Clara Pelica E-500RYT

United Kingdom
Average: 4.8 of 5 stars

4 Reviews

Clara’s Yoga journey began days after the events of 9/11 when she walked into a Yoga studio offering free classes to those searching for a healing space. The distinct separation of the chaos outside to the calm within those walls would forever change her and 12 years later filled with immense gratitude for her teachers and the varying styles of Yoga discovered along those years, she made the decision to leave America and a corporate retail career, travel to India and complete her 200hr Teacher Training in the Sivananda lineage at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram under the guidance of Yogi Ram. She has never looked back.

Clara has since also completed a 300hr in Hatha and Therapeutic Restorative Yoga with senior Iyengar teachers at the Kashmir Saivism School of Yoga in Dharmsala, India and is also trained in Restorative yoga by Judith and Lizzie Lasater. Clara has trained in Yin yoga by Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark and is currently a student of the 2023 cohort for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Clara is a dedicated Vipassana practitioner and believes deeply in the power of mindfulness and somatic movement. A student of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the Feldenkrais method, Clara incorporates elements combined with functional movement and Kinstretch in her classes.

Clara also discovered her passion for the healing art of Thai Massage after completing an introductory Thai Massage course at Lotus Palm in Montreal, Canada in 2011 with Master Kam Thye Chow and Eleanor Piquet. The spark was ignited then and Clara now travles annually to study Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, the Thai Massage Mecca of Thailand with various Thai Masters. She is a Government certified affiliate teacher to TMC Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and is passionate about sharing and teaching this healing art.

The beauty of Yoga and that of Thai Massage is that their histories and philosophies are intricately intertwined. Both work towards creating a free flow of Prana. 

Clara’s treatments are highly intuitive and practiced with mindfulness, an open heart and are individually tailored to the receiver while her classes strive to be filled with heart and humour. We breathe, we relax, we release and we smile.

Having a deep admiration for the human body, its anatomy and the effects of stress, diet, nutrition and movement, Clara strongly believes the journey of change and growth is long and all encompassing and that Mind, Body and Spirit must work as one, and so each must be nurtured and united through a holistic approach. It is this ethos that has led her to gain certifications in FRC, Raw Food Diet and Nutrition, Detox Advisor as well as Lifestyle Coach and Mind Body Therapy.


Average: 4.8 of 5 stars

4 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga Portugal

Great yoga classes in a park in Portugal and as warm up exercise as part of a surf camp! Clara is an awesome human!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best Yogi !

Clara is a wonderful yoga teacher. She is very sweet and her voice is so calming, the sessions often end with everybody sleeping at the end of savasana. She has so much things to say in-between classes too - she has a wonderful understanding and opinion of the yoga culture. Her travels reflect on her open-minded personality. Still my favorite yoga teacher so far !

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
best Yoga teacher ever

clara is an amazing person, an awesome Yoga teacher and all the knowledge she has cultivated during the years allows to.The.student 's needs thus making Every class a unique spiritual and phisically demanding experience.
She's just one of the best persons i.Have ever met and the best teacher...FOR SURE.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful lessons, for all levels!

Clara is an AMAZING teacher. I joined some of her classes, and although yoga was not my thing she made me like it! She knows how far she can take you and her lessons can be goal oriented according to Your needs: Cool down after sport, serious and chllenging stretching, mental and body relaxation.... And she is willing to explain you everything she knows about yoga, she is experienced but down to heart, friendly but professional at the same time! And her Thai massage are irreplaceable after a Long surfing day... THUMBS UP!!!