Sherri Baptiste and her Yoga Legacy

Born into a legacy of highly respected teachers at the forefront of yoga training and education in America.

  • Parent’s Magana & Walt Baptiste established yoga on the West Coast in the 1950’s
  • She began teaching yoga, health and fitness practices to others in her teens
  • Founder/owner of the successful Baptiste Natural Foods Store in San Francisco - until1990
  • Founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga™ in Marin Co. California
  • Established The Baptiste Power of Yoga Teachers Training Program
  • Baptiste Power of Yoga Teachers Training program is registered and recognized by the Yoga Alliance, Yoga Federation of Europe, and International Yoga Federation
  • Personally has taught thousands and thousands of students.
  • Weekly classes attract more than two hundred students: ongoing group classes and private sessions
  • Associate teacher with The Himalayan Institute, Rishikesh India, Pennsylvania, and Minneapolis
  • Served as Membership Liaison for the International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • She has taught in the College of Marin's Adult Education Programs
  • Has taught both; Children and Teachers in the public and private Elementary and High Schools
  • Associate teacher with The Himalayan Institute, Rishikesh India, Pennsylvania, and Minneapolis
  • Conference Presenter: UC Medical Center Health Events, University of San Francisco Educational Events, The Practice Center Conference, LA Yoga Expo, Body Mind Spirit Conference, IDEA World Fitness Conference
  • Has served as yoga teacher to Dr. Dean Ornish’s Research Participant Group.
  • Twelve Year Associate Member of 'California Yoga Teachers Association'
  • Teacher at Rancho La Puerta Spa, Green Gulch Zen Center, and Noetic Institutes IONS Retreat Center.
  • Facilitator of Life Balance Program and Workshops; Western Athletic Clubs, Sporting Club Aventine, Marriot Spa
  • Gives workshops, intensive, retreats, Yoga Vacations Nationally and Internationally; Bali, Yucatan, India & Nepal
  • Frequent Radio & Television Personality and Speaker
  • New products released 2003-04’ include: Baptiste Power of Yoga and Meditation Videos, DVD, CD
  • A Native San Franciscan; lives with her family in Marin Co California.
  • Baptiste Power of Yoga Web Site:, newsletter and email list are used to list her events
  • Yoga Workshops and Retreats fill consistently to capacity.

Sherri Baptiste represents, the perfect balance between the physical and mental aspects of this ancient discipline - no easy task to anyone who has experienced yoga. She is professional yet approachable; she is warm yet determined; she knowingly accommodates the personal physical limitations of participants in the class, while simultaneously challenging them to gently, yet aggressively progress through their previously established barriers of resistance. Given her background, she is thoroughly knowledgeable in The Eastern Philosophy surrounding yoga. yet incorporates it in such a way that is easily understood and totally non-treatening to western students. In short, She is wonderful!! Sherri is very highly respected, revered, and regarded here in Marin County and is personally responsible for expanding at least three yoga programs of which I am aware. Any program fortunate enough to procure her services quickly realizes the immense wisdom, expertise, professionalism, and value that she carries with her.
Patty Applegate, Attorney at Law Atherton, CA
Baptiste, as you would expect from her background, is an excellent teacher and model. Her instructions are both physically exact and spiritually uplifting....
Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal