Claire is a fully qualified yoga instructor and has trained extensively with The British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight, Yoga Alliance, IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage), Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing Association, FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) and REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals). She has been pacticing yoga since 1995 & teaching since 2003 and regularly attends workshops and training courses to further develop her personal practice and teaching skills. She is currently training to become a Doula with Doula UK.
Yoga for Beginners & Dynamic Flow Yoga
Claire’s style of teaching is encouraging and nurturing. She believes that one style of yoga does not fit all, so ensures that her classes are adaptable and accessible in order to suit the needs and ability of her students. Claire’s Dynamic Flow classes are energising and fun. She draws on her personal experience of different yoga traditions and brings elements of each into her classes. Her aim is to encourage students to connect with the body and mind through breath and movement, and to leave the class feeling calm, refreshed and energised.
Pregnancy Yoga & Postnatal Yoga (including Baby Massage, Birth Preparation & Hypnobirthing)
Claire’s Pre and Post Natal Yoga classes follow the same ethos but are slower-paced, and focus more on creating comfort and a safe space to connect with baby. Her
Pregnancy classes are relaxed and nurturing, with the emphasis on addressing ailments commonly associated with pregnancy and exploring practices to help during labour. Birth Preparation Workshops & Hypnobirthing complement the pregnancy classes, however we look at birth itself in more detail and learn simple techniques to help achieve a calm, natural birth – and the great thing is, dads / birth partners come too!
Claire’s Mum and Baby Yoga & Baby Massage groups are loads of fun! Everyone (including the babies) really enjoy the social nature of the classes, and the playful bonding between mums and their baby.
Mums also benefit from postures to help their postnatal recovery (toning & strengthening the body and rebuild energy levels) and finding ways to relax, along with engaging in positive touch and massage with their babies to complement baby’s physical and cognitive development.