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Hello

My name is Cal Clements. I'm a bon vivant living in a little blue island surrounded by a sea of red, otherwise called Athens, GA. My specialities include making pizza, mixing tiki drinks, forming clay, playing wind instruments, creating community spaces, teaching yoga, literature, and theater. 

My Story

Overview:

Over of a time span of 45 years in the arts, I have acted and/or danced in over 30 productions, played in 2 bands, and directed 15 theater projects. I've practiced just about all the arts, including creative writing, painting, fabric arts, and ceramics. I'm especially good at teaching, with an emphasis on making the process accessible to beginners. I owned a yoga studio and taught yoga, meditation, and yoga teacher trainings for 12 years. During that time and prior to it, I worked as an adjunct professor in literature. 

Education:

MLIS, Library Science, San Jose State, 2003.

Ph.D, Comparative Literature, University of Buffalo, 1999.

MA, Comparative Literature, University of Georgia, 1995.

BA, Emory University, 1989.

Northside School of the Performing Arts, Atlanta, 1881-82.

Athens Creative Theater, 1977-83.

 

Training in Yoga:

2018: 500-hr YTT, Asheville Yoga Center, North Carolina.

2008-18: Yoga workshops with Sally Kempton, Steve Ross, Shiva Rae, Dharma Mittra, Doug Swenson, David Swenson, and Sierra Hollister (Kundalini certificate).

2008: 200-hr YTT in Ashtanga Yoga, Downward Dog Centre, Toronto, Canada.

2005: 100 classes with J. Brown, therapeutic yoga, Brooklyn, New York.

Professional Experience:

2020-22: Ceramic Artist, Tinker Wagon, Athens, Georgia.

2006-19: Yoga Teacher and Training Director, Rubber Soul Yoga, Athens, Georgia.

2005-12: Adjunct Faculty, Comparative Literature, University of Georgia.

2003-04: High School English Teacher, Solomon Schechter, Long Island, NY.

2001-02: Director of General Education, Santa Monica College of Art.

1999-00: Assistant to the Director, Media Study, SUNY Buffalo.

1997-99: Assistant to the Director, Study for Psychoanalysis and Culture, SUNY Buffalo.

1995-96: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo.

1993-95: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Comparative Literature, University of Georgia.

Presentations:

2021: "Abhyasa in Clay," Everyday Creativity and Community Connection, The Paul Torrance Center for Creativity, University of Georgia, Athens.

 

Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

706-247-6611