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Clare Taylor

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