Level 2 Creative Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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.

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!

Craig Baldwin

RTY 200
 
 
Craig first started practicing yoga over 35 years ago. With a physical job working in construction and playing different team sports for recreation, he never made the time to develop a consistent yoga practice. About 14 years ago after having to stop playing the sports he loves mainly due to lingering injuries he came back home to yoga. At some point while practicing 2-3 times a week in different studios for a decade or so, Craig’s practice felt stagnant.

 

To deepen his understanding of the history and philosophy of Yoga, he took teacher training at Be Luminous Yoga. While his intention of taking the training was not to teach, somewhere along the way he became inspired to teach. Teaching Yoga is another evolution in his spiritual growth. Craig brings his life experience, humor, playfulness, LOVE of Yoga and music to each class!

 

When Craig is not in a yoga studio he is doing some sort of construction project, walking his dog, listening to and playing blues, jazz, and kirtan music, enjoying the salt air of Puget Sound on Camano Island, and spending time with friends and family. He especially enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife of 23 years, Nan. Craig looks forward to seeing you on the mat!

This class will move at a steady, flowing pace with options to challenge yourself and to pursue more advanced variations as well as to release and relax deeply. The physical practice will focus on moving through a creative vinyasa sequence that builds strength, stability, flexibility, balance, and body awareness. You will learn foundations of yogic philosophy, breath work, and mindfulness techniques as a part of this rich, comprehensive class. Leave feeling stronger, empowered, and peaceful in your mind and heart from this invigorating and balancing practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Aug 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Aug 28 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Aug 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Sep 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Sep 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Sep 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Sep 11 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Sep 14 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ben Grieshaber
  • Mon Sep 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Sep 18 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Sep 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Sep 25 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Sep 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Craig Baldwin
  • Mon Oct 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Oct 02 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Oct 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Craig Baldwin
  • Mon Oct 09 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott