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By Claire Robertson, Jul 27 2017 10:40AM

Trust the change in weather :-)

We will meet -

Conham River Car park, Hanham. BS15. And walk up to our practise spot. Depending on the sun ww will either practise next to the fire under the trees or out in the woodland sun.

Time -

Meet in the car park at 5am with practise beginning at 5.30am (dawn breaks).

After -

We will drink tea by the fire before heading out into the day. Estimated time finish 8am

Cost - £10 for the session, movegb welcome. Pay on the day, no booking needed.

Check out a taster on utube -


You can contact me on 07397385015 or clearfitness@live.com if you have any questions.

Look forward to see you on the morning!

Claire Xx

By Claire Robertson, Jul 24 2017 09:32PM

For the really beautiful. An early morning heat session at dawn. You will practise to the rise of the sun and the sound of the dawn chorus while immersed in the stunning luminous riverside forest. Deeply nourished we will complete our session with an open fire, tea and all before 9am!!

Session costs - £10

Hanham River park (meet to walk to secluded spot)

Hanham, Bristol, BS15

30th July – Sunday 5am meet to begin 5.30am (dawn break)

For further details please contact Claire on 07397385015 Clearfitness@live.com


By Claire Robertson, Jul 24 2017 08:36PM

An extremely important part of your yoga practise is to understand and get to know your spine. If you've come to this practise to heal your body, try not to see this exercise as a chore. Remember, when you get to know and understand your body intimately, your not only training/working with your self from unhealthy to health, but your also training yourself for joy. There's nothing more stunning than feeling great. The vibrancy that comes from a healthy body is amazing. To feel open, free, grounded, but energised, really at peace with the way you move can have a powerful effect on your world. Its an honest connection that enhances with each practise. Three aspects that need to be highlighted before you begin -

1) Be mindful of the “I'm ok” effect and only focusing on your body and giving it attention when it feels bad. Ignoring your body when it feels good only to go around like a bear with a sore head when it collapses actually isn't giving your body much positive awareness to go on. How can your body recognise health if its not acknowledged? To stay in health, pay attention to health.

2) “The nothing works” effect. If your body goes when you've been practising don't despair. Do be honest, but don't give up, be gentle. An old injury may have been highlighted or you may be working with years of build up that need love, attention and kindness. Focus on the spaces between a flare up and see if you can widen them.

3) Make highlighting your health a priority. Glass half full. Its extremely important to keep highlighting the parts of you that feel healthy so your nerve pathways, you, your body know what you want. You're training yourself to feel good, to feel a finger stretching vibrancy that makes you feel happy to be alive. Strong, beautiful, able to create and maintain a genuine, decent relationship with yourself.

It starts here.

Get to know your spine

1) Your spine nourishes your whole being, I want you to research how your spine works. Google, look at, collect as much information/pictures/understanding that you can. See it. How can you imagine it in your body. This is vital research for health and deepening your yoga practise.

2) Research exactly how it moves and works.

3) How does it move in relation to your shoulders and your hips.

4) Make sure your clear enough to be able to answer questions.

Don't skip this part. Remember your training yourself to feel and recognise joy/health and the differences in your body. You don't have to be a teacher to know this, but you do want a solid foundation so you can enjoy your body. Its worth the effort.



By Claire Robertson, Apr 4 2017 04:32PM


I was really lucky when I trained, several of my teachers were able to work with my potential as a human being which contributed greatly to my love of dance, Yoga and the way I intereact with others.

I never forget that we often only get just a snippet into someone elses reality and yet despite knowing this, with all our assessments, tick sheets and abilty to survive, we often create a story we continue to build around each other that actually bears no resemblance to reality.

With this in mind, it won't be unusual for you to ask what is the role of a teacher, if it's not to improve or support a client to improve their standing? But this highlights the types of support we focus in on. to mention a few, we can choose to work with the clients inate ability to develop, highlight their positive skills or work with their pecieved lack. It is often our ability as humans to be able to utilise all types of support with awareness, that helps us to create a fertile base for genuine client growth. I would like to post several support aids, questions and discussions over the coming months, but I want to complete this post with the first point worth considering -

1) That particular space in time. Most practitioners are already aware when you meet someone on that first occasion, both parties will do an immediate assessment of each other. Most practitioners are familiar with the fact that people can move, stand and inhibit our movement differently on different days, so it's wise to keep watching rather than make any immediate assessments. What is very important to engage with, think about and understand, is running simltaneously to that awareness, is the space in time. To use a very gross, basic example, they may have kyphosis which you have deemed needs fixing. Apart from the obvious fact that they are way more multi fasited and stunning than a slight curve, its also important to bear in mind that they may have already improved the position of their spine before your meeting. We all ready know that what we do daily has a major impact into our ability to alter or improve who we are as humans (quote - the beautiful Mabel E Todd). Its just also remembering to keep a very clear focus on the ability of the clients talent for self care. People have an emmense amount of skill to draw on when we allow them to shine. We see what we choose to see. The vision can be very different. When you look for skill, you will see it, in the same way the inherent beauty in everyone if allowed space. So ask yourself this question. The answer will cover so much more than this point but it is a stunning way to develop our understanding of our client/teacher relationship. What do you see when you first meet someone? their mind, body or spirit? I feel it helps to believe in people.

By Claire Robertson, Feb 22 2017 12:25PM

This weeks focus -

"To still the mind, breathe in, breathe out. Feel the rhythm of your breath, the song of life, pulsating as you breathe in and out, in and out." (1:34 Yoga, power and spirit by Alberto Villoldo, PH.D)

This week use your focus and let the breath energise and bring clarity to the change of seasons this week. Take this sutra into your practise and feel it reconnect you with what is important. Move with love, kindness and gain strength in that.

In your balance postures trust gravity to naturally ground you and reach high through your spine. Let the body move to find space and rather than hinder it with grip to the outside world let the movement lengthen you. Don't let the foot disturb you as it floats up and down until you find what feels vibrant and steady.

In your meditation practise - Focus on the sensation of your breath around your ribs. Notice the back, sides, the feeling around your waist and spine. Notice the link between your bottom and top so you have a clear, steady connection flowing all the way along your spine. Then practise breathing with this clear connection.

By Claire Robertson, Sep 16 2016 01:21AM

2 mini workshops to make the most of the autumn. If its sunny both sessions will be held outside next to the stunning avon river in Hanham or the peaceful indoors of st Micheals if it rains.

24th and 25th september 10.30am - 2pm

10.30 - Gentle connection and Vinyasa flow

11.30 - Deep practise followed by Savasana and heart meditation

12.30 - Light lunch (fruit and tea provided)

1.00 - Nourish and nurture practise

2.00 - closing heart meditation

Out doors venue -

Meet in Conham rd river car park, Hanaham, Bristol

Indoor Venue -

St Micheals Church, off two mile hill, Kingswood.

Each sessions costs #25 or #40 for both.

Book via email on Clearfitness@live.com

Or call on 07397385015 for last min booking.

By Claire Robertson, Aug 4 2016 02:32PM

We're now in the height of summer and whether you work in an office or at home, if you can make time to practise you will very easily build a vibrant support for your heart. For some of you this may be easy and you have no difficulty whipping a mat out in the middle of a busy park, but for the shy among you and those who want to improve their ability to engage in daily practise when under pressure here are some helpful hints for the summer!

1) Plan your practise in advance. Take time before you practise to design a plan specific for you so you give your whole being a deep sense of valued attention and nourishment. If this seems to daunting at first, ask your teacher for a practise plan or have a look at the wealth of practises on line. You'll soon begin to get an idea of what feels and suits you. If your following an already set plan then try and allow time at the end of your practise to write down your responses to the session so you stay on track with what suits your heart.

2) Try and really acknowledge the nurturing practises. I know this can be difficult in our current enviroment, but those of you that know from experience that all action based practises need balance, remember to include as many nourishing supportive postures and pranayamas so you can sustain and thrive from a good base.

3) Be prepared to enjoy the unexpected! Other people may find the outdoor concept fasinating so they may ask you questions, but luckily the majority will leave you in peace quietly to enjoy your to centre. Do remember you can move spot as many times as you need to until you find one that suits your daily connection and if it tends to be children then you can always set them light hearted tasks back towards their mother (run, cartwheel, jump, ect).

4) Prepare for getting grass or mud on you. If you work in an office, then prepare in advance (wipes, change of kit) the effort you have to put in will pay off x3 as the benefits from practising outside will leave you with a stunning feeling of space, clarity of thought, renewed energy and yet a grounded feeling of support for your heartspace.

I hope you have a stunning summer guys!!! Enjoy the holidays

Claire Xx

By Claire Robertson, Dec 27 2015 04:26PM

I wish you lots of love, happiness and health for the new year and I look forward to see you in session.


Claire x

By Claire Robertson, Aug 3 2015 07:14PM



8TH NOVEMBER 2015 10AM – 4PM


Following the much successful winter workshop last year, Hip Warmer returns to give you a day of deep and nurturing practises to see you through the winter. Suitable for both those who attended last year and those new to these sessions, the day caters for a wide range of body shapes/sizes and angles so you can feel fully supported to heat and warm your hips for the winter.

Your sessions will include:

* Nurturing movement and meditations designed to mobilise, heat, stretch and align you to your hips/pelvis.

* A combination of Yoga, pilates and gentle intuitive bodywork

* Hip and pelvis awareness, how they relate to the whole of the body and how integrated movement enables hip health.

* Nourishing relaxations combining heated blanket wraps and deep guided relaxations.

Complete your workshop feeling nourished, warm and fully supported for the winter.

Blankets, drinks and movement props are provided.

Please bring: 2 extra blankets, warm clothing and hot water bottle.

All workshops give choices which provide a safe and comfortable environment for seasoned practitioners wishing to deep stretch, develop inner connection and beginners.

Please contact Claire for further information and bookings 07870341113

Workshop investment: £40 for one workshop, £70 for two workshops.

20TH SEPTEMBER 2015 10am - 4pm


Enjoy a practical day of deep exploration into how your body, mind and spirit responds in balance. Build a depth of energy support you can carry into the winter so you can enjoy a lightness of feeling with a strong stability to allow you to move freely.

The day will focus on:

* Building your confidence and understanding of balance

* Bring awareness support to all areas of our lives where balance may be effected.

* A wealth of physical practises to align the body for improved performance.

* Centred alignment support to optimise energy.

* Understanding the applications of counterbalance, body locking and twists to bring awareness of how our body uses being out of balance to try and support you.

* Beautiful finger tingling movement and relaxations to nurture and nourish your body while it develops.

And finally completing your workshop day by taking away a conscious, intelligent awareness of yourself in movement which you can utilise to enhance your body, mind and heart.