Welcome, Brittany Here!
Who I Am
My name is Brittany Policastro and I am the founder and director of Beyond Asana, a platform that gives yogis the tools to shift their practice beyond the physical to the deeply emotional, energetic and spiritual. I have been teaching creative and soul stirring alignment based Vinyasa yoga for the past 14 years.
My technique is influenced by my 300 hours of training in Anusara, practice in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, and Osho Dynamic Meditation, work with Off the Mat Into the World, study of the Chakra system, a year of intense self exploration with my shamanic healer, extensive travel, and deep study in India.
What I Do
I believe that a physical yoga practice has the power to truly transform us when we align with the spiritual elements often bypassed in Western Culture. Through my online and in-person instruction, yoga retreats, online workshops, trainings and intensives all available through Beyond Asana, I give you the opportunity to feel beyond the postures and into a deep place of awareness and consciousness. It is here where transformation begins.
For those who want to go even deeper and explore their needs in a more personal and intimate way, I’ve created my Transformation Coaching business called Brittany Policastro Coaching.
Why I Do It
Physical and emotional pain have been major catalysts in my life, helping me to develop the tools and awareness to use pain and discomfort as vehicles for deep transformation. From developing a rare illness as a young girl, to engaging in toxic relationships as a teenager, to destructive and attention-seeking behavior as a young adult – my life experiences led me to look for something more.
After diving headfirst into yoga at age 22, traveling the world and working with a shamanic healer, I chose to look deep inside and began to heal and release the “stuff” I was clinging to. Stuff that made me anxious, angry and often very insecure—stuff that the physical practice of yoga couldn’t quite reach. Since then, I’ve incorporated these deep learnings into my yoga practice and have evolved my beautiful life into one of pleasure and purpose. I know that if my life can be this sweet, so can yours. And I want YOU to know that too. You have BIG gifts to give. You have a voice that wants to be heard. And I can help.
after an auspicious meeting with a shamanic healer, I chose to look deep inside and begin to heal and release the “stuff” I was clinging to. Stuff that made me anxious, angry and often very insecure—stuff that the physical practice of yoga couldn’t quite reach. I followed this with a reality-rocking journey through Brazil, Tanzania and India where I worked in orphanages, taught yoga to the local children, and connected with the communities and the land. After this, life was never the same. Once I could love myself with all my imperfections, talents and gifts—and actually celebrate them—I opened to all the beauty and support my life was waiting to give me. I absolutely love my life’s work and I continue to grow and thrive. I called in the most amazing partner who grounds me, enlivens me and taps me into boundless love. I have friends who inspire me, respect me and live consciously. I no longer need to engage in unhealthy practices such as excessive drinking or seeking validation from others. I deal with life as it comes, and I laugh A LOT. And 90% of the time, I feel like this…
And Here’s The Thing …
I didn’t grow up like this. The word “yoga” didn’t make it’s way into my vocabulary until I was 22, I never hiked or travelled growing up and kale ceased to exist. Still my beautiful life evolved into one of pleasure and purpose. I know that if my life can be this sweet, so can yours. And I want YOU to know that too. You have BIG gifts to give. You have a voice that wants to be heard. And I can help. That is what makes me happiest. Well, that and this…
Brittany T Policastro E-RYT200 Teacher, Writer, creative Force, Soul stirrer
Known as a Stevie Wonder-loving, truth-speaking, change-agent who bagged law school to pursue a creative thirst that lead to teaching yoga full time; Brittany challenges her students to be brave, wake up and live their purpose. She has been teaching soul-stirring yoga classes for the past 12 years and is the founder and director of Beyond Asana, an online platform for those looking to use their practice to transform their lives.
Her technique is influenced by her 300 hours of training in Anusara, practice in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, and Osho Dynamic Meditation, work with Off the Mat Into the World, study of the Chakra system, a year of intense self exploration with her shamanic healer, extensive travel, and deep study in India.
Brittany has travelled the world to teach yoga to children, build schools and engage in service projects. In 2010, she co-created the Beyond Asana Yoga Teacher Training, which combines asana, sacred activism, personal growth work and global travel.
Brittany is a blogger for the Huffington Post and two of her poems are featured in The Poetry of Yoga: Volume One. She was also featured on the 10! Show for a segment on healthy backs and FYI on channel 6 news. She has appeared in Origin Magazine, Mantra Yoga and Health, Yoga Journal (online), Women You Should Know and is an ambassador for lululemon.