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The 26 - 60 Min


This class is taught by:

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.
 
 

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.

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.

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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

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.

Heidi Syvrud

Chief Quality Officer 
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!

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:

  • Thu Oct 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Christina Monahan
  • Fri Oct 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Wainscott
  • Fri Oct 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Beth Scully
  • Fri Oct 19 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Sat Oct 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Linda B Brown
  • Sun Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Sun Oct 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jill Tiedeman
  • Mon Oct 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Oct 22 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Seth Brown
  • Tue Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Oct 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Meghan Lewis
  • Wed Oct 24 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Heidi Syvrud
  • Thu Oct 25 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Christina Monahan
  • Fri Oct 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Wainscott
  • Fri Oct 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Meghan Lewis
  • Fri Oct 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Jill Tiedeman