Sastun Center

Claudia Cardin-Kleffner, OTR, CYT


Certified Yoga Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Claudia is a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

Claudia is the owner of Moving From Within Yoga. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga at the Sastun Center for the past 13 years.  Her specialty is working with people with various challenges and devotes much of her teaching and education to bring yoga to people with chronic health conditions.   She teaches using a therapeutically based approach and her teaching is informed from her 30 years of working as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of medical settings and with a wide variety of people with chronic health conditions.

Claudia recently completed a 1,000 hour program and is now certified through Essential Yoga Therapy as a Yoga Therapist.  She sees clients in her own home studio as well as at the Sastun Center of Integrative Medicine.

The current definition of Yoga Therapy developed by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which is the governing body that sets standards and accreditation of yoga therapist is:  “Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”

The practice of Yoga Therapy is aimed at developing self-knowledge and self-realization through utilization of the tools of yoga.  These may include:  asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, mantra (sound, word or phrase), chanting, mudra (posture or movement of the hands), ritual and a disciplined lifestyle.

The tradition of yoga views human beings as  multi-dimensional  inclusive of the physical body, breath, mind, intellect, emotion and their mutual interaction in all realms   Yoga therapy focuses on healing at all levels of the person:  physical, energetic, psycho-emotional, and spiritual.  Yoga therapy is non-sectarian and non-hierarchical.

Claudia’s interest is in helping people realize their own true healing potential and thus furthering their own self-care which is paramount in the new health care paradigm.  A current listing of her classes is available at the Sastun Center web site and she can be reached through her web site: or 913-579-2916.

Yoga Class with Claudia

Claudia can be contacted directly for more information or appointments at

(913) 579-2916

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