About Brisa

Brisa Silvestre is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Though she first found yoga in Brazil in 2003, it was not until 2009, while living in Aspen, Colorado, that yoga became part of her life. In 2010 Brisa graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, a 9-week intensive course with over 700 hours of instruction. In 2012, she graduated from Ana Forrest's Foundation Teacher Training in Chicago and subsequently completed the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program. In 2014, she graduated from Prenatal and Early Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at Seattle Holistic Center. Today, Brisa has over 3,000 hours of teaching experience in three different yoga styles.

With her blend of South American passion and kindhearted nature, she seeks to unlock the potential in every student through strong, compassionate, and highly personalized instruction. Brisa uses intuitive guidance, precise breath work, vigorous sequencing, and occasionally music to cultivate a safe, healing space for her students. She believes that yoga provides a holistic therapy for physical and emotional healing, and that empowering students to practice safely and consciously is her mission as a yoga teacher.

Brisa is really excited to lead this prenatal series since she is also pregnant with her second daughter.


Live in the present moment, do yoga, be grateful for all you can do and all you already have.
— Brisa, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

after yoga, a walk in the forest, a swim at the beach, or when getting a three-way hug from husband and my daughter!

My favorite view…

Grumari Beach in Rio and from the mountains in the Alps

Morning Ritual….

tell my husband and my daughter “I love you”

A good day is….

after a good night of sleep, practice yoga, have brunch with my loves and go play outside

3 things vital to my day…

sleep, yoga, healthy food

Last thing I do at night…

guided meditation

Your most overused phrase…

love you more

Go to websites…

food babe, best places to travel, yoga off east schedule :)

Most used emoji…

heart

How do you unwind…

hot bath

What was your dream job as a child…

ride racing horses

Greatest mentor…

Ana Forrest

What one meeting changed your life…

a ceremony with the Native Americans in WA

Biggest risk that has paid off…

coming to live in America 

Failure is...

not being grateful for being alive.

Success is ...

to find happiness and meaningfulness in what you do everyday. 

Best piece of advice… 

live in the present moment, do yoga, be grateful for all you can do and all you already have