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The 26 - 60 Min

This class is taught by:

Heidi Syvrud

Calling: All Beings Are Unconditionally Loved With Compassion
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.

Seth Brown

Seth, teacher, mentor for trainings
Calling: All beings are at peace
Hi my name is Seth! My yoga journey began in 2007 at the suggestion of a friend and teacher, who later on became a mentor of mine. At the time I was working in the trades as a welder and metal fabricator, and having always had a disposition towards rigorous exercise routines I had heard about the Bikram experience and was eager to give it a try. I finally made it to my first class on my own, however I don’t recall much of it, all that I know is that I was smiling the whole time, simultaneously feeling a sense of shame at how uncoordinated I was. After a few weeks of regular practice I noticed the difference the Bikram practice made in not only my balance and coordination, but also in my focus and discipline which carried into other areas of my life. For years my practice ebbed and flowed, although it was always apparent whenever I felt out of sorts, it was usually because I hadn’t practiced for a long time. In September 2013 I underwent a 3rd brain surgery to remove a cyst near the base of my spinal cord; the cyst a result of a tumor fused with the brain stem. The first thought that came into my mind after waking up from that operation was of course “yoga”! But more than as a student, I wanted to become a teacher, and almost a year to the date I began my Bikram training in the fall of 2014. Since then I’ve been able to travel the world teaching in several other countries and major cities in the United States. I am very grateful to have the opportunity and experience of teaching yoga, as it has sustained my own life. It is my objective as a teacher to give this experience of self-realization to all my students.
See you in the hot room!

Meghan Lewis

Meghan, Teacher, The Classic 26

Calling: All beings are living in grace

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!

Christina Monahan

Christina, teacher. 
Calling: All beings are playful and free
Christina completed her 200 hour Classic 26 teacher training from Be Yoga Burien with Nina Granatir and Audrey Benton in 2017. Christina initially turned to yoga as a form of rehabilitation after surgery in
2016, and quickly fell in love with the freedom and adaptability of the practice. Yoga helped her regain the strength and confidence that had been lost after her surgery, and Christina credits her yoga practice as instrumental in helping her run her first full marathon in June 2017. Yoga has transformed her life, bringing her a sense of peace, connection, and acceptance that remains with her long after she has left the hot room. Christina looks forward to furthering her knowledge and always being a student of yoga. She hopes to share positive energy and all that she loves about yoga with her students and community at BYB.

Ashley Wainscott

Ashley, yoga and barre teacher. 
Calling: all people living lives of love and authenticity.
Ashley started her regular yoga practice after having her 3rd baby. Growing up as a dancer it was a chance to lean in to some balance and flexibility that may have still been lingering around. She stumbled upon BYB and immediately fell in love with the Bikram yoga practice for it’s challenge physically and mentally. Sooner than later she found herself coming back for more as often as she could. After working in the corporate world for 20 years, she started to find her balance and her need for self care through yoga. Ashley continued to notice that there was something special at BYB, something different, a loving, caring community, not just yoga. Once those worlds started to collide more and more, she started to question her priorities, and signed up for the Classic 26 YTT at BYB in Fall of 2017. Come to find out it was the best decision she ever made. The training transformed her, by defining her true calling in life, and eventually gave her the courage to put herself, and her family first. She left her job in the fashion industry of 20 years in February 2018, while in BYB’s Vinyasa YTT. In May Ashley added Barre training to the mix. A total of 400+ hours of teacher trainings in about 9 months. Ashley still continues to work in the fashion industry, but has been dedicated to continue to be a student and a teacher of yoga. Ashley loves and is invested in this community. She raises 3 children, a dog, and a lizard with her husband Josh in Des Moines.

Linda B Brown

Linda, Teacher,
Linda took into her first Bikram class in 2004 after 6months of practicing yoga she was feeling the benefits of her practice. Physically she was strong had more energy but the best surprise was she no longer needed medication for anxiety and depression. She became a certified Bikram teacher Fall 2008, Hatha teacher training with Yoga to the people 2013 she continued her journey taking her 200hr RYT Vinyasa/Yin/Sculpt teacher training in June 2015. The learning never stops as a teacher and a student. "My students are my teachers, they inspire me everyday" I am honored that I get to teach what I love to do and be part of witnessing transformations and healing.

Danielle Sauvageau

Danielle, teacher
Calling: all people are loved and uplifted
Danielle began practicing yoga in 2008. Her mom basically forced her into going to her first class because her mom told her she needed to work on her “emotional control” and “patience”. The first class was challenging, both mentally and physically. What initially kept bringing Danielle back into the
hot room was the great workout. As the years went by, Danielle realized that not only did yoga help physically but mentally as well. Yoga began to be Danielle’s therapy and de-stressor. She found herself being less stressed, more positive, less on edge, more patient, less anxious, and more content with the unknown (which is hard when you are super type A!). The list of positives could go on and on. Side note:
mom’s are always right! Shout out to all the mamas out there! 
In 2017, Danielle decided to deepen her practice and love for yoga by completing 200 hours of Classic 26
Yoga Teacher Training with Nina and Audrey through Be Yoga Burien. Through her practice and YTT, she came to another life-changing realization that the most important part of practicing yoga isn’t what you do in the yoga room, it’s applying everything you practiced and acknowledged in the room and on your mat, off the mat and
in the real world. It’s the commitment to yourself to continue to try, learn, adapt, accept, and move on. She loves being a part of the BYB community as a student and is so thankful and appreciative to be giving the gift of yoga to other students as well!

Beth Scully

Beth, teacher
Calling: All beings are unconditionally loved, belong, and are fully accepted.
Beth began her personal practice in the hot room 9 years ago. Invited by a close friend to try a local studio, she went along for the ride. The first class was grueling, challenging, and the teacher “tough”. One thing was certain, a feeling deep inside Beth knew that she had found her home and refuge. Though it was difficult, her body began to heal from the years of marathon running, soccer playing, cycling, hiking, and pack backing. Overtime the hot room was her 90-minute vacation from life, career, and being a human on the planet. It was the one space that the mindfulness of being still, and accepting was experienced mentally, physically, and emotionally. Fast forward a few years. Due to a career change, Beth was able to allocate time to attend teacher training for 9 weeks. The training was local, so it was ideal. Since that initial training Beth has committed to ongoing learning and training yearly. Beth teaches the Fire sequence, Bikram, and Breathe. Next year, Vinyasa training is on the grid. Beth is also pursuing her training to teach yoga to Parkinsons Disease patients. This is a deeply personal agenda as Beth’s father bravely lived with Parkinsons for 6 years.

Above anything else, the ability to guide students in their own practice and build community with one another as we gather in the yoga room; is what inspires Beth. Careers, stress, political or religious ideologies, physical or emotional barriers, all can melt away as we practice the simple gesture of genuine acceptance of the present moment as perfect whatever it brings. The ability to experience this, and carry it into the world is a new level of powerful, and life changing.

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.Formally known as Bikram Yoga.
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:

  • Mon Jan 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Jan 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Seth Brown
  • Tue Jan 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Jan 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Jan 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Meghan Lewis
  • Wed Jan 23 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Heidi Syvrud
  • Thu Jan 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Christina Monahan
  • Fri Jan 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Wainscott
  • Fri Jan 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Meghan Lewis
  • Fri Jan 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Meghan Lewis
  • Sat Jan 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Linda B Brown
  • Sun Jan 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Sun Jan 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Danielle Sauvageau
  • Mon Jan 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Jan 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Beth Scully
  • Tue Jan 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Jan 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud