I teach yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda as awareness practices, paths of inquiry, that lead to greater personal sensitivity, tolerance, and understanding. This approach is informed by thirty-five years’ practice and study, synthesizing my professional training in psychology, movement, and health science with these wisdom practices.
These practices involve deep listening—listening to our body and to the world around us. Our body holds layers of programming, which we experience as feelings of contraction and tension. When we listen deeply to the body, we learn how to release and unwind these restrictions. Then we can allow our subtle energies to flow.
Our layers of tension are often deep-seated, even chronic, and their release takes time. Through the legacy of inspired texts, we are supported and reminded that regular practice over the long term will support subtle and nuanced change. Practice will build and refine a capacity for resilience. Our willingness to pause and to observe ourselves is the heart of inner work. This inner healing work is essential, because transforming our world requires that each of us transform ourselves.
I am honored to have studied with many remarkable teachers. I have been a certified Iyengar teacher and inspired by the Anusara method, having completed study and internships under Patricia Walden, Peentz Dubble, Deb Neubauer, and John Friend. I continue ongoing study in yoga and meditation with Donna Farhi, Tias Little, Sally Kempton, Christopher Wallis, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams; and I have studied Ayurveda intensively with Kumudini Shoba.
I currently live on Whidbey Island, where I give classes and workshops and see clients for private consultations. For the last fourteen years, I have been the steward of The Yoga Lodge, a teaching and retreat destination on Whidbey Island.
The mat is a place for me to practice how I can be kind, curious,Anastasia Brencick, Anacortes, WA – massage therapist, teacher
and compassionate with myself. Wendy teaches me this
and how to (always) listen, in each moment, to
what is there for me. As someone who cares for others in my profession, I find that it’s a profound gift to have Wendy support me in coming back to myself.