IMG_9647 - Clare Ellinger


Program Director

Clare discovered her love for movement at a young age through gymnastics and ballet. She has found much joy and healing through various modalities for movement ever since, and remains passionate about continuing to learn within the fitness and wellness field. 

While in college, Clare became a certified personal trainer and enjoyed supporting friends, family members and private clients in their journeys. After experiencing unexpected hardships and health-related challenges herself, Clare found yoga and meditation. After graduating with a degree in Public Health, Clare obtained her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification and became a Duke University-trained Integrative Health Coach. 

In addition to offering private fitness, yoga, and wellness sessions, Clare has had diverse experiences that include serving as a Yoga and Mindfulness Professor at the University of South Carolina, the Lead Instructor and Program Director of a Yoga studio, and the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Carolina Ballet.

Clare is passionate about empowering people as they face their own challenges that seem impossible. She is grateful for the opportunity to assist them in awakening resilience and the powerful resources within that will both carry them through tumultuous seasons and enhance their overall lives. 

Clare says: “I am excited to be a part of the Skyterra team because it has always been a dream of mine to work in a healing space that combines all of my passions, which Skyterra does and more! I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to support the vision of providing life-changing experiences as well as a roadmap for integrating what they learn in their daily lives. The Skyterra grounds and facilities are also breathtakingly beautiful and I can’t imagine a more special place to work!”

Certifications and Achievements:

  • BA, Public Health, The University of South Carolina
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • 200 hr RYT; 300 hr RYT
  • Integrative Health Coach Training, Duke University
  • ABT level 3 Certified Ballet Teacher Training
  • Expert Rating Certified Pilates Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Level 2 Reiki Certified
  • School of Positive Transformation Mindfulness and Meditation Certified