WELCOME TO BRANDYLAND
Brandy Berlin will inspire and embolden you to break open your forbidden happiness both on and off your mat. A Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500 and Reiki Master, Brandy has a heart for authentic connection and loads of mojo grace. Her lovingly fierce, pungently passionate playshops, classes, retreats and teacher trainings benefit yoga students, teachers and anyone interested in growth and personal transformation.
Brandy’s cagily candid conversations and heart-centered adventures evoke and provoke you to challenge the self-limiting beliefs that thwart and constrain you. She dares you dig into the mud of the moment and unearth the secrets of becoming a wildly disciplined, ironically sincere, radically curious, blasphemously reverent, lustfully compassionate, eternally changing Master of Whole-Hearted Rowdy Bliss. This exuberantly elegant, fanatically balanced being frequently sets herself on fire with passion and people come from miles around to watch her burn. Also, it should be noted that laughter through tears is her favorite emotion.
Brandy began her professional career as a high school social studies teacher. For 18 years, she taught Advanced Placement classes in private, charter and public schools including five years in the rigorous International Baccalaureate Programme. When Brandy noticed her school curriculum aligned with her personal yoga philosophy and practice, she more overtly integrated mindfulness exercises into her lessons. She watched her students bloom both academically and emotionally as they explored themselves and their thinking with heightened levels of curiosity and self-awareness. In 2013, these experiences lead Brandy to pursue Namaspa's Yoga Teacher Training to deepen her understanding and expand her offerings to her beloved students. Her academic background meshed seamlessly with Baptiste methodology which combines yoga, meditation and self-inquiry as parallel pathways to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.
Currently, Brandy is co-owner of Namaspa Yoga Community in Bend and Redmond, Oregon and Co-Founder of the Namaspa Foundation which brings empowerment and access to yoga and mindfulness as a life skill to those in the local Central Oregon community who need it most. Brandy is also the co-founder of Evoke Energy Yoga which offers teachers and seekers an opportunity to expand their knowledge of Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & energetic modalities & teach based on the Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology. She believes together the teacher and the taught do the teaching and tenders her offerings in deep gratitude for the gifts she has been given. When she is not sweating it out in the studio, you can find her on her paddleboard or lil orange scooter, blissed out, with a big dorky smile on her face.
E-RYT 500, Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, YACEP, Reiki Master
George Fox University: Alternative Pathways Program for Initial Teaching License, 2005
Georgia Southern University: MA in History (with Native American and American Slavery specialization), 1997
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania: BA in History with Anthropology minor, 1995
Subtle Yoga® with Kristine Weber: 2019
Usui/Holy Fire III® Reiki Master with Robin Fuerst: 2019
Accupressure Training Circle with Michael Gach: 2018-19
‘Teaching the Teachers’ with Marianne Williamson: 2018
Reiki I & II with Robin Fuerst: 2018
ParaYoga Nidra: A 10 Hour Immersion in Enlightened Sleep® with Rod Stryker: 2018
Yoga in Schools Training with Deven Sisler: 2018
Baptiste® FIT to Lead Program: 2017-2018
Baptiste® Level Three Training: 2017
Baptiste® Advanced Art of Assisting: 2017
Children's Yoga Teacher Training with Deven Sisler: 2016
AcroYoga Lunar Immersion with Deven Sisler: 2016
Namaspa Yoga School Teacher Training: 2016: (RYT 500)
Baptiste® Being of Power: 2016
Baptiste® Art of Assisting: 2015
Baptiste® Level Two Training: 2015
Baptiste® Level One Training: 2014
Namaspa Yoga School Teacher Training: 2014 (RYT 200)
Yoga Calm® with Lynea Gillen: 2011