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M a i s o n  d e s   G e n e r a t i o n s ,   7 3 5 5 0   L e s   A l l u e s ,   S a v o i e ,   F r a n c e

About Clare

L U N E   B L E U E   Y O G A

I began practicing sivananda yoga and meditating as a way to help deal with insomnia & stress during my final year at University. After graduation I lived & travelled in France, Japan & Australia, working as a fitness instructor & practicing yoga to help keep me supple & prevent injury. In 2004 a good friend & yoga teacher suggested I should do a Teacher Training course.

 

I completed my first 200 hours Level 1 Teacher Training with Qi Yoga in Sydney followed by a 6-week intensive 200 hour residential course in Bali, Indonesia, with Louisa Sear of YogaArts, Byron Bay, Australia. 

My practice has been a beautiful mash-up of ashtanga vinyasa, power yoga, sivananda & iyengar teacher influences but in recent years, as a mother of 4 active, busy little boys, I have gravitated towards the slower, deeper, more meditative practices of restorative & yin.

My style of teaching is always dictated by the people in front of me.

Philosophy

My philosophy as a teacher is to be a yoga "guide" or as a good friend says a yoga “shepherdess”. To show my students the way & a path as a friend who knows the trail but allows them to find their own way in their own bodies & to respect themselves & their boundaries. I try to reconnect people with their true selves & to listen to the voice of their heart rather than push through poses & practices that don't honour where they are right now. I really believe in empowering my students in their own practice rather than limiting them with my interpretation or view of what is should be. I am definitely not a dogmatic teacher!

My own learning & teaching has been moulded by my own experiences & practice and I encourage my students to find their own way.

Training 

Following my initial training diplomas, in 2009 I completely training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli for Pregnancy & Post-Natal Yoga during my pregnancy with my 2nd son and have shared these practices with women in my community. 

I have recently completed a Well Woman Yoga Therapy Course with Uma as well as Mantra Courses with Janet Stone. 

Ongoing training & development is important to me as you can only teach when your own cup of practice & learning is filled.

Following my return to the 3 Valleys in 2009 I began teaching dynamic vinyasa yoga classes to locals, friends & visitors to the 3 Valleys & I continue to do this as well as holding a women’s yoga circle, a gentle yoga therapy class & a beginners ashtanga vinyasa class.

Photography & Video by The Wardette Studio