Health and Wellness Expert
International Yoga Therapist & Inspirational Speaker, Professor of Asian Studies, Lead Educator and Mentor
Claire has been training Yoga Teachers for over 25 years, and has been training teachers online and remotely for 15 years. She has traveled the world teaching Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness, and has certified thousands of teachers throughout her career.
Working alongside Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon, Claire co-created The Chopra Center Yoga Program at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California, where she continues to serve on the Advisory Board.
In 1993, Claire founded The American Yoga Academy, a world-renowned Yoga Teacher Training School. She is a professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, teaching one of the most popular courses on campus, “Zen and Yoga: The Art of Living.” Claire has taught fitness and wellness programs to the Navy Seals, and following 9/11, she taught yoga and wellness programs to the Firefighters of New York City. For 15 years, to provide long term support for the Firefighters and their families, she wrote a bi-monthly column about Yoga for Firelife.com, the largest website community for Firefighters around the world.
Her past and present corporate clients include JP Morgan, Exxon, CNBC, Dun & Bradstreet, MSNBC, Honeywell, AT&T, and many more. She has worked with numerous celebrities and has a large private clientele. Claire was awarded Executive and Professional Woman of the Year 2012 by The National Association of Professional Women.
Claire meditates daily, eats mindfully, and fulfills her dharma as an expert yoga teacher, professional trainer, and caring mentor as the esteemed Lead Educator at The American Yoga Academy. She lives yoga on and off the mat and believes, “Yoga is for everyone.”