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Hot Yoga


This class is taught by:

Michelle M

(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!

Christina S

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!

Paulo V

With a lifelong foundation of Mixed-Martial-Arts and classical ballet, Paulo was drawn to Yoga for its ability to hone the body, mind, and spirit. Paulo completed his 500-hour training, in his hometown of Los Angeles, with Yogaworks. Paulo believes his physical background and intensive Yoga training has prepared him to help anyone feel better about their body and their movement. Paulo moved to Edmonds in early 2016 and is making the necessary steps to eventually attend the University of Washington’s Doctorate program in Physical Therapy. Paulo hopes to share his experience and love through Yoga while also bringing more practical knowledge of physiology that will allow students to digest the potential that correct alignment can offer. Paulo’s style is influenced by a lineage of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, but he considers himself a Slow-Flow Power Yoga teacher. It is not just about sweating and stretching; it is about exploring unknown corners of mind, body, and spirit through breath and movement.

Danielle D

Danielle DeCanti Gibson took her first yoga class in 1997 and, after relying heavily on her practice to find health while managing a tricky autoimmune disorder, decided to start teaching in 2013. She’s trained in a wide scope of methods, including kundalini, yin and vinyasa. Given that foundation, her classes revolve around the trifecta of challenging, alignment oriented physical practice, devotional mantra, and blissful meditation. Whether we are sweating, chanting, or simply breathing mindfully the destination is always a state of greater connection- to ourselves, and with each other.

Tifani C

I began my yoga journey when I was 16 where I started taking Bikram style classes and needless to say I was immediately hooked. Throughout the years I became bored with Bikram yoga because of the strictness of the style and a lack of personalization/modifications as well as the philosophical aspects of Yoga. I bounced around from studios to studios trying different styles of yoga and sought after deeper meanings than just the physical benefits. I decided to push myself to attend a yoga school to satiate my hunger for more. In August of 2017 I attained my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course in Thailand, learning the 5,000 year old traditional yoga. My whole life has been transformed and I wish I had done it sooner! It is my goal to be an educator of yoga, to teach people of all levels and backgrounds that the physical benefits is just the byproduct, the goal is your mind, to bring your inner awareness to a peaceful content state. Lastly my goal in the next few years is to finish my Acupuncture and Chinese Herb Medicine degree from Bastyr and the next levels of yoga studies. Namaste~

Sha S

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.

Shanah W

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.
 

Christine B

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.

Jeni T

“I started my hot yoga journey in 2009. After a few classes, I found it to be the first exercise I look forward to doing and the only one I miss when I can't practice. I have found my passion and its hot YOGA. I left my classes exhausted, but smiling. I kept coming back to experience that feeling of accomplishment. Now that feeling of accomplishment has become fuel in my life. I practice and teach yoga now not only for that feeling, I practice yoga because it continues to teach me about myself, how to process my thoughts, determination, patience, and relaxation. I feel healthy. I feel strong. I love yoga and yoga teaches me how to love myself.
In 2010 I attended a weekend immersion with Baron Baptiste in Canada. At that point I’d only taken a few Power classes but what I got from that weekend was extraordinary and helped me realize I wanted to teach.
In June 2011 I traveled to Mexico to complete my Level 1 Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Training. It was an amazing experience and what a gift to give myself! In 2012, I attended Level 2 Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Training in New York. In April 2013 I attended a weekend TAP program for Assisting. In May 2013 I attended another weekend immersion with Baron again where I continued to deepen my practice and my love of it. In August 2014 I traveled to Canada to complete Baptiste’s Art of Assisting program.
I had the opportunity to learn how to teach Kids Yoga in 2013. What a gift to be able to teach these young minds how to breath and move their bodies!
In June 2015 lululemon Athletica named me their Alderwood Mall Ambassador. This is a huge honor for me as it allows me to get more involved in my community and touch more lives through the practice and discipline of yoga!
In July 2015 I became a 200 hour Certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor.
Outside the hot room I'm an accountant and a mother of two beautiful children. What a gift to be able to practice yoga with my husband and children. What a life! Namaste~”

Susan R

(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
Our Hot Yoga classes are “Hatha” based with a flair of vinyasa. Haha comprises of postures (asana), Breath work (pranayama) and meditation (dyana). The longer posture holds help to increase both strength and steadiness of the mind and body, and also find benefits out of each asana with proper alignment cues and hands on adjustments when needed. The heat is designed to help increase muscular flexibility, sweat, and to help free your body from toxins. All levels welcome to these classes! Please bring a mat, towel, and plenty of water.
 
The temperature and humidity may vary depending on class time and number of students, but we try and make the atmosphere the same for each class. We keep our heated room to around 105 degrees (Hot Power Vinyasa classes range from 95-100 degrees). We are aware that humidity can cause serious overheating and over exhaustion, therefore we opt for a dryer heat by excluding a humidifier which most hot yoga studios in the area have.
 
If you have any questions about Hot Yoga at Bindi Yoga before taking a class, please let us know! All of our instructors are here to help in any way possible. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 16 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Michelle M
  • Thu Aug 16 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Christina S
  • Thu Aug 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Paulo V
  • Thu Aug 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Paulo V
  • Fri Aug 17 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Danielle D
  • Fri Aug 17 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Tifani C
  • Sat Aug 18 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Sha S
  • Sat Aug 18 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Christina S
  • Sun Aug 19 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Shanah W
  • Sun Aug 19 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Paulo V
  • Mon Aug 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Christine B
  • Mon Aug 20 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Shanah W
  • Mon Aug 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shanah W
  • Mon Aug 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Jeni T
  • Tue Aug 21 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Christina S
  • Tue Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sha S
  • Tue Aug 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Susan R