Clare Norelle is a bilingual community yoga teacher, songwriter, and storyteller in Madison Wisconsin. She engages children and adults with warmth and humor, supporting a sense of connection with their own bodies, with people close to home and far away, and with animals, plants, and nature.
Clare offers a variety of yoga classes in English and Spanish, including yin yoga, gentle hatha, flow yoga, chair yoga, yoga & dance games for kids and families, and Yoga, Music, and Movement sessions for young children.
Through Greenroot Yoga LLC she offers individual and group sessions in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), an adjunct treatment for complex trauma, and presentations in English and Spanish about complex trauma and body-centered healing.
Clare also offers performances for adults and for children, with songs in various languages and storytelling from around the earth. She has several albums of music available, some for kids and families, and others for adults.
“Clare Norelle is a skilled, sensitive instructor of yoga. She is acutely aware of the physical needs and limitations of her students, and her warmth, good humor and positive outlook help make her classes both relaxing and enlivening.”
“Clare Norelle is an extraordinary storyteller and musician! Her performance was a great way to end our winter reading challenge. There was a wonderful variety of stories, songs, and audience participation. Clare’s bright smile and energy captivated all ages. We will look forward to having her at our library again in the future! …Clare Norelle’s bilingual songs and stories more than met my expectations and the community’s.”
–Amanda Brueckner, Youth Services Librarian, Waterloo, WI
The earth our mother always says yes. From the skins of the mountains to the depths of the sea, across all her vast surfaces, she blooms with as much life as can possibly be. Yesses everywhere swimming and floating and running, dancing a trillion dances for the sun. Can we learn to bring as much life as we can to every place that we are, as she does? Can we learn to nurture what we love and not kill what we fear? What is the answer? Yes.