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Hot Yoga

This class is taught by:

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.

Malia Clancy

Malia is a Vinyasa trained yoga instructor passionate about providing calm, safe, and unique instruction, guiding students through class with acknowledgment to all individual needs. From a young age, Malia felt a calling to practice and teach yoga on a consistent basis and achieved her teaching certification dream in 2016. The beginnings of her classes include time to set an intention for the day, often offering a short reading, poem, or a certain theme for the class. The practice of yoga is not just for our bodies; it’s an important piece to our mental and spiritual health. Creating a mindful and peaceful atmosphere provides the opportunity for union between the body, mind and spirit. Finding this union is and always will be a lifelong practice. She is humbled and grateful to teach at Bindi as this studio reflects her beliefs and practices. She’s happy to be a part of the beautiful community of students and instructors alike.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor Frankl

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!

Sha Sy

Yoga breathes a new life into me, it is my oxygen, my food, my rest, my play, my therapy for both my body and my spirit. Take me away from it and I am a fish out of water gasping for air!
Seven years [2010] ago I took the leap to be away from my “job”, family, and comfort place to be trained to bring yoga to the many [that I can]. Life for me has never been the same since, I have been given back as much and even more as to what I gave and shared. To honor the opportunity and privilege to teach I continue to learn and grow as a teacher. After my certified Bikram teachers training in 2010, I farther my quest for yoga teaching knowledge by taking more trainings and workshops e.g. Senior Yoga workshop in Portland, Ghosh Vinyasa Flow in UK with renowned Tony Sanchez and just completed the Yoga Applied Anatomy Intensive workshop with another brilliant teacher Asha Wolf, DPT, CMA, E-RYT in Boulder Colorado. Recently, I just finished Inferno Hot Pilates Teachers training. A teacher has to grow to see his/her students grow!
Yoga practice, both postural and meditative comes in different forms, styles and lineage, doing what feels right, appropriate and joyful - that is the kind of class I want to take and the kind of class I want to bring!
Side note: I am a crazy-cat-lady in the works.

Susan Rennert

(Co-owner of Bindi Yoga)
My training was done at the Yoga Tree in Freemont. I have my 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certification. Besides yoga being a big part of my life, I also share my life with my husband Jack and 4 dogs. My daughter Michelle (also co-owner) and I started Bindi Yoga together February 2011.
A yoga practice is different for everyone, you do not need to be flexible, have great balance, or have a dancers body. Anyone can do some form of yoga. I have been humbled in my own practice and reminded that just because I teach yoga doesn't mean that I can do a picture perfect pose. We all have injuries or other challenges that affect our yoga practice. I give myself a daily reminder that yoga is a lifetime practice.
Yoga invites us to explore connections with the relationship we have within ourselves. When we build on the awareness of body and breath, thoughts and emotions, we can start to really understand who we truly are. My classes are a good mix for both the experienced yogi as well as the beginner yogi. By creating a space for each yogi to feel free to move into a more challenging pose or to take it down a notch allows you to be more in control over your practice. My job is to guide you and help you achieve your goals. At anytime you feel you need additional help or guidance regarding your yoga practice, please do not hesitate to as anyone of us. We love hearing from our students! -Namaste Susan

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.

The bridge class between Hot Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga.  The class is perfect for those who want a
bit more of a workout but are not ready for the power class.  Class is held in the hot room at a toasty 105 degrees.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Michelle Marshall
  • Mon Dec 17 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Shanah Walter
  • Mon Dec 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shanah Walter
  • Mon Dec 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Malia Clancy
  • Tue Dec 18 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Christina Scarsorie
  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sha Sy
  • Tue Dec 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Christina Scarsorie
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Michelle Marshall
  • Wed Dec 19 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Christina Scarsorie
  • Wed Dec 19 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Susan Rennert
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Sha Sy
  • Thu Dec 20 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Shanah Walter
  • Thu Dec 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Christina Scarsorie
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Caitlin Westby
  • Fri Dec 21 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Susan Rennert