Welcome

 

 

Welcome!   I’m Clare Norelle, a bilingual community yoga teacher in Madison Wisconsin.   I offer a variety of yoga classes in English and Spanish, including yin yoga, gentle hatha, flow yoga, and chair yoga.

Through Greenroot Yoga LLC  I also offer 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. 

 

 

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.

–Anne Herbert

 

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March 10th,  2023

Hello!  I hope that you’re okay, or even doing well.  If you’ve experienced loss, fear or other hardships, I wish you comfort and healing, and send you love.  

¡Hola! Espero que estés bien, o incluso que te vaya bien. Si has experimentado pérdidas, miedo u otras dificultades, te deseo consuelo y sanación, y te mando amor.

Clare

 

 

 

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Free drop-in yoga classes, online, in English and Spanish

Clases de yoga en línea, sin necesidad de inscribirse, en inglés y español

 

For almost three years during the pandemic I taught three free online yoga classes each week, in English and in Spanish.  Love and good wishes to those who shared those classes with me!  

I’ll be spending a few months in England this spring of 2023, so I’m letting go of the classes that happened in the evenings in the US–since they would be in the middle of the night, where I’m going…

I will continue to teach one free yoga class online each week, on Saturday mornings, now at 9 am Central Standard Time, or  8 am in El Salvador.  There will be no class on Saturday April 8th… as I’ll be in a plane, flying to England.

 

Por casi tres años durante la pandemia, enseñé tres clases gratuitas de yoga en línea cada semana, en inglés y en español. ¡Amor y buenos deseos para quienes compartieron esas clases conmigo!

Pasaré unos meses en Inglaterra esta primavera de 2023, así que dejaré de lado las clases que se daban por la noche en los EE. UU., ya que serían en medio de la noche, a donde voy …

Continuaré impartiendo una clase de yoga gratuita en línea cada semana, los sábados por la mañana, ahora a las 9 a. m., hora estándar del centro, o a las 8 a. m. en El Salvador.  No habrá clase sábado el 8 de abril, como estaré en un avión, en rumbo para inglaterra.

Yoga Suave para Aliviar el Estrés (sesiones continuas y gratuitas de yoga en linea, sin necesidad de inscribirse), Sábado 8 am en El Salvador, 9 am en Wisconsin: Hatha yoga de pie, sentada, y acostada en un tapete o colchoneta, para aliviar el estrés, fortalecer el sistema inmunológico, y aumentar el bienestar; sesiones gratuitas cada semana empezando el 3 de marzo; no hace falta inscribirse.  

Gentle Yoga for Stress Release: free ongoing drop-in sessions online, Saturdays at 9 am in Wisconsin and 8 am in El Salvador;.  Hatha yoga standing, sitting, and lying on a mat, to relieve stress, strengthen the immune system, and increase well-being. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83014638156?pwd=L2NtcS9xWjVyVmo5SEY1WGpBcHZ4UT09

Meeting ID: 830 1463 8156

 

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To learn about community yoga classes that I teach online for Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR), you can scroll further down the page… 

Other resources on this website include:

Poems from a variety of poets: https://clarenorelle.com/category/poetry/

Information on trauma and healing in the body: https://clarenorelle.com/trauma-and-healing-in-the-body/

 

 

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If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.  –Lilla Watson, Aboriginal elder, activist and educator from Queensland, Australia.

 

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I appreciate and feel so much gratitude for the long history of yoga in India: for the practitioners who carried it forward and developed it, and for the many diverse paths that they travelled with yoga over time, first in India and then out into other areas of the world. I love yoga practices for how they can support physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and for how they can strengthen a sense of self-determination, freedom, connection, and solidarity with the world around us.

So I want yoga to be accessible to anyone who wants to try it. For people of different backgrounds and histories and bodies of all kinds. Inexpensively or for free, whenever possible.

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All of the yoga classes I teach are informed by my training and certification in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), emphasizing skills that can minimize the long-term neurological and whole-body impact of overwhelming experiences, helping to strengthen resilience, immunity, and general well-being.

 

 

 

Online group yoga sessions, Spring 2023

 

Mondays / Lunes  

10:15 am Yoga Suave en sillas, en línea, Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR): 3 abril – 5 junio.  Para personas con más de 50 años; una práctica relajante, sentada en sillas y de pie usando sillas para apoyar el estiramiento. Para inscribirse: mscr.org 

 

Tuesdays / Martes 

10:30 Gentle Yoga online, MSCR Goodman Rotary, April 4th – June 6th. A gentle hatha yoga practice combining stretching, strengthening, balancing, and guided rest. This is a Goodman Rotary Class, for people over 50. To register: mscr.org

 

 

Thursdays / Jueves  

10:30 am Gentle Flow Yoga online, MSCR Goodman Rotary, April 6th – June 8th. A gentle flowing practice, creating rhythms of movement through standing, kneeling, sitting, and reclining yoga positions. This is a Goodman Rotary Class, for people over 50. To register: mscr.org
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Saturdays / Sábado 

Yoga Suave para Aliviar el Estrés (gratuita), Sábado 8 am en El Salvador, 9 am en Wisconsin: Hatha yoga de pie, sentada, y acostada en un tapete o colchoneta, para aliviar el estrés, fortalecer el sistema inmunológico, y aumentar el bienestar; sesiones gratuitas cada semana empezando el 3 de marzo; no hace falta inscribirse.  

Gentle Yoga for Stress Release: free ongoing drop-in sessions, Saturdays at 9 am in Wisconsin and 8 am in El Salvador;.  Hatha yoga standing, sitting, and lying on a mat, to relieve stress, strengthen the immune system, and increase well-being. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83014638156?pwd=L2NtcS9xWjVyVmo5SEY1WGpBcHZ4UT09

Meeting ID: 830 1463 8156

 

10:15 MSCR Yin Yoga  April 15th – June 10th Slow, long-held stretches sitting and lying on the ground; a peaceful practice, good for increasing physical and emotional flexibility.  To register: mscr.org

 

 

 

 

The world is full of beauty, magic, miracles, and patterns that induce wonder… Emergence is one of the best concepts I have learned for discussing this wonder.   Emergence emphasizes critical connections over critical mass, building authentic relationships, listening with all the senses of the body and the mind.

The crisis is everywhere, massive massive massive.  And we are small.

But emergence notices the way small actions and connections create complex systems, patterns that become ecosystems and societies.  Emergence is our inheritance as a part of this universe; it is how we change.  Emergent strategy is how we intentionally change in ways that grow our capacity to embody the just and liberated worlds we long for.

adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy

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