Clarissa first explored yoga in 2011 after attending a 10-day silent meditation retreat. The retreat inspired her to develop a mindfulness practice in her daily life, yet she found it challenging to be disciplined about sitting on a cushion. Later, she decided to give yoga a try, after reading an article about yoga being a form of mindfulness practice. It did not take her long to attend her first yoga class at Yoga Nirvana, where she fell in love with the practice and completed 200-hr yoga teacher training in 2015.
To Clarissa, yoga practice goes beyond the mat. Balancing effort and ease in yoga poses helps her approach life in a different light, with more awareness and harmony. She hopes her class provides space for her students to do the same – exploring mind and body internally through mindfulness of the present moment. She empowers her students to customize their practice to their needs by tuning into the breath and listening to the body.