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Shakira first discovered yoga in 1999, while looking for a way to find deep peace and relaxation with her busy work, study and fitness schedules. In her journey, she has studied Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar and Anusara yoga before finding the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga method. As a devoted student and daily practitioner in this method, she believes in the transformative and healing power of Ashtanga yoga and that the practice and benefits of all yoga practice are available to all, regardless of body type, ethnicity, creed or spiritual belief.
In February 2014, she made her third trip to Mysore, India to study with R. Sharath Jois and was given his official blessing to teach the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. She continues to deepen her studies and understanding of Ashtanga practice and philosophy with her root teachers Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldmann.
Her teaching style is Traditional Mysore-Style and Guided Ashtanga yoga as well as "Form, Focus and Flow", an Ashtanga-based Flow rooted in the traditional tristhana ("three-pronged") method of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Above all, she is passionate about sharing yoga as a healing, sustainable and spiritual practice for life and as a basis for personal transformation beyond the mat.
She teaches Private yoga sessions to Individuals and Groups, Studio and Corporate classes in Kingston, Jamaica and is available to design and create Destination Yoga experiences for students of all backgrounds and abilities.