Brenda Wessels Santora
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Brenda’s yoga journey began in 1993 at Yoga in the Mad River Valley, Waitsfield, Vermont. After relocating to Boston, Brenda completed a two-year teacher training in 2000 at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center with Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. She studied 7 years with Patricia Walden and did a 4 year apprenticeship with Peentz Dubble.
From 2000 to 2014, Brenda taught throughout Boston and Cambridge at health clubs, hospitals, colleges and adult education centers. In 2005, the Boston Adult Education Center named Brenda as one of the teachers of the year. She taught for 13 years at the Clubs at Charles River Park of Mass General Hospital teaching all-level classes, chair yoga for Mass General Hospital Senior Healthwise and private classes. She was on the faculty at Tufts University for 5 years teaching yoga to undergraduates, graduates and staff.
From August 2014 to June 2019, Brenda was the owner and sole teacher of Trident Yoga, Gloucester, MA. Classes taught at the studio included beginners, all levels, adaptive/chair yoga and yin yoga.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Brenda is registered with the National Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, YACEP and held Level 2 Iyengar certification from 2007-2014. She continues to take yoga trainings in person and online. Some of the trainings she has participated in include:
Pain Science for Yoga Teachers and Yoga for Older Beginners, Yoga Medicine; Fascia 101, Sati Yoga; Mindful Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Jennifer Raye; Back Care Anatomy Immersion, Judith Hanson Lasater; Yoga4Cancer Teacher Certification, Tari Prinster; Restorative Teacher Training, Laughing Lotus; Insight Yin Yoga Training, Sarah Powers; and Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, Bo Forbes. Yoga with Seniors Teacher Training, ShivaShakti School of Yoga.
Brenda has also taken workshops with Barbara Benagh, Tias Little, Doug Keller, Cora Wen, Colleen and Rodney Yee, Beryl Bender Birch and the following workshops with Sherry Zak Morris: Yoga for Seniors & the Anatomy of Aging; The Posture Project and Actively Aging with Yoga.