Claudia started going to yoga classes in her late thirties/early forties but didn’t really get hooked until she was travelling in 2008. Her travels helped her to see yoga as a journey to self and the universal spirit, which complimented the Buddhist teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh that she follows. Five years later, she took her first 200 hour teacher training with Yoga London. Having fallen in love with yoga, she wanted to give people even a little of what she had received, if she could. By 2016 she was teaching full-time, when she went to her first Dharma Yoga class. It’s emphasis on connecting to the spiritual heart reminded her of those earlier, inspiring classes from her travels.
In the Autumn of 2019, Claudia became a certified 500 hour Dharma Yoga teacher, having trained with her guru, Sri Dharma Mittra in New York. She now tries to channel the spirit of Sri Dharma into all her teaching. She loves the fact the practice is devotional, encouraging students to connect to themselves, and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way. Whilst sometimes challenging, the practice is accessible to all, as it meets the student according to their conditions, and helps them to understand that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be.