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Sherri Baptiste

Sherri Baptiste


Sherri Baptiste

Sherri Baptiste

Sherri Baptiste

Sherri Baptiste yoga, fitness and health expert is an inspirational teacher at the forefront of yoga in the United States. She was born into a rich heritage: She is the sister of Baron Baptiste, and her parents Magaña and Walt Baptiste are recognized as leaders and pioneers in the fields of yoga, health and fitness. (Magaña and Walt are recognized for having established yoga on the West Coast in the mid-1950s) Sherri author of Yoga with Weights for Dummies & Yoga All in One for Dummies (Wiley Publishers 2015) draws from, an in-depth training and background, teaching to all levels in a way that is accessible to everyone.

She is the 
founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, a nationally recognized yoga method. Her ‘Power of Yoga Advancing Studies and Teachers Certification’ programs, including Yoga with Weights: Baptiste Method Online Learning Course that are recognized by Yoga Alliance.

She presents classes and workshops throughout the United States and hosts retreats around the world. She is a presenter for Western Athletics’ Bay Clubs, Gold’s Gym, Nautilus, Equinox, Fitness SF, IDEA World Fitness, Inner IDEA Conference, Body Mind Spirit, ECA NYC, AFPA, Can Fit Pro, Omega’s ‘Being Yoga’ Conference and Yoga Journal.

She serves as Special Guest Faculty and Retreat Leader for Kripalu, Omega Institute, Tassajara, Esalen, Haramara, Green Gulch Zen Center, Rancho La Puerta Spa, Cal A Vie Spa, Bhakti Fest and Feathered Pipe Ranch. A radio and television personality, she is featured in video, DVD programs that include “Power of Yoga & Meditation.”

She is a published writer in Alternative Medicine Magazine, Best Body Magazine, Yoga Magazine, Career Planning and Adult Psychology Development Journals. 


Number of years teaching

Since I was a teenager! 


Baptiste Power of Yoga


Life,  Breath,  Spirituality & Travel



What inspired you to teach yoga?

I am a Teacher by lineage and birthright. It is a calling, an inspiration to simply share what I know to be good with others. Growing up in my parents Magana and Walt Baptiste's work I saw this as a Lifestyle Practice. A way of being in the world. Growing up I observed in all of our Baptiste Studios and Baptiste Centers in San Francisco a draw of amazing people to my parents work.. There was a force of attraction in this work, bigger than all of us that drew interesting alive, evolving souls to the Baptiste Teachings and Centers. It was exciting. I saw people from all walks of life that became even more happy, healthy, inspired developing themselves through my parents teachings into more fully made human beings. At one point in life I made a conscious choice to make yoga my own, to teach authentically in my own right and voice. Bottom line I am simply sharing a lineage, legacy and heritage of what i know to be good with others…and it works, People are happier, more productive, vibrantly alive, positive, and healthier.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Life Itself, Spirituality, Family, Breath, Work in the World, Community….and Travel.

How would you describe your style?

All Levels Welcome: Sequential warming, process oriented breath based vinyasa hatha yoga flow with seamless transitions between the postures.

What is your favorite pose to teach?

Breath into breath - moment into moment….The rest will follow. 

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Residing in that still center within, as life vibrantly surrounds and enlivens me.

What are your favorite places to travel?

Everywhere that allows it's culture to still somewhat still intact, with welcoming people, authentic beauty, nature, gentle authenticity of experiences that support and welcome to us as travelers by the countries people. Favorite places provide great guides, transportation, ease and comfort in accommodations, terrific food, wines, music, dance, views, vistas, trains, planes, boats oceans, mountains…No limits…most of all keeping us safe as we journey, filled with joy and laughter with fellow travelers.

What keeps you motivated in your yoga practice?

My practice is my life. Personal Development and bringing out the authentic gifts that we have been given and seeing this open up in others are inspiring to me. Finding that authentic voice as a teacher and being an example and support to others in the process, as we all evolve together is what motivates my days in this work and field.