Our outstanding instructors are the core of our community. The diversity in our team creates a rich experience in the practice room. Each teacher has a unique expression, but all have a true passion for teaching and are committed to the lifestyle of yoga, health and wellness. We can't wait to meet you!
I attended Bikram yoga teacher training in April 2007 in Hawaii on Waikiki. Nine weeks of yoga twice a day and learning more about the benefits of the yoga and learning to teach and share it with others sounded heavenly to me after my mobilization. I have been teaching and sharing the yoga ever since. I teach and share the yoga because I love to see the transformation the yoga brings to people physically and emotionally and to be part of those changes is truly inspiring and fulfilling. I retired from the Army Reserves in March 2010 after 22 years of service just three years after becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. I love what yoga has given me. I feel a sense of accomplishment and peacefulness that no one can take away from me after I practice. I am constantly reminded by the yoga how amazing the human body really is.
"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
Meghan, Teacher, The Classic 26
Calling: All beings are living in grace
Meghan has been practicing yoga since she happened upon a kundalini class in college. After dabbling in various styles for a few years she took her first Bikram class in 1996. Immediately hooked, and relieved to have found her refuge, she has practiced in the hot room for 20 years. In 2002 she attended Bikram's teacher training in Los Angeles, and taught for many years in quite a few Seattle area studios. In recent years she has stepped away from the teaching podium as she cared for her husband through his cancer journey and subsequent passing. Yoga practice has proven year after year to be a source of deep healing and abiding peace for Meghan, and she sincerely hopes that through her conveying of the essence of the practice that her students can also abide in that healing space of peace and tranquility. Meghan recently moved to Normandy Park, and is thrilled to be joining the Be Yoga Burien squad of high caliber instructors!
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.
Above anything else, the ability to guide students in their own practice and build community with one another as we gather in the yoga room; is what inspires Beth. Careers, stress, political or religious ideologies, physical or emotional barriers, all can melt away as we practice the simple gesture of genuine acceptance of the present moment as perfect whatever it brings. The ability to experience this, and carry it into the world is a new level of powerful, and life changing.
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.