Claire is a Yoga and Pilates teacher from the UK. She is passionate about movement and guiding others to safely explore a variety of multi-directional movements as well as breathing practices to calm the body and mind and improve wellbeing.
She has completed a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Pilates Teacher Training and other courses included Myofascial Movement, Science of Stretch and Advanced Pilates. She teaches in English and Spanish.
She is also a runner and cyclist, with a passion for hiking and being outdoors. Starting Yoga about 10 years ago as a complement to the gym and other forms of exercise, she did not realise that this was the start of a lifelong journey of learning about yoga, the human body, anatomy and philosophy. Yoga has now become the most important part of her daily routine.
Gentle Yoga Flow Classes
These classes are a mixture of Hatha and Vinyasa styles and are suitable for everyone. The focus is on the breath and allowing the movements to simply flow. After a gentle warm up, we start to gradually build heat with yoga asana (poses) to strengthen and stretch the whole body. Each asana is explained in detail so beginners and more advanced students can feel confident that they are doing the pose safely. We will then flow the movements with the breath. The classes finish with gentle stretches to calm the mind and body and a guided relaxation to leave you feeling energised and focused for the rest of your day.
Practicing Yoga can help strengthen the body, improve posture, increase flexibility, mobility and body awareness (proprioception) and can decrease pain. Alongside the physical benefits of practicing Yoga, drawing our awareness to our breath is an easy way of calming the body and mind, improving digestion and can decrease stress and improve sleep.
Ivana has been practising yoga for 20 years and nearly 4 sharing her practice with other practitioners. Only more than a year ago she decided to quit her day job as an English teacher in order to dedicate herself to what she is passionate about and live her own dharma: yoga. Yoga Centre Flow was founded in April 2019.