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THE LIGHT / THE SHADOW

Briana is a guide; to helping you find balance, to figuring why the hell you’re here, to opening your heart, and manifesting your dreams, to getting you out of the ego-narrative, to clearing the blocks and creating space for radical change, to helping connect you to your spirit, and the universal energy that is always present and available to open our lives up to our fullest potential. For our spirit to align and express in our often crazy lives, in this crazy world we must create safe, loving space. This is the work.

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion...To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times...one begins to understand what is meant by the self.

The shadow challenges the whole ego-personality...To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
— C.G. Jung

Fun Facts:

I’ve lived many lifetimes already in this one. I’m a Pilates and yoga instructor, and breathwork facilitator. I’ve worked at the U.S. Department of State, and in the wine biz. I’ve hosted a podcast on Heritage Radio Network about food culture and politics around the world. I have my MA degree from the  Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University, and was an adjunct professor in that program. I love punk, rocknroll, and all the dancey music. I love tennis and soccer. There was a kitesurfing phase during college, which I’m getting back to. I am not fond of eggplant.

I am deeply indebted to several inspiring beings; David Elliott, Gurujas, Lauren Walker, Anodea Judith, Ali Cramer, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Gail Harris, Francesca Bove, and Yogi Bhajan.

PRAISE:

Briana is amazing!  She customized each session so they are fun and interesting while still building towards your overall goals.  I am relaxed after each session. - Lauren K.

Briana is a wonderful guide, very focused and dependable. I have been taking private sessions with her for the last few months and I’m very happy. She designs the sessions accordingly to my goals, she is great at showing me how to execute the program correctly and she gives a variety of different options so the sessions are always exciting and challenging. - Paula N.

When I started working with Briana, I couldn’t do a sit up, was living with chronic back pain among other issues.  We’ve been working together for a few months and I’m not just doing sit ups, but can do things physically I’ve never been able to do before.  And the lower back pain is completely gone.  I highly recommend Briana. She’s knowledgable, patient but pushes me just beyond where I thought I could go.  Contact her now if you’re looking for a great healer! - Rebecca C.

Excellent teacher, knowledgeable and patient. Good for beginners or experienced students. - Hart H.