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Claire Whittleston

Yoga Therapist, Teacher &
Continuing Education Provider working

to bridge Yoga & Healthcare.
C-IAYT, RYT500, YACEP, BA(Hons)

Claire is a registered 500 hour Yoga Alliance
Teacher (RYT-500) and a Clinical Yoga Therapist
certified with the International Association
of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She has been
teaching yoga since 2012 as a freelance adult
and children's yoga and meditation teacher. Claire
began practicing yoga in 1998 in Yorkshire and has
continued practicing throughout her life experiences in Asia and the USA. 

Following yoga teacher training in New Jersey USA, 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.  As a faculty presenter with the International Institute of Yoga Therapy (IIYT), Claire has presented on the Endocrine Immune System: Chronic Fatigue and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Circulatory Systems: Heart Health, Meditation, Sound and Chanting.

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 continuing her vision, Claire established The Yoga Therapy Clinic Yorkshire specialising in oncology and respiratory lung disease.

Claire is also trained in Accessible Yoga and is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador promoting yoga for every body at any age and in any state of health. She also has recorded a mantra album ‘Dreams Can Come True’ where she uses the power of voice to support mental health and wellbeing.