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Now Offering In Person Classes at The Olympia Yoga Sanctuary! Nov 04, 2021

Hello!

I am so glad to be able to begin to start teaching in person with a group of incredible, loving, conscious teachers here in Olympia, Washington!

Although this is new territory for me in so many ways - being in a new state, teaching with a mask on, requiring students be vaccinated based on...

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Summer Update conferences mental health personal update social justice spirituality yoga therapy Jun 09, 2021

Hey, everyone,

I’ll be taking the next month or two to focus on creating therapeutic yoga programming on my new website and online school, www.brookewestyoga.com. During this sabbatical I do not plan any public group offerings (through mid-July or August. Although it could happen, I am...

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My Story addiction anxiety depression meditation my story recovery suicide trauma yoga therapy Jun 08, 2021

I am a Yoga Therapist and meditation teacher. I work one on one and in small groups with people seeking recovery from traumatic stress, spiritual emergency, anxiety, depression and transformational crises. I host workshops and trainings and speak at international conferences.

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Everyone Was Coming Off Psych Meds In Yoga Class Tonight Aug 29, 2017

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Recreation Center, Studio 2, 5:25pm Wednesday night. Restorative Yoga Class taught by me. Three students: two staff members, and one participant who is staff and a student.

I ask, “I am a Yoga therapist. I bring Yoga into the medical community. My passion is yoga...

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On Seclusion: Do nothing Jul 09, 2017

Along with silence and mindful breathing, seclusion is accessible, often overlooked and under-appreciated medicine. Different than isolation, seclusion is a foundational practice for sages and artists, called The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People.

Einstein, Kafka, Tesla, Picasso all lived...

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What This Scorpio Full Moon Was Like For Me May 12, 2017

Everybody was talking about it. Death, rebirth, veil between the worlds thin, ask for your big wishes because the others on the far side of the veil are waiting to help you.

When I was sick – I mean, out-of-the-hospital sick, and for those next years – I mean, like, eight, ten years...

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Yoga Therapy Suggestions for a Frantic Mom yoga therapy May 05, 2017

My private Yoga Therapy practice has taken off in the last six months, thank God. I get to help people doing what I do very well: sharing experiences, resources and the Light of Yoga. In the process of consulting with prospective clients, I ask a lot of questions, filtering, curiously, listening...

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#EmergingProud #SpiritualEmergence Apr 01, 2017

#EmergingProud is an international campaign bringing voice and awareness to the awakening of consciousness, and Divine aspects of extreme states. Healing is brought to the world through these extraordinary – or ordinary – experiences. LSD, near-death experiences, psychosis, kundalini,...

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I’m Having A Lot of Fun Working at Cal Poly Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist Feb 08, 2017

Thank you to Marta Block for reminding me of the miracle and genius of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, professor of Psychiatry at Boston Medical School. She’s a psych teacher at Poly and has invited me to teach her class on Wednesday, February 15.

Listen to this to inform yourself.

I also got to...

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Resentment, Forgiveness and Absolution ~ with Loving Tolerance, One Day at a Time Jan 14, 2017

My dad has said about his mother, “She has Italian Alzheimer’s: she forgets everything but the grudge.” My dad has strong Sicilian ancestral background – famous for it’s criminal, territorial, resent-full, vindictive mafia. I can be the same.

It is also said that the...

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Each Mind Matters Sep 03, 2016

I have been guerrilla-posting Each Mind Matters stickers all over the place.

Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement

I learned of the Each Mind Matters campaign when I lived in Grass Valley, CA, a much more socially active community than San Luis Obispo. There are stacks of...

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Earning a Living as a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Meditation Teacher: Respecting the Need to Keep Yoga and Meditation a Sustainable Profession May 01, 2016

Recently, a woman came to me asking for free Yoga for a group of at-risk, home-schooled and emotionally distressed thirteen-year old girls. She was hired by the school district as the girls’ home hospital instructor. “I basically help them get through their assignments, tests etc. I...

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