Claire grew up in Brighton, England and moved to New Zealand in 2004 after finishing University and taking some time to travel. Like most visitors to Queenstown she quickly fell in love with the town and New Zealand life so decided to settle here in 2005. Claire began her yoga journey in Queenstown and took a few extended breaks to travel to India, Bali and Thailand with the aim of exploring and learning different facets of yoga, detox, reiki and raw food. Inspired by her own health concerns to explore more about the range of holistic healing and wellbeing therapies, she has come full circle and begun to teach and share what she has learned and experienced.
Claire completed her 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training in 2016 and went on to complete her 100hour Restorative and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in 2017. In 2019 she completed Levels 2 and 3 in Yoga Nidra, which explores the therapeutic application of Yoga Nidra, including customising and developing a Yoga Nidra practice for specific conditions.
Claire teaches weekly Restorative and Yoga Nidra classes at Nadi Wellness and occasional Vinyasa, Slow Flow & Beginners classes. She also offers wellness workshops, seminars and private sessions in Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
“While visiting an Ashram I was so moved by my first experiences of Yoga Nidra, it touched me in a way that I found it hard to put words to. I felt called to know more, I wanted to understand the depth of my experience and the science behind it. The practice can be profoundly transformative. My wish is for more of our community to understand their own innate capacity for transformation and I hope to provide a space where students can have a meaningful experience, to connect more deeply with themselves and to feel nourished and supported”
“In this fast paced world, we are pushed and pulled in so many directions and many are riding a rollercoaster of busyness, stress and overwhelm and yet still feel that we should be doing ‘more’. Restorative practices teach us to experience the true power of ‘pause’ and that doing less can often create space for more, so that we can have an increased capacity for life – we allow time to replenish ourselves.”
~ Our Teachers ~
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