All that Brima has loved and hated, avoided or clung to, gained or lost, accepted or rejected in his life has compelled him to practice and teach yoga. He recovered from cervical spine fractures, traumatic brain injury and spinal fusion surgeries through consistent yoga practice.
As an eternal student of yoga, he is turned on by discovering the relationship between the "external," or our bodies and the "internal," or our minds. Principles that guide him as a yoga practitioner and teacher are informed by his over 700 hours of yoga teacher training and nearly 15-year exploration of several styles and disciplines: Bikram, Sivananda, Lotus Flow, Iyengar, Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Katonah Yoga.
His training and practice of psychotherapy has served as a vehicle for bringing awareness to his thoughts, understanding the relationship between his thoughts and emotions, noticing how his thoughts and feelings influence his choices, and how those choices either can create stagnancy or create freedom.
In this same vein, he teaches yoga based on the assumption that each student lives in their "home," their own body, with an innate wisdom that can remember, reveal, repeat, or restore them through the lens of the yoga practices.
He leads classes, workshops and teacher trainings imbibed with accessible yoga philosophy, emphasizes inclusivity, and balance vigor and ease. He values cultivating relationships with his students through use of humor, transparency, storytelling and leading call/response mantra chanting.