Teacher Info: Claire Studd
Claire has been practising yoga for almost 20 years and teaching for 9 years. What started as an antidote to the challenges of working in a senior corporate role in London became an obsession that gradually took over her life. Inspired by the many positive changes yoga brought to her own life she wanted to pass the teachings on to as many people as possible and completed her initial teacher training with Triyoga in 2011. After her training she embarked on a four year journey in Europe and Asia, taking additional courses and working at various yoga retreats. Bikram and Ashtanga Yoga were the mainstay of Claire’s own practice for many years and she maintains a passion for the both the vinyasa method and the joy of sweat! She also embraces more grounding practices such as Yin yoga and completed a 100 hour Yin training last year. With a passion to always be learning more she is currently studying for her 500 hour Senior Teacher qualification with Jason Crandell.
Claire’s approach to teaching is both demanding and nurturing, seeking to offer a safe and supportive space for people to explore the edge of their comfort zone and overcome any barriers to reaching their full potential. She believes in quality over quantity and that no-one should feel excluded from experiencing the joys of yoga. She also believes that Yoga, like life, is best approached with humour.
Hot 75 - Power Flow
Incorporating the basics of a well rounded yoga practice, this high energy vinyasa flow class will also give you the opportunity to explore more challenging balances, inversions and backbends. The vinyasa style synchronises movement with breath to create a rhythmic, dynamic sequence where we flow from one posture to the next, progressively unlocking strength and mobility, building incredible stamina and entering a vibrant meditative state. These classes broadly follow the same sequence each week but with time to deep dive into specific posture groups over time to develop a more thorough body intelligence, Expect to work hard, sweat and have a few laughs along the way. You don’t have to be an advanced practitioner to come to this class as modifications are given to support your progress. You just need enthusiasm and to be open to experimenting with your potential.
Warm Yin & Restorative
A combination of Yin & Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra, these chill-out classes are designed to release tension and compliment a more dynamic practice. Yin yoga focuses on passive floor-based poses held for up to 8 minutes that allow the body to open up gradually while you work with your breath and explore sensation. Restorative postures reduce physical sensation so that we can move into deep rest and promote emotional wellbeing. Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a guided meditation designed to induce a lucid dream state for deep relaxation. Pure bliss on a Sunday afternoon.