Building strength, the mind/body connection and flexibility, are just a few of the realms we will explore through a mindful vinyasa flow to 90s R&B, alternative music, reggae, jazz with a splash of meditative sounds. A mixed level class that offers modifications and adjustments based on one's own practice. Postures both powerful and restorative send the student traveling through asanas linked to their inhales and exhales (Vinyasa Flow, Yang) while the Yin side of the practice promotes openness of the lower body by holding asanas for up to two minutes. Class ends with pranayama and meditation.
Shakira Scott, affectionally known as "Your Local Yoga Dealer", is a private and group yoga instructor specializing in Vinyasa and Yin Yoga and guided meditation.
While in teacher training she "practiced" teaching in parks and public spaces to whoever was willing, and never turned back. Shakira completed the 200 hour teacher training with Yoga to the People, Fall 2015.
Founder of the Black to Yoga event series, Shakira actively works to showcase Black yoga instructors while also introducing yoga to communities of color. Early 2017, she met and began training Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch which has opened her training technique to athletes. Her alignment based classes include supported motivation and guidance, as well as time to explore one's own body.
After opening a pop-up studio, Your Local Yoga Studio for a few months in Old Oakland in early 2019, Shakira currently teaches yoga and meditation at a handful of gyms/studios, schools, retail spaces, corporate offices, retreats, open spaces in the state of California, coining the title, ‘Your Local Yoga Dealer’.