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I had the gift growing up immersed in nature, trained as a classical musician, vocal artist, and performer. This allowed me to receive a scholarship to attend The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts from which I graduated in 2007.

 

It was while in NYC that I found my yoga practice, but I only officially gained my RYT 200 certification in spring of 2019. Over the years, I continuously expand my yoga practice, exploration, & education. I'm currently working toward my RYT 300. My approach to teaching comes from a somatic and therapeutic lens; acknowledging and working with the body's intelligence and the story it holds.

 

For the past 3 years, I have publicly and privately taught. I also regularly collaborate with Many Moons Therapeutics to offer somatic workshop experiences as well as retreats.

I am also a certified sound practitioner that strives to honor the history and sacredness of sound work.  My unique use of cello adds another lush layer to the soundscapes I create for this therapeutic experience. I regularly facilitate sound meditations for the public, private groups, and in corporate sessions both in-person and virtually.

-> For virtual experiences I will soon be using a binaural microphone so participants get the sound experience as if they're in the room.

You can read more about this technology here. <-

The heart of my work is utilizing ancient tools of sound, yoga, and energetic therapy, to bring folx closer to themselves and true wellness from within.

 
  • Journal Therapy: Writing for Healing & Change (CE105-OD via Journalversity)

  • Level 1 Certification for Sound Healing - Himalayan Academy of Sound Healing

  • Reiki Level 1 - Lucia Maya (Usui/Tibetan)

  • The 'Vagus Nerve MasterClass' - Jessica Maguire (Physiotherapist)

  • The Awakenings of Sound Meditation via Dr. Alexandre Tannous

  • ‘Free Flow Yoga’ Intensive Workshop & Continued Classes - Angela Farmer

  • Certified Yoga Teacher - AYC (RYT 200)

  • ‘Art of Being’ Course - Many Moons Counseling

  • Feldenkrias ‘Awareness Through Movement’ (ATM Course) - Connie Rotunda

  • Graduate of The The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts - (NYC)

  • Continued RYT 300HR Training:

    • Somatic Therapy Intro (Many Moons Counseling via AYC)

    • ACT Mindfully Course (Many Moons Counseling via AYC)

    • "Yoga, Mindfulness, and Psychology for Mental Health" - (Asheville Yoga Center)

    • Yoga Nidra (Indu Arora via Asheville Yoga Center)

    • Trauma-Informed Teaching (Light A Path)

    • Equity Training (Light A Path)

    • Yin Module (Shala Worsley via Asheville Yoga Center)

    • Introduction into Chakra Alignment (Three Queens Yoga, NYC)

    • 'Yoga & Psychology' Deep Dive into Jungian psychology & chakras (West Asheville Yoga)

My "Paper" or Accreditation

 

Participated in 2019 Festival with cello sound offerings

Asheville Yoga Festival

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SAP SuccessFactors

Regular corporate client for sound meditations

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Many Moon Therapeutics

Continual collaborator with sound work in yoga classes and various workshops

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Claire Bilbao

Expressive Arts Therapist, Eco-Therapist, and Intuitive Healer