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I love Yoga and enthusiastically recommend it to everyone.
I'm confident that with my care and expertise I can help you discover the
fantastic benefits that yoga can bring. 

But you don't need to take my word for it, here's what my students are saying:

"Hello Claire, Just letting you know I am moving back to England to live. Your classes are genuinely one of the things I'll miss about living here in Melbourne. I found yoga made a real difference to my posture and I could feel it's benefits in so many aspects of my life. I plan to continue practicing in the UK but doubt I'll find such a lovely laid back class as yours. Thanks for all the great sessions and all the very best to you." Jodie H

"Last Saturday I was so tired and drained of energy when I came to yoga. I was so impressed when I left, as I felt so much better……whatever we had done had stretched all the tiredness out of me. I was ready to have a day mooching around the house but instead we went to Castlemaine and had a great day out and I was not at all tired. So thanks" Katherine S

"When you are going through any kind of a personal crisis it’s great to give yourself a bit of a treat, to make the time to spoil yourself. Coming to yoga is my ME time, my time to spoil myself and focus on healing." Cheryle R

"I am very happy that I re-discovered SunYoga.  I completely trust Claire.  This is really important to me – no trust, no yoga.  The personal connection is critical and I know that whatever happens in any class, I am safe, I will be looked after and all will be fine." Jenni P

"Claire, thanks for years of enriching (and I'm sure) of extending my life." Ngaire R

"What do I love about doing yoga?  Life is busy; I am constantly on the go and always committed to doing things with little time for myself.  Coming to yoga seems like an indulgence in the nicest possible way – I feel like I am spoiling myself by simply taking the time to attend classes. For the duration of the class I focus purely on me!  Nobody else, just me, my feelings, my breath, my body... " Lee T

"SunYoga is the best pain management I’ve found; when I do regular yoga I can move again, I feel better.  I find relief and comfort.  I can be positive about my life…" Cindy P

I tell a lot of people about yoga.  I keep saying, Why don’t you get into yoga, it’s the best, the best thing ever!  Not only does it improve your physical strength and tones your body, it also gives you mental replenishment… I am very happy I have found yoga, it’s incredible.  I think not many of my generation understand how good it is, have any idea of what it is about, or realise the benefits of yoga… So, I tell as many people as I can. Get into it, the results are amazing!” Sylvia M

I am very happy that I found you! You are great yoga teachers & I feel very comfortable in your class. I missed my yoga teacher from Switzerland, but now I really feel like at home in Australia. Thankyou." Gabi H

"Claire's eclectic approach to yoga means that classes are always different, I am never bored, and what adds to my pleasure is that it is fun! I never come into a class & think “Oh, here we go again”, this is what keeps me coming back. We laugh, it is social and I enjoy mixing with the other students, people of all ages, it keeps me young… As I am heading into my 70's I know yoga is very good for my health, even more so than when I was younger, it helps me to concentrate on myself for set times during the week and brings me back to me. A lot of the weight bearing and opening postures are very challenging and you use your body in a yoga class in ways that you just don’t do in everyday life. But if you don’t use all the bits then they stop working, and the older you get the more important this becomes. Yoga is not for me a place to do amazing poses or push my body beyond its limits, but to be kind and caring to myself..."Maree L

"I guess we all bring our war wounds with us and that affects every moment of each class... but Claire, you are such a skillful, soulful, kind and funny teacher that it is all good." Amanda S

"My introduction to SunYoga came through my sister who started doing pre-natal yoga. I started going to SunYoga weekly, but a bit sporadically, on & off, life got in the way, you know how it is…? But gradually I started to notice that when I didn’t do my yoga I didn’t feel so good, and that when I did come regularly it made a big difference. My twice weekly yoga is like my medicine, every 3 days I get my dose, my fix, and I really look forward to it…"Natasha C

"SunYoga classes have been of great benefit to me with my health issues-high blood pressure and stress. My blood pressure is now normal and I'm a lot calmer. Thankyou Claire!" Connie F

"You can expect something different every class (which I greatly enjoy). I love the after effect of attending a yoga class. I feel physically, emotionally and mentally lighter, and more balanced. I attended many yoga classes in the past and was searching for a unique teaching style which I have discovered at SunYoga.Fikreta I

“I have noticed a significant improvement in my life long back, shoulder & neck problems. I feel less stiff in the mornings & generally more flexible.Thankyou" Marg

"After a prolapsed disc injury in 1987, I suffered from constant sciatica down my left leg. It was very painful, tiring and quite debilitating.  My doctor and physiotherapist both told me that I would never fully recover, I would always have back problems and that I would have sciatica for the rest of my life!  I didn’t imagine that yoga would cure my back but the classes felt good, I was very comfortable with Claire and my chronic back pain started to improve.  When Claire started teaching more and moved to Sunshine I upped my attendance to twice weekly.  This change made a big difference to my flexibility and my back problems quietly improved some more.  One morning I was lying in bed, contemplating life and it just dawned on me, “My back pain is gone, I can’t remember the last time I had sciatica!”Leonie G

"Claire has a gentle & fun approach to classes, which I’ve really enjoyed – I’ll be back for more! After completing the series I feel as though I have some momentum to make positive changes in my life." Steven

“After not doing yoga for a few years it was a great way to return!! I could do it at my pace with clear instructions to guide me & assistance was at hand whenever required. I can’t wait to return.” Bernadette

“This has been a fantastic experience, I thoroughly enjoyed the classes and have felt fabulous during the day. Makes both body & mind feel great! Really raises the energy levels.” Karen

“I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to each session. Like many people I have a busy life crammed with work and family commitments. Over the past 3 years SunYoga classes provide me with an opportunity to stop and ‘just be’. Yoga helps me to feel fitter and stronger, but more importantly it helps me to be calmer and more accepting of myself and others.”Lynda P

"I thoroughly recommend Claire's approach to back care - her threefold approach of relaxing, stretching and strengthening the back gave me a great tool for reducing the impact of sitting all day at a computer and for overcoming some longer term back issues. Claire's careful consideration of each class member's situation and her wide range of exercises and stretches meant I could put together a tailored solution for my individual problems. The overall feeling of well-being achieved by the relaxations session at the end of the class was also great and I look forward to moving on to one of the more general yoga classes." Christine

"As a yoga student of more than twenty years and a student of Claire's for more than twelve, I can't imagine taking regular classes with anyone else."Sarah H

“I look forward to Monday evenings where I can let go of the outside world & be guided into a peaceful & relaxed state. It prepares me for the week ahead.” Marcella O


About SunYoga Retreats


"It is a very special time etched in your person. A bit difficult to even put into words... it feels a bit like a transformation to another part of yourself. It is FUN and energetic, relaxing and interesting, beautiful and quiet, full of different sounds and moods. It is a very special job you have Claire, to help to take us all to another part of ourselves. Thanks for a great week." Lea T

“Once again I was transported to another world - the beauty that surrounded me calmed my soul and allowed the space to focus on me and my feelings. Thoughts, fears, happiness - everyone should take care of themselves like this, a yoga retreat for your own health & well being." Karen P

"Thankyou Claire. A treat to be on this retreat again!" Sheryl L

"Coming on this retreat has been one of the best presents I ever gave myself! Thanks to Claire, a wonderful group of yogis and a beautiful location. I've had one of the most relaxing, peaceful and refreshing holidays ever." Kathryn B

"SunYoga has been a fantastic experience for me. A holiday of yoga, time for yourself, beautiful rainforest & beach, meeting lovely people & incredible good food. I am feeling refreshed, relaxed and alive and looking forward to the next one. Thank you Claire for making this a very special adventure!" Connie

"It's not often that you can take yourself a million miles away from normal life to a place where you can relish each day, and do something you think might make a difference to how you go back to the world you left behind." Amanda

"Coming from a cold Melbourne winter to FNQ you feel the benefits as soon as you step off the plane. That's before you start the retreat, from then on it's pure heaven. Food's great, location beautiful, accommodation comfortable, company interesting and varied. The wonderful yoga sessions are the reason you come, the rest is a bonus." Maree L

"I find it hard to put in words the beautiful, blissful, joyous experience. The week has flowed peacefully along and I feel unwound and refreshed. The rainforest is so beautiful, the beach divine and healing, and what a privilege to see a Cassowary! Plus, my body feels a bit SPUNKY now! Love it."Caroline H

"The retreat was perfect. We all came together with the intent of practising yoga& experiencing the benefits of being in a beautiful place - the sun, the cool breezes on your skin, the frog on the hammock, the Cassowary stalking the grounds, the spiders, the butterflies... And the sharing with others - shared meals, conversations, coffee and laughter... And you Claire, your intent was to provide a nourishing & relaxing holiday - you did this with love... The joy of 13 people and 1 teacher coming together with perfect intent is the memory that we all take away." Lynda P

"Thankyou Claire for a retreat where I can deepen my yoga practise, relax and enjoy the now in the company of a lovely group of people."Leonie G

"It was such a liberating experience to leave all family & friends behind and arrive at the yoga retreat unencumbered by anyone else's inhibitions, fears or prejudice.  To only need to care for myself, meet other participants and embrace all the wonderful experiences that Claire had planned for us at the retreat, and enter headlong into the delights of Ubud - wonderful people, amazing food, magnificent scenery and lots of fun haggling over prices of "to good to miss" purchases. We walked for miles, ate more than our body weight in food, meditated, chanted, stretched and breathed our way through a wonderful week in paradise.  I feel happy, enlightened and well! Thanks Claire!"  Irene Ha

"Quite simply - fantastic!! I arrived in Bali under extreme stress before leaving home.  By the end of the week I now know how to breathe, have techniques which I feel I can use in my own time, and met the most wonderful, sociable people!!  Many thanks to Claire for her support to a new Yogi.  I had a wonderful holiday as well - I recommend for new & experienced yogis."Kaylene P

"Claire, you are unique person with a unique approach to yoga.  I am always learning with you and thank you for your support & guidance.  The Bali experience has been awesome - a big leap into the unknown"  Irene Ho

"The Bali/Ubud retreat was a wonderful experience for me.  It provided 6 days of yoga, morning & afternoon at a varying level with our wonderful, compassionate and talented Claire.  The accommodation was excellent, food great - healthy & varied.  A great opportunity to visit Bali with a friendly, inclusive group of yogis."Maree L

"15 individuals arrived for the yoga retreat & 1 group left. Claire was the catalyst. Thanks Claire." Peter

"I arrived at the yoga retreat feeling frazzled & by the time I left my mind & body were tingling with energy & glowing with renewed clarity." Belinda

"With a little trepidation I set forth on a week long yoga retreat having only experienced one class of yoga. To my joy and amazement I could keep up with the classes, felt I gained strength over the week & thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The rainforest setting was perfect for a chance to fully relax, leave the cares of the world behind you and look after yourself both spiritually & physically." Karen P

"I had no idea what to expect having a) never been on a yoga retreat and b) never been to QLD or the rainforest. It has been an amazing experience. Claire has helped my yoga move forward and I have achieved a rare moment of peace and tranquility. Thanks SunYoga. Thanks Claire." Caroline

"Please come back to Mission Beach & teach more shiatsu. You are brilliant!" Sharyn

"It was such a wonderful way to launch into Spring! Claire's teaching is so intuitive and welcoming, and I found the retreat invigorating and inspiring; the perfect celebration for the longer days and warmer weather!" Jen