Brent has worked in the fitness industry since 2005. In that time, he has observed a number of fitness trends. He was drawn to Baptiste yoga because of the way it combines strength, stability, flexibility, and mindfulness into one activity. No matter what passions and pursuits one has in life, he believes yoga can enhance and complement those activities.
Unlike many of the other instructors and students at WVPY, Brent can’t go from a handstand straight into a Super-Atomic Flying Chicken Spur*. In fact, he struggles with most poses. He practices yoga precisely because it is challenging for him, and he has enjoyed improved mobility and strength from his practice. That experience gives him the conviction that everybody—no matter what his or her age, gender, fitness level, or life circumstances--can benefit from practicing yoga.
Brent completed Baptiste Level One training in Phoenicia, New York in August 2015, went on to WVPY's Expand Your Power Teacher Training in the spring of 2016, and completed Baptiste Level 2 training in the fall of 2016 all so that he can continue in his quest to become a yoga Jedi.