I have been a student of Yoga for at least 10 years now. I was drawn to Yoga because I thought the movement was beautiful to watch. I was VERY frustrated at first by how inflexible and weak I felt - it was humbling. I'm so thankful I stuck with it. Soon I started to feel stronger, healthier, centered, more balanced and peaceful. My life began to change in wonderful and unexpected ways. I learned to love and honor my body. I finally saw the beauty in patience, discipline and being still. Somewhere along the way I found my voice and began to use it. I started focusing on being more conscious. I look back now and realize I was waking up. I began to listen to my intuition and later trust it. I got stronger – mind, body and spirit. Even now, every day brings a new lesson.
I was asked to teach over 9 years ago. I absolutely love it. I LOVE having anything to do with people getting into Yoga and having their lives changed as a result.
I have completed many work shops and teacher trainings in conjunction with YogaWorks, Integrative Healing Strategies, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and the Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior. My training reaches Vinyasa, Sivananda, Vini, Bikram, Ashtanga and Pre-natal Yoga and various types of meditation and energy work. I am greatly influenced by Rod Stryker, Shiva Rae, Bryan and Johnny Kest and Tias Little. I am certified with the prestigious and international YogaWorks. I am also certified for Advanced Reiki.
Vinyasa is my home - this flow style of yoga resonates with me on many levels. More than anything, I believe in listening to your body VERY closely. If you are able to hear the whispers, you will never hear a shout. I like to blend styles to customize and change it up.
On the personal side, I grew up in Kansas and have two amazing children. I think a little sense of humor can go a long way. I consider myself to be more spiritual than religious. I trust that the Universe guides us when we pay attention and stay present. Conscious living is not for sissies! I believe energy medicine is very powerful stuff. And I think people should use Yoga in their lives however it suits them.
Holly Briscoe, RYT