About Claire Mittelstet
I teach group and private yoga instruction, and specialize in traditional Thai bodywork. I began my therapeutic education in 1999 at East West College of the Healing Arts training to become a licensed massage therapist. In 2005 I began a serious study of yoga after personally experiencing the healing transformation of yoga on my own body which had been through a lifetime of athletic endeavors such as horse back riding, swimming, and sports. Mentored by Christen Allsop, I obtained my yoga teacher's certification from White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara California.
White Lotus Foundation was also my introduction to Thai massage, which I have continued to study in ever more depth, most recently completing a year long course of study with Nephyr Jacobsen at The Naga Center in Portland Oregon focusing on Thai medical theory, herbal applications and Thai Buddhist practices for healing arts practitioners in addition to always, the bodywork. My massage practice is now a highly specialized practice of Thai bodywork as understood through the lens of traditional Thai medicine.