© 2014 by Claire Osborne.

About Claire:

 

Yoga and movement practitioner since 1993, Claire has been teaching these disciplines full time since 2001.

Her teaching approach is passionate, creative, enquiring and light-hearted, with a focus on self-enquiry and awareness.

 

" Yoga and Movement bring me home, to myself and to the world. They provide me with the tools, awareness and ability to be more relaxed, steady and awake, to respond more wisely and creatively to all that life brings along. They have been my rock in difficult times, support for growth and healing, steered me through times of change, helped me be calm and aware when relationships become a challenge.

It is more than simply stepping onto a mat, it is about daily life - supporting myself and those i meet, to be the best they can be, with compassion, kindness and joy."

 

Qualified yoga therapist, massage therapist, trained in womb yoga, community dance, embodied anatomy, yoga nidra and restorative yoga.

Claire takes a mindful approach to developing awareness through the movement of the body, inspired by studying Amerta Movement with her ongoing teacher and mentor Suprapato Suryadarmo, from 1997, to the present day.

Student supervisor with Yoga Campus' yoga therapy diploma in London (www.yogacampus.com) .

 

Trainings and qualifications:

 

  • 1990-1994 BA (Hons) Art with Community Art

  • 1996-7 Diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Masssage, Glasgow College of Holistic Medicine

  • 1997 - present. Amerta movement practitioner. Studies with mentor and teacher Suprapto Suryadarmo, founder of Amerta Movement. In 2003 he placed me on his list of teachers.

  • 2001 Community Dance NCVA Teacher training, Firkin Crane, Cork

  • 2000-2001 Diploma in Yoga teaching, Contemporary yoga, Cork

  • 2006-8 Pregnancy and post-natal yoga Diploma, Birthlight UK.

  • 2012-14 Yoga Therapy Diploma (350 hours), Yoga Campus, London.

  • 2014 Womb Yoga for women's health, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

  • 2016 Yoga Nidra teacher training, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

  • 2019 Relax and Renew, Restorative Yoga Teacher training, Judith Hanson Lasater

Other studies:

 

  • Rosslla Baroncini: Scaravelli Yoga week-long retreat

  • Gary Krafstow - Yoga for Life weekend intensive

  • Chinnamasta Stiles - week long Tantra Yoga Intensive

  • Doug Keller - Yoga for the Spine and the Sacrum week intensive

  • Dan Siegal: developmental trauma and neuroscience seminar

  • Yoga mandala ashram, various teachers: Tattwa Shuddhi meditation intensive

  • Uma Dinsmore Tuli - women's weekend retreats

  • Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Body Mind Centering, author of 'Sensing, feeling, action') - experietial anatomy intensive weekend

  • Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose (authors 'Experiential Anatomy' and 'Body Stories') - week intensive experiential anatomy

  • Amy Matthews (co-author of 'Yoga Antomy') - two weekend intensives of experietial anatomy

  • Judith Hanson Lasater - Yoga and the Organs intensive week

  • Angela Farmer and Victor Van Hooten - Inner yoga weekend intensives and summer retreat

  • Swami Pragyamurti of Satyananda yoga UK - workshops on Pranayama and the Chakras

  • Tias Little - yoga for the lymph system

  • Sandra Reeves - movement practice weekends and closed group 1997 - 2001

  • Tim Jones - Yoga of sound voicework intensives - 3 years

  • Tantra yoga retreat Rishikesh, India (1 month 2002)

  • 1997 - present . Studies in Amerta Movement (awareness through movement practice) with Suprapato Suryadarmo. Annual 10 day intensives and retreats in UK, Europe, Ireland, and Indonesia including 6 weeks in Java in 2003.

  • 5 rhythms dance with various teachers 1996-2014. weekly classes for 10 years, weekend and week long intensives.

  • 1993 - began attending weekly yoga classes and personal daily practice. Ongoing commitment to home practice ever since.

 


Deep gratitude to my teachers here in Ireland who sustained me on my journey:

Chetan and Shradda Murti of the Galway Yoga school, Yoga Dhara and Yoga Jyoti of Satyananda Yoga in Cork, and , Charlie Stevens and Marianne Gabrielle of Contemporary Yoga.

 

 

Professional Experience

As well as the hundreds of students and private clients who have passed through my classes over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of groups:

 

  • 2019 Self-care mornings: staff and Therapists at The Cork Support Centre for Eating Disorders, Arc House volunteers, staff at CIT.

  • 2018-19 delivering Chair Yoga introductory weekend intensives as professional development programmes for Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals.

  • December 2017 Teaching assistant to Uma Dinsmore Tuli - Pregnancy Yoga teacher training, London.

  • 2017 - present: Yoga at ARC House, Bantry (support centre for cancer patients / survivors and their families).

  • 2017-present Monthly Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga workshops, Yoga Loft, Cork City.

  • 2016-2018 Organising Committee, West Cork Yoga Festival. A small non-profit event, that has raised over €12,000 for local charities and environmental action groups.

  • 2015-present. Student supervisor and project marker, Yoga Therapy Diploma, Yoga Campus, London.

  • 2015-present. Yoga with Adults with special needs, Co-Action Skibbereen.

  • 2015 to 2019. Yoga Therapy advisor, yoga therapist (one-to-one) and yoga teacher and trainer for Yoga Mandala Project. Including voluntary work in Amman, Bethlehem, Greece and Ireland working with the refugee community, delivering weekly classes and one-to-one Yoga Therapy during visits, as well as delivering Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher training programmes to Yoga teachers in Jordan, Palestine and Ireland. www.yogmandalaproject.org

  • 2015-18 Kid's Yoga: Westlodge Hotel, Bantry Summer programme, Kilcoe national school, St. Bridget's national school, Ballydehob.

  • 2014-present. Yoga Therapist

  • 2010 - present. Guest lecturer, UCC School of Sports Medicine.

  • 2014-15 LAYA healthcare: Yoga teacher for their health care in business programme, Cork.

  • 2009-11. Yoga in Schull and Skibbereen Community hospitals' residential/respite units for Senior Citizens (2012-13).

  • Yoga for older people: Whitechurch active retirement group and Goleen Active retirement group

  • 2008 Teenagers with autism: Brothers of Charity, Cork.

  • 2008-present. Weekly classes in pregnancy and post-natal yoga. Couple's birth preparation workshops.

  • 2001-04 Yoga, dance, art and drama programmes with residential psychiatric patients, St. Raphaels, Youghal and St. Finbarre's, Cork.

  • 2000 to present: dance and movement weekly classes and workshops in Cork city and West Cork.

  • 2001 to present: yoga teacher (weekly classes, workshops, retreats, community groups, one-to-ones)

  • 1997-2016 Holistic Massage Therapist

 

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