Professional Class: Claire Cunningham
The classes will welcome in the New Year with steady postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing actions (kriyas) and relaxation (savasana). Claire encourages a mindful approach, working in a non-competitive environment. She is passionate about the benefits of yoga for dancers and believes the practice creates longevity in a dance career, along with a healthy body/mind balance. The flow of the class will leave you feeling both energized, relaxed and ready for the day ahead.
Claire has welcomed Yoga during a 22 year career as a professional dancer and rehearsal director with leading choreographers and companies including Wayne McGregor, Rui Horta, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Charles Linehan, Clod Ensemble, Shobana Jeyasingh and Agudo Dance Company.
She has used an understanding of yoga to strengthen performance potential, health and a general sense of well-being. Claire has studied many styles of yoga in India and Europe and holds a Yoga Alliance teaching qualification; a Japanese Bodywork certification from The European School of Shiatsu; and an MA in Contemporary Dance.
Claire is a freelance yoga teacher, rehearsal director, and lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (postgraduate programme). She enjoys teaching regular yoga classes for dance companies and studios across Europe.
In the past two years, Claire has also produced Silk Road for Jose Agudo and Chotto Desh for Akram Khan Company.