Welcome to Claria Yoga, my holistic therapeutic yoga practice, which aims to help you regain a balanced body and mind.
I offer a Functional Yoga approach, which is fluid, supportive and nurturing, accommodating all body types, and respecting each person’s body structure and journey.
Practise Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow and Yin Yoga with me, and unlock your ability to move, change and heal. Relieve tense muscles, aching joints and general physical discomfort and tightness. Achieve inner calm, experience deep relaxation, and gently relieve stress and anxiety.
I encourage body awareness and mindfulness to help you embrace your unique body structure and safely access the healing benefits of a functional yoga practice.
I welcome anyone who wishes to practise with me. Explore how yoga can work for you, regardless of your age, ability or mobility.
Claire has an exceptional skill in teaching yoga.
Her classes are a sublime experience of working with each individual and their own unique body and ability.
Not to be missed. Truly.
— A. Guerrier, Portugal, May 2019
My journey with yoga started in 2008. From the time I first stepped on the mat, I felt connected to the practice and its ability to open doors towards physical, mental and emotional healing.
Struggling for years with body image, work-induced stress from a corporate career, injuries resulting from pushing myself too hard, and the physical and emotional trauma of recurrent miscarriages, I found myself on the path of self-inquiry and practising yoga to serve my body and my “self”.
I was first introduced to an energetic ashtanga and vinyasa-based practice. As the years went by, I turned to a slower and more therapeutic and restorative-based approach. After becoming a certified 200-hour Hatha Flow Yoga teacher, I furthered my studies and qualified in Fertility Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and Restorative Yoga, and started to teach a more therapeutic and functional practice.
Yoga has been enriched over thousands of years, and has evolved to accommodate modern-day bodies, minds and emotions. I encourage those who work with me to embrace body awareness, a practice of “listening” to the body – moving into postures that serve them and in a manner that respects how their body wants to move, not how they want it to move nor be directed by how they believe the posture should look. Through this more intuitive approach to practising yoga, a deep connection to the body and the self is formed. This has proven to be invaluable for me with my own physical and emotional recovery and continuing journey. My desire to teach and share my practice comes from my experience with the transformational and healing effects of functional yoga.
In addition to teaching yoga, I’m an artist, a children’s book illustrator for The Grub Tales, co-author of holistic health book 7 Steps to Whole Health: Your Guide to Ultimate Wellbeing (2016), and I hold a Level 2 Certificate in Reiki Healing, which I have been practising for the last twenty years.