Brian P. Cooke,
VYP Board Member | E-RYT200

Galveston, TX

Brian is a U.S. Marine Veteran and Retired Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, and currently serves as the Director of International Security for a Fortune 25 company.  Brian spent 21 years in military and law enforcement receiving multiple Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the State Department. His service included leadership roles on the Secretary of State’s Protective Detail (Rice and Clinton) as well as multiple overseas tours and numerous deployments to high-threat locations.  He has been actively involved with Veterans Yoga Project since 2015 serving as the South-Central Region Director and Program Manager.  Brian holds an E-RYT-200 certification and VYP MRT teacher certification and is a member of the VYP Teacher’s Alliance.  He currently teaches workshops and retreats in Texas for veteran’s service organizations and has published articles on the topics of yoga and mindfulness.  He is the father of three children, two of whom are serving as U.S. Army officers.