‘Florida Yoga Mama’ Brie Mazen
strives to empower her students

Being a quarterfinalist for the Yoga Warrior Competition was a great way for Brie Mazin to connect with other teachers, and it pushed her out of her comfort zone to ask others for help to advance.

“What meant the most to me, was hearing the hundreds of people who said their lives were better because of my teaching,” Mazin, 39, said. “A few messages even went as deep to say it was because of my classes that they made it through the pandemic.”

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Mazin, the “Florida Yoga Mama,” was two rounds from taking first place and earning the $10,000 award at the yoga contest this spring. But she still considers herself a winner.

“The absolute best part of being a yoga teacher is witnessing the awakening in other people and empowering other people to be the best versions of themselves on and off the mat,” she said. 

The Boynton Beach resident didn’t start out so passionate. After she relocated from New York City to South Florida, a friend invited her for her birthday party, and there was yoga there. She didn’t think it was for her since she was more of a “fast-paced city girl.”

Then something clicked.

“I had a moment where I was connecting my breath, movement and mind and it was the first time everything felt the exact way it should be,” Mazin said. “My maternal grandmother was a meditation teacher, and spirituality is in every fiber of my being.”

She went from small classes in studios to now reaching the masses and going online teaching internationally. In addition, she also fills her backyard with 30 students and teaches monthly sunrise yoga classes on the beach.

She currently teaches virtual prenatal yoga for expecting mothers and virtual yin yoga for senior citizens to stretch their connective tissue and fascia. A few weeks ago, she taught a varsity football team, and starting at the end of the month, she will be teaching a free Mind Body Social series at Publix Greenwise.

Mazin hopes to impart the sense of serenity and calm that has helped her since she started yoga. 

“Showing up on my mat gave me a safe place to feel and process what I was experiencing and also manifest where I would like to be,” Mazin said.

First and foremost, she’s a mom and “am present for each of my children’s big and small moments.” She’s married to Evan Mazin, and their children are Sydney (8), Slade (6) and Shea (2.5). 

For over 12 years she’s been a video host helping others sharing their passions on camera for YOUnited TV on YouTube. Two years ago, she started combining it all and blogging to inspire others through her Florida Yoga Mama website and Instagram page. 

Her greatest wish is “for more people to discover that wherever you find yourself to be, your life will be enhanced through the practice of yoga.”

Eight questions with Brie Mazin

Who is your hero? 

My mom (she was my matron of honor) and Oprah (I had the pleasure of dancing with her when she was in South Florida for the 2020 Vision Tour). 

What is your favorite movie? 

“Annie.”

What are your hobbies? 

Broadway shows, blogging to inspire others, traveling, Disney trips.

What do you do to get away or take a break? 

For mini breaks, I treat myself to a spa day to refuel so I can be there for everyone else. For longer breaks, my husband and I love to travel (we try to get away a few times a year just for us to reconnect and remember how it started before we grew our family).

What’s your favorite book and why? “The Secret.” I read it in my mid-20s. It’s all based on the laws of attraction, which led me to making a vision board and realizing it was up to me and my attitude to live the life of my dreams. Which I definitely am.

If you could meet any person in history, who would it be and why? 

Ellen DeGeneres. From what I see of her, she emulates every quality that I admire about another. She’s generous, she has a great sense of humor and has tremendous empathy. 

What is the best advice you ever received? 

The best advice I ever got was to be kind to others as we never know what battles others are going through. Kindness expands the light within us and reaches out to touch the light in others (similar to what the word “namaste” translates to). 

What is your favorite memory?  

When we found out our third child was a boy. I believe my father who passed six months prior had everything to do with it. I have the video of us opening a cookie box that read “it’s a boy” while I was holding my dad’s photograph in my hand.





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