Brisa Silvestre is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Though she first found yoga in Brazil in 2003, it was not until 2009, while living in Aspen, Colorado, that yoga became part of her life. In 2010 Brisa graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, a 9-week intensive course with over 700 hours of instruction. In 2012, she graduated from Ana Forrest's Foundation Teacher Training in Chicago and subsequently completed the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program. In 2014, she graduated from Prenatal and Early Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at Seattle Holistic Center. Today, Brisa has over 3,000 hours of teaching experience in three different yoga styles. With her blend of South American passion and kindhearted nature, she seeks to unlock the potential in every student through strong, compassionate, and highly personalized instruction. Brisa uses intuitive guidance, precise breath work, vigorous sequencing, and occasionally music to cultivate a safe, healing space for her students. She believes that yoga provides a holistic therapy for physical and emotional healing. Her mission as a yoga teacher is to empower students to practice yoga and live life in a mindful way.
Brisa Silvestre caters to students and practitioners looking for a more intimate, personal setting. Her mission is to create a harmonious space that encourages individual growth and physical and emotional healing. Her classes are individually designed with a personal focus. Group classes, privates, and semi-privates are in the style of Forrest Yoga. Forrest Yoga is a modern yoga style based on Hatha yoga, created by and named for Ana T. Forrest. The style is derived from some aspects of Sivananda Yoga, with attention to alignment and use of props from Iyengar Yoga, and the sequencing from Ashtanga Yoga. Classes emphasize holding of poses to develop muscle tone and flexibility, abdominal core work to improve posture and musculoskeletal alignment, and vigorous sequencing to sharpen focus and cultivate mindfulness. In addition to improving strength and cardiovascular fitness, Forrest Yoga was designed as a therapeutic modality to treat common afflictions of modern society. Classes include a number of unique poses and sequences to relieve and prevent issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back pain, etc. The poses are fully adaptable so that each student can capture the full benefit of the class, whether they are a beginner or an experienced practitioner. Flexibility and strength are not required, and poses can be modified to accommodate personal injuries.