PRAIRIE YOGI PROFILE: AMBER VAN DEN BROEK

If you have been following Prairie Yogi for any length of time, chances are you're already seen Amber on our site, in our inaugural print issue, or at Prairie Yogi events. She has been the single biggest supporter of prairie yogi since day one.

This inspiring yogi is always a person worth celebrating, but even more so today - it is her birthday!

Amber and I met three years ago when we were both working at a popular downtown Winnipeg restaurant. The first time we hung out, we went to a yoga class and out for smoothies. I could tell she was an incredible spirit, but it wasn't until her thirtieth birthday that we become close. She threw a legendary celebration at  Peg City Yoga, turning the studio into a black light and neon barefoot dance party. It was there we discovered our mutual love for tearing up dance floors, electronic-funk music, and cute, emotionally unavailable men.

We've been inseparable ever since.

Amber's porcelain skin radiates with the kind of beauty that only comes from a person who's authenticity is shining through. People are drawn to her personality, and she makes friends easy with her radiating smile, up-for-anything attitude, and her killer accessories (like the hula hoop that she carries, folded in half and slung over her shoulder.) She always a part of what is going on in the city, and she has a seemingly endless list of people that love her. Her trademark style that is admired by street style columns across the country and online.

This certified yoga teacher, cross fitter, and obstacle course runner embodies what it means to be strong and beautiful. She uses her back bending skills to pursue her hobbies that include fire dancing and hula hooping. A creative muse, she starred in my first ever video project: a story of love and lust at first sight.



Earlier this year Amber showed me just how incredible of a friend she is. In the most tragic moment of my life, Amber was there. On her knees crying next to me, holding my hand. Later that night, when I said I wanted to be alone, she knew better, and showed up at my door with a dozen donuts, my favourite guilty pleasure, and her incredible sense of humour. She managed to bring light, laughter and love to the darkest moments, when I needed it most.




She is not only my best friend, a fire warrior, and all-around inspiring woman.... She is also a realtor. And a darn good one at that. She treats her clients as she would want to be treated, works harder than anyone I know, and genuinely cares about the people she is working for.

She spreads her good nature by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the Green Action Centre.



Amber is truly one of those people that has everything: great clothes; tons of shoes; art adorning all of her walls... So what do you get her for her birthday?

That's when it hit me. The one thing this woman always wants more of is new business. So if you or someone you love is buying or selling their home, I would highly suggest using Amber as your realtor.

Or at the very least, follow this Green Realtor on Twitter for some clever tips on living a greener lifestyle ;)

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