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 based on the Hatha yoga tradition.
In 2014 Claire completed Forrest Yoga Advanced Yoga training and in 2015 a further 570 hours Yin Yoga and 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.
Initially beginner her Yin Yoga Teacher Training on the beautiful island of Gili Air, she now resides in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, where she provides Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga and Meditation classes, Yin Yoga workshops, Chakra wellness retreats and 55 & 100 hour Yin Yoga 'Yoga Alliance Continuing Education courses' at the beautiful Yoga Dunia yoga and training centre. Based minutes from the beach, close to local amenities, offering the perfect location to provide magical yoga journeys. You can read what students say about her training at: akirayoga.com