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A Special Message to all:

I continue to live stream my public group classes, privates, focus sessions and Enlightened Rest workshops online! 

Coming this Fall: ‘Monday Night Class’. This interactive group of yogis will have four meetings together to explore our responses to life at this time. We will wrap this up with a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra and meditation. 

Please email me at: for more details if you are interested.


Since Claudia attended her first yoga class with her mother in 1966, she has sustained her dedication to the practice and study of yoga. 

As a native of Los Angeles, Claudia trained extensively at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California. From the time of it’s original opening in 1987, Claudia was able to study with and assist some of the most respected teachers in the country today: Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Eric Schiffman, Anna Forrest and the honorable K. Pattabhi Jois, the creator of Ashtanga Yoga, influenced and shaped her teaching

Claudia completed two of the very first ever Yoga teacher Training Programs offered at Yoga Works with Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Eric Schiffmann and Patricia Townsend. Claudia honed her teaching skills and moved on to teach nation wide and also over seas. In 1999 she began to study with John Friend, the creator of Anusara Yoga.

In 2004 she was invited to teach in Baltimore, Maryland, where she eventually took residence and continues to teach and practice.

Claudia was certified in Anusara Yoga in 2005 by John Friend. In 2011, the Anusara empire came to an end, and Claudia’s decades of practice and study led her back to her original teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker. 

Claudia has completed all of the level one Para Yoga Master Trainings to date, as well as several of the advanced trainings. Her classes today are Para Yoga influenced as she works her way towards Para Yoga certification. She works closely with her mentor Rene Quenell, a senior Para Yoga Master.

Claudia is currently the director of both the 200 and the 300-hour Yoga teacher Training Programs at Blue Heron Wellness in Silver Spring, MD. Her public classes, specialty classes, workshops and trainings encompass the Sri Vidya tradition of the Himalayan Masters. 

View Claudia’s Training Hours

Claudia offers Transformational Yoga influenced by
Para Yoga and the Sri Vidya Tradition.


All of Claudia’s public classes my be taken on a ‘drop in’ basis.

Claudia also offers specialty classes through both studios, as well as her very popular teacher training intensives.

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD
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Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD

Baltimore Yoga Village, Mt. Washington, Baltimore

Rock Creek Sports Club


Enlightened Rest: Yoga Modalities for a Total Reset

This is a specialty class offers a combination of yoga poses, meditation, intention setting and Yoga Nidra (the Yoga of Sleep). Done in accordance with the ancient wisdom of the Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras, the Enlightened Rest specialty classes give the participant a profound experience of repairing the mind and body at the deepest level.  Suitable for all levels of yoga practitioner. This is wonderful for complete beginners as well. Arrive with an open mind, leave on a cloud of sublime restoration!

Yin Yoga Sessions

Yin Yoga is the art of placing the body in a seated yoga pose and relaxing the muscles. Time in each pose (3-5 minutes), creates a gentle pull on the connective tissues which, when carefully released, gives the surrounding area and joint sight hydration. 

Yin Yoga is beneficial for all body types and requires no strain on the body. 

Claudia’s Yin Yoga classes are used not only for ultimate joint health, but as a pre-cursor to finding one’s way to meditation. 

200 and 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings

Taking your love of yoga to the next level and serving as a teacher is a blessed responsibility and a gift. Even if you aren’t sure you want to teach, embarking on Yoga Teacher Training is a life affirming experience that will deepen your relationship with yourself and your practice. Claudia’s trainings instill a firm foundation in the ancient tradition and history of Yoga, as well as a clear understanding of the art of teaching.

Origins of Yoga Workshops

Claudia offers an ongoing Origins of Yoga workshop series designed to educate and inspire all interested. These sessions include some practice, lecture and meditation. Workshops include:

  • The Ancient Civilizations: The Shamans, the Rishis and the origins of Tantra· 
  • The Classics: The Vedas, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and more
  • The Yugas: The Hindu concept of time and Kali Yuga we live in today
  • The Samkhya Tradition: Looking at the 24 Principles of Creation known as the Tattvas and understanding how they measured consciousness. Understanding how it becomes matter, and looking at the origin of Gunas and Doshas
Private Yoga Sessions

A private yoga session can help you to organize the best home practice for you. An individualized program is designed for you that will work within the structure of life and needs. All the modalities of yoga, such as the ananas (poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and yoga Nidra (the yoga of enlightened sleep), are used to address your specific needs. Please go to the ‘Contact’ information to email Claudia about private yoga sessions. Pricing for yoga privates starts at $100 per session.

Mentoring Sessions

Claudia offers over the phone mentoring sessions to students who have completed their 200 hour teacher training courses who wish to have a little more guidance and support. In these sessions we cover questions that you may have as newly launched teachers, as well as any questions you have or need help with.

Students have found that these short, one hour sessions can make all the difference and help them with their teaching.




Mentoring Session
Community Class Payment
Focus Sessions
(scale: $17-$150 per session)


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