Welcome Claire Pickin (Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga)
Claire Pickin (Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga)
Welcome Claire Pickin (Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga) our latest Expert Contributor, we are very fortunate to have access to Claire's weekly videos that she offers only to her weekly yoga students. We will be featuring them most weeks in our weekly guides. Claire offers guided calm practices that are easy to follow, you can find her details below. Claire runs affordable traditional Hatha Yoga classes in Sale & Sale Moor, you can visit her website for details of her classes.
In her own words here is her bio, a great welcome to you Claire.
Yoga has been part of my life for a long time. My Mum is a yoga teacher and my first yoga class was when I was 10 years old! Yoga has always been there for me in various different forms but it when I had my first child that my Mum planted the seed of possibility of training to become a yoga teacher like her. I qualified in 2007 and currently teach 9 classes a week plus regular one to one clients.
When I first set up my Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga classes my main aim was to provide a gentle and non-intimidating approach to yoga and this is still my aim to this day.
I have completed many courses over the past 11 years in all aspects of yoga from the history and psychology to the anatomy of yoga and much more besides.
I am constantly learning and so my teaching subtly changes and evolves but the ethos remains the same. To provide opportunities and space for everyone to practice to their own level – whether that is seated in a chair or more challenging slow flows through the classical yoga postures.
There is an emphasis on the breath and the mindfulness aspect of yoga and I often weave a little of the yoga sutras into my classes. Many people say how calm and relaxed they feel after my classes as there is plenty of opportunity to relax and rest throughout.
There is such a diversity in the people who I teach from my toddlers on a Monday morning to my chair yoga group on a Wednesday morning and amazingly a lady who comes to me twice a week who will be 100 years old in June of this year!!
This shows just how versatile yoga can be and I am always humbled by the people who attend my classes each and every week. In early 2017 I started producing simple yoga videos and audio relaxations for my class members to supplement the classes they attend and also for the times when it is tricky to get to a live class. I produce all my content myself and my dog features quite a lot in the videos, everyone loves him!!
I sincerely hope I can continue to share this wonderful practice for many years to come.
Claire Pickin BSYA(Adv)
Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga
You can see Claire in action in her weekly practices, that are offered in the membership.