Level 1 Baptiste Power Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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!

Ariel Williams

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”.

Chelle Swierz

E-RYT 500

Baptiste Certifed

 

Chelle’s mission is to be of service by inspiring people to be great in their lives. Deeply rooted in the Baptiste methodology, Chelle’s dynamic style of teaching challenges you to live boldly, love openly and laugh freely. Expressive and energetic, her classes encourage you to surf your edge, seek out what is possible and be at play.

 

A Certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor and E-RYT 500, Chelle’s zest for life is contagious and her passion for yoga radiates through teaching and mentoring yogis and fellow teachers alike.

 

When she’s not teaching in Seattle, assisting Baptiste programs around the world or running retreats in Mexico, Chelle can be found traveling with her husband, creating new recipes, or fostering homeless cats.

 

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In this class we will explore the Baptiste Power Vinyasa sequence with a beginners perspective delving in and taking time to break down poses and bring focus on healthy alignment and a strong breath practice. Perfect for everybody!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 16 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Jan 05 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ariel Williams
  • Sun Jan 06 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Jan 12 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz
  • Sun Jan 13 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Jan 19 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz
  • Sun Jan 20 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Jan 26 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz
  • Sun Jan 27 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Feb 02 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz
  • Sun Feb 03 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Feb 09 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz
  • Sun Feb 10 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Feb 16 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz
  • Sun Feb 17 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sat Feb 23 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Chelle Swierz