Brandon was brought to his first yoga class when he was only four years old. However, it did not mean that life was to be smooth sailing as one would think. With an interest in film production, Brandon began working for high profile clients, celebrities, executives and entrepreneurs, including the Kardashian's and Chelsea Handler. The pressures of this lifestyle and occupation took a toll on Brandon's emotional and mental stability and lead down a path of drug and alcohol abuse, leading to a 6 month time of being completely homelessness, which led to his current nomadic lifestyle. A blessing in disguise it seemed. Fortunately, he was able to rise up from this rock bottom, ended up in a yoga studio where his Guru, Priya, took him in and supported his personal growth and began to integrate him back into the world. Now, Brandon is a yoga and meditation teacher, past life regression/hypnotherapist, has facilitated retreats, trainings and workshops around the world and inspiring others through his YouTube channel where he films and records his adventures and travels. Also check out more inspiring content on his Podcast on iTunes.
WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:
Meditation is truly what saved my life. Without it, I was lost in a very confusing world. When I meditate it brings me into a place of knowing that everything will be okay, that I can make it through any challenge and I become reminded that there is so much joy around, if only I can just shift my perception to see it. In the beginning, it was difficult to incorporate meditation into my routine and now it has become a priority. It brings me into a space within myself that allows me to feel safe, grounded and calm, all the while increasing my ability to be focused and alert. Taking the time aside to check in and meditate actually expands time, efficiency and my focus. I'm truly grateful to have found meditation... or that it found me...
WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:
When one has learned something useful to themselves, it then becomes time to give it away. Just like Maya Angelou said, "When you get, give. When you learn, teach." I aim to live my life in this way. At first I thought meditation was just something that helped to ground and stabilize my very airy nature... But then it began to fill me up with so much joy and inspiration that I knew this was to be my path, to share meditation techniques that work and truly reprogram the neurosis of the mind that we have all experienced. Being a teacher also reminds me how humbled I have been along this path and what a privilege it is to be alive and inspire others to overcome their own challenges and expeirence victory over them. "There is a way through every block!"