Jessica Claire
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Motivational leader and organizational problem-solver with advanced skills in protocol development, training, and implementation according to required research provisions. Experience stepping into roles and quickly making positive changes to support team success. Confident in bringing forward best-practice techniques in the application of yoga therapy to maximize positive outcomes and self-efficacy among participants. Accomplished in creating curriculum manuals for training programs. Proactive in creating a cohesive and supportive atmosphere for learning and growth.

  • Program and Organizational Leadership
  • Educational Program Planning
  • Innovator, originality and creativity
  • Clear Communication
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Pain Points Identification
  • Protocol Development and Delivery
  • Cross-Functional Teamwork
  • Insight Evaluation
  • Best Practices
  • Writing and Editing
  • Promotional Material Development
  • Client Presentation
  • Manual Development and Drafting
  • Staff Hiring and Evaluations
  • Task Delegation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Program Guidelines Adherence
  • Draft Development
  • Work Prioritization
  • Research and Interviews
  • Performance Standards and Analysis
  • Issue Resolution
  • Dependability and Cooperation
  • Personnel Direction
  • Speech Writing
Author, 01/2005 - Current
Essential Yoga Therapy City, STATE,
  • Authored: Restoring Prana: A Therapeutic Guide to Pranayama and Healing Through the Breath for Yoga Teachers, Therapists and other Healthcare Practitioners; The Svadhayaya Breath Journal; The Essential Low Back Program.
  • Developed web-based content and speeches for the 2021 Wellness After COVID International Symposium.
  • Write professional articles and texts on benefits of yoga therapy to improve health outcomes, particularly referencing respiratory health.
  • Published articles in Yoga Journal, Yoga Therapy Today, International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Research.
Certified Yoga Therapist, Program Director, 07/2000 - Current
Essential Yoga Therapy City, STATE,
  • Provide individual yoga therapy to clients with chronic pain or chronic health conditions.
  • Train seasoned yoga teachers to become Certified Yoga Therapists in an Accredited Training Program since 2010.
  • Provide professional continuing education courses in areas such as Yoga Therapy to address symptoms of Long-COVID, COPD, and asthma, lower back pain and anxiety.
  • Co-Organized the Wellness After COVID: A Yoga and Healthcare Symposium in 2021 along with The Yoga in Healthcare Alliance and Give Back Yoga Foundation.
  • Served on the Accreditation Committee of The International Association of Yoga Therapists for six years. Currently serve on the board and as the DEI committee liaison.
  • Interface with both allopathic and alternative health-care professionals to design individualized programs to support clients health and well-being.
  • Designed in-house hospital program for Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis and taught for over ten years, expanding it to include Parkinsons and other neurological disorders
  • Taught for Cancer Care Alliance for two years.
Yoga Researcher, 01/1999 - Current
Essential Yoga Therapy City, STATE,
  • Co-designed protocol and taught classes for: Sherman, Karen & Cherkin, Daniel & Erro, Janet & Miglioretti, Diana & Deyo, Richard. (2006). Comparing Yoga, Exercise, and a Self-Care Book for Chronic Low Back Pain.A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Annals of internal medicine. 143. 849-56.
  • Co-designed protocol for and trained teachers for: A randomized trial comparing yoga, stretching, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain Karen J Sherman 1, Daniel C Cherkin, Robert D Wellman, Andrea J Cook, Rene J Hawkes, Kristin Delaney, Richard A Deyo. Affiliations expand PMID: 22025101 PMCID: PMC3279296 DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.524.
  • Designed protocol for: Reed S.D., Guthrie K.A., Newton K.M., Anderson G.L., Booth-LaForce C., Caan B., et alMenopausal Quality of Life: RCT of yoga, exercise and omega-3 supplements. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2014; 210: e1-e11
  • Designed protocol for: Taibi DM, Vitiello MV. A pilot study of gentle yoga for sleep disturbance in women with osteoarthritis. Sleep Med. 2011;12(5):512-517. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2010.09.016
  • Consulted on protocol design for: Ward, Lesley & Stebbings, Simon & Athens, Josie & Cherkin, Daniel & Baxter, G D. (2014). Yoga for pain and sleep quality in rheumatoid arthritis: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy Reviews. 19. 266-276. 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000139.
Education and Training
Buteyko Breathing Educator: Breath Retraining, Expected in 04/2016
Buteyko Clinic International - Dublin, Ireland,
Spiritual Director: Spiritual Direction, Expected in 05/2012
Morei Derekh - San Francisco, CA,
Certified Viniyoga Therapist: Yoga Therapy, Expected in 01/2000
American Viniyoga Institute - Oakland, CA,
Certified Iyengar Teacher 1992: Yoga Teacher, Expected in 06/1990
Iyengar Yoga Association - San Francisco,
Bachelor of Science: Eductation And Social Work, Expected in 05/1983
Wheelock College - Boston, MA

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