Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, Claudia has spent the last ten years of her life travelling and working around the world. She did her first 200 hrs Teacher training in India at Himalaya Yoga Valley in 2011 and her 300 hrs was completed in 2017 in New York at Yoga Works. She has deepened her practice traveling around Southeast Asia and USA taking workshops and other trainings constantly. She has been a full- time yoga teacher for the past 4-5 years. She’s also worked as a studio manager in Kuala Lumpur and organizes her own yoga events and wellness and adventure retreats around the globe.
Costa Rica was my first yoga retreat with Claudia, although I have taken her classes before, the retreat was inspiring. Claudia is equally passionate about the mind-body and soul aspect of the practice and she challenged me, both physically and mentally without making me feel pushed or pressured. She is an inspiration and that shows through her practice. She made me feel extremely comfortable and by the end of the trip I had grown so much in my own practice. I would highly recommend her class for all skill levels.
Having been on four yoga retreats with Claudia, I find that she has a wonderful way of connecting the physical practice with the emotional state. Her sessions are creative, uplifting and inspiring!Her calm and gentle nature makes it a real joy to be around her.
I have been taking Claudia’s classes in various studios over the past three years. Claudia is equally passionate about the yogic practice of mind, body and soulas well as, and perhaps more importantly, the people attending her class. This is reflected in classes where it seems everyone always feels comfortable even when challenged physically or mentally. One of the things I look for in a teacher is the ability to inspire growth without preaching, and Claudia strikes an excellent balance in this regard. For this reason alone, I can highly recommend joining any one of her classes.
As a yoga instructor, Claudia is versatile in her style of teaching and excelsat making her students feel comfortable and welcomed in her class. As an employee, she is reliable, a team player and conducts herself with high professionalism. In short, Claudia is a pleasure to work with.
I have never fully appreciated my yoga practice until I started attending Claudia’s classes. She has taught me that yoga is much more than just exercise or stretching, and I have learnt through her, how to be more present and mindful in not just my practice, but my life as well. Her classes are well-balanced – you will sweat through her dynamic vinyasas and will be calmed by her gentle yin practice.
On top of learning to be more conscious and appreciative of my practice today, I have made great friends through her yoga retreats. She manages to cleverly mix adventure with yoga, and you can rest assured that there will be something for everyone.
“Claudia is the most inspiring yoga teacher I’ve had.She has the ability to take you out of your comfort zone, without things getting uncomfortable. Always challenging, but never judging.
On her retreats in Croatia and Costa Rica I was taken to a deeper level of spirituality. Her retreats have a great build-up that Claudia obviously designed with a lot of care. In 5 days I went through an emotional rollercoaster and afterwards I felt physically and mentally revitalized. I’m already looking forward to the next option to attend one of her retreats.”
I attended a Claudia Gallo led retreat and as a current yoga/mobility/personal trainer and overall mover, I am highly impressed. Clau not only planned an epic retreat full of adventure, fun, and healing. Her classes and meditation were also expertly planned and showed a level of emotional intelligence that left everyone with room to grow and heal. I will definitely be attending more of her retreats in the future.