Today was my first hot yoga experience! I’ve done regular yoga many times but never hot! I was not as prepared for the heat. I didn’t bring a towel which would’ve been very useful since I was sliding all over my mat! Haha! But I survived l! Karen was great! Definitely will be back again and with a towel! :-)
Claire, 200 RYT certified yoga teacher, believes in the power of yoga and how it can change your life. Claire began her yoga journey 20 years ago with Kundalini Yoga. Although she could not attend many classes, she practiced several times a week with her VHS tape. Eventually, the craziness of life took over, and she left her yoga practice behind. While training for a marathon and needing to stretch out her overworked muscles, she walked into the Yoga Body Shop. She fell in love with the practice, the inquiry, and the meditation. Substituting her dedication to marathon training with yoga, Claire’s yoga practice grew immensely. With overwhelming feelings of gratitude for yoga, she knew she needed to share the peacefulness, the strength, and the mindfulness she gained from being on her yoga mat. Stepping completely out of her comfort zone, she attended and completed Baptiste Level One in August of 2016 in Menla, NY. The experience solidified her desire to teach and in February 2017, she graduated from Yoga Body Institute with her Yoga Alliance’s 200 certification and plans to continue with the Baptiste training. When Claire isn’t on her mat, you will find her deeply involved in her community. Yoga has changed her life and she inspires to help the lives of all the people around her.