Yoga has been around for many thousands of years and can be described in countless different ways. Physical benefits include increased strength, flexibility and balance, better lung capacity and improved health, fitness and wellbeing. It also helps lower stress levels and improves relaxation and focus. Beyond the physical and stripped of its many definitions yoga is essentially a way of life that allows us be in touch with ourselves in a way that can provide a calm state of mind, an internal happiness and a balanced life.
Clare has a very open-minded and anatomically focused approach to her teaching and has studied and been influenced by many different styles and traditions of yoga over the years. She is a fully trained and insured teacher and has also gained teaching qualifications in Yoga Therapy Techniques and Restorative Yoga. Currently most of her teaching focuses on a creative Vinyasa Flow style yoga, but she is always happy to discuss personal needs; be they restorative yoga, yoga therapy or otherwise. She currently teaches in London-based studios but is also available to teach privately both on a one-to-one basis and for small groups, and can also be contacted for corporate classes and workshops.
A dynamic and creative style of vinyasa flow yoga based around the principles of Ashtanga; synchronizing the movement and breath of the body through asana (posture). Classes are challenging yet calming, strong yet flowing and are designed to build strength, awareness and openness in the body, allowing the student to develop at their own pace and discover the inner teacher within them. They are also good fun and a serious workout!
Yoga for Sports
Through her own personal experience with sport and through working with many athletes Clare has discovered that there are endless benefits of combining an active lifestyle with yoga. Not only does yoga bring about an increased awareness of the body but it also elongates the muscles and improves flexibility resulting in better alignment and posture, a quicker recovery time after activity and sport and a smaller likelihood of injury. In addition to the physical benefits students can also gain focus, more confidence, visualisation techniques and positive thinking making this an excellent tool not just for daily life but also for competitive athletes. Clare teaches regular Yoga for Runners & Cyclists classes and is available if you would like to have her come and hold a similarly themed workshop or class in your own studio. To discuss Yoga for Sports with Clare please get in touch.
Clare completed her full teacher training certificate with The Life Centre and Yoga Campus in London, has completed a certificate in Yoga Therapy Techniques with the Yoga Biomedical Trust and is also a registered Restorative Yoga Teacher. She is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and the International Therapy Education Council and she also holds a qualification in Sports First Aid & Emergency Action through the ITC and a HSE First Aid for Yoga certificate. She has been lucky enough to learn and study with internationally renowned teachers such as Richard Freeman, Kino Macgregor, Tiffany Cruikshank, Judith Hanson-Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Bridget Woods Kramer, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Denise Martin Harker and Liz Lark to name just a few.