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Hot Power Vinyasa

This class is taught by:

Christine Bennett

I started practicing yoga over 12 years ago. To be honest it was the HOT before the word yoga that really caught my attention. I was an avid athlete and fitness enthusiast and loved the heat. I had no idea that first class would change me forever, and I’m so grateful. I practiced as much as possible. With two kids it was a challenge but provided a much needed physical and mental break from hectic days. Using skills from my former career in banking, I began doing the books for a studio. Being around yoga on a regular basis fueled my love for the practice until I finally decided to become a teacher. I finished my CPT for fitness and yoga instruction in 2011 and love being able to share my passion with others. Life’s chaotic and not always controllable, but it’s how you handle the chaos that matters. For me practicing yoga helps prep me for life…it’s the calm in the center of the storm.

Christina Scarsorie

My first Hot Yoga class was with Michelle here at Bindi back in 2013, & it changed my life! I am forever grateful! Yoga taught me how to love myself. It made me realize that this is the only body I have, and I need to take good care of it by giving it what it needs. Through Hot Yoga alone, I lost 40lbs that I had been stuck with for too many years. I began to release toxins that had built up in my body, and I was feeling better than I ever have before. I was rearranging my schedule for yoga as it became a priority in my life. That's when I knew that Hot Yoga was for me. I had found my "Happy place", and it became my passion. In June 2016 I received my 200hr YTT Certification to deepen my practice, and to learn to express my love for yoga to others. We all strive for Samadhi- "Pure Bliss", and Yoga will get you there! I hope you join me in my Hot Yoga classes, maybe love something new about yourself, dig deep, and get sweaty with me!

Michelle Marshall

(Co-Owner of Bindi Yoga)
Michelle has been teaching yoga since 2009 and has been a student yogi since she was in high school. Upon completion of high school, she went on to find a career in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She decided in 2010 that becoming a yoga instructor would help her to incorporate things she was learning in school as well as teaching something that she was passionate about. Not only was she certified through Yoga Works with 200 hours in 2010, but she also has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Wellness from Bastyr. In Michelle’s yoga classes you will find that she likes to incorporate and teach students about anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as making class fun and challenging to all her students. She believes yoga should be practiced very safely and believes in good alignment and positioning the body to each individual’s body type. Explore, Learn, Have fun!

Shanah Walter

Shanah Walter was drawn to yoga as a teenager because its focus on each individual's practice and non-competitive nature were a great pair for her since she lacked coordination and athleticism in the more traditional sense. While she enjoyed team sports, they never really enjoyed her, so she turned to running and yoga at the age of 15. After the birth of her second son, Shanah came back to yoga to lose baby weight and find a moment of quiet. She tried Hot Yoga for the first time and immediately fell in love. In 3 months she found a total transformation in her mind and body. She signed up for teacher training after encouragement from her husband, Eric, who had also seen the positive changes in Shanah and the joy it brought her. She took Core Power Yoga's 200 hr power vinyasa teacher training, then subsequently has been trained in Yoga Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion. In an ironic turn, the yoga that Shanah was drawn to because she lacked athleticism has resulted in greater coordination, balance and strength and her classes reflect her passion for a rigorous and playful practice. When Shanah is not on her mat, she is most often playing with her two little boys, Jackson (5) and Holden (3), wine tasting with friends, or spending time with her favorite person, her husband Eric.

Caitlin Westby

A competitive gymnast growing up, fitness has always been an important dimension of Caitlin's life. At 16 she suffered a spinal injury while snowboarding that ended her gymnastics career. When she was introduced to Hatha yoga, her life began to transform in every area. Upon completion her first class, the resounding feeling of accomplishment, grounding, vitality, and rejuvenation that she was experiencing was unlike anything she had felt with any other fitness regimen. From that day on, her yoga practice has provided her with a strong foundation for continuous physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. She has been inspired to share yoga with her community since.

Caitlin's practice shifted from predominantly Hatha style to Power Vinyasa when she fell in love with the Baptiste Methodology. She completed Power Yoga Teacher Training through the Baptiste Institute in 2015. In her teaching, she encourages students to build resilience and strengthen their self-efficacy in a safe, fun, and challenging environment.

She is currently studying Health Psychology with a focus on Public Health at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. Academically she aspires to combine her love of Psychology and Public Health with her passion for yoga, and is working to incorporate yoga as a complementary healing modality in mental health treatment facilities.

Kara Stafford

Kara has a passion for movement and anatomy. Her love of movement began with dance and extended into teaching Pilates as an apprentice at the age of 17. A few years later, she was the youngest teacher to enter and complete the certification program from the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Kara's love of anatomy led to a certificate and career in diagnostic ultrasound but after working in the field for several years she realized how much she missed teaching movement. Kara came to yoga hoping to cope with stress, but she left with so much more: a peace and a sense of calm that she had never known before, as well as a physical challenge that was different from her previous forms of movement. After her first yoga class Kara knew she had to teach! There was no way she was going to keep this secret to herself. She completed Baptiste’s Level 1 teacher training program in 2012 and Tiffany Cruikshank’s (Yoga Medicine) 200 hour program in February of 2014. She enjoys studying various styles of Yoga from international and local master teachers. Combing love of movement and anatomical alignment, she hopes to spark and inspire joy and playfulness through her teaching. In addition to teaching, she is the owner and creator of her own custom yoga wear company, Zebra Mama Yoga.
Meld movement and breath for an amazing mind-body practice. These faster-paced classes are perfect to create a strong, flexible and balanced body with fun and energetic music to keep up the energy throughout class! Room temperature is around 95 degrees, so be prepared to get your sweat on and detox the body!
Hot Power Vinyasa classes are best suited for the yoga practitioner who has taken at least 3 Hot Yoga classes prior to their first Power class. Terminology and alignment from Hot Yoga classes is what will help build a strong but safe practice in HPV classes. Please be well hydrated prior to class, bring your own mat, towel, and plenty of water!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Christine Bennett
  • Mon Dec 17 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Christina Scarsorie
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Michelle Marshall
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Christina Scarsorie
  • Wed Dec 19 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Christina Scarsorie
  • Wed Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shanah Walter
  • Wed Dec 19 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Caitlin Westby
  • Thu Dec 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Michelle Marshall
  • Thu Dec 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kara Stafford
  • Fri Dec 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Caitlin Westby
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Caitlin Westby
  • Sun Dec 23 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Kara Stafford
  • Wed Dec 26 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Caitlin Westby
  • Wed Dec 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shanah Walter
  • Wed Dec 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Christine Bennett