Bree’s journey into yoga was completely unintentional and a little messy. In 2011, she was overseas in Australia studying horticulture on a mission to obtain residency when within 6 months, she suffered a series of obstacles: her health declined- including needing surgery, she lost 3 members of her family and the removal of her profession from the immigration list left her unable to obtain residency. Having been an avid snowboarder, dancer and gymnast and being on the other side of the world from the support she deeply needed, Bree sought refuge in a physical outlet.
She made the 25-minute walk to Sunshine Coast Power Yoga studio with the simple expectation that she’d regain flexibility. To her surprise, within a week the constant, haunting mind chatter and worry had subsided so much she found herself waking from peaceful, restful sleeps for the first time in years. Within two weeks, she could breathe into the heart space that was heavy with grief and her energy was returning. Over the final weeks before returning home, Bree was perhaps for the first time in her life–connecting to the truest parts of her physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual self. But how was this possible after only a month with this new “physical” outlet?
Driven by curiosity and the desire to lead a wholehearted life, Bree returned to Australia in 2012 to complete her 200hr teacher training with her friend and mentor Tammy Williams (founder of Yoga NRG Power Yoga and Mindfulness). Here began the exciting, fun, challenging and often times messy journey to deepening her understanding of how yoga and mindfulness work together to bring the entire Self into a state of ease. Bree takes a modern, authentic approach to yoga, inviting humour, intention, strength and ease to her classes.
In 2013, Bree once again made the journey overseas to Yoga NRG to complete her certification in the energetic art of Thai Yoga Massage with guest Heather Agnew (Yoga Trinity). Bree hoped to offer extra touches to her students experience as she understood the deep healing physical connection could bring. She found an instant ease and understanding of the intuition required for this energetic practice as the rhythmic meditative flow and martial arts like transitions of Thai Yoga Massage came to her as second nature and tied to her passions of music and dance. From day one, she quickly realized she’d landed smack-dab on the life path that turned out to be seeking her. For over 5 years now, Bree has been devoted to offering her students and clients a safe healing space committed to Metta (loving kindness) where all can feel supported to make the journey inwards towards spaces of discomfort and dis-ease, and leave feeling open, grounded and deeply connected to the truest version of themselves.
Bree developed a sister project, Inspired NRG, as a mobile business making yoga and thai yoga massage accessible to everyone. This applies especially to those dealing with financial difficulties, suffering with mental health/addictions/substance abuse/ trauma, stay at home mothers and injured athletes. Bree is also passionate about bringing yoga and massage into the snowboard and music world by bridging the gap of self-care with competitive athletes and musicians/crew who are always on the move with the constant expectation of being their best. She has also been part of Breath of Life Wellness Collective in the Yukon since 2016 and is now extremely excited to be joining the hive at Madhu Wellness collective in Rossland B.C.!!