Born and raised in Missoula, Brian discovered Yoga when he was 24. Being a self described 'Gym Rat,' Brian loved his time lifting weights and running, however something was missing. Every time he passed by the Yoga room, something drew him to it, he would try to take a peek and see what was going on. Finally, not really knowing what to expect he wandered in and took his first class. Soon he was looking for more classes, and that is when he met his first teacher, Chris Furtak. Brian took a lot of inspiration from Chris, who was a 'maverick' of sorts in the Yoga world. She taught him many different teachers' styles which is how Brian learned that one style of teaching is not necessary. Just two short years after his first class, hegave into Chris' insistence and organized some friends and began teaching in their living room. Six months after that he talked his way into a regular class at the local Gold's Gym.
In February 2006 it was time for Brian to actually get his teacher certification. He attended Shakti Mhi's 200-hour training on the island of Kho Phangan, is southern Thailand. Shakti did an amazing jog of teaching her students how to teach, and really helped Brian round out his teaching. She introduced Brian to formal Zen meditation and Pranayama (breathe work).
In 2009 and 2015 Missoula Independent readers voted Brian 'Missoula's Best Yoga Teacher.'
What to Expect Attending Brian's Classes