With over 1200 hours of training and over 3000 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, 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.
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!
9 weeks Bikram Yoga teacher Training (2010)
30 days Forrest Yoga Teacher Training (2012)
Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program (2013-2014)
Prenatal, Early Postnatal, and Mom and Baby Yoga Teacher Training (2014)
Prices vary depending on travel time, location, and quantity of classes purchased.
I felt in love with yoga in Aspen CO in 2009. After only 3 classes I knew that was the beginning of my new life. I decided I was going to take my first yoga teacher Training, so I practice every day for a year and took off to go to the 9 weeks Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in the spring of 2010. After the completion, I started to teach yoga in Aspen, then Boston, Seattle, and now in our hometown Durham.
I’ve worked with all kinds of students- children starting at 3yo, new moms and their babies, pregnant ladies, people that suffered brain injury, people with cerebral palsy, veterans, and amputees.