Claudia Gutierrez

Dublin Dublin
Ireland

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Claudia, founder of Yoga Fitness Dublin , BSc. in Sports Science and Physical Education is a P. E. Teacher, Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Gymnastic Instructor, originally from Argentina and has been living in Ireland for six years now.
As a young woman she trained passionately as a member of the Argentinian Artistic Gymnastics team, representing her country internationally, and achieving 1st place in the National Championships in 1983. She went on to work as a national and international gymnastics judge for several years. During this time, she earned a BSc. in Sports Science and Physical Education, studying under Carlos Mazza, amongst others. Claudia’s training is on-going. She is committed to constantly updating her knowledge, and has attended over 40 courses, workshops and conferences on Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, Pedagogy, Training, Sports Medicine, Dance, and Aerobics. She has also trained as a Special Needs Assistant.
Claudia has nearly 30 years’ experience in the field of fitness and well being, and has worked extensively as a Fitness instructor, Gymnastics Coach, and teacher throughout Argentina, Spain and Italy.
Having practised yoga for several years, her interest deepened when she moved to Ireland six years ago. In the midst of personal crisis, she discovered the power of yoga to bolster self-belief and overcome stress. This prompted her to focus in teaching Yoga classes in church halls and community centres, eventually opening her own studio in January 2012. She is now a proud Irish resident and lives in Dun Laoghaire with her two children.
Here, she strives to provide yoga that adapts to the needs of Western, 21st century bodies and their limitations, not the other way round! Her style is enriched by her grounding in sports science. Her skill lies in her ability to comfort, nurture and encourage her students, and she is mindful of each student’s abilities and strengths.
For her, yoga is a marvelous tool for healing, as the story of our lives is often held within the body. Every fall or accident from the past is stored within our musculature. Yoga begins to strip away the layers of holding to release old patterns and becomes a metaphor of life to show us new ways to work through challenging sensations and emotions. We are encouraged to accept what we are feeling rather than to run from these feelings.

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