Claire Mittelstet has been involved with yoga since 2005 when she took her first class after years of being intrigued, but intimidated. With a lifetime of various athletic pursuits (horse riding, swimming, soft ball, etc.), the activity of yoga made sense...and brought forward many of the injuries from previous sports. It was working through these injuries that truly opened Claire to yoga, in its many manifestations. It was the nurturing "push from the nest" by mentor and teacher Christen Allsop that led her to obtain her teacher's certification from the White Lotus Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA. in 2011. In the years since, she has taught at least three days a week at Cannon Beach Yoga Arts and has completed certification in Thai Yoga Therapy(TM), also through WLF (2012). She infuses her classes with knowledge gleaned from her education in body work, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology (graduated East West College of the Healing Arts, Portland, OR. 2000), to provide a safe learning environment for students of all abilities.