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 two 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 in 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 two yoga studios. Through teaching daily classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, conferences, and community events, she continues to touch and inspire thousands of people.

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:
  • 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Fall 2017

    Our comprehensive curriculum 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.


    SHAKTI’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is a registered school through Yoga Alliance. Course work includes 180 contact hours and 20 independent study hours.

    It's not easy but it is simple: You just commit to showing up. You really don't need anything else to start. Truly, my life has been forever changed... It's all worth it. Betsey- 2014 Graduate 

    Teacher Training provided me with the tools to let go of the fear that was holding me back, and explore new possibilities. It strengthened my practice, my leadership skills, and my confidence. It inspired me to inspire others. Emily-2013 Graduate



    September 15 - 17 Weekend 1:
    Foundations of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga with Lisa Black

    September 22 - 24, Weekend 2:
    Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Tina Templeman


    September 29 - October 1, Weekend 3:
    Personal Inquiry and Exploration Part 1 with Lisa Black
    Practice Teaching and Feedback


    October 6 - 8, Weekend 4:
    Personal Inquiry and Exploration Part 2 with Lisa Black
    Practice Teaching and Feedback


    October 20 - 22, Weekend 5:
    History of Yoga, the 8 Limbs of Yoga Philosophy and Foundations of Ayurveda with Jodi Boone



    October 27 - 29, Weekend 6:
    The Art of Hands-On Adjustments: Teacher Assisting Program with Lisa Black


    Novermber 10 - 12, Weekend 7:
    Teaching Yoga with Adaptation and Modifications
    Gentle Flow and Yin with Jodi Boone


    November 17 - 19, Weekend 8:
    Teaching Variations and Intermediate Postures
    Business of Yoga
    Final Practice Teaching with Coaching and Feedback
    Closing Celebration!


    Each weekend’s training schedule is:

    Friday: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Sunday: 7:30 am - 4:15 pm

  • Level 2-3 Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • Level 2-3 Free Style VinyasaIntermediate level faster-paced flow through the complete, traditional Power Vinyasa Sequence with challenging, advanced variations of the postures. Open to students who have a strong, regular practice at SHAKTI or students with more experience in Vinyasa yoga.

  • Level 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • These strong, steady-paced classes flow through the complete, traditional Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga sequence. The instructors offer modifications and variations throughout the class so that students of all levels can experience a deep and meaningful practice.

  • 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.