We are thrilled to offer our 2nd of 3 modules in the style of vinyasa beginning January 5th, followed by Yin & Yoga Nidra as the third module beginning March 9th.
The next Classic 26 Teacher Training begins September 7th, 2018.
Audrey’s been practicing yoga since the 1990’s and teaching yoga in four different styles for years. She’d practiced in various styles, but 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 an expression of her calling, which that all beings be self-realized. 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. 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 vinyasa teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste (Level 1 & 2). During this time, she also completed 3 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 nieces 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 yin yoga and yoga nidra. One consistent piece of feedback Audrey has always received is about the quality of her voice. Yoga Nidra put 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. Over the years, Audrey’s mentored yoga students into yoga teachers and yoga teachers into better yoga teachers. She's honored to have been asked by Nina Granatir, owner of Be Yoga Burien to co-direct the studio’s teacher trainings. Learn more about Audrey.
Nina is the Director of Be Yoga Burien, which she founded in 2011. 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 received her Barre certification with Hot Body Barre in 2015.
In addition to her passion for teaching yoga and barre, one of Nina's greatest joys is to train and develop her teaching staff. She has mentored countless new and experienced yoga teachers over the years, and recognizes that in training and developing others, she too is transformed. Nina says, "Teaching yoga is the true gift of my life; it gives me the continuous opportunity to be a student." Learn more about Nina.