Claudia moved to Sarasota in 2016 and as soon as she arrived she reached out to the City of Sarasota to offer free yoga at Bayfront Park. She created the first free Yoga program at the park for Sarasota residents this past summer. Since that first event, she has spearheaded a monthly program highlighting local studios every first Saturday at Bayfront Park. The program is booked through the end of 2017. The City of Sarasota has purchased a stage and offers support staff and sound system for the yoga instructor. Claudia is so proud of this program. Shortly after launching this city program, she realized that opening a studio was the only way to realize her vision of serving at-risk communities in an authentic and meaningful way. Claudia’s mission is to offer a healing place for wellness, community and spirituality as well as making yoga accessible to those that have not tried it. Anyone that is looking for a safe place to heal mental, emotional, spiritual or physical wounds is welcome. In addition, her studio is used as an event space through Club517. (www.club517.com) Using her studio as event space opened-up fundraising to non-profit organizations in the Sarasota area.