Clara has always found movement to be a way to commune with the divine. She came to the yoga practice from a dance background. Vinyasa yoga had all the components she loved about dance: form with space for your own expression. She started practicing regularly at Jivamukti in 1999. Clara got certified at Sonic Yoga NY in 2003 and began teaching full-time shortly thereafter. She moved out of New York in 2006 and landed in Vancouver BC at the beginning of its yoga scene that is now strong in its presence. Clara brought a different flavor of vinyasa to the Vancouver scene and is known as a teacher’s teacher.
Clara completed her 300-hour with the Samudra School led by Shiva Rea in 2012. She has been leading retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings worldwide for the last 7 years. She has had the honor to teach at the Whistler Yoga Conference, Wanderlust Whistler, Northwest Yoga Conference and the Pacific Yoga Festival. Clara was on faculty at Sonic Yoga for their 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training in 2006 and has been on the 300-hour faculty of Semperviva Yoga since 2008. In 2013, she created her own school, Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga and has been leading her own 200 and 300-hour programs internationally with the help of Shiv Oss, Paul Ochoa and Erin Moon.