Brookes began practicing yoga in 2001 to complement the martial arts she was practicing and teaching. From 2001 to 2008, she taught Japanese Jujitsu and Tae Kwon Do at the University of Notre Dame.
Brookes came to Sunstone as a student in the summer of 2008 and by March of 2009 had completed her 500-hr training at the Academy and taught her first yoga class. That same year she also joined the corporate team.
Brookes has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (photography & ceramics) with a second major in Spanish along with a Masters in NonProfit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Business School. She is also an alumna of the Stagen Integral Leadership Program.
She has two children, loves travelling and cooking. Brookes seizes any opportunity she has to get outdoors.