Brenda was born and raised in Berkeley, California and was introduced to yoga and meditation while living in Java, Indonesia. She has been practicing yoga for ten years. After the birth of her second daughter, she found in yoga a way to reconnect with herself. She completed her teacher training under Ganga White and Tracey Rich at the White Lotus Foundation. Brenda has traveled widely through India and South-East Asia and has experienced and understands the cultural underpinnings of yoga. She combines the spiritual aspects of yoga with a down-to-earth approach empowering people to deal with the everyday realities of life. The basis of her teaching is patience and compassion. She is committed to students feeling good about their practice and themselves.