Ileana Claffey

Testimonials

Hi, my name is Ileana Claffey and I am  a retired Software Engineer and Project Manager, who now follow my  dreams and passion teaching holistic wellness.    I am an E-RYT200 (Experience Register Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance® (ID# 28845) and a Reiki Level II Practitioner in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki tradition.  I am fluent in English and Spanish and teach in the Coral Springs/Parkland, Florida area.

I have  been a student of yoga for over twenty years and teaching  since 2007.    l have taught yoga to a wide range of ages and abilities, including children, adults, and seniors.  My teaching experience includes Hatha, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Chair Yoga, Kids Yoga, Seniors Yoga,  Meditation and Vedic Thai Yoga (assisted yoga).  I offer both private and small group classes at my studio or your home/ office, for public group studio classes see my schedule.

I participated as a yoga instructor for the Florida Atlantic University’s NIH grant study on Chair Yoga for Elders with Osteoarthritis (SITNFIT).  I also translated the  SITNFIT Chair Yoga book, manual and taught the program in Spanish.   My Karma Yoga (giving back) has included assisting and organizing charity and yoga events for local and national organizations such as:  local public area schools, City of Hope, Connected Warriors,  University Hospital & Medical Center, Relay for Life and  American Cancer Society.

Connected Warriors @ Yoga Source

In September of 2017 , I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer). I am lucky, it was small, it had not spread and I only needed  surgery, radiation and hormone treatments.  My last radiation treatment was in November and I am stronger every day. I am grateful to my “amazing” team of doctors, nurses, technicians and social workers, for their important and indispensable parts in my recovery, but I also deeply believe that yoga and Reiki were an essential element in my healing.  I am convinced that Reiki and yoga made all the difference in how I managed and recovered from my treatments, surgeries etc.   They were my life support and my healing refuge and I want to share it with others.  Feeling stronger and healthy, I now offer Reiki Free Mini-Session 4 Cancer Care for women in all stages of cancer, so they can gently revive their energy and find a sense of inner peace to allow healing to occur. (Learn more)

My goal is to create a compassionate, heart centered class, where each student can reach beyond their perceived limitations. I try to  bring a unique awareness of body alignment and movement, with clear instructions and humor…always  reminding you to stay present and Breathe…

My yoga practice continues to evolve through self study, classes and workshops with an array of incredibly inspiring teachers which have all helped to influence my unique style of teaching .

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Experience Register Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200, ID#28845)
Yoga Alliance®, 2007 – 2018

Reiki (I, II), Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
Tamara Ronkin, 2016, 2017

Heartsaver CPR/AED, American Heart Association®
2007-2020

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Art and Science in Computer Information Systems, Florid Atlantic University, 1982

200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher Training, Deerfield Beach Yoga Center, 2007

PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • The Art of Vedic Thai-Yoga Bodywork Certification (24 hours, 2018)- Mukti, Michael Buck
  • Advanced Level II Yin Teacher Training (2018) – Leslie Glickman
  • Mindfulness: The Yoga of Body, Mind & Movement (2017) – Emily Large
  • Tsui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification I & II (2016, 2017)- Tamara Ronkin
  • Actively Aging with Yoga: The Posture Project for the 50 Plus Population (2016)- Sherry Zak Morris
  • Connected Warriors Training (2015) – Judy Weaver
  • Suspension Yoga Approach to Teaching (2014) – Heidi Decher
  • SITNFIT Chair Yoga Certification (2014)- Kristine Lee
  • Sequencing and Adaptation (2013) Gary Kraftsow
  • MBSR- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (2013)- Sharon Theroux
  • Raindrop Technique Certification (2012)- Darby Mackenzie Line
  • BoomerPlus Yoga Certification (2011) – Amy Kraft
  • ViniYoga Therapy for Low Back & Hips (2010)- Emily Large
  • The Art of Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification(2010)- “Mukti” Michael Buck
  • CranioSacral Therapy Level I Certification (2009)
  • Yoga Nidra (2009) – Christine Apter
  • In-Depth Yin Yoga Exploration (2009)- Sarah Powers
  • Art of VinYasa (2008)
  • Meditation & Viniyoga Therapy (2008)- Gary Kraftsow
  • Being Yoga, Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (2007)- Sharon Gannon & David Life
  • SilverSneakers – Fitness Training & YogaStretch Certification (2007)- Deborah Redder, Samantha Suaya
  • 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification (2007)- JoAnn Evans, Christine Apter, Dotty Zevin, Louise Goldberg
  • The Radiant Child Yoga Program – Level 1 & 2 Certification (2004)- Shakta Khalsa