Yoga teacher, yoga therapist and passionate yin yogi. From Claire’s very first encounter with yoga, she was hooked. She fell in love with the pure raw healing potential of the practice: the contrast between the strength and power of a yang practice compared to the grace and surrender within a yin practice and enjoys the beautiful flow between the two extremes. Claire is passionate how yoga empowers people in the healing process. Rather, than being a passive recipient of treatment, the student is actively engaged in the path to their own well-being. Her role, as a teacher, is to guide you to listen and be present to your own subtle messages your body offers and directing you to the tools to connect and re-balance; teaching you the way to implement these tools.
Claire started practicing yoga 18 years ago following having sciatica and pelvic pain. Also suffering from anxiety and a high alert state as a young adult, self medication in numerous ways was a habitual pattern. Rather than take pain killers for the sciatica, yoga entered her life after stumbling across a yoga video at a yard sale.
Initially, due to the social anxiety it was very much a personal self taught practice not entering a class for two years. Organically submerging into Yin Yoga in particular turned Claire’s life around in terms of healing, over coming the many layers and attributes of social anxiety and dealing with associated physical pain and in-balance, and reconnecting with herself as well as with others. As a highly sensitive child yoga enabled a tapping into skills to help others rather than feeling dis-connected with the world.
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 Therapy 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.
Claire provides Chakra wellness retreats and Yoga Alliance 55 & 100 hour Yin Yoga continuing education teacher training courses.
Also offering 200 hour Vinyasa Krama and Yin Yoga teacher training with the option of registering as a Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, on the Nusa Lembongan island of Bali, minutes from the beach.
Claire also provides online personal packages upon request, offering one hour free online skype one to one consultations with private yoga class package options & specific yoga therapy tailored to your personal needs & has a you-tube channel offering free yoga classes and tutorials.
If you wish to contact Claire directly about any of her services please use the contact form available on the contact page.
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55 hour & 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training & 200 hour Vinyasa Krama & Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Come and join me at Yoga Dunia on the beautiful Nusa Lembongan Island, Indonesia for 55 & 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training & 200 hour Vinyasa Krama & Yin Yoga Teacher training or 55 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training at H20 Yoga and Meditation Centre, Gili Air Island.
Yin Yoga therapy uses the tools of yin-yoga, working with the energy of the body and colour therapy to achieve specific outcomes according to the particular needs of the individual.
Where do we store our emotions?
Our mind (also subconscious mind) expresses itself in the form of thoughts, these thoughts go deeper in the body into feelings and emotions. So long we are alive we all experience different states: joy, fear, love, anger, frustration, disappointment etc.
Yoga Dunia: 6 night 7 days chakra Transformation Yoga Retreat
August 26th – Sept 1st 2019 $349usd
July 25th – 31st 2020 $349usd
Highly experienced & international teacher Claire Green is leading the chakra transformation retreat on the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan. A Transformative & healing journey where you will progressively explore the chakras using Yin and Yang asana, pranayama, meditation, hand mudras and colour therapy.
patricia holmes – 5/5 Google review April 2019 I attended the Yin yoga teacher training with Clare in March and I have to say it was fantastic. The content of the course offers so much more than baseline Yin training, we did a lot of self healing techniques for our own personal journey in addition to lots of teaching tools being shared. I am amazed at how my practice has changed so much already and it has only be a matter of week. Thank you Clare so much for you kind words, I look forward to completing my 200 hours with you next year, Patty X H20 Yoga & Meditation Centre, Gili Air, Tripadvisor Reviewed March 7, 2019