“Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.”
— Erich Schiffmann
Claire uses a strong foundation in technique combined with sensitive intuition and humor to offer classes that balance exacting instruction with fluid movement and deep breath. She uses passages from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita and contemporary commentary on these seminal texts to encourage students to “go deeper” physically, mentally and psychologically.
Claire began practicing yoga in the early 1990s and teaching in 2000. Certified in the lyengar method, Claire has studied for for many years with Patricia Walden and other gifted teachers. She’s traveled to India three times for extended study at the lyengar institute in Pune.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, Claire worked on humanitarian assistance projects around the world. Before that, she earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and worked on Wall Street. She currently directs the study abroad program at Lesley University.