CLAUDIA NEUMAN MSW, RYT
CLAUDIA NEUMAN / MSW, E-RYT 500, YACEP, YOGA TEACHER TRAINER
Born in Los Angeles, California, Claudia began her formal yoga training in 1984 at Yoga Works. It was there that she spent 10 years assisting and teaching along side some of the most noteworthy teachers of our time. She traveled and studied with Pattabhi Jois (creator of the Ashtanga Yoga System), and completed several Yoga Teacher Training programs, such as the first one given at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, as well as other significant trainings given by Rod Stryker and many others.
In 1993, she was initiated into the ISHTA yoga system by Rod Stryker. She also assisted Erich Shiffmann for several years, and also studied and taught at Forrest Yoga. While at USC completing a Masters degree in Social Work, she taught yoga to students and faculty alike. She integrated her skills as a therapist and yoga instructor developing corporate stress reduction programs, working with oncology patients at Children’s Hospital, and teaching yoga to artists and performers.
In 2005 she received certification in Anusara Yoga.
In 2013 she began studying again with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in the Tantra tradition, completing several of the Para Yoga Teacher’s Trainings. Claudia’s classes reflect her rich background of yoga experience as well as the love and dedication to her life-long practice of yoga. Look for Claudia’s regular quarterly articles in Pathways Magazine.