MSW, E-RYT-500, YACEP
Specialties: Para Yoga Influenced Hatha, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation
Hi, I’m Claudia Neuman
I was born in Los Angeles and began teaching in 1982. My formal Yoga training began in 1984 at Yoga Works in Santa Monica with Rod Stryker & Eric Shiffman and many others. Over the years I’ve been blessed with amazing teachers and have had the opportunity to teach all over the world.
At this time, my specialties are all based in the Sri Vidiya tradition of the Himalayan Masters, as I have been steeped in Para Yoga and have reunited with Yogarupa Rod Stryker these last 10 years. My classes are informed by this rich tradition.
You can expect to have focused asana sessions, yin yoga and Yoga Nidra offerings from me! I am currently working towards three certifications in Para Yoga with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in Para Yoga, Para Yoga Nidra and in Meditation. These are almost complete!
Claudia has said “Don’t teach people. Guide them through an experience.” Claudia practices what she preaches. You will walk out of Claudia’s class transformed.
Claudia teaches her classes from her soul. She can lead an intense Hatha practice or restorative Nidra that leaves you feeling equally nourished. Claudia also infuses philosophy that is always what I need in the moment. Claudia is truly aligned with Grace!
Claudia Neuman teaches from a place of calm and stability. Her classes are physically centering and energetically inspiring. I always leave Claudia’s classes feeling so appreciative that I made room in my busy schedule to be her student.
I love Claudia’s classes! The depth of Claudia’s knowledge and experience in yoga asana, yoga Nidra and the sacred texts offers her students the opportunity to dive deeply into yoga. She invites students to awaken and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. I always feel more rooted and flowing after a class with Claudia.
‘Love Always Wins’
– Rev. M. Beckwith
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 its 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 nationwide and also overseas. 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 also one of the directors of both the 200 and the upcoming 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.