Brooke is an internationally-recognized yoga educator, dedicated to Baptiste Yoga and sharing her inspirational teaching and an impassioned love for building impactful communities. Her teaching is dynamic and physically challenging, yet relatable and educational, with a focus on sustainability and biomechanics, meditation, methodology, communication and leadership. Brooke empowers and supports people to do great things and know they are a part of something bigger than themselves. Students leave her classes having challenging and life-changing experiences to create possibility everywhere in their lives.
Many paths and master teachers have contributed to her teaching journey and education since 1999, but none as powerfully as Baron Baptiste. After over a decade of study and training, she travels with Baron and the Baptiste team to assist, facilitate and contribute to teacher trainings worldwide. She also leads international workshops and teacher trainings independently and on behalf of her Baptiste Affiliate Yoga studio and training facility, Indigo Yoga Texas. Indigo Yoga has been in operation and expansion since 2005, having grown from humble beginnings with 10-15 students a day to over 1500 students a week, currently providing jobs and career paths for over 50 employees.
Brooke is the Founder and Director of the Brooke Hamblet Teacher Training School, a Yoga Alliance recognized 500-hour teacher certification program, which certifies over 50 teachers a year locally and internationally.
She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Blue Butterfly, an outreach foundation that teaches yoga as a complimentary addiction treatment therapy and trains teachers to work specifically with addicts in recovery. Blue Butterfly has developed a comprehensive, sustainable treatment model based on yogic teaching and healing from over five years of teaching addicts in recovery at the Pine Street Addiction Facility, which is a division of Mental Health & Mental Retardation of Tarrant County. From that model, Blue Butterfly has developed and funded daily classes, workshops, extended treatment intensives. An additional branch of the foundation is educating and certifying yoga teachers, chemical dependency counselors and recovered addicts to teach addicts and those in recovery. Blue Butterfly also extends its services and support to those affected by breast cancer (patients, survivors, care givers, family, friends and support staff) at the Joan Katz Breast Cancer Center at Baylor All Saints Hospital. Not only does Blue Butterfly teach yoga to students and teachers, it provides scholarships for them to attend daily classes and teacher training at Indigo Yoga.
Brooke regularly contributes to and presents at yoga conferences worldwide, including the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, CO, the annual Texas Yoga Conference, and the YogaGames, the Nordic Yoga Conference in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden. She educates extensively online and through social media and her blog, Fearless Yoga. She travels globally to instruct, train, coach and consult with teachers, students, and studio owners.
Brooke holds multiple yoga certifications at the 500-hour level and is currently earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology with emphasis on chemical dependency and recovery. Having trained extensively in anatomy and alignment, cadaver dissection and subtle body energetics with Ray Long, MD, Tias Little and Tom Myers, she considers these her specialty topics. This spring Brooke will begin an in-depth study in neurobiology and pain science with Robert Johnson and Rey Allen, and will begin developing cutting-edge curriculum that teaches students how the nervous, immune, sympathetic and endocrine systems can be influenced and healed through the empowering practice Baptiste Yoga and its Methodology, communication and touch, emphasizing the impact of stress, assumptions and beliefs on the pain experience.
Brooke resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her two sons, Freddy and Gray.