Myths & Meditation
Thank you so much for your meditation course, which I found very interesting and made me want to find out more. It was clear, informative and could be aimed at any level. You supported us the whole time and as time went on I felt I could remain focused for longer. I put aside some time first thing in the morning to do the practice and it became a routine which I followed most days.
Thank you for holding space for all of us with your big big love wings ✨❤️
I think the biggest shift was being able to keep up with a regular meditation over a period of time and the meditation becoming part of my daily routine. It was good to get an understanding or hear the student teacher mantra. The format of the webinars worked well, I felt shy at first but then more confident to speak once I found my voice.
It has been a fascinating journey, and one I am so glad to have taken with you as well as the other members of this sangha. I guess I saw it originally as a defence against the trials of the lockdown, but I quickly realised through the use of the myths, the wider discussions and the practice that this was a positive tool to challenge and overcome all the negative energy generated by the lockdown and, actually, beyond. I have found my time with you to be transforming. The positivity you generate and nurture through the yoga, the storytelling, this sangha is most welcome, and long may it continue.
I felt a shift in my sense of inner power and finding confidence to keep going be it every day challenges or bigger life changing challenges. Daily practice worked for me and I really liked the initial recording. To someone thinking about joining a similar programme with YogaBright, I would say “do it!”
’tis YOU Claire, who IS amazing 😻 xxxx
Honestly, without the yoga and without Durga I am sure I would not have managed the lockdowns, the restrictions and the threat of COVID-19 anywhere near as well as I have.
Wow thank you for today’s lesson my neck has been rejuvenated! Pain has gone I need you attached to me! Your motto calm and don’t push has finally hit home…. I’m going to take my yoga to another level! Thank you
I started Claire’s yoga class as a complete beginner recently and I have to admit I was not sure if I would enjoy yoga or not! However, after just a few weeks I was completely hooked. Claire’s classes have been absolutely fantastic, I feel loads stronger, more flexible and I have quickly gained my confidence with all the poses. What’s great is that Claire’s classes are always different and so we are always learning something new. Claire is brilliant at providing different options so you can work at whatever level you feel able and I always feel I have challenged myself. After Claire’s class I feel a little lighter and ready to take on the world! I totally recommend Claire, she is a brilliant yoga teacher.
Twisted Crow notwithstanding, I am thoroughly enjoying these sessions. My insides thank you too! I feel the benefit.
Thank you Claire for your soulful, happy, loving yoga classes. The antithesis of just going through the motions. I’m always blown away by the integrity and deep understanding you impart – always reminding me what yoga is really about. Connecting with you on the mat has never felt so vital and nourishing. Thank you. xxx
I still really love my classes at YogaBright. Claire has helped me through so much. She has the expertise to teach all levels at the same time and can adapt all poses to help whatever injuries or illnesses you might have without you feeling awkward.
I have been attending Claire’s yoga class in the mansion for nearly 2 years and I absolutely love it. Sadly due to the current situation we cannot continue with the physical classes and have instead taken to zoom. At first I was a bit apprehensive about this as I love being in the mansion and seeing everyone in my class. However, Claire is so energetic, warm and welcoming that it almost feels like we are all a really together as a group. The seasons are well planned and Claire still manages to guide and advise us as she would in the mansion. I work very long hours and to come home and be able to still practice yoga is amazing. Thank you Claire for continuing to support and nourish us so much.
I’ve really enjoyed the zoom classes with Claire. I haven’t been practicing for a while so it’s been great to ease back in gradually with friendly, online help from Claire.
Great classes for all levels and needs. Highly recommend you try Claire’s Zoom offerings 🙂
This is a fab class. Claire is a very positive confident teacher and I always feel refreshed, stretched and positive after her online class. A great way to learn to relax and really good breathing techniques, perfect for Lockdown!
Just finished a 6 week course via CASPA Aspire and loved it. Claire is a lovely teacher that gently encouraged us through an introduction to yoga using a number of techniques. Our group feel like we made real achievements and are excited about coming back to yoga in the near future. Thank you.
CPD for Yoga Teachers
Loved the open discussion being so honest! Thank you!
Honest, open and fun!
Claire is very patient and explained clearly many situations that could arise before and after birth.
Claire is great. Very clear, open-minded and warm. Very welcoming and helpful and obviously very knowledgeable.
Clear, consistent, thoughtful, well structured, great knowledgeable teacher with plenty of experience.
Claire is approachable, calm and good humoured.
You are a gifted and beautiful teacher. I appreciate your gentleness and expertise.
Very knowledgeable and relaxed, excellent pace.
Wow, Shakti Sistas are wonderful. Their Sweet Treats workshop was lovely – lots of moreish melting and I left feeling deliciously relaxed. Thank you Claire and Adele. Can’t wait for next time!
Thanks lovelies, had a fab time, thought was a good steady class – now I’m aching!!!!!! Must have worked hard! It was good to really explore the more well known postures to get to the foundations we so often ignore. Thanks again smiley ladies x
Just got back from a workshop with Claire Saunders and Adele Cassidy’s Back care on the mat workshop. After a number of motorbike and parachuting accidents I had to have a disc removed from my back. I’ve been attending Claire’s yoga classes in Beckenham. Claire has helped get my spine mobile again. The class taught us some very good pain management tricks and ways to ensure we keep ourselves mobile. I hope they run this workshop again as I feel there is so much more I can learn. Claire and Adele made the class fun and ensured that everyone’s abilities were stretched along with some muscles I’ve never heard of let alone worked before! I would recommend this workshop to anyone who has back problems.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Claire and Adele for an amazing workshop yesterday! What a great way to spend a few hours with a wonderful group of people. It’s incredible how quickly handstands start becoming achievable – that’s from someone who said she’d never be able to do one!
Friendly group and Claire’s teaching was fun. Mindful and a good mix of asanas that was suitable for all levels.
Lovely spirit of light and encouragement from Claire.
Love Claire’s teaching and story telling! Classes always offer a great practice and variation of asana work accessible to all. Also very aware of individual students needs.
The fun, the joy to be had in doing things differently, learning a new way to think about a pose. Thank you!
Pregnancy & Birth
Just wanted to say a big thanks for the birth workshop last weekend, we both really enjoyed it and hopefully now have some good techniques to get us through!
Just to let you know that I’ve really been enjoying the classes and I would definitely like to sign up for 6 more when my first batch is up. I never thought I’d say it but I genuinely find a sense of inner calm from it so thanks so much for making it so easy for me to fit in.
I started to go to Yogabright when I was 8 months pregnant.I couldn’t find a good pregnancy class in the area which was not ridiculously early on a Saturday, and was encouraged by my midwife who told me how good yoga was for preparing your for birth! I really enjoyed the lessons, and I do think in some part it did all help to prepare me for the birth of my daughter, who came much quicker than I ever anticipated! I have continued after this with Baby Yoga classes – I have so enjoyed meeting new mums in the sessions. The classes are always fun, and a lovely way to bond with your baby. The teacher Clare is really friendly and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
I attended Claire’s classes during my second pregnancy. It was fantastic preparation for labour and birth teaching me all I needed to know about breathing and the best positions for labour, all of which I used when the time came. It was also a lovely sociable class offering support, advice, laughter and relaxation which is a much needed tonic when you have a toddler at home and are the size of a house!
Postnatal & Baby
I have absolutely loved your sessions, both before and with Eric, more so than I initially thought I would! The breathing techniques that I learnt in your sessions definitely helped me in labour with Eric and I would strongly recommend any mum to be or new mum to join your sessions. Thank you so much for everything.
Claire is a very sensitive and nurturing baby yoga teacher who delights in sharing the joy of yoga with mums and babies of all ages. The special bond that is built between mum, baby and yoga teacher in pregnancy yoga, is continued with deep respect by Claire….the babies that know and love her from pregnancy yoga respond to her with recognition, enthusiasm and trust in baby yoga. I hope this encouraging to mums who wish to join baby yoga classes with their babies, and may not have experienced pregnancy yoga with Claire.
Claire is a wonderful example of mothering with good consistent boundaries, and this comes through in her teaching, which is very helpful for mums who are learning to parent from the heart whilst also taking care of their own needs.
I highly recommend her baby and postnatal yoga classes.
Rosanna Kalliabetsos, Founder of InJoy Yoga & Birthlight Tutor
After hearing the great feedback about Christina’s online classes, I was really excited to have the opportunity to experience the Junkies sequences. I was worried that it would be too advanced for me but I quickly found that I loved having the opportunity to try such a huge range of poses and to challenge myself to do the seemingly impossible! The fun and relaxed environment meant I felt that I could have a go at everything and it has massively increased my self confidence and practice as a result. More please Claire!