Yoga Training 

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is simply a highlight of a few favourites!


Yoga For Health Foundation - (Philosophy, Psychology, Physiology, Breathing & Energy Practices & Physical Postures of Yoga)

Yoga for Health Foundation - Remedial Training (covering MS, Parkinsons, Cancer)

BTEC Advanced Diploma - Edexcel - Teaching Yoga to Children

Anatomy with Gary Carter

Untraining - Angela Farmer

Birthlight - Various

Total Yoga Nidra Foundation


CPD study days over the last 30+ years encompassing a wide variety of teaching skills and modalities with many teachers and many traditions too numerous to mention or even list here! Continuous training and development is a strong theme and my awareness of the subtleties of yoga and meditation are constantly unfolding.



Meditation & Mindfulness Training

Meditation Teacher Training – Swami Saradananda
Rolf Sovik (Himalayan Institute)
Introduction to ACT (Action & Commitment Therapy) - Dennis Tirch
Masterclass in Mindfulness Based Childbirth & Parenting (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
Shamatha (Calm Abiding) – Maarten Vermaase
3-year Buddhist / Dharma Studies - Ken Holmes / Samye Ling
Lojong (7 Points of Mind Training)  – Maarten Vermaase
Vipayshana - Maarten Vermaase
Mindfulness Teacher Training – Shamash Alidina
Mindfulness Mentoring - Shamash Alidina
Mindful Motherhood Professional Training (Institute of Noetic Sciences)
Sally Kempton - Vijnanya Bhairava & various others
Meditation Development [2011 - 2017] - Maarten Vermaase in the Tibetan Kagyu tradition
Sit Like a Buddha - Lodro Rinzler / Shambhala
Mindful Self-Compassion - Steven Hickman & Michelle Becker
Awakening the mind; Softening the heart - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Power of Self-Compassion - Kristin Neff & Chris Germer
Awakening the Body / Way of Somatic Meditation - Dharma Ocean
Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness - Dharma Ocean
Finding Freedom - Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Wisdom Rising* - Tara Mandala

European Buddhist Healthy Boundaries - in progress


* Wisdom Rising - A journey into the mandala of the empowered feminine - do get in touch if you are interested in being part of a group to work through this wonderful series of practices on the mandala and five Buddha Dakini families!


Though no longer offering pre / post-natal classes, I was very keen to empower women to achieve a positive experience in which to begin motherhood - this was at the very heart of my work.  I regularly attended study days and trainings in these areas.

Here is an idea of just some of the training that I completed:

  • Yoga for Pregnancy as part of Remedial Yoga Training
  • Active Birth training with Janet Balaskas/Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre London
  • Birth Crisis with Sheila Kitzinger
  • NCT / NHS-Connect Running Effective A/Natal Classes for Teenagers
  • Teaching Skills for Educators with Andrea Robertson of Birth International
  • Bridge to Wholeness with Holistic Birth Trust
  • Pregnancy Massage Diploma
  • Teaching skills for antenatal classes with Womb Services
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction with Royal Society of Medicine
  • Helping Women Beat their Birth Fears with Birthpsyche
  • Preparing for Birth with Birth International
  • Birthlight's Baby Yoga
  • Birthlight Yoga for Babies with Special Needs
  • Birthlight's SMART Toddler Yoga
  • NCT Postnatal Depression Awareness for Support Workers
  • Fit to Deliver Pre/Postnatal Fitness Training
  • Mindfulness for Childbirth
  • Working with Fear
  • NCT The Breathing - What's It All About
  • BSPOGA - The Spectrum of Birth Trauma
  • Birthlight Well Woman
  • Burrell Education Advanced Postnatal

Birthing Positively

I have self-published a guide to help you to create the birth that's right for you.  Further details available upon request.



Gestalt Group Faciliation Skills
Compassionate Listening via CLP
Connect in Nature Online Facilitation
Renewal of Creative Path via 8 Shields
Think Like A Tree - Foundation training


Yoga at School

Claire also holds a BTEC which enables her to deliver yoga at school as part of the PSHE curriculum.  Please enquire for further details if this is of interest.  Inset day workshops also available.


Yoga / Meditation at Work

Claire is experienced at delivering work-placed solutions to help with reducing stress and work-related issues.


Creative Writing

Writing is an ongoing process of learning but more importantly, joy for me. I have been inspired by so many, but here's a few that I have engaged with on a deeper writing journey:

Laurie Wagner
Maya Stein
Mark Matousek
Laraine Herring
Creative Writing Level 4 Diploma
Literature & Mental Health - FutureLearn
Islands of the Heart (a beautiful writing retreat on Iona) - Roselle Angwin
Journal Therapy: Writing for Healing & Change - Kathleen Adams
Poetry School: Rachel Long; Miriam Darlington; Sean Hewitt; Sascha Akhtar


Currently studying with the Open University for BA English Literature & Creative Writing