From the beginning...well, sort of
My name is Bri. I started facilitating therapeutic adventure experiences and trauma-informed yoga over 20 years ago.
I became anchored in restorative yoga and chakra healing and offered many classes, workshops, and retreats specifically for womyn/womxn and teens, including individuals from marginalized populations and trauma backgrounds.
I started a company called Deva Healing Center over a decade ago. My vision for programming was born out of a bone deep desire to help womyn/womxn and teens from all walks of life cultivate voice, resiliency, and healing through yoga, expressive arts, and adventure expeditions.
Life adventures routed me through Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, and finally landed me in my new forever home near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Why New Mexico? My body, mind, and spirit feels so deeply connected with its beautiful high desert landscape, ample opportunity for adventure, and rich human history.
Although I have spent over 3,000 nights sleeping in wilderness settings over the last 20 years, I am again
turning to yoga to affect change, create cross-cultural connections, deepen resiliency, and offer in-roads for transformation and healing.
I intimately know my whiteness and all it has afforded me in this life. I am also profoundly aware of the historic systems of oppression still in place that promote marginalization, silencing, eradication, and violence against womyn/womxn from all walks of life, LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, and all who identify as BIPOC.
In a sincere effort to break down barriers to access, safety, and inclusion, I created emBodied Yoga School of New Mexico, tapping into my yearning to revolutionize modern yoga and offer trauma-informed somatic healing experiences for anyBody.
Throughout my own own journey of learning to reclaim and recharge my body, post-addiction and abuse, and again through the lens of queerness, meaningful experiences with yoga, creative self expression, and wilderness have been transformative inroads and sacred spaces for my healing soul.
Get out of your head and into your Body.
Reclaim what is rightfully and truly yours...
Online & In-Person Yoga Teacher Trainings start each Fall in New Mexico and beyond.
emBodied Yoga School of New Mexico.
A radical & revolutionary yoga teacher training.
Bri Boertman (she/they)
Lead Trainer, 500-ERYT
MA in Health & Wellness Education
Lover of all things beautiful & bright.
Founder/Director: emBodied Yoga School of New Mexico
Founder/Director: Deva Healing Center & Deva SoulJourneys
Outdoor Educator for various schools across the US
Program Founder/Director: Family Development Program (advocacy program for marginalized youth)
Co-creator: Female Empowerment Program
(31-day therapeutic wilderness expeditions) incorporating yoga, expressive arts, & backpacking
Wilderness Therapy Field Instructor for over a decade
Inclusive & restorative yoga classes, workshops, retreats for anyBody
Thai Yoga Therapy
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Classes
Lead trainer, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Trainings
Adventure Retreats (rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking)
Consulting for adventure-based youth programs
Take the first step. Do what you believe in.