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



Lisa Black instructs the following:
  • Level 2-3 Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • A Level 2-3 Power Vinyasa class with high energy, upbeat pacing, handstands, arm balances, and hip opening. Leaves you energized!

  • Level 2-3 SHAKTI
  • 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.

  • Level 2 Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • Level 2: Basic Level where modifications for the postures offered. These classes flow through the complete, traditional Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga sequence of 53 postures and 11 series. Geared towards students who have some experience in Power Vinyasa yoga and is rewarding for experienced students as well.

  • SHAKTI Vinyasa 200 Hour Teacher Training
  • YOU ARE READY NOW!
    It's not easy but it is simple: You just commit to showing up. You really don't need anything else to start. Truly, my life has been forever changed... It's all worth it. Betsey- 2014 Graduate

    Our comprehensive curriculum is anchored in Baptiste Yoga sequencing and methodology, emphasizing practical teaching skills and physical adjustments. This four month intensive course will develop your confidence and prepare you to inspire others on their own path to physical and spiritual awakening.

    SHAKTI’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is a registered school through Yoga Alliance. Course work includes 180 contact hours and 20 independent study hours.

    Have additional questions? Check out our FAQ section.

    Teacher Training provided me with the tools to let go of the fear that was holding me back, and explore new possibilities. It strengthened my practice, my leadership skills, and my confidence. It inspired me to inspire others. Emily-2013 Graduate

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Our next 200 hour Teacher Training is scheduled for Fall 2016 in Seattle. Enrollment begins March 1, 2016, but you can apply at anytime . Please take a look at the schedule below and contract us for additional information.

    Training Schedule
    Bellevue Studio


    March 3 - 5, Weekend 1:
    Foundations of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga with Lisa Black

    March 10 - 12, Weekend 2:
    Personal Inquiry and Exploration Part 1 with Lisa Black
    Practice Teaching and Feedback

    March 17 - 19, Weekend 3:
    Personal Inquiry and Exploration Part 2 with Lisa Black
    Practice Teaching and Feedback

    March 31 - April 2, Weekend 3:
    Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Tina Templeman

    April 7 - 9, Weekend 2:
    History of Yoga, the 8 Limbs of Yoga Philosophy and Foundations of Ayurveda with Jodi Boone

    April 14 - 16, Weekend 6:
    The Art of Hands-On Adjustments: Teacher Assisting Program with Lisa Black

    April 28 - 30, Weekend 7:
    Teaching Yoga with Adaptation and Modifications
    Gentle Flow and Yin with Jodi Boone

    May 5 - 7, Weekend 8:
    Teaching Variations and Intermediate Postures
    Business of Yoga
    Final Practice Teaching with Coaching and Feedback
    Closing Celebration!

    Each weekend’s training schedule is:
    Bellevue Studio
    Friday: 3:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Saturday: 7:30 am-7:30 pm
    Sunday: 7:30 am-4:15 pm

    Program Tuition
    Cost below include your $500 Application Fee.

    Early Program Tuition: $3200
    Before Feb 1, 2017

    Standard Program Tuition: $3500
    Payment plans are available


  • All Levels Baptiste Power Vinyasa
  • These strong, steady-paced classes flow through the complete, traditional Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga sequence. The instructors offer modifications and variations throughout the class so that students of all levels can experience a deep and meaningful practice.