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Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Linda Filley Bentler

Linda, Teacher,
Linda believes in the transformational power of yoga to connect to wholeness, health and inner wisdom. She teaches yoga in a deep, inspiring and playful way that is accessible to all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Linda began her own practice in 1998 in classes taught by Kevin Cooke at Yoga College of India (now Sealevel Yoga) and completed her 200 hour teaching training program with Spira Power Yoga led by Dora Gyarmati and Carina Terra in 2016.  
Linda grew up as an aspiring ballerina at Mercerart Studio and Pacific Northwest Ballet School and participated in dance exchange programs to Spain, Morocco, Poland and Russia. Dance informs her yoga instruction especially with alignment, breath and anatomy. In addition to dancing overseas, Linda has lived in England and Japan, and traveled solo extensively through Asia, Europe and Australia as a young adult. These international experiences shaped Linda’s openness to diversity, her willingness to take risks and an ongoing curiosity (…and a persistent travel bug). She loves all of the arts including watercolor painting and writing amateur heartfelt poetry. Linda also studies meditation through the retreats and teachings of Adyashanti and Mukti.
To Linda, yoga is both a physical workout and a spiritual journey-- uniting the mind, body and spirit—fostering peace within oneself and within our world. She is excited to join the phenomenal staff at Be Yoga Burien and to learn from Nina, the teachers and the wonderful community at Be Yoga Burien. 

Lyndsie Couet

Lyndsie, Teacher,
Lyndsie is a yoga teacher, RYT 200. After first trying yoga in 2002, she practiced inconsistently and tried several types of yoga, but it was after several years in a stressful, sedentary job that she came back to her practice for physical health and fitness as well as stress relief. It became apparent that yoga would remain a necessary part in her life. Yoga has made such a difference in her health, happiness and overall satisfaction with life that she decided to share her passion for yoga with others by teaching.

Lyndsie's goals as a teacher are to impart joy and passion for yoga to others, for students to see yoga not just as a way to fitness, but as a way to relax the mind, de-stress, slow down and achieve greater focus. Her goal is to help others listen to their bodies and gain self-awareness, while encouraging a positive self-image, feelings of empowerment and self-care. To do this, she focuses the class on proper form and technique, prioritizing alignment and safety, and strings it all together with her unique delivery of enthusiasm, fun, and words of encouragement.

Lyndsie considers herself forever a student, attends training and workshops whenever able, and reads books and articles on yoga, anatomy, meditation, health and nutrition. Her goals for her students are to love practicing yoga as much as she does, get in and out of postures safely, feel awesome, become healthier and happier in their lives on and off the mat, and ultimately spread kindness to others.

Lesley Thompson

Lesley Thompson is excited to be a part of the Be Yoga Burien team! She is a Barre Instructor, dancer, dance educator, choreographer, and yoga teacher. Lesley grew up dancing and has danced professionally for many years. After moving to Seattle from Las Vegas, she took her first barre class and fell in love with the physicality and gracefulness of the movement. In early 2015 she attended barre teacher training and has been teaching barre ever since. She began teaching yoga a short time after.  Lesley's background in dance, yoga, and barre have built a foundation for a class that is physically demanding and draws inspiration from all forms of dance and music. Her classes are authentic and focus on bringing out your strength, confidence, and connection to self.

Andre Harris

San Diego Native, Andre, initially was drawn to yogas physicality. Coming from a background of playing competitive sports from a young age, he was ready and accepted the physical challenges yoga had presented him. Soon after pursuing a regular yoga practice, he began to understand the struggle to balance competitive drive with respect for the body's limits. Before long, he found peace, clarity, and stillness in his practice and is intrigued by the mind-body connection yoga has to offer. He believes yoga has a way of giving you what you want, but at the same time also what you need. His style welcomes beginner and intermediate practitioners, offering challenges to those seeking to advance their practice. During class he focuses on proper alignment and mindfully syncing breathe with movement through creative flow and transition. His intention is to express his passion and gratitude for yoga and inspire the same in his students.

Felicia Ackerman

Felicia, Teacher,
Felicia took her first yoga class at the local YMCA in her small hometown; her mom had to drop her off because she wasn’t old enough to drive yet. Over the years she has been a student many different types of yoga including Bikram, Viniyoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Ashtanga. Felicia was drawn to yoga for the quiet, for that small period of time where you focus just on your breath and movement allowing everything else to fall away. Yoga has brought balance to her life and she is passionate about helping brings that balance to the lives of others and sharing her love of yoga. After much deliberation Felicia finally made the leap and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Spira Power Yoga in 2016. In her classes she strives to give her students space to enjoy a moment of quiet and connect with their breath while simultaneously increasing mobility and building strength both physically and mentally.

Ashleigh Blor

Ashleigh discovered the magic that is yoga in 2008; she has been a dedicated student both on and off her mat ever since. An avid traveler, her yoga practice has been one of the few things with the constant ability to rival the thrill of seeing and experiencing a new place. Yoga has provided her with tangible tools to live a life inspired by authenticity and growth and she is continually moved by its transformative powers. She received her 200 hour teaching certification in 2013, eager to share her passion and delight for yoga with those around her. Her classes seek to uplift, inspire and challenge students to honor and celebrate where they are each and every day. She truly believes that a dynamic flow, coupled with a little bit of sweat can remedy just about anything.

Anne Laurel

Teacher, Bio coming soon

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

What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Invigorate your body with these amazing sequences designed specifically to allow breath and movement to come together as one, while aligning, detoxifying and strengthening your body. These intentional flows, combined with the heat, constitute one of the most powerful forms of physical and mental fitness.
Vinyasa yoga is designed to promote lower and upper body strength, balance and flexibility all while coordinating the body, breath, movement, and spirit. It will strengthen your cardiovascular system, sculpt and tone every muscle in your body, and build your endurance Come prepared to work at your level that day, but know you will get a strong practice. Room Heated 95-100 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Linda Filley Bentler
  • Tue Oct 17 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Lyndsie Couet
  • Wed Oct 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Lesley Thompson
  • Wed Oct 18 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Andre Harris
  • Thu Oct 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Felicia Ackerman
  • Fri Oct 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Lesley Thompson
  • Sat Oct 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Lesley Thompson
  • Mon Oct 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ashleigh Blor
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Linda Filley Bentler
  • Tue Oct 24 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Lyndsie Couet
  • Wed Oct 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Lesley Thompson
  • Wed Oct 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Andre Harris
  • Thu Oct 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Anne Laurel
  • Fri Oct 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Linda Filley Bentler
  • Sat Oct 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Lesley Thompson
  • Mon Oct 30 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ashleigh Blor
  • Tue Oct 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Felicia Ackerman
  • Tue Oct 31 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Wed Nov 01 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Lesley Thompson
  • Wed Nov 01 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Andre Harris