Owner and Creator of Qi Infused Yoga®, Award winning authorYoga-Headshot-193x300

BRENDA SCHNABLE is a senior yoga instructor and  an author of two award winning books:  Access Your Inner Power: Awakening Your Health and Vitality and Qi Infused Yoga®. She has developed her own style of yoga, Qi Infused Yoga®, that melds the flowing movements of Qigong and yoga postures into one fluid practice. She is passionate about helping people gain and maintain their health, sharing yoga to all, especially baby boomers. She holds the status of E-RYT500 with the Yoga Alliance, is certified in 24 Postures of Therapeutic Qigong, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.



  • Integrative Yoga Therapy – 500 hour Professional Yoga Teacher and Therapist Certification
  • Living Yoga Program – 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification
  • 24 Postures of Therapeutic Qigong Certification
  • Yoga Warriors International

Additional Training & Workshops

  • Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive with Sarah Powers
  • Anatomic Yoga with Ray Long
  • Anxiety and Insomnia Workshop
  • Depression and Low-Energy Workshop
  • Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Miller Browning
  • American Viniyoga Institute Teacher Training Session 1 with Gary Kraftsow
  • The Yoga Path Conference – workshops with Baron Baptiste, Sean Corn, Gary Kraftsow, Richard Rosen
  • Yoga for MS Workshop
  • The Body As A Spiritual Vehicle with Donna Farhi, Prosperity Yoga Workshop, Restorative Yoga Workshop
  • Yoga and You with Ester Meyers


  • Assistant instructor during the 2009-2010 Live Your Yoga & Teacher Training Program
    at the Yoga Garden in Apex, NC
  • Assisted Gary Kraftsow during the Optimal Health weekend workshop at Triangle Yoga in Chapel Hill, NC

Membership & Affiliations

  • Yoga Alliance
  • International Yoga Therapists Association


Brenda is a teacher’s teacher!  I attended a Qi Infused Yoga® workshop in the Summer of 2013 and left feeling bright with new knowledge and with new paths to explore.  Brenda is masterful in delivery and fantastically creative and intuitive in spreading the compassion she possesses.  I have integrated several, well-loved, techniques in my classes that I learned from Brenda.  I can hardly wait for her to share more of her experiences with my community again.
~ Peace and Joy, Love and Light, Elainia White, A Hopeful Balance, New Bern, NC


Brenda is a great instructor. Classes are great, very relaxing. Brenda’s voice is extremely soothing. Ambiance and music add to class effectiveness. I felt stress leaving my body. Would definitely recommend Yoga with Brenda!
Gavy Bachher


I am so delighted to have met Brenda and participated in her class – I will surely be returning. I felt relaxed and at peace not only in Brenda’s presence but also after the class was over.
Molly Caldwell