Level 1 Baptiste Vinyasa Gentle Flow


This class is taught by:

Susan Hawkins

RTY 200
 
 
Susan wandered into a yoga class while in college in the late 1980’s and still remembers the instructor's soothing and loving voice guiding students to relax in savasana. She was moved deeply in that first class so many years ago. Throughout the years since then, Susan tried several different styles of yoga. In 2006, she found her home and passion at Shakti and in Baptiste Yoga. This powerful, physical, sweaty practice grounded her, empowered her and gave her freedom on the mat and in her life. In 2015, after years of regular practice at Shakti, Susan took the leap and attended Level One training with Baron Baptiste. Heart cracked open and body and mind expanded, she went on to complete the Teacher Assisting Program (TAP) with Lisa Black, a 200 Hour RYT training at Be Luminous Yoga, and Baptiste Level Two training. In 2017, Susan was mentored by Jo Parsons and Nicole Tsong in the Shakti Teacher Mentorship Program (TMP).

 

 

It is both a joy and an honor for Susan to be teaching at the studio where she has spent so many hours on her mat as a student. She has found yoga to be truly transformational as it has allowed her to live more authentically, with greater purpose and with connection to not only herself but to her community and to the world. Susan’s classes balance strength with softness, allowing students to connect to breath, body and the present moment. Yoga embodies more than asana, the physical poses, and in Susan’s classes you will connect with your higher self and awaken to the peace, power and possibility that already exist within you.

Emily Browder

 RYT 200

 

Emily’s yoga practice started 16 years ago in her living room with a Rodney Yee video. Immediately, she loved the way her body felt after doing yoga, but it was only after she started practicing at SHAKTI 3 yrs. ago that her passion really began to blossom. For her, Baptiste yoga at SHAKTI was the perfect balance of the physical practice (cardio, strengthening and stretching) and the spiritual practice. The more yoga she did, the more she wanted to learn, which lead her to teacher training.

 

In the Fall of 2013, Emily completed SHAKTI’s 200 Hr. Teacher Training program, and then continued on with SHAKTI’s Teacher Mentorship Program under Lisa Black, Zak Endicott and Nicole Tsong. She has learned from many teachers over the years, including Jason Crandell, Rolf Gates, & Tiffany Cruikshank. She considers herself a student of yoga, first and foremost, and loves to gain insight from visiting teachers.
In Emily’s class you will have the opportunity to turn off the external stimuli so that you can really listen to your body’s needs and observe your thought patterns. You can expect to find a balance of rigorous poses, as well as an opportunity to slow down and breathe. And since she is enthusiastic about arm balances and inversions, you will probably get the opportunity to play a bit too.

 

She is inspired by her teachers and her students, who show dedication and perseverance every time they show up on their mat, completely open to possibilities.

 

Level 1 Baptiste Vinyasa Gentle Flow

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Nov 04 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Nov 11 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Nov 18 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Dec 02 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Emily Browder
  • Sun Dec 09 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Dec 16 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Jan 06 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Jan 13 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Jan 20 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Jan 27 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Feb 03 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Feb 10 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins
  • Sun Feb 17 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Susan Hawkins