Yoga teacher, personal fitness trainer, and student of Life.
Claudia’s fascination with movement and body potential began with her slipping into the ballet studio across the street from her house when she was seven, where she sat in a corner and watched in wonder. Later, she boogied her way through aerobics classes, ultimately becoming a certified instructor. Finally deciding to make the leap from a traditional office career to a movement based career in personal fitness training, Claudia went back to school to complete her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology. Claudia specializes in creating fitness programs for people over the age of 60, using multiple modalities (including yoga). She is an A.C.E. certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, and brings experience and education to her clients and their programs.
In 2003, following a health scare, she began to explore yoga as a way to manage her stress and reconnect with her body in a new way. “I practice yoga to wake up from the inside out. Every time I step on my mat, or sit on my meditation cushion, I am there for the inward journey of discovery. Yoga is the process of peeling away layers, always moving toward my true, authentic self. The process is fun, exciting, joyful, sometimes terrifying, but always feels like I am traveling home. This is also why I teach. I love to share knowledge, and offer tools to my clients so that they may become empowered to have their own breakthroughs.” Claudia completed her 200 and 500 hour RYT through Jennifer Prugh’s “Joy of Yoga” teacher training. Her vinyasa flow classes are anchored by a strong background in exercise physiology, and are deeply centered in a mindful dance with the breath and the body.
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