Level 2 Creative Vinyasa


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.

Lara Ederer

RYT 200

Lara was introduced to yoga in 2002 by a newly certified friend who needed practice students. Over the next several years she ventured in and out of the practice as well as different styles until she found her "home" in Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions. In 2012 she completed her 200 Hour with Be Luminous with a primary focus in Power Vinyasa. Her teaching style is playful and sprinkled with humor yet it is evident that she is influenced by deep rooted traditions such as chanting, Pranayama, and Sanskrit.
 

Lara is also a co-founder of Yogalab Northwest, a grass roots collaboration that hosts world class teachers in the Seattle area as a way to celebrate the strong local yoga community. She has had the privilege of hosting and learning from Sri Dharma Mittra, AmyIppoliti, Tiffany Cruickshank, Kino Macgregor, Jason Crandell, and has several more scheduled events on the horizon.
Focusing on the basics of breath and postural alignment, this class will lead students through sequences that help develop flexibility, core stability, and strength, while maintaining a playful mindset.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Susan Hawkins
  • Mon Jan 28 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Tue Jan 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lara Ederer
  • Mon Feb 04 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Feb 11 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Feb 18 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Feb 25 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Mar 04 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Mar 11 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Mar 18 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Mar 25 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Apr 01 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Apr 08 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Apr 15 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Apr 22 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon Apr 29 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon May 06 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela
  • Mon May 13 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Andrea Pavela