I’ve been practising yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2010. In London I taught privately and in various studios. The Sivananda Centre in Putney was my spiritual home for a good few years, going to weekly satsangs, chanting kirtan and doing karma yoga or ‘selfless service’.
Since moving to Hertfordshire in 2013, I’ve run classes in many village halls and studios in Berkhamsted, St Albans and the surrounding areas.
At the moment I have a reduced teaching schedule as my two children are very small but yin, ashtanga and bhakti yoga (the devotional aspect of yoga which includes chanting) are my passions.
As well as general classes, I’ve taught groups of hefty rugby men, classes for the WI (Women’s Institute), visually impaired people, classes for cyclists, chair yoga and people with ME/CFS. I’ve taught in Indian ashrams and run yoga holidays and retreats.
I believe that yoga is about way more than doing a headstand or a handstand. It’s about being kind to yourself, accepting yourself and perhaps getting to know the body and mind a little bit more.
I loved learning yoga with Clare. I’ve been struggling with ME for nearly 30 years and the idea of yoga has always been an attractive one but I just didn’t believe I could tackle it without collapsing. Clare really did understand my need to go slowly, gently and with loads of time just to relax and breathe. Her approach was extremely empathic, calm and encouraging – I really can recommend her to you.