COO & Co-Owner
Claire Howard is a therapist, flutist, and yoga instructor currently living in Dallas, TX.
Throughout her musical education, Claire was a seeker. Inspired by her experiences with burnout, perfectionism, and anxiety, she ardently pursued opportunities for connection, healing, and embodiment. This led her to the deep study of yoga at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda, where she became a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and eventually to the study of mental health. Claire graduated with a degree in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University in 2022.
Claire’s mental health training privileges her with understanding classical music from a systemic, holistic perspective. She is a passionate educator in the field of mental health for classical musicians and a tireless advocate for the queer community. She currently offers therapeutic services in private practice, where her primary focus is supporting the empowerment and liberation of both classical musicians and queer couples.
Prior to her mental health studies, Claire graduated with a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Texas Tech University. As a solo flutist, Claire was twice a semi-finalist in Texas Tech University’s Concerto Competition, and performed in masterclasses for world-renowned flutists such as Carol Wincenc, Amy Porter, William Bennett, and Christina Jennings. While at Texas Tech, Claire served as instructor of record for undergraduate flute lessons and Yoga for the Creative Arts, a course that blends yoga philosophy and movement to facilitate a deeper understanding of our creative selves. Claire is eternally indebted to her flute professors, Dr. Jennifer Amox and Dr. Lisa Garner Santa.
Claire is most inspired by the duality of our lives: inhales and exhales, expansion and contraction, poetry and humor. As a yoga instructor and therapist, she facilitates deep work alongside play. Her classes are empowering, insightful, and joyful. Her greatest love in this life is her dog, Wally.