Level 1.5 Baptiste Power Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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”.

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!

Eva Lasprogata

RYT 200
 
 
Eva began her yoga practice in 2005 after many years of dance training, weight lifting and gym group exercise. She has been a professor of law, human rights and corporate citizenship for over a decade at Seattle University where she is tenured in the business school. For Eva, her left brain stress from legal analysis, teaching and writing never found complete release at the gym. Yoga, however, was like magic, offering Eva a form of right brain bliss and inspired creativity. The practice of asana and meditation quickly became a part of her spiritual growth which draws further insight from Marianne Williamson, Don Miguel Ruiz, John O’Donohue and First Nations’ traditions and worldview. Wanting to share her passion for yoga, Eva entered yoga teacher training in 2008. Teaching for Eva is pure joy! Her classes integrate the physical challenge of the Baptiste power vinyasa flow with her shared life experience, humor and compassion to inspire her students to be their most empowered selves both on and off the mat.

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.

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.

Level 1.5 offers the full Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga sequence. This class moves at a slower pace than a Level 2 class, but the pace is steady. The instructors offer the modified variations for all of the postures, and students are invited to work at their own levels. This class is the perfect next step for people who have completed the Intro series or for practitioners new to Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Fri Jun 30 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Jul 02 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Christina Russo
  • Fri Jul 07 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Fri Jul 07 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Jul 09 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Eva Lasprogata
  • Mon Jul 10 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone
  • Fri Jul 14 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Fri Jul 14 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Jul 16 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Eva Lasprogata
  • Mon Jul 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Amy Andrews
  • Fri Jul 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Andrews
  • Fri Jul 21 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Jul 23 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Eva Lasprogata
  • Mon Jul 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Amy Andrews
  • Fri Jul 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Fri Jul 28 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Jul 30 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Christina Russo
  • Mon Jul 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone