Yoga is a very personal thing despite being something that unites us; everyone comes to yoga for different reasons and can take or leave whatever they want from it. Amongst other things Yoga is a tool to promote health both in the body and in the mind by giving us the ability to understand how we work and choose what is good for us.
The main style of yoga that Claudia teaches is Vinyasa Flow which focuses on moving in and out of asanas (postures) with the breath. Claudia has been practicing Yoga for the last 10 years and qualified as a RYT200 Teacher in 2009 with Vinyasa Flow teacher Ellen De Jonge at Yoga By The Way, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Claudia spent nearly two years living in Playa Del Carmen where she trained and harvested the benefits of the local and visiting teachers such as Michael Gannon, Brian Kest, Darma Mitra and more. Now, back in England she continues to further her practice with teacher intensives and workshops.
Based in Buckinghamshire Claudia travels to London frequently to teach voluntary classes, one with the NHS and the other with a charity called Body and Soul. Although she is dedicated to teaching Vinyasa Flow she is becoming more and more interested in the therapeutic benefits of Yoga on a gentler level for those who are unable to practice more vigorous styles of asana but whose lives are greatly enhanced by a more tailored practice.
Every body is different and there can be a whole variety of things going on emotionally and physically at any given moment, therefore everybody\'s practice is different and can also change daily. Claudia suggests that you \"challenge yourself in class but listen to your body. As \'Yogis\' we strive to be truthful with ourselves and avoid trying to mould ourselves to social or external expectations. Our bodies are complex and intelligent; we have to trust the signals that they give us and \"Listen to the body\'s whispers before they become shouts\".\"
Monday: 6.00pm - 7.15pm. The Vilage Centre, Chinnor
Tuesday: 9.30am - 10.45am. The Space Yoga & Healing Studio, Thame
Wednesday: 10.15am - 11.30am. The Belmore Centre, Stoke Mandaville
Wednesday: 7.30pm - 8.45pm. The URC Hall, Beaconsfield
Thursday: 6.00pm - 7.15pm. NFTS Students only.
Monday AM - The Village Centre, Chinnor
Tuesday AM - The Space Yoga and Healing Studio, Thame
Wednesday AM - The Belmore Centre, Stoke Mandaville
Wednesday PM - The United Reform Church Hall, Old Beaconsfield (Opposite Zizi\'s)
Thursday - NFTS students only