Akirayoga – Claire Green
Yoga teacher and passionate yin yogi. From Claire’s very first encounter with yoga, she was hooked. She fell in love with the potential of the practice: the contrast between the strength and power of a yang practice compared to the grace and surrender within a yin practice and enjoys the beautiful flow between the two extremes. Claire is passionate how yoga empowers people in the process. Rather, than being a passive recipient, the student is actively engaged in the path to their own well-being. Her role, as a teacher, is to guide you to listen and be present to your own subtle messages your body offers and directing you to the tools to connect and re-balance; teaching you the way to implement these tools.
A grateful student of her vastly knowledgeable teachers, Claire teaches a fusion of the styles that she has studied with a strong emphasis on using the whole body, and the breath to develop strength, essential for a Yang practice and the sacred balance of effort and surrender in the Yin practice. Her classes find equal emphasis on strength building of the mind, body and soul, as well as graceful acceptance hence how she found her name akirayoga – akira is sanskrit for graceful strength.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
–The Bhagavad Gita
Claire has over 1,500 hours of teacher training and 15 years of teaching experience; initially completing the 100 hours British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation course. She gained the 500 hours Teaching Yoga Diploma with the BWY in 2005, and completed level one Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga in 2009. In 2011 she gained the BWY Foundation Course Teacher Trainer certification and began to deliver the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course.
In 2014 Claire completed Forrest Yoga Advanced Yoga training with Ana Forrest and in 2015 a further 570 hours yoga for wellness following the Krishnamacharya tradition with Maggie Reagh, continuing these studies in Chennai, India, with teachers D.V. Sridhar, Viji Vasu, and Radha Sridhar at Yoga Raksanam. In 2019, completing a further 200 hours Yin Yoga teacher training with Jo Phee & Joe Barnett.
Claire currently holds general classes, workshops, yoga well being retreats and teacher training at Yoga Dunia in Nusa Lembongan where she now resides. She offers 55 and 100 hour Yoga Alliance continuing educational courses, free online classes and one hour free one to one consultations with discount personal packages available for continuing support and specific one to one work.
If you wish to contact Claire directly about any of her services please use the contact form available on the contact page: akirayoga.com