Edward Brown, RYT-200
Practical, grounded, calming.
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His teaching style is informal and fun, yet technical and precise. Shaped by his experience as an officer in the US Army, Edward’s classes feel like an in-depth peer-to-peer workshop rather than a student-teacher dynamic.
Edward’s yoga journey began as a sophomore in college to increase his mobility and range of motion for powerlifting. Unfortunately, in 2011 during two separate training exercises, he had his shoulder torn and suffered a severe spinal injury that left him immobile, with a numb right leg and the inability to walk without a limp. During this time, Edward rediscovered his physical yoga practice and began practicing daily; to this day, he credits yoga as the key to his recovery and walking normally again. He even enjoys running, hiking, and lifting in the gym again.
He is inspired to help others overcome physical and emotional pain and achieve mental stillness. After his medical separation from the Army, Edward’s mom lost her eight-year battle with cancer. Between losing his mother and his dream career within two years and being stuck in a corporate job for another two, Edward also lost his way through depression and anxiety. During the next four years, Edward completed his 200-HR YTT certification while taking a deep inward journey and exploring the meditative and spiritual aspects of the world’s religions, ancient texts, and cultures. Through this intensive study and practice of yoga, meditation, and inner work, Edward was able to heal and move forward from his depression and anxiety into joy and stillness.
His joy is clarity of mind, the fullness of experience, cultivating awareness, and sharing what he has learned along the way.