1 Hour Bikram


This class is taught by:

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

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.

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."

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.

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:

  • Fri Jun 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Audrey Benton
  • Fri Jun 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Kati Skeltis
  • Sat Jun 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Nina Granatir
  • Sun Jun 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Sun Jun 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Nina Granatir
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Mon Jun 26 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heidi Syvrud
  • Wed Jun 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Nina Granatir
  • Wed Jun 28 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Heidi Syvrud
  • Fri Jun 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Audrey Benton
  • Fri Jun 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Kati Skeltis