I Am Not A Pretzel:
July 13, 2019
Any style of yoga can be made accessible and provide healing for someone with a physical challenge, someone experiencing anxiety and/or depression, or someone with a larger body.
Three yoga teachers – skilled in making yoga more accessible – share their stories. Rose Kress, of LifeForce Yoga, experienced relief from years of anxiety and chronic pain when she began a yoga practice. Her teachings focus on mood management incorporating both yoga nidra and the use of mudras, or hand gestures.
Erica Chaney, of Big Bliss Yoga, began her yoga journey in a restorative class where she felt like she learned to breathe more deeply. Today Erica’s teaching focuses on making yoga more accessible to people with larger bodies.
Clarissa Hidalgo was first introduced to yoga by a fellow patient at a Multiple Sclerosis clinic at UCSF. Now Clarissa primarily works with private clients with a range of health conditions, i.e. fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, cerebral palsy, as well as MS.
To learn more about accessible yoga, check out this earlier podcast episode and the organization’s website.
Accessible Yoga for All at the MMAC
Clarissa Hidalgo Yoga is proud to announce a partnership with Dignity Health and Mercy Medical Center to bring accessible community yoga to the city of Merced! Stay tuned for details as we begin this summer.
Join us for Prenatal, Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga throughout the month of July!
Children 0-5 are welcome, babywearing is encouraged! Bring a mat,towel or blanket to practice on. Beginners are encouraged, take this opportunity to go outside the box and try something new!
Merced: July 8th & 22nd 9am
Los Banos: July 15th 9am
Prenatal Postnatal Mom & Baby Yoga sponsored by Women, Infants, and Children of Merced County and First 5 Merced County
Past Workshops, Events, and Features
Join me Saturday May 18th, 2019 as I lead the warm up for the 3rd
Annual MHCC Cowboy Vaquero Run!
Saturday April 27, 2019
Assisting out at the Stanislaus Humane Society for Puppy Yoga with Instructor Angel Villagomez
Saturday March 23, 2019
Come out to the Women’s Symposium Merced! Some amazing women speaking on wonderful topics! Catch Rocio Gonzalez and I out there talking Health and Wellness! Space is limited so sign up now!
Come one come all to this awesome FREE event presented by the Merced LGBTQ Alliance! Drinks, good company, invigorating space, and YOGA! Joinn us for this exciting event!
Yoga is FREE. Drinks $3.00 with ID – all ages welcome, though! BRING YOUR OWN YOGA MAT.
We’re doing this for FUN and so LGBTQ+ identifying individuals can meet and find community. Straight allies always welcome!
Out of shape after the holidays or never tried yoga?
…WELL, JOIN THE CLUB!
We don’t judge. Show up, grab a glass (or two 😉 of wine or mimosas, join us for some at-your-own-pace yoga and meet others in the community! We have social anxiety too, ya know. Take a risk, live your life and show up!
After yoga we will walk to Toni’s Courtyard Cafe for lunch at 1:00 PM.
It will be a beautiful day of meeting new friends. We hope you join us!
Come on over and get to savor some warm turmeric lattes while you create your vision for 2019. On January 12th 11am-2pm at Fearless Yoga . This workshop will be led by Clarissa Hidalgo Yoga Instructor And Viva Balance
There’s so much power to pen and paper. Espeicially when you have it on a board somewhere that you can see everyday. Learn how to manifest your dreams and get to the root of your desires.
If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we will provide a step by step guide on how you can create your vision board for different areas of your life.
Topics to cover for vision board:
Health & Wellness
Spirituality & Service
Confidence & Personal Growth
Craft & Creativity
What you can expect?
Receive a guide on how to pursue your purpose in life
Cold Pressed Juice
One hour yoga session by Clarissa Hidalgo Yoga Instructor
Magazines and materials will be available
Check the link in my bio to get your ticket! You can also paypal or Venmo!
Mark your calendars for January 12th Merced @fearlessyogacali !
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Clarissa Hidalgo Yoga is proud to invite the entire Central Valley community to my first ever solo event held at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center Saturday January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am!
Come out and enjoy some gentle yoga with the Entire Merced Community! We’ll start the new year off right, all ages and abilities are welcome!
18th Street Open House Vendor/Craft Fair
Come out and support these Women Owned Small
Businesses! Free yoga demos and so much more at
this awesome event in Merced!
School Site Yoga
Merced Art Hop 10 Year Anniversary
Catch Clarissa Hidalgo Yoga out there with oils, resources, business cards, and so much more!!
Yoga & Autoimmunity: Keeping Your Body Primed
Beyond Surviving to Thriving: Look Better, Feel Better, BE Better by Kicking MS & Other
Autoimmunity in the Butt Speaker Series
Yoga and Tension Release
A Night On The Range
Central Valley Walk MS Ambassador 2018
discussing the increasing diagnosis of MS among
Hispanics and Latinos
Hermanas Unidas: Power Up Statewide Conference
2017- “Yoga In The Digital Age” Workshop