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Shadow School
30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge

Join us October 1-30th
on Practice with Clara

New Members join us for free with the coupon code! 

💀  SHADOW2022 💀 

—see more details to sign up below.

Here’s How You Join Shadow School Yoga Challenge

If you are a Practice with Clara member—you’re all set! The playlist will be posted on September 25th for you to preview the month of classes.

If you’re not a community member, join us – sign up here:

Please read ALL the instructions before signing up. 
 
  1. Choose the MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION.
    The coupon code WILL NOT work with any other membership option.**
  2. Use coupon code 💀 SHADOW2022 💀 at checkout to receive free access to the 30-day challenge. The coupon code expires on October 4th, 2022. 
New members will access the challenge and over 250 classes within the Practice With Clara app. At the end of the challenge, if you enjoyed practicing with us and would like to continue with the app, you do not need to do anything. You will begin a paid membership in November.
**Important for new members to note:
If you do not cancel your membership before November 1st, 2022, you will continue with a paid subscription and be charged the $18.99 monthly fee. We DO NOT offer refunds. It’s up to you to cancel your membership before the month is up to avoid being charged. 

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Shadow School Yoga Challenge Timeline

September 25th: the challenge coupon code is released for you to join for free! 

Sign up for Practice with Clara using the code and get 7 days free + the 30 days of the challenge.
  • OCTOBER 1st, 2022: Shadow School Yoga Challenge begins.
  • October 4th: Shadow School Coupon Code expires- use the code before this date to get the full month for free.
  • November 1st: For those who completed the 30 days of yoga, fill out a short form to be entered to win a gift.
  • November 5th: We’ll announce the winners of the raffle after the Livestream yoga class. 

We’ll follow the honor system and check to see that you log into the apps every day of the month, and from that list, we will hold a raffle for the gifts! Here is the clip of the raffle from one of our previous yoga challenges.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung.

About the Shadow School Classes

You’ll do seven classes that repeat over four weeks.

Day 1 – 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: Root – Muladhara 
Element: Earth

Day 2 – 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: Sacral – Svadhisthana 
Element: Water

Day 3 – 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 Plexus – Manipura
Element: Fire

Day 4 – 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: Heart – Anahata
Element: Air

Day 5 – 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: Throat – Vishuddha 
Element: Sound

Day 6 – 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 Eye – Ajna
Element: Light

Day 7 – 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

Why Shadow School? 

Inspired by one of her teachers, Rob Brezsny, Clara themed the latest Lila Flow Yoga Series to unearth the darker emotions we experience.

Shadow School takes this concept one step further to consider the unconscious aspects of the psyche, or as Carl Jung calls it, the Shadow

“It is by going down into the abyss that you recover the treasures of life,” wrote Joseph Campbell. “Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

Jungian psychologists believe that you must confront your Shadow and bring it to the Light to awaken your inner divinity.

Rob Brezsny writes: “Neuroscientists at Britain’s Bristol University have concluded that playing in the dirt can make you feel really good. That’s because most soil is crawling with species of bacteria that interact favourably with the human body, strengthening the immune system and stimulating the brain in the same way antidepressants do. Let’s hypothesize that this is an apt metaphor for playing in the dirt of the shadow.”

Shadow School Yoga Challenge asks that you be open to receiving all parts of yourself; the sticky, uncomfortable, and undesirable.

You will be supported by a community AND prompted to reflect with meditation, journaling questions, and classes themed on the emotions we’d rather ignore.

Fear, Grief, Anger, Shame, Guilt, Duplicity, Illusion, Attachment; you will tenderly examine and express each emotion in a Lila Flow Yoga class featuring original music by Pete Wonder. 
We must eat our own shadow—haul it up from out of the pit and develop a conscious connection with it. Doing so not only prevents our unacknowledged darkness from haunting our thoughts and distorting our relationships; it also liberates tremendous psychic energy. 
— Excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s Shadow School.

The Practice with Clara Program

We’ve curated a mix of classes to give you days of rest or contemplation and days to build heat and strength.*

Day 1 – Vinyasa 
Day 2 – Slow Flow
Day 3 – Hatha
Day 4 – Vinyasa
Day 5 – Restorative
Day 6 – Vinyasa
Day 7 – Meditation

*We invite you to listen to your body throughout the month. Remember that every pose/variation is an offering; you don’t have to do them. Rest when you need to. Before going deeper into a pose, ask yourself, does this serve where my body and mind are today.

 

How We Help Hold You Accountable

The best way to create a habit is through accountability. Check-in each day with the Practice with Clara community to hold yourself accountable for completing your month of yoga!

Here are two ways for you to get in touch and say YES to completing the daily classes.

  1. On the Community Board in the Practice with Clara App.
  2. In the Practice with Clara Community Facebook.

You choose the method; we hold you accountable all month.

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!

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 

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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.