By chance, Claire attended a Bikram yoga class in 2003. As a former collegiate basketball player, she instantly fell in love with the novel challenge of yoga. Through yoga, she quickly felt an authentic balance of flexibility and strength in her body which noticeably improved her other athletic pursuits. This inspired her to deepen her yoga practice after she completed law school. In 2010, Claire became a Registered Yoga Teacher. She began teaching community yoga classes in parks throughout Miami-Dade County to share the peace, freedom and joy she was experiencing through the yoga practice.
Claire is a lifelong student and always seeks to learn. This thirst to learn has led her to complete supplementary trainings over the past nine years. To gain exposure to additional yoga lineages such as Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Skanda she took an additional 200-Hour Raja Yoga Teacher Training at 305 Yoga & Outreach to. Further, Claire became certified in Yin Yoga and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Jennifer Reiss. These subtler practices revealed the power to transform, heal and rejuvenate her body at the deepest levels of being which shifted and brought wholeness to her yoga practice.
Over the past three years, Claire has traveled to Rishikesh, India multiple times to study with master teacher Anand Mehrotra and Sattva Yoga. She completed her 300-Hour Sattva Yoga Teacher Training, Sattva Master Training, Warriors of Wisdom, and the Journey to the Highest Passon a motorcycle through the Himalayas. Sattva Yoga has brought her practice full circle and taught her the transformational power of moving subtle energy and transcendence.
Yoga has shown Claire the beautiful union of power and grace in all areas of her life. This continually inspires her to guide classes that incorporate a blend of stimulating postures and deep relaxation. Claire seeks to share this balance of the body, mind, and spirit and inspire others to be deeply grateful and present for every single moment on this incredible journey of life. Claire owns Lighthouse Yoga & Wellness in Miami Lakes, Florida.