Brooke West - DBSA Ambassador

Total Number of Gifts: 1
Total Value of Gifts: $5.00

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Ms. Brooke Jennifer West

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I am an Ananda® Yoga and Ananda® Meditation instructor living on the central coast of California. I have been teaching since 2005. I have practiced Yoga on and off since childhood. I am inspired to teach Yoga for the emotional balance that the practices offer.
I am a bipolar disorder survivor. Yoga has helped me tremendously in improving the quality of my life. My father and my aunt both live with the disorder. My older sister, D'Arcy, committed suicide at the age of 30, untreated for the disorder. This is a family disease. It affects everyone.
I am currently researching bipolar-specific Yoga and meditation techniques to share therapeutic Yoga practices and relaxation to people living with bipolar disorder and to their families and friends.
Presently, no research exists on the effects of Yoga on bipolar symptoms, though this is changing. More research needs to be done to share these practices wisely.
I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Ananda Yoga Teacher's Association and I currently teach group and private Yoga classes in San Luis Obispo County, California.

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