Bridgette's yoga journey began back in 1998 while at theatre conservatory in Chicago. She began her studies in the Iyengar style and found herself in an apprenticeship in 2002 which led her to teaching.
In 2005 she took her first teacher training in the Anusara style in Chicago.
In 2008 she was living in NY and discovered ISHTA Yoga which is where she found her yoga home. She got her 500hr RYT with Yogiraj Alan Finger and his senior teaching staff and has been studying with them for over 10 yrs.
She has been blessed to have studied and taken master classes with Kofi Busia, Seane Corn, Martin and Jordan Kirk, Noah Mazé, Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, Judith Lasater, and many others. She also worked with world renowned Ayurvedic Dr.'s Pratima Raishur and Dr. Pankaj Naram.
ISHTA Yoga is the integrated science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda. ISHTA also means that which resonates with the individual spirit.
Her classes are taught in a way that bring balance to the individual within a group setting. We are all unique in our bodies and our breath and it is so with our practice as well. Our breath is our greatest teacher, if we listen to it and are mindful of it, our whole world can change. When the mind is quiet we can tap into the universal consciousness, see our truth, and find peace. This practice allows us to tap into our unbound potential to live a life of grace.
There will always be modifications, props, lessons in alignment, pranayama, meditation and some chanting in her classes.
Bridgette is a senior teacher and Sadhaka Yogi in the ISHTA lineage and has her 500hr E-RYT with YA has been trained in restorative, nidra, and pre-natal yoga.
She believes that yoga is, and should be, accessible to every body.