Hi, I'm Brandy!
I am the mother of multiple fur kids, a grandmother of two, and an advocate for the homeless pets in Kansas City. My biggest passion has always been to help others in need. This has included assisting the homeless through a local group, Free Hot Soup; sponsoring orphans in Guatemala through for The Love of Mateo; fostering, fundraising, event management for various KC pet rescues and feral cat colonies. I also have found great fulfillment in becoming a yoga teacher focusing on strength, balance, coordination for those needing an adaptive practice. I would like to share more about my yoga journey before going into detail about my classes.
I have suffered with sublaxations throughout my body as long as I can remember and first started seeing a chiropractor around the age of 12. It wasn’t until my mid-thirties when I found a chiropractor willing to adjust from my feet to the top of my head and not just focusing on my back, but all joints that were out of alignment. After a year or two she mentioned her concern that I showed symptoms of a connective tissue disorder. I knew a couple people with this disorder and experienced similar, but different symptoms. The one thing she asked constantly was for me to consider yoga. I would buy a pass from different studios and never go back. Finally, I found a practice and group of people that I really had a connection too. A year into my personal practice I decided to do my teacher training. I received my RYS-200 from Heartwood Yoga Institute and during this training realized there was an even bigger calling for my yoga path. I signed up and then completed my RYS-500 over the next 18 months. Three months later I started working on my IAYT Yoga Therapy Certification.
During this journey I had an accident and sustained injuries which kept me from my personal practice of Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. Both types of practices require greater physical exertion than other variations of yoga practices. I also did more research and concluded that my chiropractor was correct in her assumption of my diagnosis which was also confirmed by two other doctors. This led me to have a greater passion for helping others with health conditions that required adaptations to experience the physical benefits of yoga. I am certified and teach chair yoga to seniors, but also those looking for a gentler practice. My classes help students learn the simplest expression of a pose. Through their practice the students learn and develop physically to move into more challenging expressions of these poses.
Yoga has not only given me more physical strength, balance, etc., but also grow spiritually and gain peace mentally. I love to share this aspect of yoga to others as well. I look forward to talking with you about your goals with yoga and hope that you experience that same connection I found years ago which led to my love for yoga.