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Yoga in the Park with Shakti Vinyasa Yoga in Bellevue
Sep 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm| $25
Join us for fresh air and fiery flow! We are hosting outdoor yoga classes this season with some of your favorite Shakti teachers. Come practice with us on the lawn in Bellevue Downtown Park and celebrate the simple joys of summer.
You will need to bring your mat, props, and water bottle. Plan on meeting your teacher under the cluster of tall trees inside the lawn circle 10 minutes prior to start time.
– Saturday Sep 11th, 2021 @12:00 – 1:00pm with Zak Endicott
– Saturday Sep 18th, 2021 @12:00 – 1:00pm with Lisa Black
– Saturday Sep 25th, 2021 @12:00 – 1:00pm with Tate Englund
Cost: $25 per session
Bellevue Downtown Park – 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
– The main lot is on 100th Avenue NE, and the entry is close to the mid-block of 100th between NE 4th Street and NE 1st Street.
– The secondary lot is on NE 1st Street close to the intersection of NE 1st and 100th Avenue NE. This lot is immediately adjacent to the playground.
About the instructors: Zak Endicott, Lisa Black, and Tate Englund
Zak Endicott has been practicing at Shakti since 2007 and teaching there since 2011. His first exposure to yoga was through meditation which he learned from his father as a young boy, and then later on in high school when he began reading texts like the Bhagavad Gita, furthering his interests in meditation and yoga. Growing up in Ballard, it was a matter of time until Zak dropped into Shakti and began regular daily practice for years to come. Early on, in 2010 Zak completed 200 hour YA training with Baron Baptiste, and continued ongoing mentorship with Lisa Black for years, leading intro series and training to lead other vital programs at Shakti like 40 days, special workshops, and retreats. Over the years Zak continued on to practice and train in many other lineages including many hours practicing Ashtanga with teachers like David Garigues, Kino MacGregor, Troy Lucero, advanced teacher training and ongoing training with master teacher Ana Forrest, and countless other weekend trainings with a wide variety of teachers like Dharma Mittra, Amy Ipolitti, Jason Crandell, and local teachers like Liz Doyle and Jodi Boone.
Lisa is a nationally recognized Senior Certified Master Baptiste yoga instructor who brings over 20 years of diverse teaching and training experience to all of her work. She has been recognized by Yoga Journal Magazine as one of the “Next Generation’s talented yoga teachers in the country.” She has been assisting and teaching with Baron Baptiste since 2002 as well as presenting at international yoga conferences.
Lisa Black is the founder and creative and innovative force behind SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga studios. With three studios in the Seattle area, Lisa has brought her powerful energy, expertise, and passion to teaching Power Vinyasa Yoga to thousands of people over the past decade. She was the pioneer and leader behind first bringing Baron Baptiste and Baptiste Yoga to the Seattle area in 2002. Lisa passionately shares the light that shines so brightly in her through this practice, her teachings, and her life.
With Lisa’s unique interactive style and powerful ‘hands on’ assists, Lisa has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and has been a catalyst in shaping the local yoga culture in Seattle. Her presence as a respected leader in the yoga community has provided a level of quality and integrity that continues to ‘flow’ back to each and every student. Her teaching ethics help maintain a strong and heartfelt level of keeping the true essence of this practice alive. Lisa teaches with love, humor, and intelligence. Her challenging and playful method of teaching empowers each person to discover their own potential in their practice and their lives.
As an E-500 RYT, Tate’s classes are challenging, yet accessible, where he blends alignment, strength & mindfulness to get his students to truly understand what is happening in their body at that moment. His clear, concise verbal cuing allows for students to move into, hold, and move out postures safely and successfully. Tate’s teaching has a focus on creating a better balance between strength and flexibility for a long-term, sustainable yoga practice.
His primary teacher is Jason Crandell.
Based in Seattle, Tate has thousands of hours teaching public classes, hosting retreats & leading workshops, teacher trainings, and yoga immersions.