Has pandemic parenthood life made me more present?

Hello, friends!

We are midway through Shadow School 30-Day Yoga Challenge, and I feel as though I’m at a crossroads…again.

This week, Steph asked me if I would be offering in-person training in the New Year. I stopped what I was doing (Steph and I tend to do too many things at once while talking) and thought about it. I realized I hadn’t thought about it at all. I feel I’m just getting used to offering my work in the virtual space, and I hadn’t even considered coming back into the physical space with my community.

The future still feels so uncertain — hasn’t it always been? I used to plan my work schedule a year out. Since covid and Karmen entered my life, I’ve had difficulty planning even three months out.

Has pandemic parenthood life made me more present?

The short answer is yes.

On the days I’m with Karmen, I plan our outings based on the weather in the next few hours.

On the days I work, I plan my schedule in the morning.

The thought of the future has been giving me a bit of anxiety lately — just pile that on top of my daily anxiety dose, and we’ve got what feels like a weighted blanket of heaviness. Back under the covers, I go.

No, no, up I get.

Get dressed and start with baby steps.

INHALE. Plan the next week. EXHALE.

INHALE. Add three months. EXHALE.

INHALE. Look into the future. EXHALE.

What do I want to see?

What do you want to see?

Is there space in our brains and lives to be both spontaneous and have an outline?

The obvious answer is, OF COURSE.

The next question is HOW?

How do we hold both the planned and spontaneous?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to reply to this letter or post your response in our community Facebook Group

This coming week, I will try and make loose plans for the future while leaving pockets for the impromptu coffee you might invite me to.

See you soon, I hope,

Clara.

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A strong vinyasa class that works toward Parsva Bakasana (side crow) as the peak pose. Side waist lengthening, twists, core work with chaturanga push-ups, and arm balancing prepare your body for the peak pose.

Move through Garudasana (eagle) and Bakasana (crow) before coming to the ground for backbends and inner thigh stretching. This class closes with a seated meditation and visualization. 

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Yoga at Home

Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

 

✧ Join the Community ✧

Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

· Share your feedback

· Seek help and motivation from the community

· Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

· Cultivate a global community

· Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

· Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

· Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

· Participate in a class with Clara and the community

· Put in your request for a specific class

· Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

· Learn modifications for injuries

· Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

Check out the events page to learn more. 

Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

30-day challenge
7-day series for beginners
7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

✧ Community Feedback ✧

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✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

  • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
  • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
  • Unique events and workshops
  • Downloadable assets including:
    • Monthly Calendars
    • Journaling Booklets
    • Spotify Playlists
  • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
  • Q&A sessions with Clara
  • & much more!

Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

The 7-day programs include: 

  • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
  • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 1-week
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 30-days
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

 5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

Join Practice with Clara

New members get 7-days FREE!

Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

Ally Mazerolle on Girlvana Yoga and the Power of Community

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This week on the podcast, we interviewed yoga teacher, writer, and entrepreneur, Ally Mazerolle, founder of Girlvana Yoga and Ladyvana Retreats. Ally started teaching yoga over a decade ago and founded Girlvana to bring yoga and mindfulness practice to teens. 

“Today, we’re working with Gen Z, and it’s this new, emerging generation that’s so cool and also terrifying. This generation sees the world in a way we never did because of social media. Gen Z has such a pulse on all things political because of social media and the internet; it’s more native for them to be online.” – Ally Mazerolle. 

Girlvana, like so many other studios and community-focused businesses, shifted classes and training online to continue connecting young women from all over the world as we continue to social distance. 

“My superpower is a vulnerability in my ability to share how I feel. My former business partner used to call me very emotionally agile. I think this aspect of who I am helps create a safe and conscious space for teens to share how they feel and who they are. This is what community means to me, the ability to come together and learn from our experiences.” – Ally Mazerolle.

Read the highlights from this week’s episode; watch or listen to the full discussion with Clara and Ally. 

 

Introducing Ally Maz and Girlvana Yoga

 

AMI’m so excited to have this conversation with you, particularly Clara because the idea for Girlvana was brewing inside me, but it wasn’t fully realized until I did one of your Morning Yoga Intensives. Girlvana was created in 2010, so almost a decade ago. The intention was for young women to feel seen and heard, and connected through the avenues of yoga, meditation, and real conversation.

I wanted to create a space for mindfulness for teens, and it also pertains to gender and sexuality and identity and consent and periods and all of the things that young people have to deal with as they come of age. 

Girlvana started with me teaching yoga in high schools; I was just knocking on the doors of principals and school counselors and anyone I could think of. At this time, I was already leading yoga retreats, and I thought, how cool would it be for this retreat to be all teenage girls and have sort of like a summer camp meets yoga retreat experience? 

We’ve trained over a hundred teachers globally to teach Girlvana Yoga to teens; you can find Girlvana in Scotland, Switzerland, Canada, and the US. Girlvana is also a book that will be published by Penguin Random House next year.

Today, we’re working with Gen Z, and it’s this new, emerging generation that’s so cool and terrifying. This generation sees the world in a way we never did because of social media. Gen Z has such a pulse on all things political because of social media and the internet; it’s more native for them to be online. 

Girlvana just wrapped a very ambitious digital summit for teens. We’ve created online offerings through Zoom to stay connected while we social distance. We had yoga, meditation, and keynote speakers. The girls had breakout sessions and were able to speak and be involved in conversations around allyship, mental health, yoga, and breathwork practices. I underestimated how profound digital offerings can be and how deep and vulnerable young people are willing to go. 

What’s a belief that’s holding you back? 

AM—I just started a new job, and I feel like my imposter syndrome is coming up a lot. Even though I’m 34 now, I still feel like I’m the youngest in the room. The belief that arises is that I don’t have enough experience to be teaching.

 

What book guides your philosophy of living? 

AM—The Woman Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. That book was revolutionary for me. I love that it’s based on fairytales, and I like how it’s soaked in the female psyche and the experience of women being wild.

What’s the superpower that you bring to your communities? 

AMMy superpower is a vulnerability in my ability to share how I feel. My former business partner used to call me very emotionally agile.

My ability to open up and share is a doorway for young people to feel safe to share. When I am open and vulnerable, I create a space or a brave space for other people to be open and vulnerable. That has created a really strong sense of community for me.

CROI feel like we go deep into our dark caves, and we’re in our own caves, but together. There’s a quiet and space for introspection, but we’re all in it together.

When I’m teaching, I go deep down into myself and kind of sit in the mud, this very dark and heavy space. When I meet myself in the mud, people come with me and enter their own mud; the darkness and the heaviness we all carry.  

What have you learned through the community that you could not have done alone? 

CROThe biggest gift that I’ve received being in the community is how much deeper I’ve gotten to know myself in the community. By simply showing up and being together, whether it’s a yoga class or dinner with friends, I feel like I get to know myself so much more by being around other people.

Through this interaction with others, I feel way more inspired by what I see around me and the amazingness that is in all of us. 

AMRight now, being in quarantine and not being directly in the community in the same way, I miss feeling reflected in others. I enjoy it when someone shares something beautiful or their joy or sadness. It gives me something to relate to. That’s what community gives me, relatability. 

The only word I have for it is humanity. We’re all on our journeys. We’re all trying to figure it out. No one has the answers. Coming together as a community shows us how we’re all just figuring it out. I miss being with people in that way. 

What does it mean to hold space for others? 

AM—Holding space means staying in your body and breathing for yourself. 

I don’t need to jump out of my own experience to make anyone feel safe. It’s so interesting because when someone cries, it’s like, oh, don’t cry, or here’s a tissue, or you want to run over and give them a big hug.

Especially with young girls, this is how they want to show up and support each other. I stay in my own body to set boundaries and let this young person have their emotional experience without trying to coddle or stifle it. 

I have the mentality of; I’ll sit here as long as you need me to just be present for you to move through this.

CROAll of my teachers are very strong with boundaries in doing the work stepping back to allow others to have their own experience. I used to get a lot of slack from yoga studios because they wanted me to be around before and after class to be with students. When I taught at this time, I felt like I would give my soul to the class as a way to hold space, and by the time I got home, I would be exhausted. 

I always have to remember when I’m teaching classes or workshops, or when I’m on retreat, that I need to take a lot of time for myself too.

Holding space takes up a lot of energy. In my younger days of teaching, I was so depleted from the work of being together. When I teach, I feel my breath and open my own heart to what I’m directly experiencing, what I feel, and hear. The gift of this practice is that it brings up your own experiences and emotions. The lesson is to sit with how you feel and not try to change what’s happening around you or change what’s happening within.

I learned early on from my teachers that when somebody’s sharing, you don’t go and rub their back or do anything that takes them out of their experience. You sit and observe and just be with them. You become the space for them to unload something; we all carry a burden that becomes lighter if we share it. 

What are some of the communication strategies you use in workshops or retreats? 

AMSomething we use in Girlvana is clarity, transparency, and brevity. This way, the intention, and communication are super transparent. We let everyone know at the beginning of the workshop or retreat that these are the three agreements, so people can self-correct if they start rambling. It’s a great way to bring everyone together in the circle. 

CROI use the four agreements taken from the book by Don Miguel Ruiz, and I add a fifth agreement that I’ve found helps.

The agreements are:

  1. Be impeccable with your word, 
  2. Don’t take anything personally, 
  3. Don’t make assumptions, 
  4. Always do your best,
  5. Be mindful.

I add in the fifth rule because we’re in a group, and it’s essential to be aware of how much you contribute versus how much you’re not contributing. When we come together as a collective, we can learn so much from each other. If you’re the type of person who’s always engaging and speaking, it’s an opportunity to step back to observe and listen. If you’re the type of person who’s quiet, it’s an opportunity to speak and see what you can learn through bringing your voice and opinion to the group. 

I’ve been to training where it’s the same three people talking the whole time, in a group of like twenty people. There’s so much more knowledge in the room that we could be sharing instead of just listening to three perspectives.

Join the Community

Check out the upcoming events and opportunities for peer learning.

Join Practice with Clara

New members get 7-days FREE!

Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

Join me for an experiencial practice!

My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

 

Yoga at Home

Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

 

✧ Join the Community ✧

Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

· Share your feedback

· Seek help and motivation from the community

· Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

· Cultivate a global community

· Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

· Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

· Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

· Participate in a class with Clara and the community

· Put in your request for a specific class

· Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

· Learn modifications for injuries

· Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

Check out the events page to learn more. 

Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

30-day challenge
7-day series for beginners
7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

✧ Community Feedback ✧

vinyasa yoga
vinyasa yoga
vinyasa yoga
vinyasa yoga
vinyasa yoga
vinyasa yoga

✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

  • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
  • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
  • Unique events and workshops
  • Downloadable assets including:
    • Monthly Calendars
    • Journaling Booklets
    • Spotify Playlists
  • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
  • Q&A sessions with Clara
  • & much more!

Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

The 7-day programs include: 

  • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
  • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 1-week
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 30-days
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

 5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

Join Practice with Clara

New members get 7-days FREE!

Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

Friday Night Assembly – Saraswati

Friday Night Assembly

Featuring a discussion on Saraswati

Friday, November 19th at 7-8:30 PM PST

This event is exclusive to members of Practice with Clara. 

If you are not a member, please join Practice with Claranew members get the first week free! 

There are only 40 spots for this event—

Fill out the form to be the first to know when this event is open for registration!

    About Saraswati

    Goddess of Knowledge and Muse of Creation, Saraswati is the Deity you call upon when you’re seeking inspiration. 

    Saraswati means ‘flowing one,’ inviting you to move with the dynamic force that propels individuals to create art and music. She is also one who governs the flow of language, communication and technology. 

    In this 90-minute Assembly, we’ll listen to a brief lecture on Saraswati’s origin story before moving into breakout rooms in groups of 3-4 to engage with questions and writing prompts. 

    The Assembly ends with a closing circle as a group. 

    Optional Homework:

    To develop your knowledge around Saraswati and the themes she expresses, read Sally Kempton’s Awakening Shakti.

    Take the vinyasa yoga class, meditation, and mantra themed for Saraswati on Practice with Clara. 

    About Friday Night Assembly:

    We’re hosting a monthly discussion on the philosophy, mythology, and technicalities that pique our curiosity and sharpen the mind.
    You’re invited—bring your questions and a notebook. Take a seat and tune in to the conversation.

    Join Practice with Clara

    New members get 7-days FREE!

    Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

    Join me for an experiential practice!

    My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

     

    Yoga at Home

    Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

    Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

     

    ✧ Join the Community ✧

    Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

    Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

    · Share your feedback

    · Seek help and motivation from the community

    · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

    · Cultivate a global community

    · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

    · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

    Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

    · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

    · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

    · Put in your request for a specific class

    · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

    · Learn modifications for injuries

    · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

    More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

    See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

    Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

    Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

    Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

    See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

    Check out the events page to learn more. 

    Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

    Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

    Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

    30-day challenge
    7-day series for beginners
    7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

    ✧ Community Feedback ✧

    vinyasa yoga
    vinyasa yoga
    vinyasa yoga
    vinyasa yoga
    vinyasa yoga
    vinyasa yoga

    ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

    1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

    Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

    2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

    A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

    • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
    • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
    • Unique events and workshops
    • Downloadable assets including:
      • Monthly Calendars
      • Journaling Booklets
      • Spotify Playlists
    • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
    • Q&A sessions with Clara
    • & much more!

    Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

    3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

    The 7-day programs include: 

    • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
    • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

    These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

    When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

    • A welcome email to the program from Clara
    • A class each day for 1-week
    • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
    • A calendar to track your progress
    • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

    These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

    4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

    We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

    What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

    • A welcome email to the program from Clara
    • A class each day for 30-days
    • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
    • A calendar to track your progress
    • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
    • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

    This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

     5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

    Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

    To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

    6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

    YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

    We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

    we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

    Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

    The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

    Join Practice with Clara

    New members get 7-days FREE!

    Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

    Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Morning Intensive with Clara

    Join us for a Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Morning Intensive
    Friday, November 5th – Monday, November 8th,
    Each class will take place from 6-8 AM PST
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      Peak Postures We’ll Explore:

      • Day 1: Leg balancing with warrior 3 and sugarcane pose
      • Day 2: Twists and arm balancing with Dragon Fly
      • Day 3: Backbends featuring wheel pose 
      • Day 4: Core strengthening, binds and pranayamas 

      Integrated themes and intelligent sequencing balance the strengthened and lengthened muscle groups.

      What to expect in each session:

      • 90-minutes of movement.
      • 30-minutes of subtle bodywork, including meditation, mantra, pranayamas, and conscious rest. 

      Participants will join the 2-hour morning vinyasa yoga practice during the Art of Sequencing Yoga Teacher Training. 

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Join me for an experiential practice!

      My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

       

      Yoga at Home

      Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

      Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

       

      ✧ Join the Community ✧

      Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

      Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      · Share your feedback

      · Seek help and motivation from the community

      · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

      · Cultivate a global community

      · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

      · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

      Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

      · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

      · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

      · Put in your request for a specific class

      · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

      · Learn modifications for injuries

      · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

      More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

      See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

      Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

      Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

      Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

      See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

      Check out the events page to learn more. 

      Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

      Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

      Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

      30-day challenge
      7-day series for beginners
      7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

      ✧ Community Feedback ✧

      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga

      ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

      1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

      Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

      2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

      A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

      • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
      • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
      • Unique events and workshops
      • Downloadable assets including:
        • Monthly Calendars
        • Journaling Booklets
        • Spotify Playlists
      • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara
      • & much more!

      Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

      3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

      The 7-day programs include: 

      • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
      • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

      These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

      When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 1-week
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

      4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

      We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

      What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 30-days
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

       5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

      Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

      To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

      6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

      YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

      We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

      we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

      Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

      The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      The Warrior Within: Study of the Bhagavad Gita

      The blessed Lord said: The vision that you have just been granted is difficult to attain. Even the gods are always longing to behold me like this, not by study or rights or alms or aesthetic practice. Can I be seen in this cosmic form as you have just seen me only by single-minded devotion, can I be known as I truly am Arjuna, can I be seen and entered.  – Bhagavad Gita, 11:54

      An epic tale that’s nearly 4500 years old, the Bhagavad Gita captures the essence of the warrior and how to deal with life’s intense moral decisions. 

      The Gita is relevant today for its potent depiction of a conversation that illuminates the questioning we have within ourselves when we face the hard questions. Through Arjuna, the warrior, and his charioteer, Krishna—who represents God/Divine/total consciousness—the reader is presented with themes that illuminate the virtues to overcome life’s hardships. 

      The Warrior Archetype lives in each of us. We call upon the warrior to act with courage, integrity, and devotion.

      Action for action’s sake, non-attachment, and devotion are a few of the themes that arise in the conversation between Arjuna and Krishna. When examining the Gita, we can apply the essential concepts to our lives today, which is what makes this story so relatable and compelling.

      The reader is able to identify with Arjuna as he prepares for war; the battlefield is the metaphor for any tough decision or event we must go through and face. 

      One of the most celebrated legends of Indian philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita, appears in many, if not all, of Clara’s training. We discussed some of the key themes in our podcast discussion and how they relate to current events we experience as a global community.

      Read the highlights from our talk below, or listen to the full discussion.

      Dedication of a Warrior Yoga Class

      This 2-hour class includes a bit of meditation, the Pavamana Mantra, and a dynamic vinyasa sequence that builds to a peak pose with an arm balance in Visvamitrasana.

      Discussion on The Bhagavad Gita

      CROThe Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna, the warrior, who’s standing on a battlefield about to go to war with his extended family. The reader witnesses his conversation with Krishna, his charioteer, his advisor, and also happens to be God. The entire book is a conversation between them about whether or not Arjuna should fight and why he should fight. 

      The Bhagavad Gita presents a metaphor for wherever we’re standing on the precipice of a hard decision that we need to make. The conversation between Arjuna and Krishna is the questioning that we go through within ourselves. The narrative is, essentially, a tool kit on how to deal with intense moral decisions. 

      SDTOne of the key themes in the Gita is the idea of action for action’s sake. And there’s a passage in the narrative where Krishna says that what happens will happen either way, whether or not you decide to act. I feel like that’s a bit of what we’re being swept up in right now, globally. We’re being asked to act for the greater good of humanity. 

      CROBy being inactive, you are still choosing; you’re choosing. You’re choosing not to act, and it’s also creating an impact. So the question is: what kind of impact do you want to create? The quote you’re thinking of is action for action’s sake, not to bear the fruit of one’s actions.

      And the idea of that as you do it, to get it done; you don’t do it for the result.

      Let’s talk about in terms of what’s currently happening, the skeptics would say, you stand up and raise your voice, but does it even matter? Can we even make a difference? And what Krishna would say is that it doesn’t matter whether or not it makes a difference. You need to do it because that’s what needs to get done. 

      SDTAnd by not attaching to a specific outcome because our ego is striving for that. The ego strives to create a narrative that we control. 

      CROSpeaking to it in a larger platform, just in terms of the youth in America and the idea of not voting, a large movement of people don’t believe that they should vote because it doesn’t make a difference. So the question is, why even put energy towards something if it’s already been decided pre-decided. What’s the point of doing it? 

      SDTThe practice then, taken from the Gita, would be to practice non-attachment to the outcome but still act. Do you think that our lives are mapped out? What is your take on the idea of fate? 

      CROOne of the biggest things I believe in is that it’s not personal, that none of this is personal. 

      I do believe that when particular energies come together, friction creates a particular trajectory.

      I think of it more along the lines of when I make a decision, I’m propelling myself in a particular direction. I believe that wherever there’s an action, there’s a reaction. There are cause and effect.

      The question of action becomes, how will you be an instrument for change?

      That’s essentially what is happening in the world. And it’s what is happening in the Bhagavad Gita as Arjuna needs to be the instrument of change. He must act. To save his family. 

      SDTArjuna plays a pivotal role because of his position in society within his family and the kingdom. Would you say that our position in society depicts how much of a catalyst for change we are?

      CROThis brings up an interesting story that my dad told me about children in a playground. Researchers were trying to understand the rhythm of energy created on a children’s playground. There’s an energy that’s propelling everybody in a certain rhythm. Researchers wanted to know who was creating that rhythm? Is it the alpha child? What they realized it that it was a child that was playing by themselves and tapping the side of the sandbox.

      And by tapping the side of the sandbox, it was creating vibration and energy in the field around it. 

      The lesson is that sometimes it’s the quiet one that you don’t recognize that creates the change versus the one that’s being the loudest. 

      SDTI’ll read from one more passage: 

      The blessed Lord said: The vision that you have just been granted is difficult to attain. Even the gods are always longing to behold me like this, not by study or rights or alms or aesthetic practice. Can I be seen in this cosmic form as you have just seen me only by single-minded devotion, can I be known as I truly am are Arjuna, can I be seen and entered. 

      CROPutting this passage in context, the great revelation is one of the chapters in the Gita. And essentially, what happens at the beginning of this chapter is Arjuna asks if he might see Krishna in his cosmic form. So Krishna reveals to him his cosmic form, which is life and death and everything in between.

      Arjuna sees the interconnectedness of all things when Krishna’s divine form is revealed. Another way I think about it is it’s like tapping into the matrix and seeing the matrix itself. It’s something that you can’t understand and is overwhelming. 

      Krishna reveals himself because Arjuna is the ultimate devotee and student of Krishna. And this occurs at the very beginning, before the battle when Krishna asks Arjuna and his cousin what they want to have on the battlefield as their weapons. And the choice is between an army or Krishna as the charioteer. Arjuna chooses Krishna without flinching. 

      This is part of the ultimate test and a sign of pure devotion. Devotion is another theme of the Bhagavad Gita. It shows this idea of devotion to something bigger than yourself. 

      Bhakti, which is devotion in Sanskrit, is the idea that you should do everything from a pure place in your heart.

      All actions become an act of devotion, meaning an offering to something greater or something outside of yourself. Devotion is the idea of surrender and of letting go of the person we think we are. It’s surrendering and softening into being the piece of sand on the beach. And that realizing that you are not the beach, you’re just a piece of sand and part of something that is much, much greater than you.

      SDTWhich is why we can’t get attached or hung up on the result- because, in the end, we may never see the final result of our actions?

      CROYes, and through the surrender, we let go of our suffering.

      The ultimate goal of all, in Eastern practices, is to let go of all attachments to release the suffering.

      We’ll always have pain, but suffering is a choice. And how we let go of suffering is we surrender. We surrender to all of it. We let it go so that we’re not holding on.

      My teacher likes to describe it as life is like a flowing river. And attachments are what holds us to the bank of the river. What we need to do is let go and go and be with the river.

      The momentum is the energy that is the divine, or whatever you want to call it. So the practice is to let go, to surrender to it, and release all attachments. 

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Join me for an experiencial practice!

      My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

       

      Yoga at Home

      Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

      Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

       

      ✧ Join the Community ✧

      Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

      Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      · Share your feedback

      · Seek help and motivation from the community

      · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

      · Cultivate a global community

      · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

      · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

      Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

      · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

      · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

      · Put in your request for a specific class

      · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

      · Learn modifications for injuries

      · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

      More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

      See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

      Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

      Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

      Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

      See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

      Check out the events page to learn more. 

      Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

      Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

      Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

      30-day challenge
      7-day series for beginners
      7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

      ✧ Community Feedback ✧

      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga

      ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

      1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

      Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

      2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

      A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

      • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
      • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
      • Unique events and workshops
      • Downloadable assets including:
        • Monthly Calendars
        • Journaling Booklets
        • Spotify Playlists
      • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara
      • & much more!

      Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

      3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

      The 7-day programs include: 

      • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
      • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

      These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

      When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 1-week
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

      4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

      We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

      What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 30-days
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

       5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

      Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

      To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

      6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

      YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

      We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

      we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

      Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

      The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Can I do all the things while doing nothing?

      Hello, fellow beings on the path,

      This week you’ll find me in a funny spot.

      I’ve been waking up thinking about work—what I want to offer, create and share with my community. Five minutes later, I’m overwhelmed with how much mundane work needs to get done—cooking, child-rearing, cleaning, laundry etc. Then I close my eyes and wonder if I have time to watch tv or read for 10 minutes before I’m needed in the world.

      Some other questions I’m sitting with at the moment:

      • Can I go big while lying under my duvet?
      • Can I tick off what feels like the endless tasks on my to-do list while rolling around on the ground with no goal in mind?
      • Can I cook all the meals for the week while I fantasize about the pizza in my freezer?
      • Can I continue creating and sharing with my community and minimize how long I spend on social media?

      What would you add to this list? Are there any opposing feelings you are currently sitting with?

      I’m excited to be in Shadow School this month with you. Here’s to a month of diving into the uncomfortable, exploring the feelings/thoughts/ideas that have been sitting on the sidelines just waiting for their opportunity to be heard, and surprising ourselves with questions and answers we never knew we had.

      Read more about Shadow School below, along with our recommended book list for those of you who like to read as much as Steph and I.

      I’m also excited to announce 2 additional LIVE yoga classes each week in October at 6 AM and 6 PM PST on Thursdays. Join me for a 30-minute class if you can!

      I leave with you with this gem…

      The miracle of the psyche’s ways is that even if you are halfhearted, irreverent, didn’t mean to, didn’t really hope to, don’t want to, feel unworthy to, aren’t ready for it, you will accidentally stumble upon treasure anyway. Then it is your soul’s work to not overlook what has been brought up, to recognize treasure as treasure no matter how unusual its form.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

      THIS WEEK'S LIVE YOGA SCHEDULE

      For October, Clara will be offering what she does best; a 60-minute holistic vinyasa practice that will take you on a trip through your body with your breath towards a surprise peak pose.

      For October, Clara will be offering up what she does best; a 30-minute Lila Flow vinyasa practice that will take you on a trip through your body with your breath.

      For October Clara will be offering up what she does best; a 30-minute Lila Flow vinyasa practice that will take you on a trip through your body, with your breath.​

      It’s never too late to join us…
      Shadow School 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge

      We’re one day into the 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge!

      If you’re late to the game, no problem.

      You can still join us for free for the entire month of 30-minute yoga classes.

      For all non-members, join us for free at Practice with Clara using the coupon code SHADOW2021 —at checkout for the monthly subscription.

      The code expires on Sunday, October 3rd.
      Share this with anyone you know who would benefit from 30 days of yoga before tomorrow!

      Here’s what you receive in Shadow School Virtual Yoga Challenge:
      • The class calendar for the month of yoga.
      • 13 LIVE yoga classes with Clara!
      • Daily prompts with content inspired by the class.
      • A chance to win a year’s subscription to Practice with Clara or a gift from one of our partners!
      At the end of the challenge, we’ll be raffling the following gifts:
      • 3 winners will receive a one YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO PRACTICE WITH CLARA!
      • 3 winners will receive a Practice with Clara SWAG BAG!
      • 1 winner will receive a yoga mat of their choice or animal print exercise bands from Supported Soul.
      • 1 winner will receive a gift card from Lululemon.
      • 2 winners will receive a prize pack with a handmade face mask from Joiful Masks.

      Join us for The Art of Sequencing Yoga Teacher Training

      November 5th – November 8th
      Take a 2-hour LIVE yoga class each day of training.

      ▴ For teachers, this experience will help you create more memorable yoga classes as you develop vinyasa yoga sequencing.

      ▴ For advanced students, this is an opportunity to empower your practice; you’ll learn about peak poses, how to prepare the body for them and why we do specific postures at a given time, and lastly, how to modify for different body types.

      Early Bird – $250 USD (register by October 12th, 2021)

      Early Bird Rate Extended Until October 12th!


      If you have any questions about training, poses, or anything else related to yoga, you can email me, post in the Facebook Group, or write us a review on the apps, and we’ll gift you a month of yoga!

      Sending love and a virtual hug,
      Clara.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Join me for an experiencial practice!

      My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

       

      Yoga at Home

      Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

      Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

       

      ✧ Join the Community ✧

      Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

      Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      · Share your feedback

      · Seek help and motivation from the community

      · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

      · Cultivate a global community

      · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

      · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

      Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

      · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

      · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

      · Put in your request for a specific class

      · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

      · Learn modifications for injuries

      · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

      More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

      See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

      Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

      Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

      Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

      See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

      Check out the events page to learn more. 

      Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

      Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

      Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

      30-day challenge
      7-day series for beginners
      7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

      ✧ Community Feedback ✧

      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga

      ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

      1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

      Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

      2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

      A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

      • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
      • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
      • Unique events and workshops
      • Downloadable assets including:
        • Monthly Calendars
        • Journaling Booklets
        • Spotify Playlists
      • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara
      • & much more!

      Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

      3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

      The 7-day programs include: 

      • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
      • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

      These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

      When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 1-week
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

      4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

      We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

      What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 30-days
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

       5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

      Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

      To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

      6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

      YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

      We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

      we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

      Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

      The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Art of Sequencing Yoga Teacher Training | November 5-8th, 2021

      Art of Sequencing 

      A 20-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

      Friday, November 5th – Monday, November 8th, 2021

      Do you want to discover the science behind holistic vinyasa yoga sequencing?

      This virtual training starts November 5-8th, 2021

      In this 4-day training, we’ll unpack peak yoga postures, do a deep dive into Lila Flow Yoga Wave Theory sequencing, discuss themes, explore subtle body practices, and examine how and why we aim to create balance in the muscle groups and nervous system in a yoga class.

      This program features the history and practice of vinyasa yoga, specifically, Prana Vinyasa Flow pioneered by my teacher, Shiva Rea. This style of yoga embodies movement, chanting, music, and breath control to direct the life force/energy (Prana). 

      Early Bird Price: USD $250 if you register before October 12th

      Price After October 12th is USD $350

      Hi, I’m Clara,

      I’m a yoga teacher and trainer and founder of the Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga.

      I’m super passionate about vinyasa yoga and have been teaching the Art of Sequencing for 15+ years. My goal is to assist teachers in developing a holistic approach to vinyasa yoga sequencing and show students the power of experiential movement practices.

      What’s new in this training:

      This unique event includes a 2-hour LIVE CLASS with me for each day of the training.

      Each LIVE yoga class is accompanied by a 1-hour on-demand lecture that delves into the intricacies and technicalities of alignment, advanced and foundational postures, subtle body practices, and themes.

      Participants will have the option to review and reflect on the lectures and additional on-demand content 2-weeks after the training ends to embody the material and techniques.

      What you will learn:

      • Modifications and advanced variations of peak poses.
      • Holistic sequencing to build towards a peak pose/flow.
      • The six families of poses and how to balance targeted muscle groups.
      • The business of yoga: building an online platform, when/who to hire, how to manage a team
      • Subtle body practices to stimulate and ground the nervous system.
      • The importance of voice, language, and music in curating a class.
      • Modifications for injury, pregnancy, and yogis of all levels.

      Who is this training for?

      Advanced students and yoga teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of vinyasa yoga and develop their practice.

      ▴ For teachers, this experience will help you create more memorable yoga classes as you develop a voice and vision for the structure and style of your vinyasa yoga sequencing.

      We’ll go over technicalities concerning alignment, how to stabilize the corresponding muscle groups for your peak pose/flow, and how to create balance in the nervous system through pranayama (breath)

      We’ll also cover how to select the right elements that contribute to and help communicate your theme. Yoga classes that are anchored in a theme can dramatically alter the overall feeling of the yoga class in the body and mind of students; how you sequence, speak, select music, position yourself and use props and space contribute to the Bhavana (mood) of the class.

      ▴ For advanced students, this is an opportunity to empower your practice; you’ll learn about peak poses, how to prepare the body for them and why we do specific postures at a given time, and lastly, how to modify for different body types. This experience gives students a guide to the vinyasa yoga practice, and how to align and adjust for what your body may need at any given time.

      4 (More) Reasons to Join the Art of Sequencing

      Certification 

      • Receive a 20-hour CE certificate.
      • Learn Shiva Rea’s Wave Theory from Prana Flow Yoga.
      • Develop knowledge of yoga asana and peak postures.
      • Deepen understanding of the subtle body and practices.
      • Explore mythology and yoga philosophy to bring into class.

      Virtual Learning

      • Join lectures on Zoom. 
      • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara.
      • Private yoga videos. 
      • Downloadable course manual.
      • Daily lesson plans on 2-hour vinyasa yoga sequences. 

      Peer Feedback 

      • Teach & practice with your peers.
      • Access to a private Facebook group before, during, and after the training. 
      • Break-out rooms.
      • Ask questions and receive feedback from teachers and practitioners worldwide. 

      Support

      • See how to sequence and theme advanced yoga classes.
      • Access to tools to enhance your online presence. 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara on the material presented. 
      • Discussions with industry experts on branding, marketing, operations, and technology. 

      We will be sending out a What to Expect email two weeks prior to the training, including zoom links, information on how to access the Practice With Clara apps (for non-members), homework, and an invite to our private FB group.

      Sample Schedule & What to Expect

      Daily Itinerary

      Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
      • PRACTICE
        6-8 am | 2-hour vinyasa class (live)

      • LEARN
        9-11 am | 2-hour lecture (on-demand/live

      • BONUS
        11 am -12 pm | 30-min video + Q&A on how to build an online presence, plus the equipment, services, software, design, branding, marketing, and operations to host virtual classes (on-demand)

      • BREAK
        12:00 – 12:30 pm | lunch break

      • ENGAGE
        12:30-1:30 pm | 1-hour breakout room (live)

      • EVOLVE
        1:30-2 pm | 30-min Q&A (live

      • INSPIRE
        2-2:30 pm | 30-min closing circle (live)  

      “Clara’s training helped me break out of my comfort zone by giving me the skills to teach aspects of the practice that I wasn’t previously confident in, such as leading mantra for a group. I left each module of training feeling more confident and inspired as a teacher, and that shows up in my public classes and online offerings. Following Clara’s training, I have been able to step into the role of offering continuing education for other yoga teachers in my community. I’m so glad I chose to continue my yogic studies with Clara as it was the perfect step to help challenge me and push me towards growth as a teacher."
      Alexandria Waycott
      RYT 500 Full-time Yoga Teacher

      Save Your Spot:

      Early Bird – $250 USD (register by October 12th, 2021)

      Regular Price–  $350 USD (register by November 1st, 2021)

      20 hour CE (continuing education) certificate for Yoga Alliance is provided for teachers AND sequencing feedback email session with Clara for an additional $75.00

      Price in USD – Includes Taxes and Fees

      Still Curious?

      Watch this short video to get a better understanding of the training.

      Here’s what you receive in the 4-Day Training:

      ✅ 8+ Hours of LIVE Yoga, Meditation, and Mantra Classes

      • LIVE 2-hour yoga class with Clara every day of the training, Friday-Monday.

      • The classes include movement, mantra, meditation, and themes that correlate with the lecture. 

      • The classes will be available on-demand for students to see the sequence and apply wave theory.

      ✅ 10+ Hours to Learn the Technicalities of Creative Sequencing:

      • How to sequence classes based on Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Wave Theory.

      • Sequencing for peak poses and advanced vinyasa flows.

      • Creating a Bhavana (feeling, mood) using music, themes, literature, and philosophy.

      ✅ 20+ Hours to Interact with Yoga Teachers & Students Worldwide:

      • Connect with students and teachers from all over the world.

      • Daily breakout rooms to engage, create and get feedback from your peers. 

      • Access to the Lila Vinyasa private Facebook Group, where you can ask questions and interact with Clara and members of the training. 

      ✅ BONUS:: 2+ Hours of ON-Demand Content Unique to this Online Training

      • 30-minute workshop by Clara on how to run a live class online, what equipment to use and the details on teaching an online class or workshop (Equipment, Apps, etc.)

      • 30-minute workshop by Clara on the process of creating Voice Over yoga classes for your channel – outline of equipment needed – The differences and benefits in hosting live versus on-demand yoga classes and ways to make your classes more engaging for participants. Details of sound, style, and video presentation.

      • 30-minute workshop with Alejandro Arce on the behind-the-scenes in digital marketing and operations to grow your business!

      • 30-minute workshop on managing a subscription channel and creating memorable experiences for virtual communities.

      Complete this training feeling confident & empowered in your practice, and receive:

      • 20 CE Credits with Yoga Alliance*

      • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara

      •  Four LIVE 2-hour vinyasa yoga classes with me. 

      • The Art of Sequencing Training course manual.

      • This training takes place online with access to a private Facebook community to ask questions and share feedback with Clara and your peers.

      • List of ‘recommended reading’ books to enhance your knowledge of the philosophies and mythologies that create a foundation for this practice.


      * Yoga Alliance, 20 CE credits, are provided with a certificate AND a 1:1 sequencing feedback session with Clara for an additional $75.00.

      What Else Do I Need to Know?

      Deciding to commit to a weekend training is much easier when you have all the information. Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions:

      Who is this program for?

      The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Yoga Training is for anyone looking to deepen their vinyasa yoga practice, as well as those of you who are hope to teach vinyasa yoga as a professional yoga instructor.

      Do you have to have completed a certain amount of hours before this training?

      No, this training can be done separately from any yoga teacher training. For students who’ve completed a 200-hour or 300-hour YTT, you can use the Art of Sequencing toward 20 CE credits with Yoga Alliance. For additional information on advancing your studies with a 200-hour or 300-hour program, you can visit my teacher training page.

      What type of content will you learn in this program?

      This 20-hour weekend training covers:

      • Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga, specifically Wave Theory. 
      • How to create a Bhav (mood) for your class that weaves philosophy, mythology, and key themes into the experience. 
      • Advanced asanas and sequencing with peak yoga poses and flows.
      • Practices for the subtle body including pranayamas (breathwork), kriyas (actions), mudras (gestures), mantras, and meditation.
      • How to build an online platform and presentation to grow a virtual community. 

      Does it cover the business aspects of teaching?

      Yes! For the first time ever, the Art of Sequencing Training will delve into all that you need to know to launch your yoga business online! This weekend training will cover how to teach yoga online, how to lead live yoga classes using different platforms such as Zoom and Usreen, how to create on-demand yoga classes, the equipment, and software needed to launch, how to price your yoga classes,  how to accept payments from students, and much more!

      How long does the training last?

      The training is 20-hours in total over four days. 

      What will the schedule look like?

      Students will take the pre-recorded 2-hour vinyasa yoga class at their leisure before the live session with Clara and the faculty. The live session will be on Zoom for 2.5 hours. The live session consists of a 1-hour lecture on the day’s prerecorded vinyasa class, a 1-hour session of breakout rooms with your peers, and a 30-minute live Q&A with Clara to go over any final notes from that day. 

      The full schedule with exact times will be posted in July, two weeks before the training. 

      Can I do this certification program with a full-time job?

      Yes.This program was designed for those with full-time jobs and commitments.

      Is it all online?

      Yes. Everything is online via pre-recorded material and live Zoom discussions. 

      What hardware and software are needed to participate?

      • A webcam or smartphone with a camera
      • A decent internet connection
      • Zoom downloaded to your device
      • The Practice with Clara App downloaded to your device 

      Can you provide me with proof of tuition payment for my own business or tax purposes?

      Yes. If you are already a yoga teacher, or in a profession in which yoga certification could enhance your business (aka a massage practitioner, nutritionist, or something similar), your tuition could be tax-deductible. 

      Is there help in finding your voice and own personal style?

      Yes! This course is tailored to help teachers discover their unique voices to create classes that resonate with students. All students in training will be encouraged to choose elements and themes that they find inspiring to create class sequences. The purpose is to find what lights you up and bring it into your class to offer to your students.

      Is the Art of Sequencing Training recognized by Yoga Alliance, even if it’s online?

      YES! On September 25, 2020, Yoga Alliance confirmed it is now approving all online registrations until the end of 2021. This means that if if you register for the July 2021 Art of Sequencing Training, you will receive Yoga Alliance Approved Certification for the 20 CE credits. 

      Yoga Alliance understands that with the changing landscape due to COVID< in-person events are no longer possible. Institutions and schools worldwide are petitioning Yoga Alliance to change their mandates to approve online programming to make courses accessible to students worldwide. 

      Is this training just for teachers? 

      Not in the least! Anyone interested in deepening their practice, understanding, and application of vinyasa yoga is welcome to take the 4-day weekend training. This course is meant for those who want to dive deep into Prana Flow Wave Theory by Shiva Rea and weave unique themes and elements into their classes. Students who do not teach will have the opportunity to learn about yoga asana and the subtle body and spend four days developing their practice with peak postures and vinyasa flows. 

      Is this training open to beginners? 

      Absolutely. There’s no better way to learn about the practice than to dive in and experience it first-hand. This training is open to yogis of all levels. You do not need to have a previous practice or understanding of vinyasa yoga before this training to dive in!

      If I am pregnant, can I take this program?

      Yes. I’ve taught many classes, workshops, retreats, and training with pregnant yogis present. The biggest thing is to listen to your body, rest when necessary, and modify the poses as you need. I have a video, Modifications for Pregnancy, on Practice with Clara as a resource.

      If I’m a teacher, what style of yoga will I be certified under? 

      You will receive a certification in vinyasa yoga, specifically Wave Theory, from Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Yoga. 

      Will I receive a yoga teacher training certificate after completing this training?

      All those who complete this course will receive a certificate in advanced vinyasa sequencing.

      Will my teaching certificate be recognized globally?

      Yes! I’ve taught students from all over the world, including the U.K., Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Canada, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal!

      Are there any live sessions in the program?

      Yes, the lecture, breakout rooms, and Q&A are all live and hosted via Zoom. The 2-hour vinyasa classes are on-demand and will be hosted on my site Practice with Clara for you to get a feel for how to create on-demand content. I will go over how to host live and on-demand classes during the training. 

      Do I require an internet connection while taking the program, or can I view lectures offline?

      Yes, you will require a reliable internet connection as the entire program is web-based. You will also need the most up-to-date version of the Google Chrome browser. Our programming is most compatible with this browser.

       

      If the 2-hour vinyasa classes are on-demand, what opportunities are there for faculty support and interaction with other students?

      For each of the four days of this training, students are provided with four 2-hour vinyasa yoga classes created by Clara Roberts-Oss.
      The classes are hosted on Practice with Clara, and all participants receive a 3-month membership with the training.
      These classes are exclusive to the training members and will be labeled by date as the lecture in the afternoon will be on the specified 2-hour class of that day. 

      The day’s lecture, breakout rooms, and Q&A will all be themed for the day’s on-demand yoga class, so students are encouraged to have taken the class before the lecture to get the most out of the experiences. 

      • The program has a LIVE Q&A with Clara where students engage with one another and faculty throughout the program.
      • We also have a private FB Group for students and faculty to engage and ask questions before, during, and after the training experience.

      Will I be able to teach Prana Flow Yoga upon completion of this program?

      Yes, by the end of this 4-day training, you will have a deeper awareness and understanding of Prana Flow Wave Theory and create unique yoga classes around a mood and theme. 

       

      Does my access to the digital course materials expire?

      We provide all participants with a 3-month membership to Practice with Clara to access the classes and materials discussed during the training. 

      I notice that some other programs offer Lifetime Access. Why do you not provide this?

      The truth is quite simple. For us to offer Lifetime Access, we would have to increase the price point on our training. 

      All students will always have access to our private FB Group to engage with staff and fellow yogis. 

      Do you offer payment plans?

      Yes, we offer payment plans. We understand that times may be challenging and financial resources can be limited.

      What are the course materials included in my fees?

      • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara. 
      • Art of Sequencing Training Manuel
        Access to 4-days of video lectures, breakout rooms, and Q&A’s with Clara, staff, and students.
      • 8-hours of exclusive vinyasa yoga classes created solely for this experience. 

      Are there any hidden fees for the program?

      No. We value transparency and honesty and will communicate any changes before the program initiates should anything come up. 

      If you still have questions, please contact us: [email protected]

      Purification Through Air: The Power of Pranayama

      Breath is a powerful tool to ground the nervous system and produce calm in the body and mind. 

      When you’re feeling overstimulated or experiencing angst or over-excitement, a few minutes of conscious breathing may be the remedy to settle your nervous system. 

      No matter where you are, the power of pranayama is accessible. You don’t need any props or a yoga mat. 

      Prana means life force. Pranayama is control or constriction of life force. It’s the energetic current created in the body we control by bringing awareness to the breath. Focused pranayama brings a state of calm to the body and mind, influencing the central nervous system to affect the hormones released, thereby shifting how we feel. 

      The body is made up of energy lines called nadis, which affect the body’s subtle energy. There are three main nadis in the body: Sushumna, Ida and Pingala. Sushumna is the central channel that travels from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Ida is the channel that travels along the left side of the body, and Pingala is the channel that travels along the right side of the body.

      Pranayama aims to understand the flow of breath by gaining awareness of how it lights up the nadis, shifts our subtle energy, and overall transforms how we think and feel.

      Moving Meditation for Purification

      In this short Moving Meditation class with Clara, you’ll move through various kriyas to purify the mind and body, pranayama to open and expand the lungs, and meditation to relieve stress and connect to silence.

      Take a look at the four pranayama practices included in this short class. 

      4-Part Breathing

      Benefits:
      This pranayama provides a sense of grounding and creates stillness in the body and mind. Great to practice if you have high energy and want to calm down.

      How To Perform:

      • Inhale for the count of four.
      • Hold at the top for the count of four.
      • Exhale for the count of four.
      • Hold at the bottom for the count of four.

      Repeat several cycles and then sit in meditation to be in how you feel. 

      Kundalini Mudra

      Benefits:
      A clearing technique to purge excess energy by sharply exhaling through the mouth. This technique keeps the energy moving and high. Great to practice if you want to stay elevated and awake but still purge any excess stress or tension. 

      How To Perform:

      • Inhale sharply through the nose and make a fist with your hands.
      • Exhale sharply through the mouth and sparkle out your fingers.

        Repeat several cycles speeding up or slowing down as necessary. 

      Sufi Grinds

      Benefits:
      This moving meditation relieves tension in the low back and brings flexion/extension to the spine. Sufi Grinds draws the energy upwards from the root of the spine to the crown of the head. Great to balance any nervous energy and clear away static energy.

      How To Perform:

      • Inhale through the nose and arch the spine as you lean forward.
      • Exhale through the nose and round the back as you shift backward.
      • Stay seated and draw circles with your body by rotating the torso.
      • Create larger and smaller circles and imagine drawing energy upwards from the pelvis to the crown of the head.
      • Root down at the seat to feel grounded as you move. 

      Lions Breath

      Benefits:
      Lion’s Breath connects you to your inner child, creating a space for play to rid the body of amassed stress. It relieves tension, improves circulation, and opens the front of the chest, neck, and throat. 

      How To Perform:

      • Exhale sharply out the mouth and stick out your tongue with your fingers anchored on the ground.
      • Add a growl or any sounds, including laughter, as you exhale.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Class of the Day Features:

      • Vinyasa classes based on Lila Flow Yoga.
      • Peak poses with backbends, twists, hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. 
      • Subtle body practices such as pranayamas, kriyas, and mantras. 
      • Various styles of yoga including Hatha, restorative/yin, slow flow, and meditation.

      Join me for an experiencial practice!

      My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

       

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Yoga at Home

      Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

      Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

       

      ✧ Join the Community ✧

      Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

      Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      · Share your feedback

      · Seek help and motivation from the community

      · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

      · Cultivate a global community

      · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

      · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

      Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

      · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

      · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

      · Put in your request for a specific class

      · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

      · Learn modifications for injuries

      · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

      More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

      See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

      Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

      Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

      Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

      See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

      Check out the events page to learn more. 

      Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

      Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

      Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

      30-day challenge
      7-day series for beginners
      7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

      ✧ Community Feedback ✧

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      ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

      1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

      Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

      2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

      A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

      • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
      • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
      • Unique events and workshops
      • Downloadable assets including:
        • Monthly Calendars
        • Journaling Booklets
        • Spotify Playlists
      • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara
      • & much more!

      Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

      3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

      The 7-day programs include: 

      • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
      • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

      These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

      When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 1-week
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

      4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

      We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

      What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 30-days
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

       5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

      Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

      To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

      6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

      YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

      We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

      we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

      Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

      The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Join the Shadow School Email Series

      Sign up and receive your class of the day email for Shadow School.

      A daily Lila Flow Yoga class is delivered directly to your inbox.

      Benefits of the Shadow School Email Series

      It’s your DAILY reminder to commit to 30 days of yoga—
      with short, 20-40 minute practices that target the entire body to lengthen and strengthen specific muscle groups.

      What you receive in the Shadow School Email:

      • Choose to practice with music or without music during your daily Lila Flow Yoga class. Both LINK options are provided in the Shadow School Email Series.
      • Complimentary mediation, restorative/yin, Yoga Nidra, mantra, and pranayama courses are provided.
      • The Lila Flow Yoga classes repeat week to week BECAUSE WE LEARN through repetition. ADDED BENEFITS: increased stability, mobility, and flexibility in your body.
      • Develop the discipline of daily practice and invest in your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing—the email adds a sublet prompt to commit to making it to your mat.
      ▹ Lila Flow Yoga class
      ▹ Optional meditation, pranayama, and manta classes
      ▹ Journaling prompts
      ▹ 30 days of yoga calendar
      ▹ Note of inspiration from Clara
      ▹ LIVE Lila Flow class schedule
      ▹ Save the LIVE class to a digital calendar

      Lila Flow Yoga provides:

      • Dynamic and flowy classes to get you into your breath and body.
      • Build to peak postures with peak flows featuring Wave Theory sequencing.
      • Ground AND stimulate the nervous system through your breath.
      • Equal parts strengthening and lengthening muscles. 
      • Themed for the chakras, emotions, and body parts. 
      • LoFi music by Pete Wonder to dance through each flow. 

      The Lila Flow Yoga Series includes 7 Classes

      Each class relates to one of the seven chakras for you to connect to its energy.

      Fear

      A faster-paced and fiery class that builds heat and strength in the body. This class includes twists, leg balancing, hip and hamstring opening, and backbends. 

      Releases: Fear

      Creates: Power/Strength

      Emotions: Grounded

      Body Part: Legs

      Chakra: RootMuladhara 

      Element: Earth

      Guilt

      A dynamic class with simple transitions that features side waist, hamstring, and hip opening. This class is great for runners and cyclists as it lengthens the leg muscles and chest. 

      Releases: Guilt

      Creates: Connection

      Emotions: Flow

      Body Part: Hips

      Chakra: SacralSvadhisthana 

      Element: Water

      Shame

      A fluid class with playful transitions that keeps you guessing as to where this sequence is headed. Focusing on the core and back muscles, this class equally strengthens and lengthens the muscles attached to the spine.

      Releases: Shame

      Creates: Transformation

      Emotions: Strong

      Body Part: Core

      Chakra: Solar PlexusManipura

      Element: Fire

      Grief

      This class creates space to move through and express grief. Open your practice by shaking the arms, legs, and entire body to release stagnancy and physical tension.

      Releases: Grief

      Creates: Compassion

      Emotions: Flourish

      Body Part: Heart

      Chakra: HeartAnahata

      Element: Air

      Heart Truth

      A short class that creates space in the side body, shoulders, and chest to prepare for deep twists and backbends. The theme of this class is duplicity; what’s living in your heart may be different from what you’re communicating.

      Releases: Duplicity

      Creates: Inspiration

      Emotions: Balanced

      Body Part: Neck/Shoulders

      Chakra: ThroatVishuddha 

      Element: Sound

      Maya

      A playful class that moves through leg balancing poses such as eagle, half moon, and standing hand-to-foot poses builds strength and tests your balance. This class is themed for Maya, illusion, and asks that you breathe deep and call upon your divinity—your relationship to your soul.

      Releases: Illusion

      Creates: Illumination

      Emotions: Peace

      Body Part: Meditation/Visualization

      Chakra: Third EyeAjna

      Element: Light

      Attachment

      This class is great for anyone who works at a desk or commutes to work. With core and back body strengthening, you’ll release the muscles strained by sitting. Twists, heart-opening, lunges, and hamstring lengthening are featured. 

      Releases: Attachment

      Creates: Manifestation

      Emotions: Connection

      Body Part: Inversions

      Chakra: Crown Sahasrara

      Element: Ether

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes & a weekly LIVE yoga classor purchase the Play with a Purpose Bundle!

      Join me for an experiential practice!

      My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

       

      Yoga at Home

      Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

      Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

       

      ✧ Join the Community ✧

      Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

      Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      · Share your feedback

      · Seek help and motivation from the community

      · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

      · Cultivate a global community

      · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

      · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

      Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

      · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

      · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

      · Put in your request for a specific class

      · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

      · Learn modifications for injuries

      · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

      More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

      See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

      Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

      Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

      Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

      See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

      Check out the events page to learn more. 

      Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

      Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

      Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

      30-day challenge
      7-day series for beginners
      7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

      ✧ Community Feedback ✧

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      ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

      1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

      Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

      2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

      A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

      • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
      • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
      • Unique events and workshops
      • Downloadable assets including:
        • Monthly Calendars
        • Journaling Booklets
        • Spotify Playlists
      • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara
      • & much more!

      Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

      3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

      The 7-day programs include: 

      • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
      • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

      These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

      When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 1-week
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

      4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

      We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

      What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 30-days
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

       5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

      Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

      To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

      6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

      YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

      We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

      we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

      Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

      The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes & a weekly LIVE yoga classor purchase the Play with a Purpose Bundle!

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      Your guidebook to transition through the seasons with recipes, reflections, and Ayurveda recommendations from experts for each to the doshas. 

      Fall is when you shift from the exuberance and light of summer into the darker months. This is a period for self-reflection and taking a trip into your spiritual basement to explore the shadows. 

      Receive Your Equinox Essentials Guidebook

      Here’s What You’ll Find in the Guidebook:

      • A brief history of Equinox.
      • The importance of celebrating the end of a cycle.
      • 10 tips to nourish your mind, body, and spirit in the fall.
      • Themes to work with at this time of year such as Surrender, Grief, Death, the Shadow and Letting Go
      • Interviews with a Japanese Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic Therapist. 
      • Clara’s Autumn Recipes. 

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

      Class of the Day Features:

      • Vinyasa classes based on Lila Flow Yoga.
      • Peak poses with backbends, twists, hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. 
      • Subtle body practices such as pranayamas, kriyas, and mantras. 
      • Various styles of yoga including Hatha, restorative/yin, slow flow, and meditation.

      Join me for an experiencial practice!

      My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

       

      Yoga at Home

      Reaffirm your commitment to a home yoga practice!

      Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

       

      ✧ Join the Community ✧

      Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

      Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      · Share your feedback

      · Seek help and motivation from the community

      · Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

      · Cultivate a global community

      · Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

      · Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

      Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

      · Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

      · Participate in a class with Clara and the community

      · Put in your request for a specific class

      · Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

      · Learn modifications for injuries

      · Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

      More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

      See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

      Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

      Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

      Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

      See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

      Check out the events page to learn more. 

      Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

      Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

      Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

      30-day challenge
      7-day series for beginners
      7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

      ✧ Community Feedback ✧

      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga
      vinyasa yoga

      ✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

      1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

      Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

      2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

      A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

      • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
      • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
      • Unique events and workshops
      • Downloadable assets including:
        • Monthly Calendars
        • Journaling Booklets
        • Spotify Playlists
      • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
      • Q&A sessions with Clara
      • & much more!

      Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

      3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

      The 7-day programs include: 

      • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
      • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

      These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

      When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 1-week
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

      4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

      We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

      What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

      • A welcome email to the program from Clara
      • A class each day for 30-days
      • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
      • A calendar to track your progress
      • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
      • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

      This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

       5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

      Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

      To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

      6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

      YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

      We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

      we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

      Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

      The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

      Join Practice with Clara

      New members get 7-days FREE!

      Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.