Alice Rodriguez Brockwell, Health and Wellness Coach and better known as “Ali”, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She grew up in Seattle Washington where she began Kindergarten speaking only Spanish since it was her first language, to graduating as a Dragon from Jefferson High School 1980 in Tampa Florida. The Fort Lauderdale beaches of Florida was home for 25 years where both of her adored sons Jon and Joseph were born. Gainesville Georgia has been home since 2016 with A Doodle Named Winston, 2 blue eyed kittens, Annabelle and Romeo, and Red the wise and mindful Beta fish. She is a proud Seminole, and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science with Honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing in 1985. She went on to graduate from the University of South Alabama with her Master of Science, Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner with Honors, and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 1990. Alice is currently active mentoring and modeling our future generations.
She has extensive education, training, knowledge, and experience and undertakes continuous education in all areas involving the mind, body and spirit and understands she is perpetually evolving as a student and founder of VITA. She has had the privilege and honor to be trained with some of the world’s leading professionals and experts and pursues her purpose driven life as a student with worldwide leaders and mentors. Alice has been featured in articles, is the author of published articles and papers, and been in TV series, commercials and radio interviews.
Alice’s professional affiliations include American Academy of Anti- Aging Medicine, American College for Advancement in Medicine, Age Management Medical Group, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Pi Chapter and Yoga Alliance. She is dedicated to her mission for distinction in patient empowerment and student advocacy and has been recognized with several distinctions and awards offering her patients the highest level of care and assisting her students to reach their highest potential. Of the numerous awards and recognition, her most treasured is being recognized as an authentic, pure in heart spirit – being known for her boundless capacity to love, to forgive and to serve.
She stumbled into her very first Yoga class in 2008 with Kelly Green, co-founder of the Yoga Joint in Fort Lauderdale. She didn’t know at the time that Kelly was a nationally sought out teacher and global inspiration empowering humans to shift their lives. Alice came to truly understand that when the student is ready the teacher appears. The magic and wonderment of Yoga began slowly unfolding one breathe at a time. This was a birthing of a Yoga practice that became a critical component to find her very core of Vita and Pranayama. She became a humble certified yoga teacher in 2017. Ali teaches a class and flows also with a private session. In a typical class you will find inspiring asana, restorative, and a gentle flow topped off with very remarkable music and her signature dharma talks. Her classes are shaped by her indubitable compassion, infinite unconditional love, and unequivocal connection and are both creative and inspiring.