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1 Hour Bikram


This class is taught by:

Heidi Syvrud

I started practicing Bikram yoga in March 2001 and loved it from the beginning. I felt the benefits immediately. I found it challenging and very rewarding and that I just felt balanced and energized when I practiced it. I also noticed my body transform and my skin just glowed. I felt good from the inside out. I loved what the yoga had given me: strength, stamina, confidence and basically an “I can do anything I set my mind to” attitude. The same way I felt after I went through Basic Training for the military. I wanted to learn more about the series and share it with others after I finished a three year stateside mobilization for the Army Reserves that ended in March 2007.

I attended Bikram yoga teacher training in April 2007 in Hawaii on Waikiki. Nine weeks of yoga twice a day and learning more about the benefits of the yoga and learning to teach and share it with others sounded heavenly to me after my mobilization. I have been teaching and sharing the yoga ever since. I teach and share the yoga because I love to see the transformation the yoga brings to people physically and emotionally and to be part of those changes is truly inspiring and fulfilling. I retired from the Army Reserves in March 2010 after 22 years of service just three years after becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. I love what yoga has given me. I feel a sense of accomplishment and peacefulness that no one can take away from me after I practice. I am constantly reminded by the yoga how amazing the human body really is.

Meghan Lewis

Meghan, Teacher,

Meghan has been practicing yoga since she happened upon a kundalini class in college. After dabbling in various styles for a few years she took her first Bikram class in 1996. Immediately hooked, and relieved to have found her refuge, she has practiced in the hot room for 20 years. In 2002 she attended Bikram's teacher training in Los Angeles, and taught for many years in quite a few Seattle area studios. In recent years she has stepped away from the teaching podium as she cared for her husband through his cancer journey and subsequent passing. Yoga practice has proven year after year to be a source of deep healing and abiding peace for Meghan, and she sincerely hopes that through her conveying of the essence of the practice that her students can also abide in that healing space of peace and tranquility. Meghan recently moved to Normandy Park, and is thrilled to be joining the Be Yoga Burien squad of high caliber instructors!

Kati Skeltis

Kati, Teacher,
Hi! My name is Kati, and I am so excited to be teaching and practicing with you. At Be Yoga Burien I fell in love with yoga during my first class. In my second class I knew one day I would become a yoga teacher. Over the years yoga has transformed my life. I love the combined physical and mental challenge of yoga and the serenity, relaxation, and healthy perspectives which come from a regular yoga practice. I completed the Breathe Hot Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training in the spring of 2015. Through teaching yoga I hope to encourage students to challenge themselves with compassion, safely practice yoga in a sustainable, life-long manner, and reach their maximum potential on and off the mat.

Audrey Benton

Audrey, Teacher:
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.

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"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

Nina Granatir

Studio Director:
Nina is impassioned by yoga and the ways it connects to life off of the mat. She began practicing in 1993. She was immediately in love with the practice of yoga as it began to transform life on physical and emotional levels. She has studied many styles over the years, learning from various traditions such as Anusara, Bikram/Ghosh/Sanchez lineage, Yin, and Vinyasa/Baptiste Method. She completed her teacher training with Bikram Yoga Head Quarters in 2005, in 2013 with Tony Sanchez, with Baptise Institute in 2015, and most recently with Hot Body Barre. 
 
After managing yoga studios in the Seattle/Bellevue region, as well as in Northern California, Nina knew she was ready to open up her own studio. In 2011 Be Yoga Burien was born! Nina says, "Teaching yoga is the true gift of my life; it gives me the continuous opportunity to be a student."
1 Hour Beginners Series, 26 postures with 2 breathing exercises designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced, to work the entire body from bones to skin.
The room is heated to 105 with 40% humidity allowing the body to stretch safely and detoxify fully. Students are encouraged to rest when needed, listen to the body, never force. You will be amazed at what is possible!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Oct 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Meghan Lewis
  • Wed Oct 18 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Heidi Syvrud
  • Fri Oct 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kati Skeltis
  • Fri Oct 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Nina Granatir
  • Sun Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Sun Oct 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Meghan Lewis
  • Wed Oct 25 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Heidi Syvrud
  • Fri Oct 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kati Skeltis