Accessible Yoga Training

San Francisco March 1-3, 2019, it was definitely a weekend to remember. Arranging things 3 weeks ahead of time was tight , yet it was meant to be. This training was in my path like so many other things. From housing with a dear friend in the same building, to the very close BART station off 16th & Mission. Fate describes exactly how the pieces of my life now fit together.

Anyway, I was ecstatic to say the least. My first Accessible Yoga Conference in 2017 happened in the same sort of way, full of uncertainty, yet one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I met so many important and amazing friends within the Accessible Yoga Community, it was incredible. Feeling like I was in the right place at the right time was nothing short of inspirational to my practice and my soul. It was written, and exactly what I needed.

Nevertheless, I knew I was in good hands. The 2017 Accessible Yoga Conference SF had taught me where I was meant to be, and this training was only adding fuel to the fire as I head where I need to go.

So I began this training in the same sort of mindset as I have attempted to maintain all along, full of curiosity and looking at it all with a “beginners mind”.

It all began slow, with much review and words about what was to come over the course of the weekend, it would be intense and so informative, and I was ready. This training was long overdue for me.

We quickly jumped into hands-on work, my forte. I was so used to working with the body in practice almost everyday, assisting and breathing with my clients through difficult times.

We were put into groups, taught individually one on one, and very suddenly, my cohort became one as we knew we could only come closer over the weekend, and I began an incredible experience.

First off, my hostess was extremely gracious and humbling, welcoming me into her home in every sort of way, and ending Monday morning with a strong sense that this was not goodbye, but see you later. I loved every bit of my stay with this woman, who’s strong and sensible attitude eerily reminded me of all of my grandmothers put together.

There were lots of “aha” moments, with plenty of inquisitive looks and questions to be asked. And although there was so much I had already learned on my own with my own practice, so many more possibilities opened up for me. And although I had already seen the world in a Accessible way, it made me realize that we can literally make anything and everything accessible, and asking and telling are our superpowers. I felt overwhelmingly appreciative of my own as well as everyone else’s talents in my presence and the great cohesion we were creating with it.

I was grateful, humbled, and hungry. We are the first but not nearly the last of our kind as accessible yoga ambassadors. I am proud to call myself not only a member, volunteer, and advocate of accessible yoga, but a creator as well.

And Accessible Yoga welcomes everybody. Be sure to visit: www.accessibleyogatraining.org for the latest upcoming trainings and www.accessibleyoga.org for upcoming events

Until next time everyone!

Namaste,

Clarissa Hidalgo

New Years 2019

This site is a dream come true, it is everything I believe in come to life and spread to the masses, and that includes my story, my struggle, and my life now and then. I have worked so hard to come to where I Am right now and I only want to help others feel the same way.

Running a business is hard though and I have discovered that by watching firsthand. Sometimes you think something’s gotta give, everyone must want the same thing I do correct? Needless to say I have continued and feel so much satisfaction in working with all of the different populations that I do.

Immediately everyone demanded that I specialize specialize specialize. And I really did. It didn’t even take speaking into the universive but it just happened. And it has continued to happen at a steady pace. Accessible or Adaptive yoga is not only alive and well but it is the future.  It is my true love but my heart longs for so much more.

I am a community organizer by practice and nature, so that is what I have been up to. Doing what my heart loves and desires and I can honestly say I love it. I’m just honestly living life to the fullest through every new opportunity. Leadership Merced has changed my life in so many positive ways with great connections and opportunities.

The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce has a gem in our community, so personal growth, community involvement and connection are just a few things I’ve been up to.

So it has been wonderful to take a break this December for refreshment and planning for 2019!

I have been doing as much as I can with my community, my partners new and old, as well as my family and soon to be 3 year old. Community fairs, school site yoga programs, partnering with local business owners and organizations, as well as personal growth have been on the agenda lately.

Excited for the new year and kicking off with so many exciting things lately! I’ll name a few here so far:

•Collaboration with @fightms.ca on a Winter MS Weekly Workout Guide starting February 1st! Check out their Instagram and the website for more information!

•New Years Yoga at the MMAC January 5th, 2019!

•Sip & Plan 2019 at Fearless Yoga January 12, 2019

•Wine, Mimosas, and Yoga at the MMAC brought to you by Merced LGBTQ Alliance January 26, 2019

•Downtown Merced Art Hop tabling January 19, 2019

•Partnership with Mercy Medical and Rehabilitation Center through Dignity Health

Not to mention so much more planned including my return to teaching Adaptive Yoga in Modesto at Sukha Studios, collaborations with the Valley Crisis Center, the return of springtime Yoga on the Range at the Santa Fe Golf Range, and so much more!

So Happy New Year and Namaste everyone!

For all the latest and greatest, including anything I may have forgotten visit: www.clarissahidalgoyoga.com

Welcome

I have been meaning to welcome everyone to this site since I launched, yet life is always crazy and the universe never seizes to surprise me of what it can do when you say you’re ready. Nevertheless, I am here. Present, healing, always evolving in every way and sense of being.

So welcome to the journey everyone, so pleased to have you here; now let’s get started. In my short 27 years of life I have experienced a bit of it all and I’m here to share it with you all, past, present, and future interwoven through my yoga practice, my parenthood journey, and just life in general. I am not afraid and you will find that I wear my heart on my sleeve.

I will cycle through many feelings, a variety of posts on a bit of everything.  I will post what I feel as well as what I know. We’ll begin by learning my stories one by one, each says something significant about my life overall. If you can relate, leave a comment. If you cannot and would like to know more, understand, empathize, or anything else, please comment. Comment comment comment all! We understand through asking, knowing, claiming parts of each others stories.

Namaste and stay tuned everyone!

 

Love, Clarissa