Claire-Louise and Mindful Lives
My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006.
I have taught both children and adults in a variety of settings and would like to see yoga becoming part of mainstream education. I am qualified in Pregnancy Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. I currently teach classes at the Wild Goose Space and at the Community Centre in St Werburghs as well as in schools and at my home in Eastville.
My classes are suitable for people of all abilities as I adapt all the poses (asanas) to ensure the integrity of the pose remains intact, yet it brings the most benefit to each individual participant at their level of ability.
I am also trained to teach pregnancy yoga so please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more or would like some 1:1 ante natal or post natal sessions.
I have been practising yoga since 2000, initially studying with an Iyengar teacher. In 2005, I discovered the hatha yoga style taught by the Inner Yoga Trust (Scaravelli inspired approach) and I trained with them as a yoga teacher and then yoga therapist so now practice both Mindful Yoga and Restorative Yoga.
I have also taught in Bali and at numerous festivals and community events. I am currently studying Vedic Chanting with my yoga teacher Sarah Waterfield. I can also recommend Tim Chalice if you are interested in Bhajan and Kirtan singing.
I have completed training to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction / Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy training with Bangor University Teacher Training Programme. I have now completed my Supervised Teacher Training Pathway and so am a recognised Mindfulness Practitioner that follows the Good Practice Guidelines.
In addition I have delivered an adapted MBSR course (called Mindfulness for Parents/Carers) to vulnerable parents as a way of supporting them to reconnect with their children and other family members.
I have trained as a facilitator in a number of parenting courses (Nurturing Programme, Parents Plus Adolescents Programme, Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities, Freedom, Recovery Toolkit, Speakeasy, Solihull, Watch, Wait and Wonder) and has worked in a supportive role with families since 2004, particularly supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse and violence.