Name: Jenn Clara
I’m an expert in: Plants, photography, painting, being a mom to some rad kids
Where it all began (how yoga came into your life): I went to very first yoga class when I was 18 with my roommate Melissa. I love that yoga gets me out of my head and is an energy reset to my life. I like that meditation motion aspect of it. With art and yoga, those are the only things in my life where i feel fully present and lost in the moment.
Favorite food: Old time vegan soup from Friends and Neighbours.
Where can you find me when I’m not in the hot room: In my home studio making art, takings photos everywhere, going on road trips to the mountains.
What you can expect in my class: You can expect a breath focus, fun, upbeat music that’s chill at the same time
Completed trainings: Vinyasa yoga for youth 2013, Moksha 2014, Yin 2015, Rocket 2015, Moksha Flow 2015
Favorite quote: Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space