Please see my website www.brookewestyoga.com for more detailed information.
I am a certified Ananda Yoga® and certified Ananda Meditation instructor. Certification as an Ananda Yoga Therapist® is expected in 2015.
I specialize in teaching therapeutic Yoga and ayurveda (lifestyle skills) to people living with chronic and acute stress, pain and illness.
Mental health disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic and secondary post traumatic stress, eating disorders), autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, substance abuse disorders and the effects of aging are all supported by the style of Yoga that I impart because the practices are relaxation-based.
Anyone can do this Yoga. You don't have to like Yoga to benefit. No previous Yoga or meditation experience is required, only willingness.
I lead private and group classes and trainings and consult in-home, in-studio, online, via telephone and Skype for individuals and agencies (governmental and non-profit).
I conduct research, both case-by case and group studies.
I am a member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists.
I blog for The International Bipolar Foundation on Yoga-related wellness.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.