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!

Rachel Burklund

RYT 200

 

Rachel has taught consciousness meditation to a small group since 2008 and this passion for stillness and inner peace led her to become a yoga teacher. Rachel believes that the way to heal is to go within oneself and yoga and meditation are powerful vehicles for us to connect to our greatest potential. In Rachel’s classes you will have the opportunity to grow physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. She has a vision to help people tap into their highest awareness.

 

Rachel has practiced various styles of yoga since 1999, however in 2014 she came to yoga for a different reason. Yoga was a calling for her to physically heal from an injury and to emotionally heal in a time of extreme challenge. From that point forward yoga took a new direction, it became a way of life. She received her 200-hour Teacher Training certification in December 2015 through Shakti Vinyasa Yoga and in April 2016 she also completed their Teacher Mentorship Program.

 

Rachel is also a jewelry designer, a mother and she is originally for the Seattle area.

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.
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 Aug 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Fri Aug 25 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Rachel Burklund
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone
  • Fri Sep 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Fri Sep 01 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Sep 03 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Fri Sep 08 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Fri Sep 08 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Sun Sep 10 8:00 am - 9:30 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Mon Sep 11 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone
  • Fri Sep 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Sun Sep 17 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Mon Sep 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone
  • Fri Sep 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Ariel Ray
  • Sun Sep 24 9:45 am - 11:15 am with Ben Grieshaber
  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jodi Boone