Energize | A 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge

☆ Energize Your Mind & Body ☆

A Free Online 30-Day Yoga Challenge

We’re hosting a free 30-day virtual yoga challenge that’s themed around energy. For this yoga challenge, we’re taking you into the stars for a celestial experience that embodies movement, mindfulness, and astrology! In April, the yoga classes of the day will be based on our theme and take you on a journey from the cosmos to your body—similar to the exploration of the Koshas in yoga philosophy. 
Energize 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge starts April 1st – April 30th, 2021. For four weeks, participants will see a yoga or meditation class for each day of the month to complete. Those who complete the full 30 days of yoga will be entered to win one of the prizes from our partners! (Read on to learn more) 

For this event, we’re offering two LIVE yoga classes weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Enjoy a 60-minute LIVE vinyasa class with me on Saturdays and a 30-minute class on Wednesdays.

If you cannot make the LIVE classes, they will be available on-demand 24-hours after the class date and time.

On-demand classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays in lieu of the LIVE class are also an option for members of the challenge to complete the class of the day. 

Timeline for the challenge:

  • APRIL 1st, 2021: Energize Virtual Yoga Challenge begins.
  • May 3rd: we’ll send out a short form to be filled out by those who completed the 30-days to be eligible to win prizes. 
  • We’ll check to see that you logged into the apps every day of the month, and from that list, we will hold a raffle to give out the prizes from our partners! Here is the clip of the raffle from one of our past challenges.

Here's How to Join Energize Virtual Yoga Challenge

If you’re already a member of the #PracticeWithClara community, you’re all set. You’ll see the Challenge Playlist in the Apps on March 27th.

If you’re not yet a member, join us for free for the duration of the 30-day challenge – Here’s how:

  1. Click here and choose the monthly subscription option 

  2. Use the coupon code ▴ ENERGIZE2021 ▴ at checkout to get the challenge for free.

New members will be able to access the challenge, and if you’ve enjoyed practicing with us, you can continue with your subscription.

Important for new members:

It’s important to note that if you do not cancel your membership once the coupon code has expired, your paid subscription will begin and charge the $15.99 monthly fee.

Prizes:

We partner with some incredible brands who provide cool prizes for those who complete the challenge!

At the end of the challenge, we host a LIVE raffle where we select from those of you who completed the full 30 days to win a prize.

Partners for this challenge include:

  • 3 winners will receive a year’s subscription to Practice with Clara – one of our members donated a one-year membership, so we matched it with another one-year membership, PLUS the one-year membership we always raffle! 
  • 1 winner will receive a gift card from Lululemon Athletica.
  • 3 winners will receive a set of Messengers from the Great Bear Oracle Cards from Sarah Hammond Studio.
  • 2 winners will receive a gift pack from Joiful Masks that includes a mask with a matching scented/unscented eye pillow. 
  • 3 winners will receive a prize pack from Tru Earth. 64 load of detergent (32 load x Fresh Linen and Fragrance Free) and a laundry storage tin
  • 1 winner will receive a Mala from Divine East
  • 1 winner will receive a yoga mat from Supported Soul.
  • 3 prizes from Woodlot.

Rules for the challenge:

  1. Practitioners must complete the 30 days of yoga, however, we invite you to move the classes around to serve how you feel—if you’re tired, don’t push yourself. Take savasana or rest on your mat when you need it. The point is making it to your mat every day, and that’s what counts towards the 30 days!
  2.  Practitioners are encouraged to interact with the day’s class by typing YES in the comments in the PWC App or in the private Facebook Group. This practice promotes motivation, positivity, and inclusion within the community. 
  3. The challenge is completely free for all new members for the month by using the coupon code. If you don’t cancel your subscription at the end of the challenge, you will be charged the monthly billing charge. 

The 30-day virtual yoga challenges are free for all new members of Practice with Clara as we want to support and sustain the community-at-large, which means providing yoga to those who may not be able to afford it otherwise. 

How We Honour Accountability

The best way to create a habit is through accountability – Check-in with the PWC community to hold yourself accountable for the challenge and your intentions as we shift into spring.

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

  1. In the PWC App:  type ∾ YES ∾ in the comments after you finish the class to share that you’ve done your yoga.
  2. In the PWC FB Group: We will post the class daily, you can type ∾ YES ∾ in the comments to share that you’ve done your yoga.
  3. Daily notifications via the App – We will be sending a daily notification through the PWC app – you can opt-in through the app settings and you can also opt-out if you’d prefer to not receive it.
You choose the method, we hold you accountable for your goal for the month. 

 

Assets to Track Your Progress

We’ll be sharing the Energize Class Calendar and the Journaling Booklet on March 27th for you to preview the classes and content that will hold you accountable and inspire your progression throughout the month! 

Outline of Classes

 
Each day of the week is allotted a certain style (vinyasa, Hatha, yin/restorative) so that you feel balanced and have time to recover. 
 
This practice is ongoing; let’s take care of our bodies and minds and watch our progress unfold. 

I provide PLENTY of options for you to choose from, so if you’re not feeling the class and want more time for rest, there are additional options. The only two days I haven’t prescribed a class are on Fridays and Sundays. These two days, I’d love it if you could honor relaxation by joining me for a yin/restorative class or meditation. If you crave more fire and select a more movement-based class, that’s also totally fine—you know your body best. 

 

Here’s the outline for the program I’ve created for us to explore together:

 

∙ Monday: we start the week with vinyasa flows and hatha yoga

∙ Tuesday: we light it up with a vinyasa class OR something softer

∙ Wednesday: LIVE yoga class with me or a similar style class on-demand.

∙ Thursday: we add a little more fire OR a slower flow/Hatha class

∙ Friday: we rest our bodies  with mantra and meditation 

∙ Saturday: LIVE yoga class with me or a similar vinyasa class

∙ Sunday: we rejuvenate with yin/restorative yoga or meditation 

 

I hope this Program allows you to witness (and enjoy!) your transformation. 

 

Read the history of the 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge to see the past partnerships, benefits, & prizes!

Join Energize 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge, Today!

We’re excited to practice with you!

Make sure to join us on the FB group or Clara’s Instagram page for daily updates on the challenge and join the conversation.

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 

Feedback from past challenges:

Spring Equinox Self-Led Weekend Retreat

Spring Equinox
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▴ Join us for a Spring Equinox Weekend Retreat ▴ 

In honor of spring equinox, we’re hosting a self-led weekend retreat.
Equinox is the point in time when the day and night are briefly equal. This period marks the transition to spring and a shift in seasons. Light increases, the air warms, and the frost melts. Life returns to earth as we perceive the environment change with budding blossoms and wildlife. 
Springtime represents new beginnings; the ground is fertile and ripe with opportunity. Abundance and movement symbolize spring as plants grow, birds return, and bears stir from hibernation.

For centuries, various communities and tribes have come together to celebrate this shift in seasons. We may not be able to gather together this year, but we can connect virtually for a self-led experience that honors our inherent new beginnings and the seeds we wish to sow. 

Join me for a 24-hour Virtual Retreat

This retreat is self-led, meaning, you choose when to do the on-demand yoga classes and all of the other activities included in this experience. 

There are 3 options to gather with the community with LIVE classes to choose from:

 

Saturday, March 20th

▴ 7am LIVE opening meditation

▴ 9am LIVE vinyasa practice

Sunday, March 21st

▴ 7am LIVE closing meditation

 

The 24-hour Self-Led Spring Equinox Retreat

This weekend experience invites you to examine how you may shift with the seasons to foster new beginnings with a schedule of activities to choose from. This experience is self-led and offers three LIVE events to connect virtually with the Practice with Clara community.

 

The list of activities include:

2 LIVE meditations 

1 LIVE vinyasa yoga class 

On-demand yoga classes 

Matcha Elixer tea recipe

Spring Nettle Soup lunch recipe

Tips on how to Feng Shui your home

Spring cleansing for your body

& more!

 

This event is FREE for all Practice with Clara members.

New members can join our community for 7-days FREE during the retreat. 

▴ Your Spring Equinox Retreat Schedule ▴ 

Here is the list of suggested events for your 24-hour retreat. 

With 3 LIVE classes and a selection of self-led event options, you choose the activities and timeline over the course of the spring equinox weekend.

Saturday, March 20th

7AM PST | LIVE Meditation 

Join us for a LIVE meditation to open the weekend retreat. We’ll sit together for an opening meditation ceremony to ground and center. 

If you cannot make the LIVE meditation, try this on-demand meditation instead:

Expand Meditation

The LIVE meditation will be available on-demand 24-hours after the start time on PWC!

8AM | Tea Ceremony

Our friend Shani, the Momma Bear at hOMe Grown Living Foods shares a Spring Recipe to nourish your beautiful souls. 

SPRING MATCHA ELIXIR

Creamy, vibrant green, and energizing, this Matcha green tea elixir is full of healthy fats and superfoods to charge your day. With cacao & coconut butter, the mind is nourished and a healthy dose of collagen, medicinal mushrooms, and maca fortify the whole body!
▴ Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups hot water @ 185 degrees
  • 8 cacao butter wafers or 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 Tbsp maca
  • 1 Tbsp moringa powder
  • 1 Tbsp collagen
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea
  • 1/2 tsp medicinal mushrooms Pinch of vanilla powder
  • 2-3 drops of stevia or sweetener of your choice ~ optional
 

Mindful Preparation:

  1. Combine everything in a high-powered blender and whip to a frothy consistency.
  2. Serve right away OR refrigerate and enjoy as a matcha pudding All the superfoods are optional. Use what you like and mix it up!

9AM PST | LIVE Yoga Class

Join us for a LIVE 60-minute vinyasa yoga class. 

Take one of these on-demand yoga classes if you cannot join us for the LIVE class:

  1. Space Through Strength
  2. Super-Duper Power

The LIVE session will be available 24-hours after the start time in the New Releases playlist. 

11AM | Walking Meditation

Spend some time outdoors with nature; this could be exploring your local hiking trails, ocean walks or sitting on your balcony or backyard as you enjoy your morning beverage. 

Breathe deep, take in the fresh air and beauty of nature all around you, and observe how you might welcome spring into your home. 

Enjoy this specially curated Spotify playlist while you explore the outdoors: 

1PM | Lunch Recipe 

Our friend Shani, the Momma Bear at hOMe Grown Living Foods shares a Spring Recipe to nourish your beautiful souls. 

SPRING NETTLE TONIC

This nourishing soup is best made in early spring when the first nettles appear. Alternately, spinach or kale can be substituted during other seasons. Cashews add a decadent creaminess that appeals to vegans and dairy lovers alike.
▴ Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups stinging nettles
  • 5 cups vegetable stock or bone broth
  • 1 cup sprouted cashews or raw, soaked 1 hour, rinsed & drained
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Shiro miso ~ light white miso juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups broccoli florets fresh cracked pepper to taste

Mindful Preparation:

  1. Sauté leeks in ghee or coconut oil until softened, approximately 5 minutes
  2. Add garlic and 1 tsp sea salt, sauté 2 more minutes
  3. Add nettles and stock, simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Blend cashews with nutritional yeast, miso, lemon zest & juice
  5. Turn off heat and add blended ingredients
  6. Puree soup and return to low heat for 5 minutes before serving – season with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  7. Add broccoli florets, turn off the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to soften the broccoli.
Nettles are a wild superfood, helping to boost the immune system with high levels of calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc, potassium, boron, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and chlorophyll. A traditional tonic for the liver, kidneys, and digestive system.
Nettles can help restore vitality when we are depleted and may help alleviate hay fever.

3PM | Choose Your Own Adventure

We wanted to provide some flexibility in how you spend the afternoon; here are two activities meant to help you renew your perspective and lifestyle.

1. Feng Shui Your Home

Revamp your living space to shift the energy and your perspective.

Here are some articles we enjoyed to help reorganize your home according to the rules of Feng Shui:

See the complete list of Feng Shui articles from The Spruce.

2. Watch a Documentary on Health

In BBC Documentary, Eat, Fast, Live Longer, Michael Mosley explores the powerful (and popular) concept of intermittent fasting. 

Discover how and why intermittent fasting benefits the body, and whether or not this method is something you might implement into your routine. 

You may also want to check out the Thinking Nutrition Podcast where Tim Crowe debunks fitness and diet myths and showcases the latest nutrition research and what it means for your health. 

get ready for bed

7PM | Restorative Yoga

Unwind and end the day with an on-demand restorative yoga session.

You choose from the following classes:

  1. Get Ready for Bed
  2. Hip Yin

Or, choose from a selection of restorative/yin courses on the PWC app!

Sunday, March 21st

7AM PST | LIVE Meditation

Join us for a LIVE meditation to close the weekend retreat. We’ll sit together for a closing meditation ceremony to ground and center. 

If you cannot make the LIVE meditation, try this on-demand meditation instead:

You Who Has Been Seeking

The LIVE meditation will be available on-demand 24-hours after the start time on PWC!

Here’s how to join the weekend retreat:

1. Join Practice with Clara to see the Spring Equinox Self-Led Retreat Playlist

2. Connect with us in the private Facebook Community, to discuss the activities. 

3. Pre-purchase the foodstuffs if you want to try the recipes. 

4. Plan accordingly with your family.

5. Share with a friend to participate with those you love!

New members receive 7-days FREE! 

Experience the weekend retreat AND take classes at your leisure. 

For more reasons to join Practice with Clara, check out this article:

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Ignite The Fire Within | A 30 Day Virtual Yoga Challenge

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30 day yoga challenge

Ignite The Fire Within | A 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge

For centuries, we’ve honored fire as a symbol of life, enlightenment, and renewal. Fire is the ultimate purifier, destroyer, and provoker of change. As we move through the darkness and cold of the winter months, we look to the light within to persevere. 

Igniting the Fire Within is the theme for January’s 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge. Embark on a journey and explore what lights you up, with yoga classes, meditations, pranayamas, and journaling prompts to connect you to the strength and wisdom of the fire within.

Stimulating the digestive fires is key to the body’s assimilation and maintaining gut health and how we feel. The belly communicates with our brain through nerves and hormones and contains the bacteria and immune cells that resist bacteria and viruses. When strong and balanced, the belly’s Agni helps digest the foods we eat and all life experiences.

If we take care of our Agni, our inner fire, and take care of our gut health and digestion, we don’t have to worry about Ama, which is toxins. Toxins may be physical or mental; we come into all sorts of ama that affects how we feel. To stay in optimal health, we focus on the positive; on creating strong Agni.”
– Ayurveda Therapist, Maria Garre.

We’re offering this event to the community at large, for Free
 

How it works

  • December 25th: the challenge coupon code is released (Read on!) for you to join Practice with Clara and the challenge for free for the month of January
  • JANUARY 1st, 2021: the Fire Challenge begins.
  • February 1st: we’ll send out a form to be filled out by those who completed the 30-days to be eligible to sign up. 
  • We’ll follow the honor system and check to see that you logged into the apps every day of the month, and from that list, we will hold a raffle to give out the prizes from our partners! Here is the clip of the raffle from our last challenge.

 

The Classes

To be able to maintain fire, you must tend it wisely. I’ve curated a mix of classes to give you days of rest or contemplation along with days to build heat and strength.*

Fridays & Saturdays – Vinyasa
Sundays – Yin/Restorative
Mondays – Hatha
Tuesdays – Vinyasa
Wednesdays – Slow Flow Vinyasa
Thursdays – Meditation & Mantra

*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?

 

Gifts for Participants  

At the end of the challenge, we’ll be raffling gifts for those of you who complete the journey with us. 

Gifts include:

 

Journaling Questions

Each class includes a question for you to ponder while you do your practice. You will see these questions in the class write-up for that day, and we post to the Facebook group where participants can share answers and connect with the community.

 

How to Join The 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge:

If you’re already a member of the #PracticeWithClara community, you’re all set. You’ll see the Challenge Playlist in the Apps on December 30th.

If you’re not a community member, join us for free for the duration of the 30 day challenge – Here is how:

  1. Click here and choose the monthly subscription option

  2. Use coupon code ✶ COMMUNITY2021 ✶ at check-out to receive free access for the 30-day challenge + the 7-day new member trial.

New members will be able to access the challenge, and if you’ve enjoyed practicing with us, you can continue with your subscription.

 
Important for new members:

It’s important to note that if you do not cancel your membership once the coupon code has expired, your paid subscription will begin and charge the $15.99 monthly fee.

How We Honour Accountability

The best way to create a habit is through accountability – Check-in with the PWC community to hold yourself accountable for the challenge and your intentions for the New Year. Here are three ways for you to get in touch and say YES to completing the daily classes. 

  1. In the PWC App:  type ∾ YES ∾ in the comments after you finish the class to share that you’ve done your yoga.
  2. In the PWC FB Group: We will post the class daily, you can type ∾ YES ∾ in the comments to share that you’ve done your yoga.
  3. Daily notifications via the App – We will be sending a daily notification through the PWC app – you can opt-in through the app settings and you can also opt-out if you’d prefer to not receive it.

You choose the method, we hold you accountable to your goal for the month. 

 

Assets to Track Your Progress:

  • Download the Practice with Clara IGNITE Calendar. Check off the classes you’ve completed to visualize your efforts. 
  • Download the Journaling Booklet to take a seat in quiet self-reflection after class. 

 

Join The 30-Day Virtual Yoga Challenge, Today!

We’re excited to practice with you!

Make sure to join us on the FB group or Clara’s Instagram page for daily updates on the challenge and join the conversation.

 

Namaste. 

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 

 Join Clara’s newsletter to see the latest offerings and details for the Yoga Challenge

Let’s Make Yoga Great – The Survey

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practice with clara survey

Let's Make Yoga Great

Welcome to the Practice with Clara survey!

We want to make content that motivates and inspires this community and we need your help!

👁Our vision for this survey is to learn more about what you’re looking for in yoga classes: style, lengths, meditations and mantras.
👉🏼What might be holding you back from a daily practice and how we could help motivate or inspire you to show up to your mat more often.

Community is so important to us and we want to continue to support you during these challenging times.

🎉Thank you for taking the time to help us make yoga great!

We will be raffling 3 one year memberships to those who fill out the survey — make sure to enter your email address at the end.

☮️Peace and bless,
Clara + the team