Level 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Jodi Boone

RYT 200
 
Jodi feels that yoga is a precious gift and one of the greatest influences in her life. Drawn to sharing yoga with others, she began teaching in 2001. With a background in Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ananda yoga, Jodi integrates teachings from these traditions to create a fluid, creative and meditative practice. She teaches to inspire students to journey inward; nourishing themselves, deepening their intuition and honoring the divine within. She teaches yoga retreats and trainings internationally, and most recently spent six years living in India, where she co-directed Satsanga Retreat. In addition to teaching yoga, Jodi is a doula, massage therapist and student of Ayurveda, currently working toward her certification as an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Jessica Russo

RYT 200
 
 
As a former dancer and now Yoga instructor, Jessie has always had a passion for, nutrition, movement, and the mind-body connection. Jessica is a 200 RYT certified yoga teacher through Green Monkey Yoga in Miami, Florida (formerly Bala Vinyasa Yoga, a Baptiste affiliate studio). Her fitness background includes work as a PureBarre instructor, and both Mat and Reformer Pilate’s certifications through Balanced Body. Outside of the studio, Jessie works as a hairstylist, esthetician, and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Combining her diverse background, Jessie works with individuals, groups, and in corporate wellness to help her clients create their most beautiful self from the inside out.

 

“My mission is to empower, educate and inspire each individual through the practice of yoga, and a holistic approach to wellness, guiding them to unleash their full potential, and live a purposeful life.”

 

Jessie will lead you through powerful and challenging work both on and off the mat. Using her nurturing sense, she will gently guide you to your personal edge, pushing you past your limitations and inspiring you to step into your most powerful self.

Ariel Ray

RYT 500
Baptiste Certified
 
 
Ariel Ray has been teaching vinyasa yoga since 2014 and started practicing in 2012. She started the journey of yoga to lose weight but found a whole new lifestyle, embracing happiness in each moment and the strength to let go of the past. Ariel became a Tier 2: 500 hour Baptiste Certified Teacher in February 2017, after studying with the Baptiste Yoga Institute. Ariel has also completed Shakti Vinyasa Yoga’s Teacher Mentorship Program April 2016. The supportive and encouraging Baptiste Community inspired her to give back through the service of yoga. She also received a BA in Environmental Studies focused in Society and Sustainability from the University of Washington in 2013. Ariel teaches to inspire change and transformation in the body and mind, “Dream, Believe, Succeed”.

Liandren Brown

RYT 200
 
 
Liandren first practiced yoga in 2004. As a collegiate athlete, playing volleyball for the University of Washington, she was looking for a healthy balance of physical work and calmness of mind. Her life at the time was hectic and challenging with no ease. Liandren then began practicing Hatha, Bikram and Power Vinyasa with different Master Teachers in the Seattle area. She found that Baptiste Vinyasa yoga offered her a chance to work both physically and mentally.
 
 
Liandren was so inspired from her developing Baptiste practice that she started on a powerful and inspiring journey to self-discovery and awareness through a daily practice of yoga. Liandren has trained under Baron Baptiste for 3 years and currently holds 1000 hours of teaching experience. She creates a flow for students that allow them to experience the power of yoga as it has changed her life. Her classes are physical and yet playful. The connections built from her surrounding yoga community, will forever empower her existence as a teacher. Baptiste Vinyasa has been a transformative practice that ignites her personal growth on and off the mat. Every time Liandren steps in the room to teach it is a new experience and a new personal journey for her students. She teaches yoga so her students can unleash power and confidence from within and take that home and into the world.

Ben Grieshaber

RYT 200
 
Ben’s love of music and rhythm has sent him around the country performing for crowds some nights and crickets others! Regardless of the circumstance, he has always been grateful for the chance to travel, explore and play. Years of sleeping in vans and on floors, heavy lifting and heavier drumming created a lot of tension in his body. Seeking some relief from the chronic shoulder pain and migraines, he showed up to a power vinyasa yoga class. Shazam! Like magic, he felt the built up tensions in his body melt and begin to fade away. The feeling he got after every class was invigorating and uplifting!
 
As this practice continued to make shifts in him, the urge to explore further sent him to various workshops with master instructors such as Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest and Seane Corn, among many others. It was after attending the Teacher Assisting Program with Lisa Black that he decided he wanted to share this gift with others through the art of instructing. He spent a year studying closely with Lisa Black and many of the SHAKTI team in the Teacher Mentorship Program. Continuing on the path to teaching he has completed Level I training with Baron Baptiste in 2011, The Art of Assisting with BPYI in 2013 and Level II with Baron Baptiste. He holds accreditation with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.
 
It is Ben’s intention to guide each class with care and attention focused on healthy alignment while allowing the freedom to find your practice and work intelligently at surfing your own personal edge. His hope is to aid in awakening each and every yogi’s inner passion for life and help bring light to the world one shining heart at a time!
 
Happiness is contagious… pass it on!

Amy Andrews

RYT 200
 
Inspired by her mother to take a yoga class, Amy fell in love with yoga in the start of 2008 while working a high stress job. She didn’t realize at the time she had stepped into a Baptiste Affiliate studio. Baptiste Yoga became her saving grace. Amy found so much rest, restoration, and hope in her classes that she was inspired to teach, yet it wasn’t until almost 6 years later she took the leap of faith after encouragement from a friend and signed up for Level 1 training with Baron in 2014.
 
 
Baptiste Yoga broke her heart wide open, and she finally allowed it to lead the way. Immediately after Level 1 training and discovering Baptiste Yoga had brought her back full circle, she knew her life was transformed. Amy attended Level 2 in April of 2014 and has now completed and is Baptiste certified.

 

As a dedicated practioner, Amy aims to balance effort and ease in her own practice, and brings this into her teaching style, encouraging students to find a sense of playfulness and ease in their lives. You can expect lots of laughter, smiles and even some silliness in class- playing and exploring is a big part of her practice and teaching style. Yoga makes Amy SMILE and SHINE bigger than she ever imagined, and she encourages her students to find their inner shine and take it out into the world.

Betsey Strater

RYT 200
 
Betsey had picked yoga up and put it back down several times before she was invited to attend the Shakti Yoga Retreat in 2012. From that week on, she was hooked. Betsey found that her mind and body were transformed by the practice of Baptiste Yoga and was empowered by the support of the Shakti community. When she returned, Betsey jumped into the Shakti and Baptiste communities immediately. Betsey has since studied with Baron Baptiste and completed Foundations in Action, Level One, Art of Assisting, and Advanced Art of Assisting. In 2014, Betsey completed her 200 hour Teaching Certification through Shakti as well as the Teacher Mentorship Program. Betsey is also a certified Kid’s Yoga teacher.
 
Betsey teaches and practices yoga to offer the opportunity to be in touch with the beautiful, powerful, and unique energy within us all. Yoga meets you right where you are, in this moment and offers expression, creativity, discipline, presence, connection and stillness. Betsey has found that yoga helps her live more freely and authentically. All that aside, yoga is so much fun! She never misses the opportunity to practice handstand. Betsey creates a space to be challenged by the discipline of the practice but also be light and playful. She is passionate about teaching everybody and every body, supporting them as they discover what is possible through their yoga practice.

Lisa Black

Master Senior Certified Baptiste Instructor

E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Masters of Education Degree

 

Lisa is a nationally recognized Senior Certified Master Baptiste yoga instructor who brings over 20 years of diverse teaching and training experience to all of her work. She has been recognized by Yoga Journal Magazine as one of the “Next Generation’s talented yoga teachers in the country.” She has been assisting and teaching with Baron Baptiste since 2002 as well as presenting at international yoga conferences.

 

Lisa Black is the founder and creative and innovative force behind SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga studios. With two studios in the Seattle area, Lisa has brought her powerful energy, expertise, and passion to teaching Power Vinyasa Yoga to thousands of people over the past decade. She was the pioneer and leader in first bringing Baron Baptiste and Baptiste Yoga to the Seattle area in 2002. Lisa passionately shares the light that shines so brightly in her through this practice, her teachings, and her life.

 

With Lisa’s unique interactive style and powerful 'hands on' assists, Lisa has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and has been a catalyst in shaping the local yoga culture in Seattle. Her presence as a respected leader in the yoga community has provided a level of quality and integrity that continues to 'flow' back to each and every student. Her teaching ethics help maintain a strong and heartfelt level of keeping the true essence of this practice alive. Lisa teaches with love, humor, and intelligence. Her challenging and playful method of teaching empowers each person to discover their own potential in their practice and their lives.

 

Lisa lives in Seattle with her two children and is the creative force behind her two yoga studios. Through teaching daily classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, conferences, and community events, she continues to touch and inspire thousands of people.

Lisa has lead trainings, presented workshops, or assisted at the following events:


• Baptiste Power Flow Immersion at Estes Park, Colorado

• Baptiste All-level BOOTCAMPS in Mexico and Costa Rica

• Baptiste Level 1 Teacher Trainings in Mexico

• Baptiste Level 2 Teacher Trainings in Mexico

• Baptiste Art of Assisting, Seattle, WA

• Yoga Journal Conference at Estes Park, Colorado

• Yoga Journal Conference, New York City

These strong, steady-paced classes flow through the complete, traditional Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga sequence. The instructors offer modifications and variations throughout the class so that students of all levels can experience a deep and meaningful practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jodi Boone
  • Wed Aug 23 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessica Russo
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ariel Ray
  • Sat Aug 26 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Liandren Brown
  • Sun Aug 27 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Tue Aug 29 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Amy Andrews
  • Tue Aug 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Wed Aug 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Andrews
  • Wed Aug 30 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessica Russo
  • Thu Aug 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Betsey Strater
  • Fri Sep 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone
  • Sat Sep 02 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Liandren Brown
  • Sun Sep 03 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Tue Sep 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ariel Ray
  • Tue Sep 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Wed Sep 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Thu Sep 07 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Betsey Strater
  • Fri Sep 08 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ariel Ray
  • Sat Sep 09 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Liandren Brown