Level 2-3 SHAKTI


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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

Created in 2003 by Lisa Black as her unique signature style, SHAKTI is a dynamic, fluid, creative vinyasa yoga sequence that will challenge your mind and body and leave you feeling free and uplifted. Classes are based around the central theme of “wave-like fluidity" and multi-directional sequencing. We will move on our mats facing the front, the back, and both sides of the room using this circular based sun salutation, or “mandala namaskara” influenced by Shiva Rea, as the main structure. Within this dynamic flow, we explore creative variations of powerful standing postures, arm balances, twists, back bends, and hip openers. You will "surf your edge" as we support each other in learning playful inversions that leave you empowered! Be prepared to sweat, have fun, and explore your yoga practice in a new way. This class is appropriate for anyone with at least six months or more of steady vinyasa yoga practice and an open, willing mind. The yoga studio is heated to a comfortable, warm 90-92 degrees with humidity.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lara Ederer
  • Mon Aug 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Nicole Tsong
  • Mon Sep 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Sep 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Oct 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Oct 09 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Oct 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Nov 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Nov 13 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Nov 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Nov 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Dec 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Dec 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black
  • Mon Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa Black