Briel grew up in Sidman, PA where her parents instilled her with a love for nature at a young age. She is passionate about teaching and learning in the field of health and movement.
She has studied Traditional Western Herbalism through coursework with Susan Hess, Farm at Coventry, in PA and through coursework and apprenticeship with 7Song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY in both Botany and Clinical Herbalism. She has volunteered at the Ithaca Free Clinic, worked offering first aid at large festivals/conventions throughout the country and holds a certificate in Sexual Education from Planned Parenthood.
Briel holds a degree in dance/choreography from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and has been studying yoga since 2009. She travelled to India in the summer of 2017 to complete her 200 hour teaching certificate in Astanga and Hatha Yoga at the International Yoga and Meditation Society and to study at the Himalayan Iyengar Institute. In addition to Yoga she also has training and practice in Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation techniques. Briel also holds a Reiki Master Practitioner certificate from The Reiki School in Philadelphia, 2008 - 2011, and a Reiki Master Teacher certificate from Learn Reiki Philadelpia, 2012.
She also enjoys allergen friendly baking and cooking, hiking/camping and doing cartwheels in interesting places. She has experience working with people of all ages 2-adults and enjoys cultivating curiosity and empowerment with those around her.
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