"The Instruction of movement at SHAKTI
is all about the quality not quantity. The teachers are clear
about the essence of how to move and I am able to feel free and
open as I flow."
- Bob, Seattle
"I've tried yoga before and never felt
comfortable. It wasn't until I signed up for the Intro Series
at Shakti that I realized it's the people and atmosphere that
made the difference. I enjoy yoga now and I truly believe it's
because of the caring and attentive staff who truly want you to
succeed and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
I highly recommend this studio!"
WHAT KIND OF YOGA DO WE OFFER AT SHAKTI VINYASA YOGA STUDIOS?
We offer yoga classes in the Power Vinyasa
Yoga tradition, linking powerful breath with dynamic,
flowing movements. Often referred to as meditation in motion,
vinyasa yoga cultivates: strength, endurance, flexibility, balance,
focus, and serenity. We have three locations to choose from. Check out the schedule of classes and match your needs.
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga
Founded by Baron Baptiste, this style of yoga is a dynamic combination
of strength, sweat and spirituality. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga
heals as it detoxifies and electrifies. This accessible, yet challenging
and flowing form of yoga will lead you to a state of transformation
-- it will sculpt, tone and hone the muscles of your body and
your mind. Classes are based on a structure of 53 asanas
in 11 series within a 90 minute class. Within the consistency
of this proven structure, there are many modifications and variations
that serve the needs of all experience levels. Get ready to take
your practice seriously, but yourself lightly as you explore your
edge, discover your strength, and awaken your spirit! The yoga
studio is heated a comfortable 88-90 degrees. Read about Baron
SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga
Created and founded in 2003 by Lisa Black, this powerful style
combines many elements of the Vinyasa yoga tradition including
philosophy, chanting, music, pranayama (breath regulation), vinyasa
(flow), arm balancing, back bending, inversions, hip opening,
moving meditation, and deep relaxation. This style incorporates
philosophy, postures, and sequencing influenced by master teachers
Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, and Ana Forrest. Classes are based
on the central theme of “wave-like” fluidity and multi-directional
sequencing using a circular sun saluation or “mandala namaskara.”
The dynamic pulse and creative movements will challenge your mind
and body and leave you feeling free and uplifted. Pre-requisite:
Intermediate postures and sequencing--students should have at
least 6 months experience with vinyasa yoga. The yoga studio is
heated a comfortable 88-90 degrees.
This comprehensive, introductory 8-class series is designed for
beginners or students new to SHAKTI and Baptiste Power
Vinyasa Yoga. You will learn the basic alignment and
form of the 53 postures that compose the 90 minute Baptiste Power
Vinyasa Yoga practice. We explore yoga philosophy and helpful
breathing techniques that inspire and empower you on and off your
mat. Each class progressively builds on the previous one, preparing
students to understand the progression of the 11 part series within
the Baptiste flow. A senior instructor and teaching assistants
lead the class and support you with personal hands-on adjustments
and guidance. Many people enjoy taking the INTRO Series many times
in order to soak up all the information and apply the knowledge
to their practice. Demonstration, discussion, personal hands-on
adjustments, and guided practice provide you with a solid foundation
of this dynamic style of yoga. The yoga studio is heated to a comfortable
HOUR OF POWER
This high energy, 60 minute intermediate class has steady pacing
and dynamic variations. It is based on a condensed version of
the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga practice that may include arm
balancing and inversions. Be prepared to move, sweat, stretch
deeply, and have fun! The yoga studio is heated a comfortable
GENTLE FLOW *NEW*
Yoga is known for the benefits of stress reduction, opening, grounding, and release. You will get all of that in our Gentle Flow classes.
The class moves at a slow pace, creating just enough heat to help loosen muscles and joints. You may practice different forms of breath control and longer holds to allow things to land. Use this class as a place to unwind, be gentle with yourself, while creating openness and possibility in many ways beyond just the physical.
YIN YOGA *NEW*
Yin and Yang are complementary in the Chinese Tradition. Active Americans are high on the yang energy, meaning we keep ourselves moving, even in our yoga practice. Yin is yoga at its' coolest, deepest, quietest, stillest moments.
In this class you will be on the floor most of the time, using as many props as you would like to create as little effort while holding poses. We hold poses for 2-5 minutes allowing joints and fascia to release, anatomical structures that need different exercise than found in a firey yang vinyasa practices. This class will complement all the other movement you do and it will move you into more opening and release in the places you want to see improvement.
KID YOGA! *Not currently on the schedule
This is a fun, highly interactive 8-class Kid Yoga Series that spans 8 weeks. We create a fun, engaging environment where your child will experience healthy movement, participate in games, and practice solo and partner yoga poses. All the while, they will be sharpening vital life skills such as active listening, concentration, and group interaction. This is a great confidence builder for kids!
Children ages 5-10* are invited to join Thereza Howling at Bellevue & Redmond and Nicole Koleshis at Seattle SHAKTI in Ballard for an 8-week series to explore the FUN and interesting world of kids yoga! Kids will strengthen their bodies and minds, turn on their imaginations, and have a BLAST through classes filled with traditional yoga poses, movement exploration, rockin’ music, non-competitive games, art activities, time for relaxation, and much more. A drop-in option is available as well.
Please check the schedule for times.
*age exceptions possible at the discretion of Shakti.