There aren’t any other Yoga Therapy studios around. The Brooke West Yoga Studio is the only one I know of in this region. What are we doing there?
We have a line-up of some dream events at the studio:
The American Sanskrit Institute Weekend Sanskrit Intensive in August; Kirtan, Reiki Training and a Pranayama Workshop this weekend;
A Pelvic Floor Workshop August 8;
Two Sound Healings on the Fridays of the next full and new moons;
twice-weekly Restorative Yoga and meditation classes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5:45pm – 7:15pm.
This little studio isn’t like anything else I have seen anywhere. It’s casual and cozy. It’s calm and cool and shaded, like a room where we would go to nap or relax. It’s secluded, upstairs in a commercial office space under the canopy of trees. It’s intimate: everyone either knows one another or you can find us introducing ourselves to one another. We are frequently grieving and, also, often giggling. We are people coming to Yoga while trying not to panic, because we are nervous, anxious, depressed, uncomfortable, lonely. We are trying to live with or resolve chronic pain. We are recovering from the confusion of addiction. We are frequently wiping tears and consoling one another, reaching to one another in loving, caring ways. We are sometimes desperately shy. We are always really, really nice to one another. We come here to rest and to feel better.
Private Yoga Therapy clients change – it is unlike anything I have witnessed anywhere. I am watching people metamorphosize in front of my eyes. Women, mostly women, come in totally overwhelmed and leave class refreshed. Women come to private Yoga therapy terrified and leave triumphant. Women come in in tears, in pain, and leave mobile and free to enjoy themselves and their lives. It happens quickly. It happens because of friendship and care, by listening and being willing to show up and find compassion for oneself.
After everything that has happened this year (read my last blog), I kind of gave up having a vision and sort of let God take over. In doing so, the private Yoga therapy aspect of my work has really taken off. I don’t really have time to teach a lot of public classes, because I see clients all day, every day. I am very grateful to do what I do and to watch people change so dramatically.
This spring, for example: one lady quit her job and is so much happier. She came in because her blood pressure was out of control and she lived with panic. One woman had basically crippled herself from fear of hurting her already vulnerable spine. Now she’s cruising the fair and her kids and her co-workers notice the difference. Agoraphobics are coming out of the house. Headaches are relieved. Suicidal thoughts subside. Balance and strength are regained. Medications decrease or are stopped altogether. Happiness returns.
Please join us and be a part of the miraculous healing! UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Free YOGA THERAPY CONSULTATION
YOGA TEACHER MENTORSHIP for teachers interested in Yoga therapy!
Wednesday and Thursday 5:45 – 7pm RESTORATIVE GROUP CLASSES led by Brooke $15
Friday July 27 7pm KIRTAN! Singing reduces pain naturally. See the latest research here. Includes a post-kirtan feast – bring a dish! $20
Saturday July 28 12pm – 4 REIKI ATTUNEMENT $150 Become a practitioner!
Sunday July 29 PRANAYAMA AND PEACE (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
Friday August 3 6:30pm FULL MOON GONG BATH SOUND HEALING $30
Saturday August 4 SOUL COLLAGE® ART, BROOKE’S BIRTHDAY, STUDIO BLESSING $30
Wednesday August 8 6pm CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE PELVIC FLOOR WORKSHOP $25-35
Friday, August 10 CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND HEALING AND REIKI $30
Saturday August 18 and August 19 SANSKRIT WEEKEND INTENSIVE $235
Details to be announced. Email Brooke for more information and to reserve your spots. Space is limited. No previous experience required.