LLM, E-RYT500, APS
Founder and Director, InnerWellbeing Life Coaching
Life Coach/Personal Development
Yogini Claudia is a Mental Health Professional, a modern-day practitioner of Advaita Vedanta and Vedic Counseling, and a teacher of Hatha Yoga and the transformative power of Ayurveda lifestyle. Her life coaching approach, which includes elements of Yoga Psychology and Western Psychology, encourages Self-knowledge, Self-mastery, and Self-realization.
MENTAL HEALTH and HUMAN RIGHTS
Claudia is a Mental Health Counseling Intern with an organization that serves survivors of domestic violence and human rights violations. She is in her last semester of a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern Methodist University in the United States.
She holds certifications in Psychological First Aid to assist individuals suffering from emotional trauma caused by natural catastrophes, war, violence, and childhood adverse experiences. She obtained certifications in Multicultural Competency and Substance Abuse Prevention and for 20 years has worked with multicultural groups, immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human rights violations.
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 worked in the Health and Wellness Department of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization founded around 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to assist immigrants and refugees. Since then, the work of responding to the world's worst humanitarian crisis has never stopped. With the IRC, Claudia collaborated closely with psychiatrists, government health offices and private human rights organizations like the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, and the Center for Survivors of Torture.
Yogini Claudia is a practitioner of the system of Yoga-Vedanta. She obtained certifications as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200, RYT500) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) by Yoga Alliance. She received certifications in Yoga-Ayurvedic Counseling from PDI Ayurvedic Health Resorts in India and as Ayurveda Counselor and Lifestyle Coach in the United States of America.
As a former international lawyer, for 13 years Claudia worked on international corporate law, international litigation, human rights cases, and immigration, participating in diverse projects, international arbitrations, private mediations and negotiations in the United States and abroad, involving both high executives of multinational corporations and immigrants survivors of human rights abuses.
Claudia holds a Masters in International Law (LLM) from SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, USA, and a Bachelor's Degree in Law and International Trade from UCC University in Mexico.
SPEAKER AND WRITER
Yogini Claudia leads webinars, classes,and presentations on Yoga Psychology, Life Skills, Psychology of Addictions, Mindfulness and Sress Relief, and Personal Development. She is content writer and author with InnerWellbeing Blog online and has published several articles in academic journals and online newspapers. She authored an introductory E-Booklet on Yoga Psyhcology and consistently posts video lectures, tutorials, and clases on YouTube.
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 (Sanatan Dharma). 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."
~ Claudia Carballal