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.

Hannah Losser

RYT 200
 
 
Hannah Losser is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up in the mountains, she developed a deep connection and love for the natural world. Hannah earned a biology degree at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. In addition to her science background, she also trained as a modern dancer for many years. She stumbled upon her yoga practice in the same way that many former dancers do: after a series of injuries. Giving up her dreams of a dance career was initially heartbreaking, but yoga was the lifeline that helped her reconnect to herself and her passions.
 
 
Hannah moved to Seattle, Washington in 2014. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Black through Shakti Vinyasa Yoga. She completed additional training through Shakti Vinyasa Yoga's teacher mentorship program in the Spring of 2015. Hannah continues to train with teachers from varying lineages and backgrounds. Her biggest inspirations are not necessarily the most well known teachers, but the people she meets that are bravely showing up as their most vulnerable and authentic selves. She thinks that being able to learn from and with people from all walks of life is the universe’s greatest blessing.
 
 
To Hannah, yoga is about celebration and gratitude. When life becomes stressful or chaotic,
our mat is a place where we can return to remind ourselves of the simple joys that surround us.
Whether it be relationships, movement, food, the mountains, music or the moon, we have countless things to be grateful for. Hannah challenges her students to harness this gratitude as they find balance and ease on their mats. Her classes are powerful and challenging, yet playful and nurturing. She teaches from the idea that when we show up with an open heart, we discover that the possibilities within us and surrounding us are endless.

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.
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 Mar 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Apr 03 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hannah Losser
  • Mon Apr 03 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Apr 10 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hannah Losser
  • Mon Apr 10 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Apr 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Apr 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Apr 17 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Thu Apr 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon Apr 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hannah Losser
  • Mon Apr 24 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon May 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hannah Losser
  • Mon May 01 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu May 04 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon May 08 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hannah Losser
  • Mon May 08 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Betsey Strater
  • Thu May 11 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Zak Endicott
  • Mon May 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Zak Endicott