Ileana Claffey

About Ileana

Hi, my name is Ileana and I am  a retired Software Engineer and Project Manager, who now follow my  dreams and passion teaching holistic wellness.    I am an E-RYT500 (500hr. Experience Register Yoga Teacher) and Y4C (Yoga4Cancer) teacher with Yoga Alliance®.  A Reiki Master/Teacher  in the Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki ® ,  and the Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki -ART/Reiki Master® tradition,  Access Bars®  Practitioner,  a Sound Practitioner.  I am fluent in English and Spanish and teach in the Coral Springs, Parkland and Boca Raton area.

I have  been practicing yoga and meditation for over thirty years, and teaching since 2007.    l have taught 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, Yoga4Cancer, Connected Warriors, Mind-Body Medicine ( (tools to heal trauma and build resilience), and Vedic Thai Yoga (assisted yoga).  I  offer private and small group classes at my studio,  your home or your workplace. I facilitate  public group classes at different studios and businesse – see my schedule.

In the past I  participated as a yoga instructor for the Florida Atlantic University’s NIH grant study on Chair Yoga for Elders with Osteoarthritis (SITNFIT).  Translated the   SITNFIT Chair Yoga book, manual and taught the program in Spanish.    I volunteer at local and national organizations, (i.e.  the local public schools, City of Hope, Connected Warriors,  Hospitals,  Medical Center, Relay for Life and  American Cancer Society).


About Ileana
Connected Warriors with Ileana Claffey

I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer in 2017 .   My treatment consisted of a  lumpectomy followed by  radiation .  I am grateful for the amazing team  of doctors, nurses, technicians and social workers, at Lynn Cancer Institute.  They were an  important and indispensable parts in my physical recovery, but  I also deeply believe that Yoga, meditation and Reiki  healing were  an essential element in my healing  journey.   They were my life support and my healing refuge and I now I share it with others.  I now teach group Oncology Yoga and Meditation & Reiki classes at Lynn Cancer Institute. (Learn more)

My cancer healing journey has augmented my knowledge and sensitivity to the issues that affect all of us on a daily basis.   I offer different options for you to participate in my classes, using detail explanation and demonstrating the  modifications of the postures.  My intention  is to inspire and empower  you to choose  change.

My personal 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 .

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To renew my registrations and certifications, I must complete continuing education, teaching hours, and a CPR/AED course every 2-3 years

  • Register Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500, ID#28845)
    Yoga Alliance®, 2007 – 2022
  • Usiu/Holy Fire® III Reiki ART/Reiki Master
    Melisandrah Magdalynne, 2023
  • Reiki Master Teacher, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
    Tamara Ronkin, 2016, 2017 (First & Second Degree)
    Rev. Sally Caplan, 2018 (Master Teacher)
  • Access Bars® Practitioner (BP)
    Amy Shine, 2024
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED, American Heart Association®


  • Bachelor of Art and Science in Computer Information Systems, Florid Atlantic University, 1982
  • 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher Training, Deerfield Beach Yoga Center, 2007


  • Access Bars® Practitioner (BP) – 2024 – Amy Shine
  • Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki -ART/Reiki Master® – (2023) –  Melisandrah Magdalyne
  • Connected Warrior’s Yoga Alliance Certified 300 Hour Trauma-Conscious Teacher Training Program (2022) – Judy Weaver
  • The Science of Well-Being – (2021) – Laurie Santos, Yale Univ.
  • Yoga for Healthy Neuromuscular Aging – Keys to Fracture Prevention, Mobility and Balance (2021) – Lynn Crimando
  • The Yoga of Calm: Engaging the Vagus Nerve for Greater Stress Resilience (2021) –  Dr. Shailla Vaiday
  • Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Healer Certification Course (2019) – Rich Gausman
  • Himalayan / Tibetan Bowl Sound Healer Certification Course (2019) – Michelle Rassner Cash
  • Yoga4Cancer Teacher Training Certification (2019) – Tari Prinster
  • Supreme Science QiQong Level-1 Healing Form (2018)- QiQong Practitioner Jeff Primacy
  • Qi Revolution National Event, Wellness Training- (2018)- Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack
  • Subtle Yoga- The Yoga & Neuroscience Connection (2018) – Kristine Kaverii Weber
  • Subtle Yoga- The Science of Slow (5modules online course) (2018) – Kristine Kaverii Weber, MA,IAYT,eRYT500
  • Barbara Brennan School of Healing- Hands of Light Workshop (2018)- Donna Evans-Straus (BBSH Adjunct Faculty)Reiki
  • MasterTeacher, Usui Shiki Ryoho, (2018) – Rev. Sally Caplan
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program, Advanced Training,  The Center of Mind-Body Medicine, (2018) – James Gordon, MD
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program, The Center of Mind-Body Medicine, (2018) – James Gordon, MD
  • The Art of Vedic Thai-Yoga Bodywork Certification (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

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