Shakira Scott

Health & Wellness Ministry

Shakira Scott

Shakira Scott, affectionally known as “Your Local Yoga Dealer”, is a private and group yoga instructor specializing in Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and guided meditation. Shakira completed the 200 hour teacher training with Yoga to the People, Fall 2015. Her alignment based classes include supported motivation and guidance, as well as time to explore one’s own body.

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. She was invited to the 2019 Raiders Training Camp to train players which caught the eye of the HBO show, Hard Knocks.

After opening a pop-up studio, Your Local Yoga Studio for a few months in Old Oakland in early 2019, Shakira taught yoga and meditation at a handful of gyms/studios, schools, retail spaces, corporate offices, retreats, open spaces in the state of California. In response to COVID, Shakira currently teaches virtual classes and offers 1-on-1 customized yoga sessions.

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