Claire Smith

Christies Beach SA
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

1 Review

I teach vinyasa yoga because I believe in the benefits of a strong, fluid and intelligent yoga practice.

My yoga journey began 15 years ago in Adelaide when I started attending classes sporadically to help balance my running and cycling habit. When I moved to Boston in 2005 I found a teacher who inspired me to deepen my practice and eventually to pursue teacher training. I have since returned to South Australia and relocated south of Adelaide where I teach in a dedicated studio at 25B Beach Road, Christies Beach.

My personal experience (and that of many of my students) has been that yoga helps to alleviate depression and anxiety, creates flexibility and strength and allows the mind to calm. I specialise in vinyasa (flow) yoga which uses a variable sequence of linked poses to stimulate the body and focus the mind.

In 2008 I received my yoga teaching qualifications from YogaWorks. Since then I have taught in studios, gyms and corporate environments. I’ve also taught many in-store classes at lululemon Athletica Adelaide which saw 40-50 students routinely attend each session. A highlight of my teaching career was being invited to teach at WOMADelaide in 2014, where I was lucky enough to share my yoga with a beautiful crowd. I was also blessed to have the opportunity to teach one of my favourite musicians, Michael Franti, during his tour in April 2014.

I currently teach casual classes and ongoing courses in Christies Beach. I am also available for custom, private and corporate classes throughout the City of Onkaparinga and beyond, I’d love to bring my yoga right to you (or host your group at the studio)!

I truly believe that you don’t need to be flexible, young or fit to do yoga – you just need to get on your mat (or one of mine!).