About Brenda

Brenda Dempsey 2014

Brenda Dempsey has been studying yoga and alternative medicine practices since 1989. She has a full time practice on Quadra Island and has been offering yoga and meditation retreats since 1990. She is a certified Hatha yoga instructor in the Sivananda tradition, and she has been influenced by many other gifted teachers.

Recently Brenda has studied Medical Qi Kung to complement her work in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and Cranio Sacral therapy.


Brenda teaches an eclectic mix of Hatha yoga with flow work, restorative and uses sound and Qi Kung energy work to enliven her classes. Each class is individual and combines asanas and sound to create an opening for energy flow. She combines strength, flexibility and mindfulness introspection in her classes. Most classes begin with pranayama, mindfulness relaxation, warm up sequences, strengthening, flow work and study of asanas and end with relaxation and meditation. Classes are a full 1.5 hrs.  She makes use of blocks or props as needed but not constantly. She often uses partner work to enhance different asanas and to explore a deepening in to the asana. On the whole she chooses to accommodate all body types and levels with in her class and create a safe but spacious experience for each person. Her inspiration and teachers come from various sources and include Minke de Vos, Sandra Sammartino, Master Henry Wang, Wendy Lang and many others  whose writing and teachings have influenced her growth.Brenda Yoga Brenda uses her skills as body worker to assist her yoga teaching to support alignment and understanding of energy flow and body healing. Her teaching is gentle but challenging and she uses humour and sound to help access the bodies deeper energies. She seeks to give her students a sense of lightness of being they can take with them when they go home.

Contact Brenda for more information – bdempseyyoga@gmail.com

Brenda has taught 7 day retreats in many locations including Italy, Bali, Mexico and Read Island BC.

Please continue to check the retreat page of this website to find out when her next retreat is.

Brenda is also available for Yoga Teacher Training to teach the 200 hour requirement for the Yoga Alliance standards. Brenda would also like to offer private classes this year in either location.


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