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about Claire

I am a fully certified Iyengar teacher Level 3 and have been teaching since 2005.

I first started practising yoga in 1995, and initially explored many styles of yoga - Iyengar, Hatha, British Wheel of Yoga, Vinyasa, Sivananda & Ashtanga. I quickly found I was drawn to the precision and alignment that is characteristic of Iyengar yoga. 

At the time, I was living & working in London in a high-pressure corporate job. Yoga allowed me time for myself and helped reduce stress-related health issues.

After 7 years of practising with Julie Hodges at Putney Iyengar Yoga Centre, London I spent a further two years of intensive training, and assessment with Sheila Haswell at Sarva, High Wycombe, qualifying in 2005 as an Introductory Iyengar teacher. 

Since then I have been dedicated in progressing my own yoga practice, yoga knowledge and experience through further training. I regularly attend workshops & conventions with senior Iyengar


teachers & visiting Indian teachers, attend weekly classes in Essex & monthly workshops at YogaShala, High Wycombe & Putney.


In December 2018 I was fortunate enough to spend 2 weeks in Pune being taught by Geeta & Prashant Iyengar (Guruji's children) & Abhijata Iyengar (Grand daughter).

In 2014 I qualified as a Junior Intermediate Level 1 teacher; 2016 as Junior Intermediate Level 2; & most recently, October 2019, as Junior Intermediate Level 3.

I'm passionate about yoga and its health benefits for body & mind. I bring my enthusiasm and knowledge to every class, tailoring towards individual needs when possible, teaching classes in Chelmsford, Essex & surrounding villages.


All abilities are welcome - from complete beginners to experienced students. 121's and small groups classes available on request.

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