Rainbow Body Yoga offers transformational life changing yoga teacher trainings and retreats. We believe that connecting with the natural world is vital to a yoga practice and create retreats based around Nature. Our retreats focus on yoga, herbalism, reiki, tarot, and other forms of energy healing. We hope to inspire students to know themselves deeply and awaken to a magical reality. This magic lives within all of us, we just need the tools to access it.
Cleo Sofie (she/her), Owner & Director Rainbow Body Yoga, E-RYT 500, B.A. & M.A. in Yogic Studies
Cleo has been teaching yoga for 15 years and practicing yoga for 18 years. She took her first class at an instructors house tucked in a magical forest near Canaan, NY. The connection with the birds, the stream running outside, the breath, and the yoga postures expanded her awareness and consciousness. Her love for yoga blossomed and brought her to complete her 200hr yoga teacher training from Kripalu in 2011 and a couple years later to Naropa University where she received her 1000hr yoga teacher training and B.A. in Yogic Studies in December 2013. After returning to Upstate NY she opened two yoga studios called Rainbow Body Yoga that she managed and taught at for 6 years. In 2021 Cleo returned to Naropa University and was part of the first cohort to graduate from their new M.A. program in Yogic Studies in May 2023. The yogic studies programs at Naropa University enabled her to dive deeply into ancient yogic texts, yogic philosophy, the practice of asana, and the study of Sanskrit. Cleo has studied under many amazing teachers and has gained insight through experimenting with different yoga styles. This has ultimately enabled her to find her own distinct teaching method and flow combining energy healing and yoga. Rainbow Body Yoga Studio has now evolved into Rainbow Body Retreats where Cleo offers nature based yoga and energy healing 200hr and 300hr yoga teacher trainings as well as yoga & reiki retreats at beautiful locations around the world. Cleo is grateful to offer and share the joy, peace, happiness, love, calmness, and serenity that yoga brings to all that come to retreats and trainings.
Growing up enveloped by her mother's flower gardens in Upstate New York, nature has always been a huge part of Cleo's connection with herself and the world. This love of the plant world brought her to study herbalism in 2009 and assisted her in healing from chronic illness. Cleo has studied Herbalism with renowned herbal teachers such as Rosemary Gladstar, Brigitte Mars, and Michael Tierra. Her love of plants also brought her to study and learn about plant consciousness & communication with Pam Montgomery which enabled her to deepen her connection with the plant realm.
Cleo has been in tune with the energy world since she was a child. As a teen she began to expand her gifts and the doorways to other realms opened further as she began a practice of meditation, yoga, and the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. In 2011 Cleo completed a 9 month Shamanic Healing training. After this transformative training she went on to study many different energy healing modalities and blended techniques to create her form of healing work called Quantum Level Soul Healing which is a blend of shamanic healing, quantum healing, and mediumship to access one's full soul healing. She has had a vibrant healing practice for the past 10 years.