Lisa Black

Master Senior Certified Baptiste Instructor

E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Masters of Education Degree

 

Lisa is a nationally recognized Senior Certified Master Baptiste yoga instructor who brings over 20 years of diverse teaching and training experience to all of her work. She has been recognized by Yoga Journal Magazine as one of the “Next Generation’s talented yoga teachers in the country.” She has been assisting and teaching with Baron Baptiste since 2002 as well as presenting at international yoga conferences.

 

Lisa Black is the founder and creative and innovative force behind SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga studios. With three studios in the Seattle area, Lisa has brought her powerful energy, expertise, and passion to teaching Power Vinyasa Yoga to thousands of people over the past decade. She was the pioneer and leader behind first bringing Baron Baptiste and Baptiste Yoga to the Seattle area in 2002. Lisa passionately shares the light that shines so brightly in her through this practice, her teachings, and her life.

 

With Lisa’s unique interactive style and powerful 'hands on' assists, Lisa has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and has been a catalyst in shaping the local yoga culture in Seattle. Her presence as a respected leader in the yoga community has provided a level of quality and integrity that continues to 'flow' back to each and every student. Her teaching ethics help maintain a strong and heartfelt level of keeping the true essence of this practice alive. Lisa teaches with love, humor, and intelligence. Her challenging and playful method of teaching empowers each person to discover their own potential in their practice and their lives.

 

Lisa lives in Seattle with her two children and is the creative force behind her three yoga studios. Through teaching daily classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, conferences, and community events, she continues to touch and inspire thousands of people.

 

To learn more about Lisa and the history of SHAKTI read this Q&A.

 

Lisa has lead trainings, presented workshops, or assisted at the following events:


• Baptiste Power Flow Immersion at Estes Park, Colorado

• Baptiste All-level BOOTCAMPS in Mexico and Costa Rica

• Baptiste Level 1 Teacher Trainings in Mexico

• Baptiste Level 2 Teacher Trainings in Mexico

• Baptiste Art of Assisting, Seattle, WA

• Yoga Journal Conference at Estes Park, Colorado

• Yoga Journal Conference, New York City



Lisa Black instructs the following:
  • All Levels Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • Basic Level where modifications for the postures are offered. 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.

  • 200/hr Yoga Teacher Training Program Open House
  • Are you curious about our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training? Join us for a free class and Open House to learn more! This is the perfect opportunity to meet our faculty, learn more about our comprehensive curriculum, participate in a Q&A, and enjoy a free class with Lisa Black! Register now.

    You Are Ready Now!

    SHAKTI Yoga Teaching Training 2017

    Sep 15 - Nov 19

    Seattle Studio

    Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program is anchored in Baptiste Yoga sequencing and methodology, emphasizing practical teaching skills and physical adjustments. This four month intensive course will develop your confidence and prepare you to inspire others on their own path to physical and spiritual awakening.

  • Ignite: 30 Day Intensive Program
  • Shakti Vinyasa Yoga introduces a new program to kick start your summer. Join us this June!

    Let go of unhealthy habits, Ignite new possibilities, and create a powerful action plan to propel yourself forwards!

    Over 30 days Ignite will give you the tools to give up what you must to get lighter and to clear out what is no longer serving you. Where we look becomes our focus. What we feed strengthens and grows. Where we invest our energy thrives!

    Identify your aim and create clear action steps to create space for something NEW in your life. Ignite positive shifts with this inspiring and transformational program created by Lisa Black!

    Program:

    Sunday Evening Meetings 7:00 - 8:30 pm (June 4, 11, 18, 25)
    *we encourage Ignite students to take the Sunday evening Yin class together and stay for the meeting.

    Participants make a 30 day commitment to practice regular asana, daily meditation, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and will use the 3 Themes of Baptiste Yoga Methodology complete personal reflection assignments. We encourage students to complete all of these aspects of the program in order to gain the most powerful experience.

    Asana Practice: Attend classes a minimum of 4 days per week at Shakti Ballard or Bellevue

    Meditation: Receive instruction on how to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice at home

    Inquiry: Practice personal inquiry and discussion, complete excavation questions to root out limiting beliefs and patterns

    Diet: Cleanse your body and commit to a specific eating plan. Maintain a focus on dietary awareness, including a three day fruit cleanse.

    Weekly Meetings: Participate in Sunday meetings with your group and receive personal support throughout the program.


  • Level 1 Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • In this class we will explore the Baptiste Power Vinyasa sequence with a beginers perspective delving in and taking time to break down poses and bring focus on healthy alignment and a strong breath practice. Perfect for everybody!