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” You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level” – Eckhart Tolle

Hey, I’m Claire and I’ve been on a health and wellness journey since my late teens when I stumbled  upon my first yoga class at my local leisure center.

At University I became interested in exercise and nutrition after making the connection between how great I could feel when exercising and eating healthy foods compared to when I wasn’t.

After university I decided to make the leap and train as a personal trainer and in 2005 I first began teaching as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer.

In 2006 I suffered a back injury which lead me into practising yoga as a way of improving my flexibility and healing my back.

In 2009 I traveled to Goa, India to study Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga at The Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, where I completed my first 200HR training.  On my return home I began teaching Yoga in gyms, studios and offices across London.  I now teach full-time private yoga lessons online from home in Muswell Hill, London.

Before Covid-19, I have previously taught on-site classes, private lessons and personal training at corporate clients in the City of London, along with classes for the Good Vibes studios in Covernt Garden.  I have taught in peoples home’s and set-up my own classes along with teaching yoga in my local park and special occasion hen-do’s.

I love learning and have since trained in teaching Meditation.  Here are some of the fantastic training’s I’ve completed:

  • 200HR Hatha and Ashtanga yoga ANHC Goa, India
  • Meditation teacher training with Dru International training school in North Wales.
  • 500HR Prana Flow certification with Shiva Rea, Central America and Europe
  • Eckhart Tolle and his School of Awakening (online).
  • I’m currently studying Sleep Recovery with Lisa Sanfilippo in London to help people with insomnia and sleep problems by using yoga therapy.

I also have a passion for Ayurveda and plant-based cooking and lifestyle and I love introducing people to them.

One of the things I love about being a yoga teacher and personal trainer is working with people and helping them to relieve the stresses and strains of modern life through the essential arts of Yoga, movement, diet, breath-work and meditation.  I hope to meet you one day too!

You can work with me in person or online via Skype or Zoom.  The One-to-one sessions or private instruction that I offer is a great way to really develop your own practice or fitness and learn at a pace that suits you.

It’s ideal if you struggle to make it along to classes because of work or family commitments as the lessons can be tailored to a time that works for you.

It’s a great resource that can be used alongside regular classes to really enhance your learning experience, particularly if you are pregnant, injured or have something specific that you would like to learn about, uncover, practice or work towards.  I’m based in Muswell Hill, London.

New clients are now booking from June 2020.  Please contact info@clairesmithyoga.com for more information, pricing and private client terms and conditions.


 

‘Like most noble journeys, getting there is half the fun’

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