My Yoga Journey
Namaste ॐ. My name is Brittany. Yoga is my greatest passion, my way of life and what helps me find sacred serenity on and off the mat. As a yoga teacher, my wish is to share this profound and transformative practice with you. I teach both in person and online- mindful Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Ashtanga inspired classes ... interwoven with my passion for yoga philosophy and living the eight limbs of yoga, to find sacred serenity on and off the mat.
From a young age I was drawn to spirituality. In my teen years I attended Transcendental Meditation and Reiki courses, studied Buddhism, attended retreats and trainings and explored as many spiritual and healing modalities as I could. However, it was in Yoga that I truly found my spiritual home.
My journey with yoga started in 2003 and it was love at first sight, but I can say that I truly fell head over heels on my first trip to India in 2007. Over the years my commitment to a daily practice (sādhanā) grew and with it a glimpse of the transformational effects of yoga. My reverence for how yoga's practical tools and profound philosophy creates a road map for living a meaningful and awakened life, created an ever deepening calling in me to share this with others.
I am a RYT Yoga Alliance certified teacher. I completed yoga teacher training courses in India: in Vinyasa Flow (RYT 200) and Yin Yoga (RYT 100) at Trimurti Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa/ Iyengar at Abhinam Yoga (RYT 30). I am also excited about currently training to be a Prenatal yoga teacher with Trimurti Yoga. I am forever a dedicated student and take classes, trainings and workshops with teachers all over the world whenever I can... yoga's wisdom and gifts are endless and so are the opportunities for learning.
I believe strongly in the profound practice of yoga to bring health, balance and joy into our lives. I love sharing with my students, how to find the balance between strength and gentleness and exploring the beautiful potential of the body/mind/soul connection.
It is important to me to teach yoga safely by offering alternatives that respect our unique anatomy and by encouraging my students to move mindfully and cultivate body awareness and respect. I love teaching yoga philosophy and weaving it into the themes of my asana classes because yoga is so much more than just an asana practice ॐ
I grew up in beautiful, vibrant South Africa. I am so grateful for how this diverse country shaped me in its extremes, ultimately teaching me about the nuances of compassion and love. I also have a PhD in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, an MSc in Social Policy and Development, and I have worked as a researcher and activist for over a decade on various community action research projects. I have always felt moved to contribute in what way I can to human wellbeing and ending suffering. As such, I hold dear the aspects of Seva (community service) and Karma Yoga as central components of the yogic path.
In 2017, I moved to beautiful Verona Italy with my loving partner and soulmate. I teach regular weekly yoga classes in various yoga and pilates centers around Verona, Italy. I also teach private individual and corporate group classes.
My passion project is bringing you the best online yoga classes into your home, so my students can experience the transformational impact of a regular home yoga practice...this is where the true magic of yoga unfolds. You can access my yoga videos online through my Patreon website, to bring the nourishing practice of yoga into your home. I have an abundant and growing library of 70+ pre-recorded yin yoga and vinyasa flow classes, asana tutorials, meditations and pranayama techniques to suit new and experienced yoga practitioners alike. You can also explore some free classes online through my youtube channel.
May your yoga journey be blessed.
Bring the joy of yoga into your home. I teach Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga classes suitable to all levels. Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic form of yoga that focuses on connecting breath with movement, building strength and flexibility and importantly finding peace of mind through a moving meditation. Yin Yoga targets our joints and connective tissue (especially fascia) and stimulates the subtle body/ meridians. It is composed of predominantly floor-based asanas/ shapes which are held passively for longer periods. Both of these practices can have a powerful calming effect on your nervous system, promoting healing and encouraging body awareness and mindfulness.
Weekly Live Online Vinyasa Flow Classes
Practice with me online through Zoom. Contact me for group, private and corporate classes. Follow me on Instagram for Schedule updates. See you on the virtual mat ॐ
(Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions all of my studio classes have moved online)
PATREON: Yoga Videos and Tutorials
My Patreon Yoga Platform offers 70+ pre-recorded Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga videos, Asana tutorials, meditations and pranayama exercises, so that you can nurture a regular home yoga practice. There are membership tiers available to accommodate all budgets, to ensure yoga is accessible to all. There are also options to combine pre-recorded videos with access to live online Zoom classes ॐ
Yoga provides the unshifting foundation and stability of a bridge,
A bridge to your authentic nature,
To the simple joy of truly being,
Always there to keep you rooted,
To gently guide you back,
Through the mist and turmoil of modern life,
A map through the dark and impenetrable parts of the mind,
To the quiet, yet radiant tranquility that resides within....
Always there to warmly welcome you, unconditionally,
Rain or shine
Sometimes the universe provides you with exactly what you hope for! I have been practicing with Brittany both in person and virtually for over a year now and I am so lucky to have found her. Her classes are so welcoming. She weaves the philosophy of yoga seamlessly into the practice so you can embrace it or simply focus on the asana as you prefer. She has helped me modify due to injury and encouraged me physically and mentally. She exudes positive energy. Not only that, but her Patreon offering online means I can practice with her in my own time. She even has sessions tailored to things like running which is perfect for me! I cannot recommend her highly enough, and only wish I'd found her sooner in my yoga journey.