Claudia is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a 200hr YTT graduate from VEToga, a local non-profit organization with a mission to bring yoga and meditation to veterans, first-responders and their families at no cost to them. Additionally, she has completed a trauma-informed yoga training program through Prison Yoga Project specifically designed to teach yoga to trauma affected populations, and has completed the Professional Yoga Nidra certification with the Integrative Amrit Yoga Nidra Method. Claudia considers herself a life-long student of yoga and her main goal is to share an accessible and healing yoga practice with local firefighters, veterans and active duty military and their families at no cost to them.
Claudia Cavazza is a certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500), Yoga Nidra Professional Facilitator, Prison Yoga Project Certified, Certified Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Claudia’s passion is to deliver yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and Yoga Nidra to populations such as veterans, first-responders, college students, and at-risk youth affected by high stress and PTSD through a carefully designed trauma-informed embodied practice. Committed to share the benefits of a trauma-informed yoga practice, as Director of Education and Training for New Millenium Employee Assistance Services, Claudia has been developing resilience focused trainings and practices for first responders in the DC metro area. In addition, for the past 7 seven years Claudia has been serving the veteran-owned organization Vetoga to provide yoga and meditation to veterans, first responders and their families. In 2018, Claudia founded the corporate wellness company WRKwell, LLC to deliver stress management programs to local corporations as well as public entities. WRKwell combines the benefits of embodied practices with leadership and corporate responsibility training to provide tools for both organizations and corporate employees to thrive in a safe work environment. Claudia has been serving both corporate clients and local government employees in the DC metro area, such as the Arlington County Fire Department, the Arlington County Police Department, The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, New Millenium Employee Assistance Services, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Research Triangle Institute, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Howard County Fire and Rescue, the USDA, and the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Fire Department. In August 2021 Claudia was honored to join the GBYF team as Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education to create innovative programs for the development and education of yoga teachers, and yoga therapists committed to deliver yoga, meditation, breathwork and health practices to underserved and historically marginalized populations with limited access to it.