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Yin


This class is taught by:

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

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.

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!

Sarah Stival

Sarah, teacher: The Classic 26, Yin
Calling: All beings are living in abundance
 
Sarah’s hot yoga journey began in New Jersey in 2006. It started as a great “recovery day” workout as she prepped for figure competitions, but grew into a full-fledge love for yoga and everything it could do for both the body and the mind. In 2010 she made a move across the country to Seattle with her two pugs to be with her now husband, Ryan. The first thing she did when she arrived was seek out a home in the yoga community. After 10 years of practicing, she finally took the plunge and enrolled in the classic 26, 200 hour, teacher training in the fall of 2017 at Be Yoga Burien. Before the first day of teacher training, she already knew that she would enroll in both the vinyasa and yin & yoga nidra teacher training in the Winter/Spring of 2018, totaling over 600 hours of training. Sarah has been studio teaching since January of 2018 and continues to teach in all modalities that she has trained in through the BYB teaching training programs. Her next endeavor will include a training with Yoga Behind Bars and mentoring new members of the upcoming classic 26 training, both in the fall of 2018. Sarah is beyond thrilled to bring her passion for the yoga to her home community and home studio at BYB.
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 Dec 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Tue Dec 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie C
  • Thu Dec 13 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Seth Brown
  • Sun Dec 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Beth Solan Solan
  • Tue Dec 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie C
  • Thu Dec 20 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Seth Brown
  • Sun Dec 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Stival
  • Thu Dec 27 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Seth Brown
  • Sun Dec 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Stival
  • Thu Jan 03 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Seth Brown
  • Sun Jan 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Stival
  • Tue Jan 08 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsie C
  • Thu Jan 10 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Seth Brown
  • Sun Jan 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Stival
  • Tue Jan 15 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Audrey Benton
  • Thu Jan 17 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Seth Brown
  • Sun Jan 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Stival
  • Tue Jan 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Audrey Benton