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Clarissa Smith

YYSYT Lead Faculty, Hatha Lead Teacher

Clarissa is the Training and Development Coordinator for Yoga Yoga School of Yoga Therapy.  She is an E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist, and Ayurvedic Yoga Wellness Consultant. She began her Yoga studies at Yoga Yoga in 2002. She received her 500 hour certification at Yoga Yoga and her Yoga Therapy certification with Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute. Clarissa has since continued her education in Ayurvedic medicine at The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico with Dr. Vasant Lad and Maria Garre and received her Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) certification through the Love Your Brain foundation. With her combined studies of Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic medicine, Clarissa has several hundred private client hours addressing structural, physiological, and psycho-emotional conditions that include, but are not limited to chronic pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and insomnia, and digestive disorders. Clarissa is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT.