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Sep 15, 2019

What moves us to practice? In this episode of YogaBrain, we talk to teacher Brittney Burgess about what motivates her and how she motivates students, and Dr. Michael Bruchas about motivation in the brain, introducing an important driver of motivation and action, Dopamine. Tune in, then let me know what motivates your practice! 

This month's guests:

Brittney Burgess is driven to teach yoga that empowers. She inspires her students to access the power of intention and to use their yoga practice to help create a purposeful, impactful life. You can find Brittney's classes at and follow her journey on instagram @brittneyburgess

Dr. Michael R. Bruchas is a professor at the University of Washington Seattle. His lab is focused on how brain circuits communicate with one another in order to understand the neural basis of stress, emotion, and reward. His work understanding the neuroscience of addiction was recognized through the Jacob P. Waletzsky Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, and he was also awarded an NIH MERIT Award for his work on stress and drug seeking behavior. Follow Michael's latest research on Twitter @mbruchas