Level 1 Intro Series to Baptiste Power Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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.

Zak Endicott

E-RYT 200

 

Zak is a dynamic, motivating human being who stands for freedom and unconditional love. He was born to spread light and to help others turn on their own inner light. Discovering the yoga path opened his mind and heart to growth, healing and transformation; and his life has become an exciting and fulfilling adventure ever since. He believes that today’s yoga movement is the call of people saying we want to heal, live, and love deeply. Together we make a difference. Every yoga class is affirmation that the world can be a peaceful place.

 

Zak is E-RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance. He completed Level 1 and Level 2 training with Baron Baptiste in 2010 and advanced teacher training with Ana Forrest in 2014. He teaches workshops and retreats locally and internationally, and facilitates many Shakti programs including Shakti’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and Teacher Mentorship Program (TMP). In addition, Zak currently leads Shakti’s Introductory Series on Tuesdays at Shakti Bellevue and on Thursdays at Shakti Seattle.

 

In his personal practice, Zak studies and practices Ashtanga yoga, a more classical form taught traditionally by Sri Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, and Forrest yoga, a powerful and healing, contemporary style created by Ana Forrest. He weaves these two influences skillfully into his classes and programs, combining classical practices, along with modern insight and adaptations. Classes with Zak are fun, potent, and unique.

Level 1: INTRO to Power Vinyasa 8-Class Pre-Register Series (Tues & Thurs) Designed for beginners or students new to Power Vinyasa Yoga. You will learn the basic alignment and form of the 53 postures in 11 series within the 90 minute Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga practice and everyday yoga philosophy and helpful breathing techniques that inspire and empower you on and off your mat. Each class progressively builds on the previous one, preparing most students to move on to Level 2 after completion. Many people enjoy taking Level 1 many times in order to soak up all the information and apply the knowledge to their practice. Demonstration, discussion, personal hands-on adjustments, and guided practice, provide you with a solid foundation of this dynamic style of yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 23 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu May 25 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue May 30 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jun 01 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jun 06 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jun 08 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jun 13 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jun 15 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jun 20 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jun 22 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jun 27 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jun 29 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Jul 06 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jul 11 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jul 13 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jul 18 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jul 20 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Tue Jul 25 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Jul 27 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Zak Endicott