With over 1200 hours of training and about 3500 hours of teaching experience, Brisa blends her South American passionated and kindhearted nature to unlock the potential in every student through strong, compassionate, and highly personalized instruction. Brisa uses intuitive guidance to cultivate a safe and healing space. She believes that empowering students to work safely and in a healing way is part of being a yoga teacher.
Brisa emphasizes holding of poses to develop muscle tone and flexibility, gluteal and abdominal core work to improve posture and musculoskeletal alignment, precise breath work to sharpen focus and cultivate mindfulness, and meticulous vigorous sequencing to open the body and go deeper. In addition to improve strength and flexibility, her classes will provide opportunities for overall health: cardiovascular fitness; weight loss; relieve of stress, depression, and anxiety; aid in prevention and treatment of common afflictions of modern society (neck, back, shoulders' pain). Brisa honors each student's needs, always offering adaptations and modifications for poses, so that her students are engaged, participating, and receiving the benefits of their practice, no matter what level they are, beginner or advanced. Flexibility and strength are not required, and poses can be modified to accommodate personal injuries and/or disabilities.
Brisa is deeply invested in her students and she understands that each student is a unique human being. Brisa enhances each student's practice by providing alternative poses during her classes. This allows her students to connect to their own physical and emotional needs.
Brisa is passionate about coaching with a therapeutic approach.
I am absolutely passionate about practicing, learning, and teaching yoga. I believe that yoga can enhance ones life and support health in ways that we can't even imagine yet. I love watching my students reaching their goals, physical and emotional, and hear them sharing how their practice have brought them so many positive changes. It's a gift to be in this line of work and I'm honored to be be part of my students yoga journey.
I learned so much in every yoga class I attended with Brisa. She is a wealth of knowledge and always took the time to share with us to make sure we knew the proper poses and how to maintain them. I loved every class with Brisa! I left each class feeling encouraged and refreshed! Highly recommend!
We meet (via zoom during covid restrictions) for our first session, this is the time that the student will share their goals and also physical history and abilities. Then we can determine the plan that will best suit their needs.
Bikram Yoga teacher Training (2010) - (1000+ hrs of training)
Forrest Yoga Teacher Training (2012) - (500+hrs of training)
Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program (2013-2014)
Prenatal, Early Postnatal, and Mom and Baby Yoga Teacher Training (2014) - (80+hrs of training)
60 min private session ~ sliding scale from $80-$100 (for virtual & in-person)
90 min private session ~ sliding scale from $120-$150 (for virtual & in-person)
5 class package 30 min each ~ $250 (includes 2 recordings of your personalized sessions)
5 class package ~ 10% discount + includes 2 recordings of your personalized sessions (price is a sliding scale between $400-$500)
Special Event Class (75-90min in person) ~ $300 (ie weddings, birthdays)
I felt in love with yoga in Aspen CO in 2009. After only 3 classes I knew that was destined to be a yoga teacher. In the spring of 2010, I attended to the intensive 9 weeks Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. After the completion, I started to teach yoga in Aspen, then Boston, Seattle, where I continued to deepen my yoga practice and learned from my teacher Ana Forrest, which was a pioneer in using yoga as therapy to heal the body and spirit. Now in Durham, I am a teacher at Yoga off East and also part of their 200-hr Yoga teacher training faculty.
I’ve worked with all kinds of clients - children starting at 3yo, new moms and their babies, pregnant ladies, clients that suffered brain injury, or cerebral palsy, veterans, amputees, cancer survivors, and athletes.
In April 2020, during the world's quarantine, I founded Yoga for a Cause Movement. Its mission is raising awareness and money to organizations that supports socially affected communities, creating a positive impact in the world. We offer weekly donation-based yoga classes and we send 100% of the proceeds to the chosen organization.
I am also collaborating with Duke University Hospital in a study that is rooted in creating a wellness program for their cancer survivors patients.
I believe that yoga is a practice that can immensely enrich someone's health and life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and that no matter where you came from or where you are right now, yoga will meet you there.
keep looking for the teacher and practice that is the right fit for you and get ready to ignite your inner power!
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