SHAKTI Teacher Assisting Program (TAP)

This class is taught by:

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.


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

Empower your students and enhance your teaching! Learn the skills and techniques to provide powerful, corrective, and deepening full-body adjustments and gain hours of hands-on assisting experience with Lisa Black.


Developed by Lisa Black, our Teacher Assisting Program (TAP) is a weekend training course designed to give instructors the foundation and skills needed to provide safe and effective adjustments on yoga students. Students will learn the stabilizing, corrective, and deepening full-body adjustments of the 55 traditional asana within the Baptiste Power Vinyasa sequence and gain hours of hands-on assisting practice and experience.


Training Schedule:

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Welcome & Introduction
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Yoga Class: Experiencing Assists
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm: TAP Curriculum


10:10 am - 2:30 pm: TAP Curriculum
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Lunch
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm: TAP Curriculum


8:00 am - 9:30 am: Practice Assisting in Live Class
9:30 am - 9:45 am: Assisting Feedback
9:45 am - 11:15 am: Practice Assisting in Live Class
11:10 am - 11:30 am: Assisting Feedback
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm: TAP Curriculum



  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification is recommended, but not required.
  • Participants are expected to have read Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste and be familiar with the 53 postures before beginning TAP.


Program Tuition: $450

TAP graduates receive 24 credit hours of continuing education through Yoga Alliance.