Claire Ragozzino

Claire Ragozzino

Ayurvedic Counselor, Yoga Teacher, and Natural Foods Chef

Pitta Vata
Constitution: Pitta-Vata

Claire Ragozzino is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic counselor with a background in holistic nutrition and natural cooking. Her work is dedicated to bringing yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition to a modern lifestyle. She is the author of the popular site, Vidya Living. Her first book, Living Ayurveda, offers a comprehensive Ayurvedic cookbook and lifestyle guide. Claire works with clients around the globe and leads immersive workshops and retreats.

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Articles by Claire Ragozzino
  • How Ayurveda Can Make You More Adaptable
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 23, 2020
    How Ayurveda Can Make You More Adaptable

    Ayurveda teaches us how to listen, how to observe, how to feel, how to identify our feelings and needs, and what to do to nurture balance and inner stability.

  • 10 Gentle Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • August 15, 2019
    10 Gentle Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed

    Find out which poses you can practice in your very own bed! Whether you’re just beginning your day or unwinding before sleep, these ten easy postures can help to stretch and strengthen your hips, back, and belly, support your nervous system, stimulate digestion, and bring awareness to your breath.

  • The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 14, 2019
    The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha

    Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.

  • DIY Spice Blending
    • Recipes & DIY
    • November 13, 2018
    DIY Spice Blending

    Spices are an incredible way to bring the six tastes into a meal and can have a powerful effect on the body and mind. Read this article to learn how to make some invigorating seasonal masalas, along with tips on purchasing, storing, toasting, grinding, and blending spices at home. 

  • Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring
    • Recipes & DIY
    • April 13, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Sattvic Green Soup for Spring

    The dance of the seasons is beautifully observed in the nourishment that nature provides. As the snow and ice melt, little buds of green sprout through the earth again, signaling a time for lightening up after a dense and inward winter. With kapha season at play, choosing foods that are lightly cooked, warming, and incorporate the tastes of pungent, bitter, and astringent assist the body in moving through the sluggish qualities that accumulate through winter.

  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleansing
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 26, 2018
    5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleansing

    When done correctly, an Ayurvedic cleanse can restore digestion and rebuild your body from a place of nourishment and love. Here are five common mistakes to avoid for a better cleansing experience.

  • How Discovering the Doshas Can Change Your Life
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 21, 2018
    How Discovering the Doshas Can Change Your Life

    Just as all individuals have all three doshas inherent within themselves, dual-doshic or tri-doshic manifestations can be identified in our natural environment.

  • 3 Reasons to Do A Group Cleanse
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • October 05, 2016
    3 Reasons to Do A Group Cleanse

    When it comes to food and cleansing, there’s an abundance of information out there. How do you know what protocol to choose and if it’s right for you?

  • Honoring Seasonal Transitions: 5 Conscious Food Practices and Recipes
    • Seasonal Topics
    • September 15, 2016
    Honoring Seasonal Transitions: 5 Conscious Food Practices and Recipes

    By honoring the seasonal transitions, we also learn to create a fluid, intuitive relationship with our bodies. With autumn’s arriving energy, this is a time for simplifying and slowing down our daily routines. To support this slowing down, here are a few of my favorite ways to prepare for a cleanse and honor the transition from summer to fall with conscious food practices.

Claire Ragozzino

Education and Experience

Claire holds a BA in International Affairs, concentrating her initial work on sustainable agriculture development and nutrition. In 2009, she completed her 200hr yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga which led her down a different path, moving from a life in policy towards a professional path of empowering individual well-being.

Over the last decade, Claire has deepened her work with additional studies and certifications in Ayurveda, Functional Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra, Non-Dual Tantra, and women’s health. She also writes and photographs for online and print publications surrounding topics of food, culture, and our relationship to nature. Read more about her trainings and credentials.

Events and Classes

Claire has published her first book, Living Ayurveda: Nourishing Body and Mind through Seasonal Recipes, Rituals and Yoga. This beautiful book is full of recipes, cooking tips, yoga sequences, seasonal rituals, and much more.

Claire is also offering a very special Living Ayurveda Book Club, in which you can work with club members in a digital book club format to bring your own personal practice to life.

In addition, Claire teaches The Ayurvedic Kitchen, a four-week cooking immersion class.


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