Brenda has been lovingly guiding contemplative retreats for over 35 years and has devoted much of her life to spiritual inquiry. After practicing Transcendental Meditation in the 1970’s, she studied Vedanta philosophy and yoga with an Indian monk from Gujarat for one year, before teaching Hatha Yoga in his school in Chicago. Then in 1976, she met her teacher, Swami Muktananda, with whom she traveled widely for many years. She became a monk under his auspices, and he instructed her to continue teaching in Europe, India, and the United States, and then to be the swami in residence at his ashram in Paris. She joined the Silent Stay community of retreat leaders in 2016, teaching in California and Assisi, Italy. Brenda helps people discover their own pathway to inner peace, and to understand that all of life’s circumstances are a guide to finding the stillness within.
She will be teaching for Ruth and Bruce from January 15 – February 20, 2019 and is the lead trainer of infinite heart awareness for our teachers.