Claire Missingham began teaching yoga and meditation in late 1999. She and was lucky enough to start leading yoga to very well known students immediately: she toured the world as a private yoga teacher with many clients coming from the film and music industry. Previous to teaching yoga, Claire was a successful choreographer for music videos and stage. Claire Missingham was the first RYS in England specifically training teachers in the Vinyasa Yoga method as part of the Krishnamacharya lineage. Since then many established and talented teachers have been through this programme.
Claire has contributed articles, sequences and been a model for Yoga Journal magazine since 2007, as well as talks, lectures and teaching yoga at US festivals and Conferences. Claire is considered an authority on yoga philosophy, practice and the implementation of creativity in yoga.
In 2013, she was chosen as one of the worlds top yoga instructors, and the only European teacher for the online platform yogaglo.com, based in Los Angeles. Claire has also produced an award-winning Yoga DVD and Music for Yoga CD, both with much success across the globe.
Claire was the first Vinyasa Yoga teacher to have yoga classes available to follow on television via Sky TV’s Wellness Channel. Claire has also collaborated with Nitin Sawhney, Radhanath Swami and Dishoom on huge yoga, live music and food events in London, and loves collaborating to create new ways of presenting wellbeing.
Having been diagnosed with auto-immune disease Coeliac over 18 years ago, and more recently Lupus, she has used her credits as an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant to keep herself not just well, but Radiantly Alive. She loves nothing more than to pass on her knowledge and passion for adaptogens, herbs and a fully plant-based life as a path to health and vitality. Claire now creates plant-based drink menus for cafés as well as giving talks on yoga, philosophy and health.
In a now saturated yoga world, Claire’s clarity of teaching and inspirational curriculum stand out because she can explain the nuances of teaching yoga with excellence, humour and purity. What you see is what you get, whether it’s in a pair of pajamas, jeans or yoga clothing, it’s all the same authentic person, getting up early to do the inner work, and just passing it on to you…