About Me

My current Yoga practice and teachings…

I am a Yoga Teacher with studies on Ashtanga Yoga (KPJAYI Authorized Level 2), Rocket Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, & Holistic Yoga. And, since late 2010, my main focus practice and teachings have been from the Ashtanga Yoga Method.

I currently practice and study Ashtanga Yoga at Shri, K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India (the home of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage) with Guru Sharath Jois, where i go for months of the year to immerse myself in the tradition; and where in early 2018 i received the blessing from Guruji to represent the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga teachers around the world (Authorization Level II). I also spend another big part of my practice & trainings under the close guidance of my dear teacher Matthew Sweeney in North India & Indonesia.

My travels around the world to study and practice Ashtanga Yoga, have taken me to incredible places like India, Indonesia, and Thailand, to practice with very insightful and inspiring teachers: Sharath Jois (KPJAYI India), Matthew Sweeney (The Shala Bali), Tim Feldmann (Miami Life Center), Prem & Radja (Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center), David Swenson, David Keil (Yoga Anatomy), David Robson (Ashtanga Yoga Toronto), Laruga, and Faith Scimecca (Washington DC).

I am deeply grateful for all the light that all these teachers have shared with me and for shaping my practice and my teachings.

I am currently based in Punta Hermosa Lima, Peru, where I have an Ashtanga Yoga School that offers Traditional Ashtanga Yoga (Mysore style) & Therapeutic Ashtanga Yoga (Holistic approach). I also offer group yoga classes and workshops, as well as private Yoga instruction, corporate Yoga classes, and Thai Yoga massage workshops and private sessions.

I am constantly traveling and teaching Yoga as well as offering Thai Yoga Massage around the world, and more regularly to my previous home the VA/DC area of USA.

My Yoga story…

I was first introduced to Yoga when i was 18 years old back in Peru. It was a few years later while living in Washington, DC. that i reconnected with what would be my practice and teachings for Life.

I have to say that Yoga indeed changed my life. I came back to it in 2010 looking for balance and inner peace and that was exactly what i found. I became a much happier person and content with who i was and where i was going. I realized that my happiness was my own responsibility. So, with Yoga, i gradually became the artist and protagonist of my own life, and i am eternally thankful for that. Quickly after i started practicing, i started to make crucial changes in the different aspects of my life, and soon enough i wanted to know more about this practice that had done so much for me.

It was around this time that i signed up for my first 200 hr. Holistic Yoga teacher training. And, it was during these 6 transformational months of immersing myself into this old tradition, and with the realization that Yoga brings love, peace, and balance to all aspects of my life, that i decided to become a teacher to be able to share this with the entire world. I became a Yoga teacher and started teaching from the start. It was probably the best decision i could have ever made for myself; I was not only able to share Yoga with all of my students, but also realized that this is what i wanted to do for the rest of my life. Along with Yoga, came Meditation, and these two spiritual practices have become the roots of my life ever since.

It was in late 2010 that I decided to narrow the focus of both my practice and my teachings. I went ahead and did my second Yoga Studies training in Ashtanga Yoga. It was during this training that i committed myself to the old and traditional way Ashtanga was taught in India: Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style. I fell completely in love with Mysore. And, it was during this training that i came with another realization: Ashtanga was to be my practice for Life. My next training was on Rocket Yoga and all the 2 next ones after that, were completely focused in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition.

My studies combined with the experience of my own practice gave me the depths to be able to become an Ashtanga Mysore style teacher.

I am very thankful for the teachers with whom i currently undergo my continuing Yoga education, for sharing their wisdom and light, and enriching my life with their teachings.

“In my classes, prepare to challenge yourself, sweat, and have fun using the body as a pathway and empowering the mind so that you can experience the same transformation qualities and light that Yoga has brought into my life”.

Namaste,

Claudia

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