claire whitman

pregnancy yoga teacher

Claire discovered yoga in 1994 when pregnant with her first child . Empowered by the knowledge and strength she gained practising yoga through three pregnancies and births, she retrained as an Active Birth pregnancy yoga teacher with Janet Balaskas and has been teaching since 2002. Teacher training in Postnatal with Lolly Stirk and YogaBirth, Well Womsn Yoga Therapy with Yoga Campus and Yoga for Backs followed along with continuous Sacaravelli inspired work with John Stirk as her main teacher and mentor. Further trainings with other renowned teachers including Tias Little, Sandra Sabbatini, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and Bo Forbes. 

Claire’s classes invite an exploration of the body, encourage deep awareness and understanding, using the breath and movement to gently release tension and find space within to gain new strength and knowledge of oneself. Her pregnancy classes inspire confidence in the body’s own ability, and help women to prepare both mentally and physically for birth.