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By Claire Robertson, Dec 31 2017 12:28AM

I hope you have a stunning 2018. I want to wish you all the love you need to not only make your year beautiful, but so you feel good about your world. Please check out my timetable for classes near to you. Come and join in. Its gentle, with beautiful challenges so you can enjoy learning to love yourself in movement. I'll also being doing two dawn practises and one out door session this year. There stunning ways to incorporate a real boost into your practise while convenient enough to fit easily into your routine.

New year heart challenges

Following on from last year we will be doing a summer steps challenge. Hand in your weekly step count and the three highest will win a gift.

7/7 challenge - set a resolution and report back how many times out of 7 (1/7 to 7/7) in class. Its good to work with others and please set something soft, something for your heart space this year.

Daily practise - find a way. Find a movement you love.

I so look forward to seeing you in session.

Lots of love

Claire Xx

By Claire Robertson, Dec 17 2017 10:16PM

All of my sessions across Bristol for the final week are candlelit practises. How do they differ from a normal session? Well, something's are similar :-) The warmth, the heated blanket relaxation and the connection to our breath to name a few, but the candlelit practise is designed to bring in the nourishment needed specifically at this time of year. For those of you practising regularly, its a sacred, gentle way to end the term, among the flickering light, gentle music and our final offerings of the year. For all, it is a wise way to complete before the holiday to ensure you, your body and your heart can welcome the holiday with an energy to enjoy the well earned rest.

So all sessions include -

A gentle warm up and connection

A Hatha flow designed to support (challenge if desired)

A restorative completion to take into the holiday as your practise

A warm blanket relaxation to nourish the bones

a Candle gazing meditation to cleanse the heart

Personal note

I hope to see you in a final session before the end of the year. I also want to take this opportunity to say thank you for connecting in with me in 2017. I hope you have a stunning Christmas and I wish you lots of love for 2018!!



By Claire Robertson, Oct 13 2017 06:35PM

Congratulations to Wendi at the Bank of Ireland Yoga/pilates class as she goes off on maternity leave to welcome twins (Girl and a boy) into the world!! I hope you love your mini baby hamper and card Wendi. Have a beautiful time off and thank you for being such a beautiful presense in the classxx

Congratulations and happy 50th birthday to Rachel from the St Micheals Archangel Yoga/pilates class!!!

Holding your cake out the way of the rest of us didn't really work so thank you for sharing!! Have a beautiful birthday hun, you deserve the best xx

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]

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