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Meet The Team

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Dr. Tara Sharifan, 
Lead Trainer

PsyD, Clinical Psychologist 

CYP-500,

Clinical Yoga Practitioner

Tara has worked in areas of behavioral health, primarily with children, teens, and families, since 2011. Much of her training has been as part of interdisciplinary healthcare teams, which informed her understanding of wellness in a holistic way. As a psychologist, Tara incorporates interventions to help individuals increase their self-awareness, self-trust, and self-compassion in order to overcome barriers to living a life aligned with their values and intentions. 

 

Tara's personal experience with yoga has led her to experience deeper connections with herself and others, increased groundedness and presence, and greater strength, humility, self-trust, and confidence. The more she has learned and grown, the more she wants to share this practice with others. She is thrilled to be joining the Clinical Yoga Institute team, where she hopes her experience integrating psychological theories and yoga philosophy in an informed and ethical way can inspire others in their own applications of this healing practice. 

CORENA

Corena Hammer
CEO

CYP Clinical Practitioner Founder

E-RYT-500

YACEP

NASW-UT Award Winner

Current Contracted Provider for Trauma Informed Training for Utah State Juvenile Justice Department  

Duke University Lead Facilitator for Xcelerate (Nike Team Executives)

Founder, NSR™ ~ Nervous System Recalibration Process

Founder, CYI™ ~ Clinical Yoga Institute

2022 NASW Award Winner

2023 Published IRB Research

Trauma Informed LA Speaker

YACEP Continuing Education Specialist Yoga Alliance

Board Of Directors Perpetuate Peace Non Profit

Yogis Give Back Lead Teacher

Athleta Brand Ambassador

E-RYT – 500 Yoga Teacher

RACHEL

Rachel Von Niederhausern
Lead Trainer 

CYP - 500 Clinical Practitioner

RYT – 500 Yoga Teacher

MBA – Utah State University

CYP - 500 Clinical Practitioner

RYT – 500 Yoga Teacher

MBA – Utah State University

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Lindsey Provencher
CLPCC
CYP-500
RYT-200
Certified Holistic Coach
PMH-C

Lindsey has worked in various mental health treatment settings including: K-12 schools providing educationally related mental health services, county behavioral health, adult dual substance abuse and mental health rehabilitation treatment, holistic non-profit, and independent private practice. Each setting and each client population has allowed Lindsey to better learn what therapeutic style felt most aligned and true to her identity as a clinician as well as her personal growth journey. Lindsey’s primary objective is to support others in connecting with their inner strength and intuition whether that be in the therapy office or the yoga studio. 

 

Attending Clinical Yoga Institute training in 2022 helped Lindsey connect with knowledge and research while also increasing physical strength, mental clarity, and self-confidence. Lindsey is excited to now support others in learning the why’s and how’s to complete their own pieces of the puzzle and discover a unique, therapeutic style that fits them perfectly. 

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Maya DeNola 
MSW
LCSW
CYP-500

Maya's passion for changing the Criminal Legal system began with her own short period of incarceration as a Juvenile. Since leaving the United States and returning as an adult she has worked with justice impacted individuals since 2007. 

 

Passionate about systems change she earned a Masters Degree in Social Work with an undergraduate minor in Criminal Justice. During her masters level program she specialized in working with Criminal Defense teams and earned a certificate in Forensic Social Work. She has spent the last decade (plus) working in Criminal Defense as a Mitigation expert with a speciality in defending Sexually Based Offenses. In addition she has served as the Clinical Director for reentry organizations and two different workforce development nonprofits focused on reintegrating formerly incarcerated/returning citizens. She currently serves as a Expert Witness in high level resentencing cases, in addition to providing Clinical supervision services and operating a small boutique Psychotherapy practice.

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Hannah Tracy
LCSW
CYP-500

Hannah Tracy is a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for empowering individuals on their journey towards mental wellness. With over a decade of experience in the field of social work, Hannah has honed her skills and expertise while working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. For the past four years, Hannah has focused her practice on providing compassionate clinical therapy to individuals.

Hannah has been able to merge her decade-long passion for both yoga and psychotherapy into a transformative practice. With roots in psychotherapy, she fosters self-awareness and healing, while her yoga classes promote balance and inner peace. Hannah's mission is to empower individuals to unlock their potential and thrive authentically, bridging the gap between mind and body and building inner awareness.

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Corena Hammer CYP, IAYT, E-RYT 500, RYS 500

Founder, NSR™ ~ Nervous System Recalibration Process

Founder, CYI™ ~ Clinical Yoga Institute 

2022 NASW Award Winner

2023 Published IRB Research

Trauma Informed LA Speaker

YACEP Continuing Education Specialist Yoga Alliance

Duke University Xcelerate Yoga Leader For Nike

Board Of Directors Perpetuate Peace Non Profit

Yogis Give Back Lead Teacher

Athleta Brand Ambassador

E-RYT – 500 Yoga Teacher

As a NASW UT award winner, Corena has more than 3 decades of experience in developing methods to aid in holistic wellbeing of individuals.  With her innovative and research driven protocols, she is recognized as a visionary and a leader in the growing area of Trauma Treatment, as  popularized by the book The Body Keeps The Score.

 

She has taught and certified more than 100 medical professionals (LCSWs, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists) in her Clinical Yoga Protocols, a process proven to release trauma from the body.  Her courses in this methodology have been recognized for their value and approved by the Utah Juvenile Justice system for continuing education credit.


Corena began teaching her methods in 2003.  Building on the amazing successes of these practitioners, she developed the Nervous System Recalibration, or NSR™, Process in 2018. This process is rooted in the science of Polyvagal Theory and the Chakra System for healing and releasing trauma.

 

Through the melding of these two medical systems, she created a science based process that can recalibrate your nervous system after trauma, loss, betrayal and stress. She has worked with and taught this process to a diverse group of licensed and certified therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists, who report having results for their clients and patients that far exceed those of traditional trauma treatment methods. 

 

Her clients include A list film and tv screen actors and directors, corporate executives and politicians.  Corena was selected by Duke University to be part of a team that included professors from MIT as a Continuing Education specialist.  She was chosen as the first domestic and international Brand Ambassador for Athelta under the GAP name, and has worked with high ranking corporate leaders, including the Nike Team Xelerate Execs.

 

She has served on non-profit boards and currently serves as an advisor to PerpetuatePeace.org, a non-profit organization focused on supporting the transformational arts, those that are underserved in the community and folks that have trauma.

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