Brooke is a Certified Level I Ananda Yoga® Therapist. She completed her training in April, 2015. She is only the fifth Certified Ananda Yoga Therapist to receive this vanguard certification through one of only twelve existing programs accredited by The International Association of Yoga Therapists, which sets global professional Yoga Therapy research and education standards.
In April, 2015, Brooke completed Part I of a certification program through Warriors At Ease®: Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities for Mind-Body Professionals. This training course brings the healing power of yoga and meditation to military communities around the world, especially those affected by combat-stress, PTSD, and trauma. This is a three-part series leading to certification in safe, effective mentorship for veterans and their communities.
Brooke attended Yoga In Psychotherapy in March, 2015, a weekend intensive presented by Joann Lutz, LICSW. Introducing the concepts of Nervous System-informed Yoga, Spirituality and Social Work and Spiritual Emergence, this twelve-hour professional training “trains mental health professionals, as well as caregivers and the general public, in bringing chair yoga postures, breathing practices, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation into a traditional medical/psychotherapeutic setting. These systems have been proven to reduce the symptoms of ANxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in controlled research studies and to aid in the healing of physiological disorders.”
Together, Joann and Brooke plan to collaborate, developing alliances among mental health professionals and Yoga therapists; professional presentations; publications; and promotion of the Spiritual Emergence Network, a network for psychospiritual growth and eco-spiritual transformation in the mental health field, in association with The Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation.
In 2006, Brooke was certified by Nischala Joy Devi as a Yoga of the Heart® teacher. This training, led by the Yoga therapist responsible for developing the Yoga programs made famous by Dean Ornish, M.D. (“Medicare Covers Yoga for Heart Disease”) http://ornishspectrum.com/video/medicare-covers-yoga-for-heart-disease and Commonweal Cancer Help Program http://www.commonweal.org/program/hyf teaches healthy, sustainable life changes for survivors of heart disease and cancer through Yoga practices.
Divine Feminine Yoga Overflowing Workshops Webinar Series • Summer/Fall, 2014.
Yoga of Recovery: Integrating the wisdom of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and traditional recovery tools (12 Step Programs) to overcome addictive and self-destructive behavior • Grass Valley, California, July, 2013.
Native American Herbal Studies with Randall Roffe DC • Studied the Native American Medicine Wheel; the uses of cultivated herbs and wild plants; herbal medicine-making and application; subtle shamanic work of various native cultures in the tradition of the wisdom of the elders. 1998-1999.
Apothecary Tinctura • Herbal Medicine-Making and Foraging Skills Workshops • Denver, Colorado, 1997-1998.