About

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"I realized that there was healing power in movement, breath, mantra, meditation and sound the very first time on my yoga mat. I sensed a deep knowing, an earthly resonance, that these were to be the primary methods that would support my healing journey." 

Claudia D'Emilia Iafrate

 

Yoga found me in 2005. Quickly, I realized that there was healing power in movement, breath, mantra, meditation and sound the very first time on my yoga mat. I sensed a deep knowing, an earthly resonance, that these were the primary methods that would support my healing journey. For nearly 16 years, I have practiced many styles of yoga and have deeply connected with several including Kundalini, Hatha, and Restorative.

I was introduced to Reiki in 2007 and was immediately intrigued with this healing modality. Attuned to level one    and two by 2010 from my first Reiki teacher, I was incorporating the techniques into my daily life for myself, family, friends and beloved pets. Obtaining attunements of level three and Reiki Master Teacher by 2013, I had realized the melding of Reiki in the yoga classes I was instructing. 


Over the years, I pursued teacher training in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. Guiding you through a Hatha practice, you’ll experience an eclectic combination of self awareness techniques including traditional and restorative postures with meditations emphasizing heart-centered compassion for yourself. With Kundalini, I share a profound technology that awakens the energy of our consciousness, illuminates our self-imposed boundaries in order to grow and expand our awareness and compassion. It prods us to cultivate a strong intuitive mind and offers skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times and in our lives. Then, I weave in the mystical, healing vibrations of Gong which helps to restore our genuine state of balance and well-being. These modalities contributed to further exploration of meditation, therapeutic aromatherapy, plant, crystal and herbal medicines. 

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Certifications & Education

  • Hatha* Yoga Teacher in Yogi Shri T. R. Khanna lineage
    -focus on Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra* and Gentle Hatha
  • KRI Kundalini* Yoga Teacher
  • Mystical Gong Percussionist
  • Advanced Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner* - Usui Ryoho
  • Crystal Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner*
  • Full Spectrum L1 Energy Medicine* Practitioner
  • Therapeutic Aromatherapist*
  • Labyrinth* and Meditation* Guide
  • Red Tent Temples local facilitator
    *Certified

In Gratitude to Some of My Teachers...

  • Hari Kaur Khalsa of NY

  • Dr. Sham-Rang Singh Khalsa

  • Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa

  • Dr. Marlene Denessen

  • Diane Lagadec

  • Jessica Kozak Shaw

  • Lauren Robbins

  • Homaya Amar