Yoga, meditation and R&B.
Wake up to wellness with our back-to-back yoga classes. Women work twice as hard in the music and media industry so we're sprinkling some wellness into the festival. Besides, self-care creates a solid foundation for any goal you're on the way to achieving.
DATE: SATURDAY - APRIL 7, 2018
TIME(S): SESSION 1 [9:30 - 10:30] OR SESSION 2 [10:30 - 11:30]
LOCATION: TOWN FITNESS - 130 E. 12TH ST., OAKLAND, CA
INSTRUCTOR: SHAKIRA SCOTT
AGES: ALL AGES
TICKETS: $15 (INCLUDES A GIFT BAG FULL OF HEALTHY SNACKS FROM OUR EVENT PARTNERS AND HEALTH-ADE KOMBUCHA)
ABOUT THE CLASS: 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. Practice ends with pranayama and meditation.
KEEP THE YOGA FLOWING: WE'LL ALSO BE AT YOGA DAY WITH THE OAKLAND A'S IN AUGUST. LEARN MORE HERE.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR: SHAKIRA SCOTT
Shakira Scott (a.k.a Your Local Yoga Dealer) is a Berkeley native and East Bay baby, all the way. Being raised around artists, musicians, educators, Black Hippies, the yogic lifestyle was a familiar culture that she attempted to explored in 2009. As a dance major in college, Shakira took her first yoga class only to hate it. It would take 5 years to revisit the practice (this time more mature and no longer dancing). Having switched to a physically demanding visual stylist career for many years, Shakira had begun developing intense back pain, so she came back to the practice. She fell in love with the results after a few months, but not just the physical body. Shakira noticed how much more calm and aware she was. After studying and consistently practicing, she knew she had to tell her people (Baydestrians) about the magical world of yoga. Shakira completed her 200 hr teacher training with Yoga to the People in 2015.