Brooke possesses a high degree of motivation, energy and drive. Growing up she loved to run fast and push herself to her limits on hardwood courts, soccer fields and the track. She competed at the national level in both track (800m) and varsity basketball. However, injuries smashed her track dreams and she was left heartbroken, depressed and anxious. This is when her Mom gave her a yoga VHS tape, Ali MacGraw’s Yoga Mind & Body with yoga master Erich Shiffmann. She began to slowly come out of the fog of her loss and began to look forward to her future. Over the next decade she would sporadically weave yoga into her training and maintained a deep level of respect for the practice.
Chronic swelling in her knee forced her to reluctantly explore gentler fitness options for her body. After driving past MYSJ for months, in June of 2013 she took her first class with Steve. She then made a deal with herself that she would practice yoga exclusively for one year to see if it would alleviate her pain and she hasn’t looked back since. Not only did it heal her body and restore physical balance, but her mind shifted as well. She began to break old harmful thought patterns and she was able to show kindness, patience and love to herself and others.