My yoga journey over the past 16 years has been inspired by many teachers and text however I am always drawn back to the restorative, spiritual and physical elements of the practice focusing on alignment and form combined with a strong core. My classes mirror these principles, are dynamic in nature offering a combination of restorative and strengthening postures that challenge and develop both mind and body. With a sprinkle of humour because let face it, life needs to be FUN! My biggest passion is learning how to move in fun, interesting ways and then teaching others what I learned in the process and seeing them get the result is very rewarding.
Having studied and trained in mindfulness meditation and Buddhist-based psychology, Michal delights in offering meditation instruction. His travels to centres across South Africa and to Europe for courses and retreats have infused his life with the practise of being present. In 2015 he completed several meditation courses at Karmê Chöling in Vermont, USA, and has been authorised to give meditation instruction in the Shambhala tradition which draws on ancient Tibetan forms of practice. He leads weekly meditation groups and spends his time off the cushion cycling in remote places and running local trails.
Michal’s interest in extending mindfulness to physical training grew into a passion for Pilates. He is a Body Arts and Sciences certified Pilates trainer and believes in empowering his clients through self-awareness, while strengthening their bodies and minds.
With a history of Rock Climbing, Tai Chi, Yoga and a great love for the outdoors, she has embraced this new direction in which life has taken her and ties in some of the lessons she has learnt from the various aspects of her life style.
Claudia encourages practitioners to become more aware of their own body, their breath, their thoughts and the present moment in order to begin a self practice.
This belief in the therapeutic benefits of Yoga led her to do an Sivananda Integral Yoga teachers training in 2006,followed by Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow, Aerial and kids yoga. Drawing from differemt styles of yoga, her own personal practice and experience, she offers a holistic well rounded yoga practice suited to all levels.
She is most passionate about teaching the therapeutic benefits of yoga to people with specific goals or needs in their practice – whether they be physical or psychological. Her goal is to help students better live in their bodies and become a catalyst for their own healing. Serving them through embodied knowledge, conscious movement and empowered self-care is what fulfils her teaching journey.