LLM, E-RYT500, APS
Founder and Director.
Life Coach/Personal Development Coach.
Intern, Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Claudia works as a professional personal development coach based in Dallas, Texas, USA. She is the founder of InnerWellbeing Life Coaching. She is Board certified Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. She specializes in working with teens, adolescents, and adults in prevention through psychosocial education, social-emotional regulation, and other evidence-based strategies, lowering the individual's intention to use unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Claudia holds certifications in psychological first aid and has training and experience in working with multicultural groups, immigrants, refugees, and survivors of domestic violence and human rights violations. As a former international lawyer, Claudia has training and experience in mediations and negotiations which now she uses as a personal growth tool.
Claudia studies a master of science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and works with the counseling department of an organization helping survivors of domestic violence and human rights violations. She focuses on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals become aware of limiting beliefs while increasing mindfulness and self-awareness.
She obtained certifications as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200, RYT500) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) by Yoga Alliance. She received two certifications as an Ayurvedic Counselor from PDI Ayurvedic Health Resorts in India and as Ayurveda Counselor and Lifestyle Coach in the USA.
Claudia holds a Master's Degree in International Law (LLM) from SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texa, USA, and a Bachelor's Degree in Law and International Trade from UCC University in Mexico.
Universal Principles of Yoga Psychology
Claudia specializes in Yoga Psychology and Ayurvedic Psychology— two modalities that help individuals find balance and self-fulfillment based on modern methods of psychology and the universal wisdom of Eastern philosophy.
The primary aim of Yoga is to find liberation and achieve life fulfillment by knowing our true Self and understanding our life purpose.
Eastern wisdom includes the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta— a school of Hindu philosophy believed to be one of the classic paths to spiritual realization in Hindu tradition. This philosophy refers to the idea of the true-Self, the spirit or Atman, as the highest metaphysical reality. Realizing and connecting with our true-Self is the most important aspect of human beings and the best gift we can give to the world and those around us.
The non-religions teachings of Eastern Philosophy, Yoga Psychology, and Vedanta can be beneficial in helping individuals to know themselves and achieve liberation and self-realization.
How do we achieve self-realization? By acquiring knowledge (vidyā) of one's true identity or true-Self.
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." ~ Swami Vivekananda
Why do we struggle to know our true Self?
Our desire to grow and evolve is deeply ingrained in our human psyche and DNA. Yet, most human beings have a difficult time knowing their true Self.
Our mind plays games with us. It pulls a curtain in front of us that creates an illusion. But it is your Self who sees-- you are not behind the curtain. So, to know your true Self, your spirit, you have to turn inwards and realize that you observe from your Self. The curtain pulled down by the mind then becomes irrelevant and you are centered in consciousness no matter what happens around you.
The mind is trained to have more than 60,000 thoughts per day. It creates duality— black and white thinking, good or bad, fears and doubts. It follows patterns of thought and behavior that have been carved into our brain pathways for years. We give the mind too much authority and importance and this is the cause of many of our health issues and distorted perceptions.
Fear caused by the mind is the number one block to Self-knowledge and true realization. Yogini Claudia helps individuals overcome their fears and discover their true Self to understand their life purpose and achieve Self-Realization.
"We all have the capacity to observe the lower qualities inherent in human beings, or to observe the higher virtues. This duality is always present in our existence, but there's a space within you that is the highest virtue of all. Keep listening to the invitation from your higher voice."
~ Yogini Claudia