A Bit About Me...
I came to yoga from a dance background. Vinyasa yoga has all the components I love about dance, including the space for developing self-expression.
My roots in yoga were established in 1999 at the Jivamukti Studio in New York City, where I practiced with David Life and Uma Saraswati. I felt as if I had found my home. The mix of dance like movements, great music, an opportunity to sing/chant in every class with a philosophical component, it was a match well made.
In 2002, I graduated from Film School and had decided that was not the industry for me. I was lost and not sure what I was going to do with my life. A dear friend and fellow yoga enthusiast had decided to take a training at Sonic Yoga in 2003 and invited me to join. I thought “why not?” I was blown away at how rich the history, practice and application of the teachings were. I also realized I loved teaching!
Since then I have taken between 1-3 trainings a year and still do so. I love being a student. There’s so much to learn and it’s such a privilege to step out of the day-to-day and immerse myself in the practice and student community. When I lead trainings, I encourage my students to do the same.
What I offer in my classes is a mixture of all that I've learned from the physical to the philosophical. My intention is to give you the space to connect to your body and spirit so that you remember that home is right here, in your body and breath.
Meet Our Team
Practice With Clara could not run without the help of these incredible beings 💕
We are so grateful for each and every one of them.
Chief Operating Officer
Kama • dancing.
Moksha • yoga.
Artha • writing.
Dharma • storytelling.
Seraphina is a writer, poet, lover of all kinds of movement, nomad, reiki practitioner, and Kundalini yoga teacher.
Kama • gardening.
Moksha • breath, stillness & movement.
Artha • nourishing others.
Dharma • to inspire personal growth & unity with nature.
Shani has been a ‘Heart Led’ Entrepreneur since she founded Milagro Retreats in 2002. This international Yoga & Surf Retreat Company that lived for 16 years, birthed her next Baby, hOMe Grown Living Foods, in 2008.
Tucked away in the forest on Vancouver Island, Shani grows much of the produce she uses when Catering and lives a life immersed in Nature.
You'll also find her catering and offering massage on our retreats.
Kama • film, video games.
Moksha • self-reflection.
Artha • writing, video editing.
Dharma • entertainment.
Jon is a film and video game historian and enthusiast. He's written, produced, directed, performed for, and edited video projects since he was a kid.
Film school graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in motion picture production.
Having edited content for Clara for years, Jon greatly appreciates yoga philosophy and the practice.
A Bit About
Practice with Clara
I had a vision over 10 years ago to create a virtual studio where I offered the kind of yoga I LOVE to practice and teach. With the help of my small team, we launched in 2019.
Nothing beats an in-person class; however, we don't always have the time, means, or proximity to get to a brick-and-mortar studio.
This is a place you can come to - to connect to your body, reflect on your life, and hear the innate wisdom that lives within you.
Do you want to take your yoga practice to the next level?
Discover exciting upcoming events and trainings with Clara!
Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge or connect with like-minded individuals, this is your chance to take your skills to the next level. Read on for more details on how to get involved.
TRAIN WITH CLARA
Learn how to create vinyasa yoga sequences that are integrated, anchored in anatomy, and fun!!
SEE THE TRAINING HERE
IN PERSON EVENTS AND RETREATS
See all the upcoming in-person yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with Clara.
SEE IN-PERSON EVENTS HERE
Comments from Our Community
This was my first time sticking with a 30-day yoga challenge, and I really loved it. The structure of the week was perfect, with the right amount of slow mixed into the more intense practices. I felt committed and motivated to get on my mat every day and looked forward to seeing what the day's practice would be.
The live classes on Saturday were my favorite, having not been to a live yoga class in a year. I have followed Clara for years, from her days on the Gaiam app, and assumed I would never have the opportunity to practice with her in real life, so it was such a wonderful treat to feel like I was in class and in community with her. Great challenge, app, content, and the best teacher.
Clara has always seemed like an old friend I met at this party, who knows where or when that I wasn’t sure I wanted to go to, but I’m sure glad I went because I met this really cool person who changed my life.
And so it continues many, many years later; I have become a better practitioner, student, and teacher, not to mention mother, partner and overall better human since coming into contact with this beautiful soul.
Something about her teaching creates an allowance in your body that enables you to experience what it truly means to find ease through effort and strength through release. Her teachings have helped me increase my awareness and appreciation of my body, what its capable of and how it moves.
PWC Seeker Member
Taking Clara's 300-hour yoga teacher training was the most transformative experience in my practice and teaching since completing a 200-hour.
She taught us with precision and creativity to design sequences that make sense and feel beautiful.
We explored the art of teaching advanced postures with skill and the safety of students in mind. We learned to teach through kramas, stages of the process, to meet students where they are at. I highly recommend this program to anyone with an interest in vinyasa or who is intending to teach this style to others.
PWC 300-Hour YTT Student
In the 30+ years I have been practicing, I can name only a very few teachers who really offered me what yoga can deliver, and Clara is definitely one of them. She plays your body like a musical instrument. She's like the jazz musician of yoga teachers, riffing and meandering down creative pathways.
No staying inside the lines with her teaching. Live classes can be on Zoom, so your adjustments are called out. So she'll get to know you if you show up to your mat.
It seems with every passing year, the love and gratitude I have for the community grows deeper. The PWC community is one space that has been and continues to be a big blessing.
I love the PWC community for how real it feels; it's free of judgment and safe to share where you are in your yoga or life journey, including the struggles you are facing or any raw emotions you’re carrying at the moment. I believe a big part of my dharma is to hold space for others, and I get to practice that here.
Practice with Clara has something for everyone at every level. It is the most prolific practice that I have found with an extensive amount of content organized in a way that makes it easy to find just what you need or to just follow one of the many recommendations.
I would and have recommended Practice with Clara to anyone that is curious or already has an existing practice.