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CLEAR YOGA

Yoga, Pilates and Dance Since 2006

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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

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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.





IF RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY ITS IMPORTANT YOU CHECK WITH YOUR GP OR DOCTOR BEFORE COMMENCING ANY EXERCISES.


CLEAR FITNESS 2017.


By Claire Robertson, Apr 4 2017 04:32PM

A SPACE IN TIME


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.