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
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.
“55 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training” Feb 29, 2020 – Claire was absolutely amazing. Her knowledge of yin was incredible. I learned so much from the classes. I am more confident in teaching yin yoga now. The class set up was fantastic. Highly recommend Claire.
Jess Williams akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
I recently completed a 55 hour yin yoga teacher training course with Claire. Claire is a fantastic teacher: very professional but always maintains a sense of fun. Claire demonstrated very thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of yin yoga. In just a week she was able to help me listen to my own body and intuitively respond to what my body needs in yin yoga shapes more so than any other yin yoga teacher has before. As I am someone who is already naturally quite flexible, a lot of yin yoga teachers “give up” on me as they find it difficult to offer variations – but Claire offered me guidance that helped me get deeper into my body. Claire is also very affable and supported team bonding – by the end of the week, all of us attending the yin yoga training group were good friends. I was really happy with my experience – well worth the time and money
Peter Yip akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
Extraordinary knowledge in Yin Yoga. My Teacher Claire Green is amazing she really changed me into positive pathway in reaching my future goal. Thank you so much for everything and love you always, Namaste _/)(\_
PeteandKim Woodhouse akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
Just completed the 55 Yin Yoga Teaching course with Claire. I thoroughly enjoyed the week, loved it actually!! Claire is a very accomplished Teacher in all aspects of Yoga. Her passion shines though with every word and action. The group of strangers were from all across the globe and by the end of the week were warm friends united by Yin. I highly recommend Claire’s course for Yoga teachers and anyone wanting to learn more about Yin for their own practice.
Joey Kang – akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
I had an amazing week of Yin yoga training from Claire. She is not just only a knowledgeable and experienced teacher, but also a caring and compassionate life mentor. As english isn’t my mother language plus this is my first yoga training, at the beginning I was kind of scared of getting understand on all the lessons. However, her consistent encouragement and passionate truly inspiring me. The knowledge I’ve learnt from this training is more than I expected. Now I feel more confident to practice Yin on my own with awareness of what’s for me. Thanks Claire for sharing all those amazing moments with me. We will def see each other again for my 200 hrs training.
Adam Bailey – akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
I recently completed a Yin yoga teacher training with Claire at H20 yoga in Gili Air. It was an awesome course with great content. Claire gave us a deep immersion into the feeling of Yin yoga within our own bodies which becomes the foundation we are able to go on and teach from. Claire delivered great content on Taoism, meridians and the theoretical background of Yin yoga. Claire is brilliant at holding space, facilitating, caring for the well being of students and also testing our understanding of the teaching points she is delivering. If you get a chance to do a training with Claire go for it. I hope our paths cross again sometime.
Preben Kobro – akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
Yes, I can recommend taking a class or a ytt with Claire! She have a vast knowledge and teaches this in a good way And! She is a nice person as well
Diana Pieper – akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
I had the most amazing time learning from Claire in the yin yoga teacher training. She has a great knowledge of yoga in general and especially in yin yoga. She has a great way to provide her knowledge and to bring the theory into practice. I even learned a lot of things to integrate into my yang hours and personal practice. Out of the many ttc I have already done, I probably enjoyed this one the most. I would def come back to Claire if I want to deepen my yin knowledge and teachings.
Han Ferdani – akirayoga_claire facebook review December 2019
I attended the 55 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Claire. She is an intuitive, attentive, sensitive, knowledgeable and experienced teacher and mentor with such energy. She provided a very safe place to take us on the beautiful journey of yin yoga. The content of the course was much more than I had expected, I have now so much tools to practice and inspire people in their own journey towards yin yoga. I highly recommend her classes and will not hesitate in doing further education on Yoga with her. Thank you Claire and keep the great work!
Ing Spence – akirayoga_claire facebook review November 2019
After not long completing 55 hour Yin teacher training with Claire… words can not express the gratitude I feel for experiencing such an amazing week. On so many levels. I loved every minute of it. Claire is an incredible instructor, teacher and mentor. I would whole heartily recommend any of Claire’s retreats or training as she has a wealth of knowledge and her energy is so inspiring. She has the ability to transform and bring out the best in oneself. A very special soul indeed.
Emma Curtis-Smith – akirayoga_claire facebook review November 2019
Claire taught me for the 7 day 55 hour Yin Yoga RYTT. I found Claire to be knowledgable, open, kind, funny and loving. I have come away with an understanding of the history of Yin, the meridians and the difference between Yin and Yang yoga practices. Thanks so much Claire for being a great human and for sharing your knowledge with me. Hugs
Celia Grubba – akirayoga_claire facebook review November 2019
I took part in the 55 hour Yin Yoga training with Claire and it was truly a transformational week. Aside from imparting her wealth of knowledge on the group about yin yoga, the meridians energy systems, and theory; Claire made the week about bringing us closer to ourselves, each other, and our practice. Claire was patient and fun and fostered a caring, nurturing environment that I saw the whole group grow from. I could not recommend this experience and Claire enough.
Kate Parrott – akirayoga_claire facebook review October 2019
Claire has been the most wonderful mentor over the past year. It has been such a privilege to assist on her Yin teacher training courses. She had been my biggest cheerleader, guiding and supporting me all the way. Claire is an inspiring teacher to work with. She has a unique way of teaching Yin Yoga that drew me in from the start. She offers the perfect balance of sound anatomical knowledge, fluid intelligent sequencing, and an intuitive healing presence
Francee Flowers Book Yoga Retreats H20 Yoga and Meditation Center Review September 2019: Yin yoga Teacher Training at its best.
After successfully completing the Yin yoga course with Clare and Kate I feel so confident in teaching in this style and applying the theory to my own practice. It was an amazing week, beautiful accommodation, amazing people, I loved every minute . to be able to walk 2 minutes from the beach twice a day for a dip in the calm ocean was a blessing. H20 is a great location, I have so much gratitude to the teachers for making the learning so interactive, fun and relevant. Sending much love to you both and the H20 team for taking care of me.
Carlos Rivera Book Yoga Retreats H20 Yoga and Meditation Center Review September 2019: Fantastic Teacher Training.
H20 was the perfect place for the training course I completed with Clare and have to say it was brilliant and went beyond what I actually expected. In a week we were put through our paces, not just with the in-depth philosophy, lectures and physical classes but being asked to relate this to our own personal experience was like being put through my own psychotherapy which I wasn’t expecting. The syllabus did say the course would teach students the go through the process of Yin yoga themselves to be able to teach others, and this it truly did. Not only do i feel ready to teach Yin yoga but I learnt more about my own life patterns and how to use this beautiful tool to bring the balance I longed for now in my own life. Thank you Clare and the lovely assistant Kate for your beautiful work I hope I meet you both again.
Olga Sharipova Book Yoga Retreats review at H20 yoga and Meditation Centre September 2019: Excellent Training Program
I can thoroughly recommend the training, it was presented very professionally and clearly. The group was beautiful, a very mixed bunch, some teachers some just with just a very keen interest to learn more. Claire prepared all of us to teach and the course program was delivered in a way with very effective teaching skills to allow us to understand and absorb. H20 is a beautiful facility and the staff are charming. I am sure I will return for other trainings.
I attended Claire’s 55 hour Yin Yoga teacher training last week at H20, in Gili Air. I hadn’t met Claire before the training and decided to register for the training purely on the reviews from previous students who had taken the same training. I am so glad I did, Claire is a wonderful, passionate teacher who lives and breathes the yogic philosophy and is able to tailor the teaching of her vast knowledge to the level of her students understanding, whether that be a beginner new to teaching or a more advanced teacher. The program was fairly intense with fairly long days, but the time flew by because the lectures were interesting and fun. The physical practise was superb and I so benefited from these on a personal level as well as understanding how to deliver a class for my students. I highly recommend Claire’s training she is a gifted teacher who walks the talk! Thank you Claire for a wonderful week and for sharing your passion.
Nicole lorenz – akirayoga facebook page review. Chakra Transformation Retreat August 2019.
I had an amazing time at my Chakra Transformation Retreat at Yoga Dunia with lovely people, delicious healthy breakfast, nice accomodation and, of cause, great yoga lessons. A big THANK YOU to Claire, who made sure we do yoga in a safe and respectful way for our body and who teached us so much more than just yoga. I definitely recommend her classes to everyone who are not just interested in doing a workout yoga. I felt home for a week and would definitely come back again!