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When I share yoga in classes, workshops or retreats I wish to educate and create a safe space for healing and transformation. Yoga, for me, has never just been about the yoga poses. It is about the spark the class and practise may create for something much bigger.
My classes are inspired by flow yoga, prana + soma vinyasa, alignment, ayurvedic and yogic philosophy. They are open for all levels, variations and modifications are always offered.
My approach to teaching whether someone’s very first yoga class, fellow yoga teachers or the occasional drop in student is: to facilitate a space to breathe, to be, and learn to listen to our own inner wisdom – with a mixture of mindfulness, light heartedness and deep work.
I have practised many styles of yoga with many teachers over the last 20 years. Vinyasa flow is my preferred style and I have found Anja to be a truly inspiring teacher. Her classes are a wonderful blend of asana, pranayama, mediation and sensory stimulation (music, scents). I especially appreciate that she nurtures a non-ego based practise and encourages self-care, kindness and honesty towards self and other. Very thankful and fortunate to have had her as a teacher over the last nine or so years!
Having taught yoga for more than a decade, studied and practised ayurveda (BSc + PGDip) I have created and been the course leader on pregnancy + postnatal teacher training courses, lecturing on 200 and 300 hours yoga teacher training courses.
For individual self care, yoga and ayurvedic consultations with me please see this page.
Have a look here if you want to see my articles in Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Magazine, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green and other publications. And read about all the other things I love and share over Somaaroma.com (essential oils, ayurveda and self care).
Much gratitude to my teachers Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Barbara Harding and the Satyananda tradition Swami Nirmal, Swami Janakananda and my first teachers Hari Prem and Bjorn.
Clare’s classes are flow based and are structured so that all levels and abilities can attend. She believes that yoga is for everyone and each class is light hearted and free from judgement. She prides her herself in her laid back approach to teaching and her funky soundtracks.
Whether you want to improve your flexibility, accelerate recovery after an injury, or simply make a positive lifestyle change, Clare has something to offer you.
I have really enjoyed Clare’s classes which are a lovely blend of dynamic and more restorative practises. She always encourages self-compassion and honest practise.
Clare is originally from Birmingham but moved to London in 2006. She has spent all of her working life in the hospitality industry and initially turned to yoga to help cope with the stress of kitchen life but was hooked after her first class and has been practising for over 12 years.
It was after yet another stressful incident at work that Clare decided to pursue her passion for yoga and has been teaching in London since 2015. She studied for her 200 hour qualification with YogaLondon and after discovering more and more pregnant women were joining her classes, she decided to complete further training with YogaLondon in pre and post natal yoga. Clare has also studied with Satyanada and qualified as a yoga nidra teacher in 2017.