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.
Lesley instructs the following:
Our Barre class is a 60 minute full body workout that combines pilates, yoga, strength conditioning and ballet-inspired moves to give you beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles. A truly unique yet challenging workout, Barre utilizes the ballet barre to perform low impact isometric movements that lifts your glutes, tones your thighs, abs, and arms, and burns fat in a short amount of time. This regimented routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a long and lean muscle physique. Room is heated to about 90 degrees. This one-hour class is designed to strengthen your core, lengthen your muscles, center your mind and produce visible results. Each class is designed to build impressive total-body toning and flexibility while maintaining the utmost safety and accessibility for all students.
The room is slightly heated (around 90 degrees) and beginner friendly. No dance background required. Bring what you would for a yoga class, your mat/towel, water, and your light heart :)
*Please note space is limited for this class and you must reserve your spot. No shows will be charged $18 or the equivalent of a class for class card holders.
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.
This is a fun, beginner friendly class that combines yoga, pilates, and HIIT (high-intensity-interval-training) principles to build strength in the core, legs, and back muscles of the body. We work the entire body from head to toe.
Each class will follow the same basic format of using Vinyasa flow (yoga) to warm up, introducing weights throughout our flow. This class is designed to create long, lean muscle mass, burn fat and increase fitness levels. Get ready to burn, burn, burn and have fun doing it! Beginners welcome!