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About Brian

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Brian is known as the “Yoga Teacher with Healing Hands.” His passion is to teach people how to use Bodywork and Yoga to relieve pain.

Brian has taught Forrest Yoga & Bodywork for the past 12 years throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, & Europe. He is a “Guardian Teacher”, the highest level of distinction in the Forrest Yoga System. He is the designated Mentor Teacher for all of Southern California and parts of the southwest United States. Brian continues to maintain a nourishing and collaborative relationship with his first Yoga Teacher, Ana Forrest.

Brian is also a Certified Massage Therapist with 15 years experience specializing in treating pain. He was a Lead Instructor at the Shiatsu Massage School of California in Santa Monica from 2006-2014, teaching Anatomy & Physiology, Pain & Orthopedic Evaluation, Deep-Tissue Massage, and Advanced Myo-Fascial Anatomy & Treatment Courses. Brian trained under the tutelage of Bodywork Master Dr. Vincent Medici from 2001-2009 and considers these years of Hands-on Training the foundation in his approach to resolving pain.

Brian presently teaches weekly Forrest Yoga Classes at his home studio in Los Angeles and monthly Master Classes at Exhale in Venice, CA. He currently leads BodyWorkYoga Study Groups in Los Angeles, and leads BodyWorkYoga Mentorship Groups in Newcastle, England, Seoul, Korea and other Yoga Centers in Europe, Asia, and the United States.