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Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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.
 
 

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 Filley Bentler

Linda, Teacher
Calling: 
All hearts connected and whole.
 
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. 

Michelle Muzzin

Michelle, Teacher.
Calling: All beings are stronger than they think they are.
 
Michelle found yoga in college. After finding a truly enjoyable hour long workout that didn't feel like a regret she was instantly hooked. She started practicing bikram yoga and instantly loved the heat, it helped deepen her practice and helped her find strength and incredible flexibility over the years. She truly found her passion when she took the leap for her first teacher training in 2012. She then completed her Vinyasa and Yoga Sculpt certification at Core Power Yoga, and her latest training was at Be Yoga Burien for a Barre teacher training.

If you aren't in a class taught by Shelly you might be next to her in class. As much as she loves teaching, she loves taking class and being a part of the BYB community. She loves to empower others and find daily mantras to live by. Every class with Michelle is authentic, unique and challenging and will leave you feeling lighter, stronger and better connected to your mind and body. If you are interested in a new challenge or yoga pose, let Shell know. She loves to learn, grow and challenge you with a new playlist every time!

If she's not on her mat, you'll find Michelle hanging with her firefighter twin sis, brothers or hunky lions fan husband, planning her next camping/ hiking adventure, or eating awesome food or serving at Palace Kitchen.

Lyndsie C

Lyndsie, Teacher,
Calling: All people are thriving, loved and full of joy.
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's goals for her students are to enjoy practicing yoga, 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.

Jamie Soule

Chief Operations Operator: 
Calling: All people experience tail wagging joy.
 
After seven years teaching elementary school, and completing my life coaching certification, it was time for a change of pace, and time to pursue other passions. I was more interested in true health, learning about essential oils and to live a healthier, more conscious life- Enter Be Yoga Burien.  Serendipity is one of my favorite words, I think it's rather fun to say and it reminds me of how things can really fall into place. Much like my experience here at BYB... If you remember I started out doing 2 days a week at the front desk, which grew to 3 which grew to filling in for Lyndsie while on maternity leave, and then grew to 4 days a week at the front desk and now I've been graced with the privilege of managing the studio. What I love most about my experience here at BYB is our inclusive yogi community, sweating and shaking with you all and the opportunity to continue to grow both personally, and professionally.
Inside all of us are seeds of greatness, you just need the right environment to flourish.
 
Jamie teaches Bikram, Vinyasa, Barre and Yoga Plus.  

Namaste

 

Felicia Ackerman

Felicia, Teacher
Calling: All beings are living in self transcendence.
 
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.

Shayla Lee

Shayla, teacher
Calling: All people feel worthy, complete, and are living in their light 

Shayla is a fitness and weightloss coach who fell head over heels in love with yoga while practicing at BYB. She began her practice to rehabilitate a hurt ankle (from over exercising) and discovered a deep appreciation for vinyasa. Combining the physical and spiritual practice changed the way she started to view her body, exercise, and emotional well being. The biggest gift was the stress reduction that yoga offers, which was LIFE CHANGING. She completed the Vinyasa teacher training at BYB in March with the intention of deepening her own practice, and eventually felt called to step into a teaching role. She loves to create an all inclusive atmosphere where all people feel welcomed, challenged, and successful during her classes. The aim is to empower each person to have fun and explore their own personal physical possibilities. She recognizes that the practice of yoga happens on and off of the mat. Her intention is to build community, inspire others to believe in themselves, and share the yoga love.

Sasha Brown

Sasha, Teacher,
Calling, all beings experience Oneness
 
Sasha's journey into becoming a dedicated yogini began in 2008 in the midst of experiencing imbalance on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. In conjunction with other natural health practices, yoga quickly became a cornerstone of her transformation in health. Solely practicing the Bikram method for six years and being grateful for the strong foundation, the exposure to Vinyasa further ignited her passion for the practice, soon manifesting as the strong desire to teach. Vinyasa's mix of flow, music, synchronization of breath with movement, and the opportunity for creativity that the style provides drew her into completing a 200 hour teacher training in the winter of 2016. Sasha seeks to embody and carry on the core messages inherent in Yogic philosophy which she understands as union of body, mind, and spirit, and the recognition that all life is interconnected. She believes that transcending perceived barriers and personal transformation is available to everyone, and yoga provides such a path. Sasha is extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to be of service at BYB!
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:

  • Thu Oct 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Wainscott
  • Fri Oct 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Sat Oct 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Linda Filley Bentler
  • Mon Oct 22 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Michelle Muzzin
  • Mon Oct 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie C
  • Tue Oct 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Linda Filley Bentler
  • Tue Oct 23 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Lyndsie C
  • Wed Oct 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Jamie Soule
  • Thu Oct 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Wainscott
  • Fri Oct 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Sat Oct 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Felicia Ackerman
  • Mon Oct 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shayla Lee
  • Mon Oct 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie C
  • Tue Oct 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Linda Filley Bentler
  • Tue Oct 30 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Sasha Brown
  • Wed Oct 31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Jamie Soule
  • Thu Nov 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Ashley Wainscott
  • Fri Nov 02 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Audrey Benton