Thursday, December 30, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
BRING A FRIEND GET ONE CLASS FREE!!
If you bring a new student to class at Claudia’s Yoga you will receive a gift certificate for one free class to keep or share.
Claudia’s Yoga gift certificates are now available.
It’s the perfect gift for any beginning yogi or experienced yogi on your holiday list.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
I'm back from LA and happy to be here, that's for sure. I'm sorry to say that I didn't get a chance to take a yoga class there I did get to see my wonderful friend Richard Simmons who totally kicked my butt in two classes. I know this has nothing to do with yoga here is a picture of us together. I love him. He is the best!! He changed my life and that change led me to yoga. Here is a link to the class that I took with him. If you look real hard you can see me in the back wearing green.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Last night was the chanting/meditation event at Juliana's and it was totally amazing. There were about 15 people at the event, maybe even more. We all sat in a circle in Juliana's living room and Juli started with a short meditation. Then we chanted to Snatum Kaur and Ken who gently and softly played the guitar. We continuted by chanting our teacher training anthem On Na Ma Shi Va Ya and that was really special. With Ruth, Courntey, Wendi, Veronica and Juliana singing along it felt just like I had been transported back to yoga teacher training. It was a moment that I won't forget in a hurry. We finished dancing to Krishna Das. It was an amazing sight. We were all dancing and moving with Juliana leading the way. She really is a special person. She has an energy unlike anyone else I have ever met. She is my Guru. :)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thanks for visiting my blog. Please take a moment to scroll down on the right side of the home page and vote in the "Favorite pose" question. While you are there you can also check out my weight loss story buy clicking on "success story" in the About Me section to your right. Thanks for voting!!! Namste.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I subbed for Joy at The Yoga Source today and it went really well. I was a little nervous at first because, well, after all, it's The Yoga Source. It's the premier studio in this area. When the class was over all of the students looked like they were stoned on drugs which means I achieved my goal of teaching a good class. LOL Everyone came up and thanked me and hugged me. It really was great to teach class there. A shout out for Joy here. She is the one who gave me my first chance at The Yoga Source. Thanks Joy!!!
The mail arrived later on in the day and there was my card from the Yoga Alliance. I knew it was coming but seeing it in person really made me happy. I set a goal for myself and I worked hard to achieve it. The Yoga Alliance card told me that I had achieved it.
To wrap up the best yoga day ever, I was informed that I was approved as a sub at The Yoga Source. I am absolutely thrilled. I am also very proud of me. Hey, I did it!! :)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tomorrow I am subbing for Joy at The Yoga Source on Wiles Road in Coral Springs at 9:00 AM. It is also a level one Hatha Yoga class. If you can't make it tonight maybe you can make it tomorrow. :)
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO ETRO SALON.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
After Juliana's class I went to the Etro yoga loft and taught another relaxing Hatha class. I was very happy to see two new students there. One was an old friend from Long Beach who I first met in 8th grade and the other was a student who came to my class to support my yoga teaching endeavor. It was a very grounding and centering class with some aromatherapy at the end. I hope they both enjoyed it. I know I did. :)
I maybe subbing again for Juliana on Monday but I'm not completely sure about that yet. I will be definitely be teaching Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Etro loft and I am looking forward to it.
On Wednesday I will be subbing for Joy at the Yoga Source at 9:00 AM. Joy is an extremely talented and experienced teacher. I learn something every time I take a class from her which I am going to do this morning. I am extremely excited about subbing for Joy. I am very honored that she trusts me with her class. I want to publicly thank Joy for giving me this opportunity. Thanks Joy. :)
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
FIRST HATHA YOGA CLASS
BEGINNERS AND PEOPLE
SEEKING A GENTLE STRETCH
***TUESDAY, JULY 13, 6:30***
Okay, I couldn't wait to teach my first class. Yes, I know I had it scheduled for July 27 but I couldn't wait. :) So what does this mean to you? It means that there will be a most wonderful gentle yoga class taught upstairs from Etro Salon at 6:30 and you are invited attend. Actually, you are invited to all of my classes. They will be Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Thursdays 9:30 am and Saturdays 11:00am. All are welcome to enjoy these calming and peaceful classes. Don't forget to go mention the introductory $5.00 first class when you come to your first class. Yes, it's affordable too. :) I'll see you there.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
According to Swami Sivananda Karma Yoga is doing selfless service. OK, well, what does that mean to me? :) It means that I teach yoga without the expectation of getting paid with money. I am paid by helping the world and community reap the benefits of yoga. This is the type of yoga that I have been doing lately.
When studying for my yoga teacher training final in Whole Foods with Ruth, Courtney and Wendi this man came up to us and asked us if we were talking about yoga. We said that we were and he introduced himself as Lal, the owner of Vastu Yoga in Lauderhill. He explained that his studio is a donation only studio and nobody is ever turned away because of their inability to pay for class. The teachers donate their time without the expectation of being paid. You know, Karma Yoga.
When you are a new yoga teacher you just want to teach and if you don't get paid that's OK too so I called Lal the next day to set up a date to teach. I taught at his studio that next Friday and it was really a wonderful experience. I brought most of the students with me but it was still fun to teach in this lovely space.
When I started teacher training with Juliana she made it quite clear to me that she expected me to give back. In other words to do Karma Yoga. I am glad I was able to have the opportunity to keep the promise that I made to my beloved Guru.
Today it was Ruth's turn to perform Karma Yoga at the Vastu studio. She gave a rocking great class that was appropriate for beginners and more advanced students as well. She actually had 3 people in her class that had never practiced yoga before and she did a wonderful job guiding them through a new experience. They were lucky to have her.
So we have both done Karma Yoga. We are better teachers for it.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
One day about 13 years ago I walked into the Coral Springs Art Museum with my friend Sandy to attend my first yoga class. Little did I know that I would love it so much that one day I would study to become a yoga teacher myself. I remember it as if it were just yesterday. I was very nervous when I entered but I was immediately welcomed by the teacher who was sitting in front of about 10 students. She asked me if this was my first class and when I answered yes she told me that she would be sure to keep a special eye on me.
We started the class on our backs in relaxation. Juliana who was the teacher told us to bring our attention to our breath. It was wonderful to just let everything else in the world go and only think about the breath. I relaxed into the class and heard only the words of the teacher. We moved through pranayama (breath control), asana (poses) and finally meditation. I was hooked. I felt so peaceful and joyful when the class was over I knew I had finally found what I was looking for.
I continued going to Juliana's classes at the museum as well as going to her private studio. I also started taking private sessions with her to take my practice to another level. To this day I still take my privates every other Tuesday. They allow Juliana and I to work on my alignment, balance, strength and focus only on me. Sometimes they turn into therapy session. :)
Last year Juliana asked me for my help in getting her paperwork together so that her studio could be approved for teacher training by the Yoga Alliance. It was a lot of work but I knew that if I could get it done I would have the chance to study under the most respected teacher in this area not to mention my own spiritual mentor and guru. We worked together and were able to get everything that was needed. Juliana's first teacher training started last March.
We had 7 students and it was a wide range of people. I was the oldest at 58 and Courtney was the youngest at 18. We all got along very well and bonded over many sessions of yoga philosophy, teaching technique and anatomy. Getting to spend 200 hours with Juliana was amazing. She is so knowledgeable about yoga and we were like sponges taking it all in.
Last Monday night was our graduation on the beach. It was an wonderful event complete with flowers, fruit, chanting, meditation, family and fun. All of the students were dressed in white as we sang and celebrated on the beach. Now I'm a yoga teacher. My dream came true.
By the way, that's me in the graduation picture on the bottom left. :)