Yin


This class is taught by:

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."

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.

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.

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

Anne Laurel

Teacher, Bio coming soon
Yin is a slow and passive practice, working into the connective tissues, joints, and fascia of the body. Excellent to reduce risk of injury and recover from physical activities, sports, and hot yoga, more quickly. Postures are held for several mins at a time and the class is relaxing in nature.  The room not heated. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Nina Granatir
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie Couet
  • Sun Aug 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Nina Granatir
  • Tue Aug 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie Couet
  • Sun Sep 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Nina Granatir
  • Tue Sep 05 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie Couet
  • Sun Sep 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Linda B Brown
  • Tue Sep 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Sun Sep 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Anne Laurel
  • Tue Sep 19 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Sun Sep 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Anne Laurel
  • Tue Sep 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie Couet
  • Sun Oct 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Linda B Brown