‘The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.’ -B.K.S. Iyengar
To practice yoga asana (postures) correctly is to unify the breath, mind and body, bringing one’s awareness within and to the present moment. It is from this place that we can begin to know ourselves, experience stillness and begin to understand the true nature of our reality.
When we work consciously with the breath, performing pranayama (yogic breathing practices) the mind begins to calm and settle. Over time, the practice of pranayama prepares us for the experience of meditation.
Anyone can practice yoga, all that’s needed is an open mind and an open heart. The purpose of yoga is not to improve physical fitness (although it most certainly will) but to inspire personal growth through awareness of the Self. Yoga is a philosophy and a way of life; it is a path to self-realisation and liberation.
‘Yoga is an internal practice. The rest is just circus.’ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Claudia is an experienced yoga, pranayama and meditation teacher since 2007. A student of Sri K Patthabi Jois of Mysore and Sri O P Tiwari of Kaivalyadham, Claudia’s yoga lineage is aligned with the authentic yoga traditions of India. Claudia has a dedicated Vipassana meditation practice since sitting her first Viappsana Meditation Course in the style of S.N. Goenka in 2006. In 2009, Claudia established the Wellness Centre for Samahita Retreat, Thailand an internationally renowned yoga teacher training centre and resort which she ran until 2012. At Samahita, she ran her popular yoga and wellness retreats and programs (detox, healthy weight, de-stress).
Since then, Claudia has been a regular guest teacher on a number of yoga teacher training programs in the UK, Europe and Asia. Today she teaches yoga, pranayama and meditation privately and runs her personal transformational yoga retreats for women in Ibiza, Spain.