Shakti VinyasaBellvue, WA
About the Studio
Shakti Vinyasa specializes in offering Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and SHAKTI Vinyasa Yogaclasses, both powerful styles linking breath with dynamic, flowing movement. The studio hosts many internationally renownedmaster yoga teachers including Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Bryan Kest, and Seane Corn.
The bright, spacious studios are conveniently located in Ballard (Seattle), Bellevue and Redmond Washington. In addition to Vinyasa flow yoga classes, SHAKTI’s expertise includes training teachers to provide inspiring, powerful classes with personal, skilled hands-on adjustments that take your practice to a deeper level.
SHAKTI” is a Sanskrit word meaning the sacred, creative, transformational energy in all of us. SHAKTI is responsible for creation and change within us and our universe. The Shakti Vinyasa studios were created to inspire students to discover this unique power within. It is our mission to provide consistent, quality, and skillful yoga instruction so students are empowered to tap their full potential. They provide a safe structure and supportive learning environment so that you can challenge your physical limits, shift your mental perspective, and awaken your true spirit.
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga
Founded by Baron Baptiste, this style of yoga is a dynamic combination of strength, sweat and spirituality. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga detoxifies, heals, and electrifies. This accessible, challenging, and flowing form of yoga will lead you to a state of transformation — it will sculpt, tone and hone the muscles of your body and your mind.” Classes are based on a structure of 53 asanas in 11 series within a 90 minute class. Within the consistency of this proven structure, there are many modifications and variations that serve the needs of all experience levels. Get ready to take your practice seriously, but yourself lightly as you explore your edge, discover your strength, and awaken your spirit! The yoga studio is heated a comfortable 88-90 degrees. Read about Baron Baptiste.
Shakti Vinyasa Yoga
Created and founded in 2003 by Lisa Black, this powerful style combines many elements of the Vinyasa yoga tradition including philosophy, chanting, music, pranayama (breath regulation), vinyasa (flow), arm balancing, back bending, inversions, hip opening, moving meditation, and deep relaxation. This style incorporates philosophy, postures, and sequencing influenced by master teachers Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, and Ana Forrest. Classes are based on the central theme of “wave-like” fluidity and multi-directional sequencing using a circular sun saluation or “mandala namaskara.” The dynamic pulse and creative movements will challenge your mind and body and leave you feeling free and uplifted. Pre-requisite: Intermediate postures and sequencing–students should have at least 6 months experience with vinyasa yoga. The yoga studio is heated a comfortable 88-90 degrees.
This comprehensive, introductory 8-class series is designed for beginners or students new to SHAKTI and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. You will learn the basic alignment and form of the 53 postures that compose the 90 minute Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga practice. We explore 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 students to understand the progression of the 11 part series within the Baptiste flow. A senior instructor and teaching assistants lead the class and support you with personal hands-on adjustments and guidance. Many people enjoy taking the INTRO Series 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. The yoga studio is heated a comfortable 84-86 degrees.
Hour of Power
This high energy, 60 minute, intermediate class has steady pacing and dynamic variations. It is based on a condensed version of the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga practice that may include arm balancing and inversions. Be prepared to move, sweat, stretch deeply, and have fun! The yoga studio is heated a comfortable 88-90 degrees.
In this specially designed program developed by SHAKTI founder, Lisa Black, you will learn the basics for adjusting asanas and assisting students when practicing Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. We will thoroughly prepare you to feel skilled and confident in this extremely important step in teaching yoga at SHAKTI East, West or Redmond. With our primary focus on authenticity, clarity, safe alignment, community, and fun, we offer this program as a way for you to develop into a respected and experienced yoga teacher.
Join this inspiring program and become a contributing member of our yoga community where you can empower people to be strong and balanced in their bodies, minds and spirits.
Shakti Teacher Training Intensive
Are you inspired by what yoga has done for you? Do you have a natural desire to help empower people? Do you want to find a meaningful way to impact the community in a positive way? This training program is the perfect way for you to begin to explore if teaching yoga might be your path…It is also a pre-requisite to teaching at SHAKTI in the future…
This teacher training weekend is ideal for those interested in teaching yoga as well as for those experienced who wish to refine their skills of teaching Vinyasa yoga. You will learn the essentials of healthy asana alignment. You will also learn techniques for the art of instruction itself that include using your voice to lead, knowing how to modify postures to guide different levels of classes, and attending to individuals as well as leading the whole class.
The Instruction of movement at SHAKTI is all about the quality not quantity. The teachers are clear about the essence of how to move and I am able to feel free and open as I flow.” - Bob, Seattle
“I’ve tried yoga before and never felt comfortable. It wasn’t until I signed up for the Intro Series at Shakti that I realized it’s the people and atmosphere that made the difference. I enjoy yoga now and I truly believe it’s because of the caring and attentive staff who truly want you to succeed and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. I highly recommend this studio!” -Kristin
“Such an energetic, positive, studio space filled with simplicity and tons of beauty! I loved my first expereince here!” -Melissa
Shakti East (Bellvue)
10245 Main St.; Main Place Building Suite 104; Bellvue, WA
Shakti West (Ballard)
2238 NW Market St.; Seattle, WA
16651 Redmond Way; Redmond, WA