After years practicing yoga in the Ashtanga tradition, Valerie stepped on to her mat for her first Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga class and instantly felt like she’d come home. The sequence fulfilled her from the inside out — from the physical challenge to the clarity she felt in her mind and spirit. Valerie’s been practicing and training with Lisa Black for nearly 10 years and though she knew she was destined to teach from a young age, it wasn’t until halfway through Level 1 with Baron that she realized she was meant to teach Baptiste Yoga.
Valerie obtained her Certification in early 2011. She continues to grow, evolve and learn so much in every Baptiste training she attends, she couldn’t imagine stopping at Level 2. She loves sharing her love of this beautiful yoga practice with her students and is continuously amazed at how inspirational each and every one of her students is as they step on to their mats, breathe, move, let go of what they think they know and truly arrive in the present moment.
Valerie has a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts where she took her first yoga class. When she’s no on her mat or guiding students, she’s hanging with her dogs, her sweetie Brian and most likely doing something outside.
In addition to teaching at Baptiste Affiliate Studio, Shakti Vinyasa Yoga, you can find Valerie at Spira Power Yoga too.
Watch for the launch of Val’s website late 2011!
Find Valerie at:
Shakti Vinyasa Yoga WEST (Ballard)
2238 NW Market Street , SeattleT: (206) 297-YOGA (9642)www.shaktivinyasa.com