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!

Eva Lasprogata

Eva began her yoga practice in 2005 after many years of dance training, weight lifting and gym group exercise. She has been a professor of law, human rights and corporate citizenship for over a decade at Seattle University where she is tenured in the business school. For Eva, her left brain stress from business legal analysis, teaching and writing never found complete release at the gym. Yoga, however, was like magic, offering Eva a form of right brain bliss and inspired creativity. The practice of asana and meditation quickly became a part of her spiritual growth which draws further insight from Don Miguel Ruiz, John O’Donohue and First Nations’ traditions and worldview. Wanting to share her passion for yoga, Eva entered yoga teacher training in 2008 and is today an Associate Baptiste Instructor. She continues to study and learn from the many gifted teachers in the Seattle area, and enjoys taking classes and workshops from Lisa Black, Michel Spruance, Liz Doyle and Troy Lucero, to name a few. Teaching for Eva is pure joy! Her classes integrate the physical challenge of the Baptiste power vinyasa flow with her shared life experience, humor and compassion to inspire her students to be their most empowered selves both on and off the mat. One of Eva’s spiritual teachers, Angaangaq of Greenland, says that "the greatest distance in all of humanity is the distance between man’s mind and his heart. It is only when we bridge that distance that we can soar like the eagle." Eva believes yoga is that bridge, creating union between the heart and the mind so that we can come into our own power and live authentically with meaning and purpose, connected to both our humanity and our divinity, and most importantly to each other.

Amy Van Hollebeke

Amy is committed to living a life of joy and teaching classes that connect people to their own joyful potential.
Amy took her first yoga class in 2000 and was so impressed with the teacher that she kept coming back, hoping to catch some of her good energy. Amy quickly realized that the benefit for her was more emotional than physical. Once Amy made the connection between her reaction and her enjoyment of a pose, she realized she could take that off the mat and into the rest of her life. Almost immediately, Amy experienced the gifts yoga can bring and decided someday she would share that with others as a teacher. When Shakti East opened, Amy found her home studio and has been practicing there ever since. She jumped fully into the Shakti community, participating in 40-days to Personal Revolution programs and other challenges, along with the Baptiste Foundations Weekend and TAP. Amy completed her 200-hour teacher training at Shakti in the winter of 2012 and entered the Teacher Mentorship Program, working with Zak Endicott, Nicole Tsong and Tina Templeman.

Amy’s classes are challenging, with a playful energy that ensures they are accessible to all practitioners. Her intention is to have each student leave class with a calm mind, an open heart and a joyful spirit.

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 May 23 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu May 25 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Eva Lasprogata
  • Tue May 30 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 01 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Eva Lasprogata
  • Tue Jun 06 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 08 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Eva Lasprogata
  • Tue Jun 13 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 15 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Eva Lasprogata
  • Tue Jun 20 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 22 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Eva Lasprogata
  • Tue Jun 27 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jun 29 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Amy Van Hollebeke
  • Thu Jul 06 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Amy Van Hollebeke
  • Tue Jul 11 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jul 13 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Amy Van Hollebeke
  • Tue Jul 18 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jul 20 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Amy Van Hollebeke
  • Tue Jul 25 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jul 27 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm with Amy Van Hollebeke