Claudia Carballal, RYT500, P.S., LL.M., is a certified yoga teacher since 2013 through Yoga Alliance with extensive training in prevention issues, life skills, self-development, mindfulness, and more recently psychotherapy and counseling.
Claudia began her yoga practice in 2010 under one of Dallas' most respected certified yoga instructors, Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee. She has taught yoga and meditation at C.C. Young Senior Living, Dirt Cheap Yoga, Reverchon Recreation Center, and has conducted meditation workshops and classes for different organizations and public schools.
Over the years, she has deepened her yoga and meditation practices exploring Tibetan Yoga and Meditation with senior teacher Luis Vilela at Tashi Delek yoga center in Spain; hatha yoga and meditation under Spiritual Master Dr. Acharya Shree Yogeesh, founder of Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat; Vipassana meditation with Amber Bemak; and Buddhist meditation with resident teachers Gen Kelsang Menla and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa at the Kadampa Meditation Center, under the leadership of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Claudia is in her second year of a Master of Science in Counseling (LPC) at Southern Methodist University with a concentration on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Expressive Arts Therapy. Through evidence-based methods of mindfulness-based therapies (mindfulness-based stress reduction, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy), Claudia is able to apply a variety of expressive arts therapy approaches for promoting mindfulness and its benefits to mental health and well-being. As part of this course, she studies neurobiological mechanisms by which such approaches produce therapeutic change. Her goal is to bring to her clients the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of understanding and applying expressive arts and contemplative/mindfulness practices in traditional healing and contemporary psychotherapy.
As owner of InnerWellbeing since 2013, Claudia has established a unique evidence-based practice that combines yogic techniques and Asian philosophies through personal development workshops, life coaching, and yoga/meditation classes. At InnerWellbeing, Claudia collaborates with key organizations that help survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and chemical dependency, which often go hand-in-hand. Through evidence-based training as a Prevention Specialist by the state of Texas she can leade and facilitate life skills workshops and presentations, support groups, and drug abuse prevention presentations.
Claudia is an active writer and public speaker on personal development, self-growth, mental health, stress and anxiety, substance abuse prevention, and multicultural issues. She has presented at, and provided training to court houses, public schools, community centers, and organizations in Texas.