"My approach to teaching YOGA is very similar to how I practice YOGA. I am not interested in teaching people to “do” Yoga.
I am interested in teaching people to use movement and sound to focus their mind, feel their breath and movement, take of space in their existence, and TO PLAY.
In our culture, adults have forgot about the importance of play as a tool for learning and experiencing life. But as adults, we have the opportunity to experience play coupled with wisdom…we can choose to play and as a result…we can consciously choose step into our unique expression of Self.
Often my classes include live or recorded music (both local and international artists). I use music to help students connect to and play with the raw materials of his or her own unique internal sound, and to listen for and participate in the cosmic energy that surrounds them.
I believe that each yoga class is a recipe…and every individual in the room participates in that creation. It’s yoga improv at its best!"
Brandi is a Certified Lila Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), teaching undergraduate-level yoga courses in the Penn State Kinesiology Department and offering classes at Lila Yoga Studios. She studied under the guidance and teachings of Erica Kaufman, founder of Lila Yoga, and traveled to India where she studied at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim in Chennai, India in 2012.
Brandi is a Certified Lila Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), offering classes in the Lila Yoga™ style. Brandi has studied Lila Yoga for the past 7 years, under the guidance and teachings of Erica Kaufman, founder of Lila Yoga, and has instructed over 900 hours of yoga classes, reaching 1600+ students. Brandi has taught classes in Introduction to Yoga, Lila Sun Salutations, Levels I and II (Beginner to Intermediate), All Levels, and Power Hour Yoga. In addition, Brandi has designed popular classes and workshops, including Lila Yoga by Candlelight, Sun Salutations with Live Music, Empowerment Yoga, Self-Love Meditation, and her more recent workshop, Lila Yoga, Imagery, and Dynamic Alignment. Brandi has self-studied both the Alexander Technique and the Franklin Method, both of which have had profound impacts on Brandi’s personal yoga practice and physical alignment, and her yoga teachings.
Brandi is also the author of the award-winning book, Raw Foods on a Budget, a comprehensive guide to affording a plant-based diet, and received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State in 2013. You can read more about Brandi and her teaching philosophy here (LINK: http://lilayogastudios.com/teachers/brandi-rollins). You can also learn more about Brandi at www.RawFoodsonaBudget.com and www.BecomingBrandi.com.