Clair Carter, an Ashtanga yoga practitioner, teacher and travel blogger first came to practice yoga in her final year at University in 2011.
Starting with Ashtanga yoga this has been her primary practice since then.
Clair has practiced extensively in Ireland, Spain and during several extended trips to India where she practiced with some of the few KPJAYI Certified and Authorized senior teachers.
After one year spent living in a rural yoga retreat centre in the South West of Ireland as a vegan chef Clair completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga teacher training over twelve months.
In 2013 Clair pent 3 months practicing Ashtanga yoga with Indian teacher Jai Prakash in Mysore, India and during her most recent trip in December 2015 spent another 3 months of deepening her understanding of the Ashtanga practice with senior Certified teacher Rolf Naujokat in Goa. Practicing as regularly as possible with her teachers : Certified Ashtanga teacher Luke Jordan and Authorized level 2 teacher Sonja Radvila as well as Hamish Hendry in Ashtanga Yoga London.
Clair also has a deep meditation practice which has included attending many silent ten day retreats in Buddhist centres and monasteries in Ireland, the UK and Asia. Clair also spent time as a retreat manager, supporting retreat attendees and teaching daily yoga classes to up to thirty retreat attendees.
Having just returned from teaching yoga in Zanzibar, Africa. Clair will be teaching in London for the summer.
The Many Faces of Yoga // Yoga Travel Guides // Beyond Asana
The inspiration behind this project is that Clair really believes yoga and its endless benefits are accessible to all and not dependent on gender, size, lifestyle, age, background or culture – and through these interviews with people from all over the world Clair wished to share the stories and inspire people to explore yoga for themselves.
Clair has personally experienced that yoga and this lifestyle can have profound effects and bring about deep changes in life- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Through teaching, practicing yoga all over the world and interviewing so many teachers and practitioners Clair has learnt that yoga is something which is unique to each individual which I wish to share with others.
When not practicing yoga Clair is usually travelling, eating vegan food and exploring the vegan scene around the world. Also extremely motivated and concerned about our impact on the world and environment and so continues to discover and seek out sustainable companies , initiatives and ways to move through the world with the most gentle footsteps that we can. #plasticfree #saveouroceans #banplastic #reduceyouwaste