Clare is a BWY teacher and Diploma course tutor and has been teaching and studying yoga for over 20 years.
‘The more I learn, the more I find there is to know! Embodying yoga philosophy into asana practice to bring it alive is a real passion.’
Clare teaches classes, courses and workshops and runs yoga teacher trainings in Surrey. She is in her final year of an MA in The History and Philosophy of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS University London.
Tortoise pose is first described in the 15th century Hathapradapika.
In this asana class we will look at the classic tortoise pose detailed by Svatmarama, then journey toward the modern version, interweaving a few tortoise tales along the way.
Kurma is the giant tortoise associated with legend of churning of the ocean of milk in the Puranas, and synonymous with Akupara, the giant tortoise who supported the world on his back.
In the Bhagavad Gita the tortoise represents withdrawal of the senses as it retracts its limbs into its shell.
Tortoise is a demanding asana, however modifications will be given throughout making the class accessible to all.Read More
Matsyendrasana and Pascimatanasana first detailed within the 15th centaury Hathapradipika were said to create heat and stimulate gastric fire. These along with other dynamic asana to strengthen the core and ignite Agni will be the focus of the practice.
Some of the asana in this practice will be reasonably demanding, however modifications will be given throughout making the class accessible to all.