Brenda came into her passion for health and wellness at a very early age as a competitive track and cross country runner, long-distance cyclist, and later a competitive triathlete. She competed for many years on the world stage completing several marathons, endurance bike rides, and 2 Ironman triathlons. She found the completion of the body-mind-spirit connection when she discovered yoga, meditation, and spirituality, and knew she needed to make this the central force in her life’s work as an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and yoga teacher. She has been a health leader, nutrition and weight loss coach, yoga teacher, and spiritual travel guide for over 30 years. Brenda moved to the Wood River Valley in 2006 and has been an active leader in the Wellness Community here, primarily as a trainer and yoga teacher at Zenergy and the community. In 2017 she completed the 500-mile northern route of the Camino de Santiago and had a profound revelatory experience and is now stepping into a larger role in helping others to reach their highest potential as spiritual beings having the best human experience possible. Joining the board of the Wellness Festival is a vital part of that new calling for her.
Her lengthy list of certifications and interests includes: Certified Personal Trainer, 500YHT yoga instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach, Certified Spin Instructor, and Certified Intuitive Healer