elcome to Indigo Yoga. You have found a magical place filled with possibility and community. Your arrival here is no coincidence. In this space that we have so lovingly created for you, we will teach, transform and inspire people so greatly that their lives will be better and more abundant than they ever imagined.
I can remember my first experience with yoga. Then it seemed inconsequential, and at that time, actually disappointing. Looking back however, it was truly my most influential. I had no idea how it would come back around to teach and guide me years later. It had a little something to do with a tiny robed Indian man. After what felt like a particularly boring first yoga class, he approached me. And here is what he said.
My eyes lit up, I got giddy.
"Why do you carry so much sadness? Why is your heart so heavy?"
I stared at him in disbelief. "I'm sorry?" I exclaimed, not used to being confronted so openly.
"If you are to be a yogi, you must give your heavy heart to God."
And with that, linen robes and mala beads trailing behind him, he was gone.
I said nothing. I did not return to yoga for the next 13 years.
More often than not, I recall this exchange with this unknown Indian man. It has since become one of the most profound yogic and life changing experiences in my life. Of course I did not know it then; now I see it as a gift and the door to an amazing journey. Only when I went to Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste did I begin to understand what this small but powerful man was trying to tell me. At that time I had just opened a little yoga studio...
Indigo Yoga was born in May of 2006 with the same mission and vision that it has today: to empower. I wanted a place of support and laughter...a home for weary souls, lost hearts and hopeful dreams, all in search of two things: truth and community. Shortly after opening I made a long awaited dream come true received both my Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Certification and Studio Affiliation. They say when the student is ready, the teacher comes. I never saw the mysterious Indian man again, whom I consider my first true teacher. But in his place came powerful, inspiring, magnetic teachers - Baron Baptiste, Tias Little, Gregor Singleton, Dr. Ray Long, Doug Swenson, Seane Corn, Manju Jois - who have all worked through me to bring you Indigo Yoga.
We will empower every student, to embody health specific to them, on all levels; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We loyally support Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga system and teach from our experience of it. We strive to meet the individual needs of each student, regardless of age, experience or background, through the physical practice of yoga and personal growth programs. We are committed to creating a positive, inspirational impact on our local and global community.
We will operate from abundance and all who share in our vision will share with the world, one student at a time. We will stand in our truth at all times, regardless of popularity. We will never accept mediocrity in our study, our teaching or life. We are committed to being the change, and want to share this commitment with you.
It is pleasure to welcome you to Indigo Yoga.
Founder, Principal, and Director
Brooke feels she has been a yogi all of her life. From an early age she began studying books and videos about yoga in her small hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. Her personal practice has spanned over 2 decades and her teaching began in 1999, organically out of her own experience on the mat.
Her studies with master teachers began in 2004 with Doug Swenson. Following that she began studying with other various master teachers such as Seane Corn, Manju Jois, Judith Lasater, Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker and others. She received her first of several 200-hour teaching certificates from Priya Yoga in Dallas in 2005.
Brooke’s love for teaching yoga, anatomy and energetic anatomy began long ago but was truly impassioned after studying with Dr. Ray Long and enthusiastically embarking upon a 500-hour certification with Tias Little at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM. Included in her anatomy studies with Tias are complimentary therapeutic techniques and approaches such as trigger point work, myo-fascial release, injury rehabilitation, marma point therapy, the anatomy of the chakras and a deep study of the ancient teachings. Currently, Brooke is studying with Tom Myers, the leader in fascial manipulation and integrative manual therapy, which includes yearly cadaver dissection the study of practical new holistic strategies to improve stability, coordination, and resolving long-standing compensations in postural and movement patterns.
All of these paths contributed to Brooke’s journey and education, but none as powerfully as her work with Baron Baptiste. Since 2006, Brooke has spent 7 years training in the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga system and currently travels with Baron Baptiste and his team to assist teacher trainings worldwide as a Senior Baptiste Instructor. She leads international workshops and teacher trainings on behalf of her Baptiste Affiliate studio, Indigo Yoga Texas and on behalf of the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. She is the the Director of the Indigo Yoga Teacher Training School, a Yoga Alliance recognized 200-hour teacher certification program.
Brooke contributes and presents at international conferences including Yoga Journal Conferences, Wanderlust Festivals and the annual Texas Yoga Conference. She travels globally to teach, train, coach and consult teachers, students, studio owners.
In addition to contributing to Baptiste Yoga Teacher Trainings worldwide, Brooke is a dedicated student of communications and visioning, and has embarked on a soulful journey with her mentor, Susanne Conrad and the igolu movement. From this work Brooke leads goal-setting and visioning workshops and trainings as compliments to yoga teacher trainings.
What impassions Brooke the most is her work with Mission Possible Fort Worth, a program she created out of a desire to take yoga into the community, outside of the stuido. This program is passionately dedicated to taking Baptiste yoga to anyone and everyone in need. Mission Possible was born at the Pine Street Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center, where Indigo teaches daily yoga classes to addicts in recovery. Indigo also teaches breast cancer survivors, patients, family members and caregivers at the Joan Katz Breast Center, and victims of domestic violence at the SafeHaven and YMCA. Mission Possible can be found in many other local venues, sharing yoga and practicing change. By taking yoga to these people in need, Indigo Yoga is helping to change the economic and energetic landscape of the Fort Worth Community, and is changing lives in a profound way.
Brooke holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English, French and Journalism, is 39 years old and resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her two boys, Freddy and Gray.