Bradel Canfield

Bradel Canfield
Teacher
RYT 500

It was a deep sense of connection not only to Yoga, but with herself, through intense Yoga practice, which brought Bradél to Indonesia where she completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training. In Indonesia, Bradél immersed herself in the study of Hatha Vinyasa, in one of the most ancient lineages; Sri Vidya, as well as Advaita Vedanta. From this deep background, Bradél weaves the essence and embodiment of ancient practices into a flowing Hatha Vinyasa sequence that includes emphasis on alignment joined with Bandhas, Mudras and Meditation. Teaching from a place of selfless devotion, Bradél is committed to holding a sacred space with presence so that students may embark on a journey of internal exploration and self connection. Through a challenging physical practice designed to link movement with breath students are invited to observe what shows up within their practice, breathe through challenge and let go of what doesn’t truly serve the highest essence of their being. Come explore the lightness of your own being, immerse yourself in a practice that won’t only make you sweat, but will inspire soul connection.

WHY YOGA: I teach yoga because I love to share my practice and the possibility that others may gain and benefit from yoga in ways that I have as well.
HOW I LIVE MY PRACTICE: Flowing with what comes up through life and finding ease in the lessons through what comes about.
WHERE I AM MOST CHALLENGED BY MY PRACTICE: What I am most challenged by in my practice on my mat is self-acceptance and acceptance in general — that nothing is “wrong.” When I teach I find this concept is very helpful in the process.
THE ONE THING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Travel.
THE BOOK I KEEP ON MY BED SIDE TABLE: Many Lives, Many Masters is a wonderful book. It reminds me that whatever “mistakes” I make are ok.
HOW I HAVE FUN OFF MY MAT: Anything that feeds my inner gypsy (such as adventures to new places and full moon drum/fire dancing circles).
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: There is no right or wrong. There is only what is, so whatever meaning we choose to give to things is something we take responsibility for.
WHAT I AM COMMITTED TO: I am committed to have responsibility for my vibration. Keeping a high vibration is work. Things must be done to maintain this sort of energy and not to fall loosely into lower thinking. By holding higher vibration I help in raising positive vibrations for the world. It starts with yourself.
WHAT I SHARE IN MY TEACHING: In my teaching I emphasize a lot on letting go, expanding, self-love and appreciation. Students can expect to walk away with a smile, shining from the inside out and feeling grounded yet light on their feet.
HOMETOWN: South Florida has always been my home.