Level 1 Intro Series to Baptiste Power Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Jo Parsons

Practicing Bikram since 2002, Jo began to practice power yoga in 2004. After her first Baptiste Power Vinyasa class, she knew she had found something life changing. That began her journey of finding and standing in her own power, and ultimately to teaching others that they can do the same! Yoga ERYT 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified, she’s been teaching since 2006. Her understanding of Hot Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in both on how to teach them and how to make adjustments has depth that only the precious currency of time can buy. Jo's ability to connect with her students and understand their suffering, and their triumphs (emotional, physical, and spiritual) is as unique as she is. Jo always stands in her truth and encourages those who take her classes to do the same. She is a bright, shining light, and has been described as authentic, wise, funny, encouraging, and most of all loving. Having completed teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste, and an extensive hands-on assisting program with Lisa Black (TAP), Jo is also inspired by Gregor Singleton, Patrick Grey, Bernie Clark, Shiva Rea, and Bryan Kest. She brings a richness and loving nurturing presence to any yoga environment and is excited to share her love of yoga with all of you!

Nicole Tsong

Nicole remembers the first time a friend convinced her to attend a yoga class and then watched, speechless, as her friend flew into crow. She was in. She first came to SHAKTI in 2005, drawn in by the heat, the powerful flow and the hands-on teaching style of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Yoga calmed her mind and opened her body. A weekend teacher training with SHAKTI owners Lisa Black and Peter Avolio sparked an interest in teaching, and in 2009, she attended Baron Baptiste's Teacher Training Bootcamp Level 1. She emerged transformed and inspired by the possibilities for teaching and life. She also is a graduate of SHAKTI's Teacher Mentorship Program, and in 2010, completed Baptiste Level 2 teacher training, which took her teaching to another level of power and transformation. She also has trained with master teacher Shiva Rea and practiced with Rusty Wells, Bryan Kest and Ana Forrest. A Certified Baptiste Instructor, Nicole believes a teacher's role is to empower students in their practice and their lives, provide a safe, loving space to grow physically and mentally and to build community. She brings power, authenticity, levity and love to her classes, and she aspires to help her students find presence, joy and freedom through the flow.
Description: Level 1: INTRO to Power Vinyasa 8-Class Pre-Register Series (Tues & Thurs) Designed for beginners or students new to Power Vinyasa Yoga. You will learn the basic alignment and form of the 53 postures in 11 series within the 90 minute Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga practice and everyday yoga philosophy and helpful breathing techniques that inspire and empower you on and off your mat. Each class progressively builds on the previous one, preparing most students to move on to Level 2 after completion. Many people enjoy taking Level 1 many times in order to soak up all the information and apply the knowledge to their practice. Demonstration, discussion, personal hands-on adjustments, and guided practice, provide you with a solid foundation of this dynamic style of yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Apr 25 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Apr 27 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue May 02 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu May 04 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue May 09 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu May 11 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue May 16 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu May 18 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue May 23 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu May 25 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue May 30 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 01 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue Jun 06 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 08 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue Jun 13 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 15 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue Jun 20 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 22 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong
  • Tue Jun 27 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 29 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Nicole Tsong