Yoga Profile: Hope Brooks, Uses Music as a Theme
Hope Brooks’ yoga journey began in 2010. Her first yoga class was to support a friend who wanted to try hot yoga. “Growing up, I wasn’t into fitness, and as an adult, I only walked a few miles in the evenings. I spent most of my life overweight and not always feeling my best.”
After the birth of her son, Brooks was exhausted and coping with a variety of health problems, including migraine headaches. “A week into my yoga practice my headaches began to subside. The music, movement and breath in the power flow classes kept me coming back.”
Brooks embarked on yoga teacher training in 2013. After teaching for one year, she joined Southern Om Hot Yoga as an instructor. She continues to teach there weekly. In 2018, she added regular Deep Stretch Flow classes at MADabolic in Greenville.
Music is a constant theme in her classes, helping provide rhythm that complements the breath. Her favorite style of yoga practice is Power Flow and her favorite style to teach is Power Hour Flow and Deep Stretch Flow.
Brooks’ children, aged 7 and 10, also practice yoga, and Hope has been instrumental in bringing yoga to their school. She adds, “Yoga is a personal journey that has helped me grow immensely.”