By respecting your body, its structure, shape, life-cycle and individuality, you develop a more peaceful relationship with your body and yourself. Applying movement that suits how you are built will help you to access the healing benefits of that movement:
** To relieve tense muscles, aching joints, general physical discomfort and tightness
** To achieve inner calm, experience deep relaxation, and gently relieve stress and anxiety
With body awareness and mindfulness, which are at the core of practising yoga with a functional approach, you can embrace and support your uniqueness with a practice that will help to strengthen, challenge, stretch and balance your body safely, and calm, relieve and ground your mind.
Unlock your body's natural ability by moving with it, not against it.
Regain freedom and mobility by moving into postures that serve you and in a manner that respects how your body needs to move, not how you think it should move.
The practice of body awareness as part of Functional Yoga is 'listening to', 'sensing', and 'feeling' your body.
Through this more intuitive approach to practising yoga, form a deeper connection to your body and 'self'. This method has proven to be invaluable for me with my own physical and emotional journey.
L. HOGAN, IRELAND
I began sleeping a full night after class, I became more grounded, connected and relaxed in myself. I would highly recommend sessions with Claire as she speaks so gently, and confidently guides each person through individual needs, helping to restore energy and awareness of self care.
K. GIRARDI, IRELAND
Claire’s calming presence and mellifluous voice, coupled with the slow and meandering movements from each pose to the next, leave you feeling a similar peace to that which you might experience after spending time in nature, away from all the usual trappings of the modern world. She provides variations for each pose, and consistently encourages you to do what feels right for your body. She is extremely open to feedback, and lets you know that she’s always there for a chat.
M. MANNING, IRELAND
I cannot recommend Claria Yoga highly enough - I've been very fortunate to be able to attend Claire's classes this past year. Firstly in person, and then transitioning online (seamlessly!) when lockdown occurred. I started with Restorative Yoga (as a newbie) and now, with the online 'class pass' type configuration, I've been attending Yin Yoga and Slow Flow too. These classes are truly restorative, soothing and nurturing. The classes are comforting and positive and I miss the rhythm of class and the sense of calm on the weeks between courses. These classes have been instrumental for my mental health and have given me the headspace to respond in a healthier way to daily stressors.
R. O'mahony, ireland
In 2019 I joined Claire's Restorative Yoga class having never heard of it previously and was hooked! Under Claire's excellent guidance the practice has helped me both physically and mentally. More recently, I have joined her Yin classes and find them hugely beneficial. The classes have helped ease tightness in my body giving me a lighter feeling. The practice has helped me in developing awareness and mindfulness. Throughout the past year, living with lockdowns, fear and uncertainty due to Covid 19, Claire has helped hugely in managing stress and anxiety.
A. Guerrier, Portugal
Claire's classes are a sublime experience of working with each individual and their own unique body and ability.
Not to be missed. Truly.
I.D. booth, norway
After receiving a diagnosis of arthrosis for my right hip, I asked Claire what I could do to release the tension, lessen the pain, and maybe even heal the hip. She prescribed a sequence of asanas aimed at stretching and opening the hip and told me to do the sequence daily. In fact, it has been so successful that I have been doing it twice daily; the tension and pain are gone, I am able to run, and I play football and innebandy weekly with no negative side effects. Claire has a gift for seeing the needs of a body and a depth of knowledge and understanding for how to address those needs. She also has the innate ability to structure body awareness in an individual, something that nearly all of us are lacking.
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