2011 brought a world of change for Brandy! December 1, 2011, Brandy got married to long-time best friend, Joshua Burkman. She very happily relocated home to SLC, and is now teaching at her home studio, doing limited seminars, and expecting to concentrate on her hubby and baby to be.
Brandy Lyn Winfield has practiced Bikram Yoga since 2004. She completed a 900 hour Bikram Yoga teacher training in LA Fall 2006. Following teacher training, she embarked upon a traveling journey, one that led her to India, where she managed Bikram's Bombay studio. She won the 2008 and 2009 Nevada Regional Yoga Asana Championship, thereby competing in LA, and winning both the 2010 USA and International Female Yoga Championship. This led her on a world wide journey as a yoga ambassador, with the 2010 male champion, Kasper van den Wijngaard. Within the past year, she has traveled to over 20 cities within the US, and 14 countries abroad, the most recent Moscow, Prague and Riga, Latvia. She has performed at numerous public demonstrations, including magazine, television and radio interviews. Her love for the yoga and everyone she meets is special.
Brandy was coached in the 2010 competition by Sarah Baughn of San Francisco, who was also a USA champion. Brandy holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Westminster College and a Real Estate license in Utah and Arizona. She was born in Moab, Utah.
Believing that continuing education is essential, Brandy has spent time on teacher training staff, attended advanced seminars, and has been fortunate enough to spend countless hours studying with Emmy Cleaves, Craig Villani, Jason Winn, Bikram, and Rajashree, and a variety of senior teachers. Her continued travels around the world has enabled her to deepen her yoga practice and sharpen and hone her skills as an instructor. She has been referred to as "the teacher's teacher". She is very dedicated to personal yoga practice and development. She has led Advanced series since 2008 and has been instrumental in every community that she has been in, to motivate many students to continue to this level, including coaching competitors.
"As I teach I learn, as I learn I become a more proficient teacher. Love and Light." Brandy Lyn