Brooke feels she has been a yogi and a teacher all her life. From an early age she began studying books and videos about yoga in her small hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. Her personal practice has spanned over 2 decades and her teaching began in 1999, organically out of her own experience on the mat.
Her studies with master teachers began in 2004 with Doug Swenson. Following that she began studying with other various master teachers such as Seane Corn, Manju Jois, Judith Lasater, Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker and others. She received her first of several 200-hour teaching certificates from Priya Yoga in Dallas in 2005.
Brooke’s love for teaching yoga and anatomy and energetic anatomy began long ago but was truly impassioned after studying with Dr. Ray Long and enthusiastically embarking upon a 500-hour certification with Tias Little at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. Included in her anatomy studies with Tias are complimentary therapeutic techniques and approaches such as trigger point work, myo-fascial release, injury rehabilitation, marma point therapy, the anatomy of the chakras and a deep study of the ancient teachings. She credits her first teacher, Seane Corn, for her love of teaching and studying energetic anatomy and teaching to the spirit.
All of these paths contributed to Brooke’s journey and education, but none as powerfully as her work with Baron Baptiste. Since 2006, Brooke has spent over 1500 hours training in the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga system, and is a certified 500-hour Baptiste instructor, and currently travels with Baron Baptiste and his team to assist teacher trainings worldwide. She leads international workshops and teacher trainings on behalf of her Baptiste Affiliate studio, Indigo Yoga Texas and on behalf of the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. She is the the Director of the Indigo Yoga Teacher Training School, a Yoga Alliance recognized 200-hour teacher certification program.
What impassions Brooke the most is her work with Fort Worth Yoga in Action, a program she created out of a desire to take yoga into the community, outside of the stuido. This program is passionately dedicated to taking Baptiste yoga to anyone and everyone in need, from the homeless people down on Lancaster where they throw down mats on the sidewalk, to drug and alcohol addicts at the Pine Street Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center. Indigo also teaches breast cancer survivors, patients, family members and caregivers at the Joan Katz Breast Center, and victims of domestic violence at the SafeHaven and YMCA. By taking yoga to these people in need, Indigo Yoga is helping to change the economic and energetic landscape of the Fort Worth Community, and is changing lives in a profound way.
Brooke holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English, French and Journalism, is 38 years old and resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her two boys, Freddy and Gray.