Founded in New York City in 2011, The Clearing brought together performers of all creative disciplines to create new plays incorporating personal narratives, and Yogic practices like moving with the breath, stillness, and flexibility.
* Read more about our Theater Workshops, Performances, & Story HERE *
With the opening of our Boutique Yoga, Meditation, & Barre Fitness studio in beautiful Buzzards Bay, MA, The Clearing invites you to discover your innate ability to recharge yourself as you participate in regular Yoga classes, Meditation Practice, Wellness Events, Barre Fitness, & Arts Events. At our studio, clients are be part of a unique, supportive community with classes that are tailored to your ability level and desire for growth.
The Clearing believes these holistic practices clear out stress in the body & mind, & promote clear thinking, clear communication, & open hearts.
Natanya Ruth Silverman
Owner, Founder, Yoga + Meditation (E-RYT 200 HR), Barre Fitness, Transformation Coach, Reiki Master, Breathwork Facilitator
A lifelong Yoga practicioner, Natanya’s first Yoga teacher was her grandmother
(her “Oma”) who taught her pranayama and Yoga in her parents’ living room when she was 6 years old. Inspired by her grandmother’s yogic lifestyle and philosophy, Natanya, an actor and director who trained in Paris, Poland, India, & Northern California, created, produced and performed hOMAge, a play inspired by her grandmother’s writings. Before producing the show for festivals in New York City, Natanya felt compelled to become a Yoga instructor, to better tell her grandmother’s story, and to train her actors. In 2013, Natanya received her Yoga & Meditation Teaching Certification through Blooming Lotus Yoga in Thailand, and has since taught Yoga & Meditation & offered Reiki healing in Thailand, Bali, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic & New York City. Owner of The Clearing Yoga. Meditation. Community Arts. Studio in Buzzards Bay, MA, Ms. Silverman not only teaches Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, (Mantras (Sanskrit Chants), and Ayurveda (Yogic Diet & Lifestyle), but also facilitates theater workshops, infusing the theater creation process with yogic principles of mindfulness, moving with the breath, and flexibility, as well as exercises that connect participants in a safe space of creative, heart-centered expression. In December 2017, Ms. Silverman was honored to participate in a 2-week silent Meditation retreat with Guru Amma Sri Karunamayi in Andhra Pradesh, India. A Reiki Master & Meditation Instructor, Ms. Silverman believes in Yoga, Meditation & Reiki as dynamic offerings for purifying, healing, and connecting with your true divine nature; your CREATIVE Force. Natanya is so grateful to share her love of Yoga, Meditation, Wellness & Community Arts with her Sangha (community).
* Book a Private Yoga/Meditation Session with Natanya HERE *
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RYT 200 HR
Jodi was introduced to yoga about 11 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. She has always led and active athletic lifestyle riding horses and earning a degree in horsemanship and later raising 2 sons. She received her 200 hr YTT from Michelle Fleming of Sanctuary Studios this past spring along with her Traditional Thai Massage Level 1 certification. She has developed a wonderful practice that can be geared towards any fitness level.
Dr. Carl Swanson
Ed.D., E-RYT 200 HR, YACEP
Dr. Carl Swanson (Ed.D., E-RYT200, YACEP) is a natural born teacher. He was a public school teacher for over 35 years, retiring in 2014. He also taught music at Northeastern University for 16 years. When he retired he realized he still needed to teach, so he turned his newfound love of yoga into his next teaching passion. He completed his yoga teacher training in 2016 at the Maha Yoga Center in Bridgewater. Since then he has taught in several local studios and at the Bridgewater Senior Center. Recently, he completed his E-RYT200 and YACEP certifications. He offers classes in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Children’s Yoga, as well as Yoga Teacher Training and YACEP courses. For Carl, yoga is all about the journey to samadhi, the state of intense concentration achieved through meditation and yoga.
RYT 200 HR
Julia cultivated her personal yoga practice in 2015 while recovering from a mental illness. Her practice has deep roots in the spirituality, philosophy, and mind-body connection of yoga. The physical asana, mindfulness meditation, and the eight-limb path have helped Julia discover growth, healing, and inner happiness. She enjoys music, writing, spending time in nature, and expanding her knowledge in the realms of yoga and holistic health.
Julia’s classes will aid you in embodying your personal power, to discover and thrive in your own natural rhythm of being. Her classes will revive your spirit, while placing emphasis on honoring kindness towards your practice and yourself. This gentle awareness practiced on the mat will translate to light and growth off the mat, in everyday living.
MEd, RYT 200 HR
Sharon has been a public school teacher and adjunct professor in special education for over 25 years. She began practicing yoga 15 years ago as a way to maintain her personal health, and gradually begin to share her practice with her students in the classroom. She has developed lessons for her students suffering from a variety of challenges such as anxiety, emotional trauma, inattention, and autism. She has worked with parent and teacher groups on developing relaxation and de-escalation techniques. Sharon has 200 hour yoga certification and is also certified in Reiki level one. She is trained in Trauma Informed Yoga Instruction. Sharon‘s practice is relaxed and inclusive and geared towards maintaining physical, mental, and spiritual health.
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"Natanya consistently leads a solid Hatha-based flow full of laughter and wisdom.
Get ready to sweat your prayers!"
— Ryan Fix, NY, NY