Clarissa Mae Thompson

Clarissa Mae Thompson

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I’m Clarissa! I’m a Midwest girl, born and raised in South Dakota and currently living in the Quad Cities, IL/IA. I’m here on this planet to help as many people as I can transform themselves and live the life they dream of! Yoga has given me the confidence and strength to do this and forge a new path. My dream is to help you do the same!

Growing up I was a shy girl who was often teased and bullied for wearing glasses and being small and freckly. I struggled for years with poor self-image and was never happy with the person I saw staring back at me. I never felt good enough or sure of what my path was. And I never thought I would be brave enough to share my story, my vulnerabilities, and insecurities with the world.

After college I struggled to find my path. I was unsure of where I belonged. I fell in love with the world of museums and pursued a Masters in Historical Administration in 2012 where I met my husband Wade. But even during grad school I felt out-of-place. I was good at the work and enjoyed the opportunities and thrill of working with the history of places and people. But, I still felt like I was missing something. In the fall of 2016 I quit a good full-time job in pursuit of a dream. My dream is to share my love and passion for the practice of yoga and the lifestyle I have built around me that transformed my life.

After discovering yoga in 2008 and dedicating myself to a practice I began to see myself not as a weak insecure person, but someone with drive, passion, and self-confidence. Attributes I thought I had long ago lost in my childhood. Today, through the practice of yoga and a lifestyle of confidence building I am elated at the person I am. I love that I have talents that come naturally, like teaching yoga and creating fun sequences or working one-on-one with students. I also love that I have spaces of growth left like delving into new content creation and creating programs for people. Yoga has given me so much and that practice is something I want to share with the as many people as possible!

Embrace A New Vision

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Class Description: What are some things that have been on your goal lists that you just never get around to working on? Do you want to engage in new hobbies, travel more, or make healthy changes in your life? In this two hour workshop we will tackle some pretty big visions. We will flow and […]

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Yoga 101: Foundations for Starting Your Own Yoga Practice

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Class Description: Have you ever wanted to give yoga a try? If so this mini course is for YOU! Let’s dive into why this practice is so beneficial, so magical, and should be a part of your life! We will talk about breath, body awareness, and how yoga can help you manifest the changes you […]

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