Clare is an experienced yoga and Nia teacher with a background in Thai massage. She understands that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace.
Yoga is my passion. I’ve been teaching for more than 10 years and I love to share. I discovered Yoga and Nia as parts of a healing journey from constant back pain for over 20 years. My nursing career was over after a prolapsed disc, surgery, endless analgesic and medical procedures; raising my family with little support became the ultimate challenge on every level. Feeling the benefit over time from holistic techniques, swimming and exercise, the next step led me to yoga.
I am keen to inspire other back pain suffers that the power to heal is within.
My journey of self-awareness has strengthened my passion in helping others explore the steadiness of yoga and somatic sense of freedom inspired by Nia. Even if you’re completely new to yoga or Nia, recovering from illness, condition or injury I invite you to you release stress and tension, and develop self acceptance, confidence and a happier healthy lifestyle through mindful movement.
My Yoga Background
Initiated in Pilates for chronic back pain followed by regular yoga practice
Hatha yoga teacher training, 2 years, Anahata school of Yoga Glasgow
Yogabeats, David Sye, Glasgow
Vinyasa Flow, Clare Missingham, London
Scaravelli, Marc Woolford, Fife
Meditation and Chakras, Swami Saradanada, Fife
Iyengar, Annie Beattie, Edinburgh
Dervish Yoga, Edinburgh
Kundalini Yoga, Perth
Restorative Yoga, Fife
Thai Yoga Massage, 6 months Perth
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR – Jon Kabat Zinn) Edinburgh
Yoga Nidra, Fife
Nia White Belt Intensive Training, Burntisland Fife
Nia Green Belt Intensive Training, Burntisland Fife
Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs, 2 years, Alison Trewhela YHLB Institute, Edinburgh
Nia Blue Belt Intensive Training, Burntisland Fife
2014 - 2018
Yoga Instructor at Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
Nia Moving to Heal Teacher Training, Burntisland Fife
Acroyoga, Eugene Vegan Butcher & Pip Elysium, Edinburgh
Yoga and Hypermobility, Jess Glenny Edinburgh
Laughter Yoga Leader, Aiveen Ryan, Edinburgh
Re-imagining Asana Cueing, Leslie Kaminoff, Glasgow
Focus on Discs, YHLB Institute Alison Trewhela, Falkirk
Nia, Balancing Yin and Yang, Gabrielle Schlick, Fife
Nia Brown belt Intensive Training, Hamburg Germany
Keen interest in acupuncture Eastern Medicine and energetic healing