online 85 hour prenatal yoga teacher training through Awakened Spirit Yoga as I felt the call to serve women & mothers on a deeper level. I truly believe our mothers are the gatekeepers to the health and vitality of our communities and deserve all the support while birthing and raising our future humans. I find so much joy witnessing women move on the mat with their innate wisdom as the guide, using the yoga postures as a door to unlock the sacred nature and wisdom of their bodies and their babies. It is my belief that all humans (especially mamas) benefit by slow, restorative classes, and so I weave restorative yoga into the majority of my prenatal classes."
Bri is also a Birth Doula and Energy Healer, and founder of The Balsamic Moon. You can connect with her socials via the below links: