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Claire Whittleston

Whole Body Yoga Studio / Claire Whittleston
Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist

An experienced registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (E-RYT500) and a Clinical Yoga Therapist, certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Claire has been teaching yoga since 2012 as a freelance adult and children’s yoga and meditation teacher. She began practicing yoga in 1998 in Yorkshire, U.K. and has continued throughout her life experiences in Asia and the USA.

 

Following yoga teacher training in New Jersey, Claire undertook further trainings in yoga for cancer and trauma and addiction. Moving to Michigan she spent 3.5 years studying at the Beaumont Hospital’s School of Yoga Therapy becoming a certified clinical yoga therapist. Claire undertook an extensive mentored training of clinical applications of yoga therapy working with physicians and patients as part of the integrative medicine department. Claire opened the first yoga therapy clinic in Michigan with a vision to bridge yoga and healthcare. Her focus was to empower patients to manage life limiting conditions, progressing toward improved health and wellbeing, through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. In 2020, Claire returned to the U.K and in continuing her vision, she established The Yoga Therapy Clinic Yorkshire specialising in oncology and respiratory lung disease. She also enjoyed working with Active Against Cancer, a National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust charity run service, free to anyone with a diagnosis of cancer.

 

Claire is also trained in Accessible Yoga and is an ambassador promoting yoga for every body at any age and in any state of health. In 2016, she recorded and released a mantra album, ‘Dreams Can Come True,’ where she uses the power of voice to support mental health and wellbeing. As a faculty presenter with the International Institute of Yoga Therapy (IIYT), Claire enjoys presenting on Heart Health: The Healing Power of Meditation, Sound and Chanting.

 

In July 2023, Claire moved back to the USA with her family and is happy to be sharing her teachings at Whole Body Yoga Studio.