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.

–Anne Herbert




Hello, and thank you for visiting this website!

Here is a schedule of some upcoming classes, presentations, and performances in and around Madison.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions–I’d love to hear from you.




Summer 2019

Community Yoga Classes and Performances 


Mornings & afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions by arrangement

July 31, and August 5, 12, 19, and 26,  5:15 pm: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, five-week series for people in recovery from trauma, at Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison, 408 Baldwin St.    $100 or sliding scale for five sessions, with audio and visual support materials.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) invites you to move your body at your own speed and on your own terms, using gentle yoga forms. It’s a chance to spend time being with yourself without an agenda: noticing the present moment; making choices for how to be in, and with, your own body; gently reconnecting with the many parts of your self as you feel ready to. There are no physical adjustments in TCTSY, and no pressure: you are welcome to come as you are.

Registration and payment will be through the Shambhala Center website, at https://madison.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=388203 

7 pm. June 17th – August 12th:  Yin Yoga, MSCR East on Cottage Grove Rd. http://www.mscr.org



10:30 am  7/2/19 – 8/20/19  Gentle Yoga 50+ Goodman Rotary MSCR Covenant: http://www.mscr.org

1:15 pm   6/18/19 – 8/20/19   Gentle Yoga 50+ Goodman Rotary MSCR Odana: http://www.mscr.org



Mornings & afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions by arrangement

July 17:  MSCR Free Family Yoga in Vilas Park (1602 Vilas Park Dr.)

    • 5:00-5:30 PM (0-3 year olds)

    • 5:45-6:15 PM (6+ year olds)

    • 6:30-7:00 (3-5 year olds)



6/20/19 – 8/22/19:   10 am  Flow Yoga 50+, Goodman Rotary MSCR Odana: http://www.mscr.org

Afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions, by arrangement



TCTSY individual sessions, by arrangement

Friday July 19th, 7 pm

Music Benefit for El Salvador Mental Health Project, with Beat Road & Clare Norelle, at First Unitarian Society of Madison, 900 University Bay Dr, Madison.  For more information, email clarenorelle@mac.com.



July 13th MSCR Free Family Yoga in Reindahl Park (1818 Portage Road)

    • 10:00-10:30 AM  (0-3 year olds)

    • 10:45-11:15 AM  (6+ year olds)

    • 11:30-12:00 PM (3-5 year olds)



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