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2nd Sunday Monthly Yoga Nidra

This class is taught by:

Audrey Benton

Audrey, Co-Director of Teacher Trainings:
Calling:  All beings are connected and liberated
Audrey has been practicing yoga since the 1990’s, first with Erich Schiffman and Bryan Kest videos and later taking Bikram Method Hatha Yoga from local teacher Marta McDermott in a gym. Later, she walked into Belltown Bikram Yoga (now closed). It took the hot room to show her that yoga was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Audrey considers teaching yoga to be a calling. Audrey’s first yoga teacher certification was with Bikram Choudhury in 2002. She remains passionate about this style of yoga. In 2004 and 2005 she completed Power Vinyasa teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste (Level 1 & 2). From 2004-2005, she also completed 3 teacher trainings with local teacher Lisa Black (again in the style of Baptiste), including the TAP program, which is dedicated to hands on adjustments. Thinking of her beloved niece and nephews, Audrey completed the Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher training in 2009 and a Next Generation Yoga training in 2015. Though teaching in very physical styles, she is also drawn to more passive practices such as Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga. One consistent piece of feedback Audrey has always received is about the quality of her voice. Yoga Nidra puts her voice to use in a new way. In 2009, she completed a local training with Laura DeFreitas in Richard Miller’s iRest method followed immediately by a teacher training with Richard Miller himself. Regarding Yin Yoga, Audrey is self-taught in the style of Paul Grilley having studied everything that he and his senior teachers have ever published. She's been teaching Yin since 2009. In 2011, she was asked to train her peers at Fusion Hot Yoga in the style of Yin Yoga. She strives to make all of her classes as rich as possible. She's passionate about teaching yoga in a way that is equally accessible and yet challenging to all levels from beginning through advanced simultaneously.

"Life is movement. The more life there is, the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive." -- Arnaud Desjardins

Monthly Yoga Nidra with Audrey following Yin, the 2nd Sunday of the month, Cost is $10.
YOGA NIDRA is often referred to as "the sleep of the yogis." It's an extremely accessible form of meditation usually done from Savasana. Audrey will talk you through your body before bringing your attention to your mind. It can't be adequately described, but must be experienced! Yoga nidra has been proven to reduce pain and stress. It's been used by the military to help heal PTSD.

About Audrey
Audrey has been practicing yoga for about 20 years and teaching for over a decade. She is passionate about sharing it with students in all levels classes. She teaches yin in the style of Paul Grilley and is trained by Richard Miller in delivering yoga nidra. Audrey has received many compliments over the years the for the quality of her voice. Yoga nidra provides an excellent vehicle for it.