Sami Lea Lipman
Sami Lipman turned to yoga to give her powerful strength, relief from spine & hip injuries, and a mindful attitude towards life. As a former ballet dancer, Sami has always been passionate about exercise that integrates the body with movement and rhythm. Sami found that Power Vinyasa Yoga gave her peace of mind in an otherwise very busy life, as well as camaraderie with her physical body, rather than seeing it as a barrier. Sami’s classes incorporate a powerfully challenging athletic flow, inspirational thoughts and writings, and often, great music.
Sami became 200-hour RYT certified with Yoga Alliance in 2010 after completing the teacher training certification program at Breath and Body Yoga with her teacher, friend, and mentor Desirae Pierce. In 2011, Sami attended Level 1 with Baron Baptiste, and is on her path towards Baptiste Certification and RYT-500 hour training in 2013. She has trained extensively with Baron Baptiste; and participated in workshops and trainings with John Friend, Christina Sell, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Duncan Wong, Ray Long, Gioconda Parker, and more – these teachers have inspired her to always be a student while evolving as a teacher.
Outside of the studio, Sami’s vigor for yoga and sport impassioned her to launch SamiLea Design, a freelance ad agency, which showcases the grace and power of the industry. She also loves being near the water with her pup, Kira, and is struck with a severe wanderlust for travel.