2018/19 Workshops & Retreats

Teacher Trainings

January – December 2018. Ongoing Teacher Training 200h and 300h with Yoga Veda Schweiz.
April – October 2018. Director of 200h Teacher Training with AIRYOGA, Zürich

NEW after the summer break :
Meditation evenings with Claire

The proceeds will be donated to Machtheater, a theatre group supporting the integration of handicapped actors and actresses. Donations welcome.

Claire will offer three meditation evenings on the following dates:
Wednesday 5th September 2018 19.00 – 20.00
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 19.00 – 20.00
Wednesday 7th November 2018 19.00 – 20.00

Sign-in basis. Please sign in by the Monday prior to the evening.
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September – November 2018

Yoga Retreat in Sabina


Take part in this intense Yoga week at In Sabina, one hour North of Rome in Italy. By withdrawing from daily life for a week and diving deep into an integrated practice, you will be able to connect to a space within, which is unique and not always possible in daily life. This connection gives you the chance to experience a taste of freedom, whether on your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.

Claire offers you an integrated practice that creates conscious awareness at every level: body, mind, emotions, and soul. All that, through moments of silence in meditation, moments of focus in pranayama (breath work), through the precise practice of asana (Yoga postures), with focus on alignment and moments of reflection through the philosophy classes. This approach allows you to slowly feel whole again.

This will enable you to experience and walk away with a real sense of who and what you are at this moment in your life. This allows a deep connection to spirit, to the breath within, which brings a sense of serenity and harmony to the whole system as you slowly begin to integrate the various aspects of yourself.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioner, except absolute beginners. All classes will be taught in English. Claire is fluent also in German and French, in case of Q&A in between the classes.

Daily Schedule
7:00 am to 8:15 am: Meditation/Kriya/Pranayama
8:15 am to 9:00 am: Tea and fruit break
9:00 am to 11:00 am: Dynamic Yoga Practice
11:00 am: Brunch
afterwards Free time - Snacks/fruit at the pool in between
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Mantra/Yin Yoga/Restorative
6:30 pm: Dinner

Exceptions to the schedule:
• On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, we will finish after the morning practice to help body and mind to recover. There is the option to spend the day on the beach or in Rome.
• On Friday, October 26, 2018 the group traditionally goes out to a quaint little restaurant where everyone pays for themselves. Usually the group goes to a cozy Pizzeria nearby and the costs for the meal and the taxi is around 30 Euro.

Date: 20.10.18 – 27.10.18
Place: Sabina
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20th – 27th October 2018

Teacher’s Intensive

Teacher’s Intensive with Stephen Thomas in Samata Goa, India
This is an intensive study program for those wishing to deepen your personal practice and improve skills in teaching. The program includes long, intensive mornings of guided practice in the 3 pillars of Hatha Yoga - Meditation/Pranayama/Asana. In the afternoons, the focus is on skills for sequencing, direct work on Alignment, refining the subtle practices, assisting and working with modifications.

The retreat centre at Samata offers full support with an Ayurvedic Kitchen, an amazing food and herb garden and therapy offerings in Ayruvedic massage, and Chinese Medicine!

Date: 2nd December – 15th December 2018

--> Location: Samata Goa, India
Program tuition CHF 1’890.00 / max 24 students
Flight, and accommodation/food at Samata is additional.
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2nd December – 15th December 2018

Yoga for Women

A woman’s life is in constant flux determined by her hormones, the menstruation cycle, pregnancies and menopause. Yoga is a wonderful practice that helps bring these hormonal fluctuations into balance as well as bring about harmony in a woman’s emotional being. It also meets a woman’s need for a relaxed, confident life that is suffused with a connection to her spirituality.

In this 1 day workshop we will learn pranayama techniques and asanas that support us in our special needs as women. We will get to know the 11 moon centers and sing a mantra which supports our creativity and female strength.

Date: Saturday 19th January 2019
Time: 09.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 17.00
Location: Yoga Studio Luzern, Werkhofstrasse 18.
Price: Fr. 150.-

19th January 2019


Awakening the subtle body through correct alignment.
Alignment and the correct use of props in Yoga.

Correct alignment of the body and appropriate and correct use of props are two vital aspects of a lifelong injury-free yoga practice.
During this workshop we will learn how to appropriately adapt alignment techniques in order to fit a pose to an individual body and not force a body into a picture book pose. We will also learn the use of props to help deepen a pose and improve our understanding of its effects.

“Props allow us to unfold the space of an asana and acquaint us with certain asanas that may otherwise be too difficult to practice.
Props create an understanding of the correct gesture (mudra)
and attitude (bhava) of asana.
Props let us stay longer in an asana, thus permitting deeper penetration
of unexplored bodily regions.” (Christian Pisano)

Date: Sunday 17th February 2019
Time: 09.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 17.00
Location: Yoga Studio Luzern, Werkhofstrasse 18.
Price: Fr. 150.-

17th February 2019

Yoga for a healthy back

“Sthiram sukham asanam”. PS 2.46
This is the only Sutra by Patanjali that refers to Asana (the seat). It expresses the essence of asana: it should be steady and at the same time at ease and relaxed.

During this workshop we will get to know the balance of flexibility and strength with special reference to back care.

  • How much strength, how much action is needed in order to support a healthy back?
  • Where do I need to apply strength in my body?
  • Where do I need to let go?
  • How much stretching is necessary? What is too much?
These and other questions will guide us through this 3 hour workshop.
At the end each participant will have a sequence to take home for home practice.

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Place: Das Yoga Haus, Zürich
Price: Fr. 150.-

23rd February 2019

Whitsun weekend

in the beautiful Chateau Gottrau

During this long weekend we will dive deep into the practice of yoga, enjoying moments in silence in meditation, moments of flowing movement in the asanas and moments of restoration of body and mind in the evening sessions. In between the sessions we can enjoy the Chateau and its beautiful, lovingly tended garden. The Chateau serves fresh organic home-made food.

Dates: 7th June – 10th June 2019
Fr. 770.- (double room) till 31.03.19 (Fr. 800.- after this date)
Fr. 830.- (single room. Only 2 available) till 31.03.19 (Fr. 860.- after this date)
All inclusive except for the Snack bar and wine.
Registration & more info:
To be noted:

  • Number of participants is limited, please reserve on time.
  • Once confirmed, reservations are definite.
  • Costs of the weekend cannot be refunded unless a suitable replacement is found.
Schedule: 5 hours yoga daily except on day of arrival and departure.
Details of schedule etc. will be sent to you on registration

7th June – 10th June 2019

Corfu Yoga Retreat

Get inspired!

Beautiful golden light, silvery-shimmering Olive groves, hidden beach coves with a turquoise-blue sea and long stretches of sandy beach - these are all perfect ingredients for a Yoga holiday away from the stresses and strains of daily life.

You will stay in the newly-opened Club Mythos Corfu situated in the picturesque village of Arillas. Centrally situated and yet peaceful and quiet. The beach, cafés, bars and little shops are just a 5-minute walk away. The hotel is surrounded by olive groves and offers its guests the opportunity to relax on the beach or enjoy long walks to hidden coves or old mountain villages.

For more information and to see pictures of the center please check-out

The schedule offers five hours of integrated yoga practice daily: In the morning, three hours dynamic Hatha Vinyasa Flow including meditation and pranayama - in the evening two hours restorative and Yin Yoga.

Claire’s teaching focuses on correct alignment in order for optimal breathing and flow of energy to take place. Each and every moment on or off the mat is an opportunity to live and breathe freely - it begins with conscious placement of the body, evening out imbalances and ultimately finding peace of mind! Claire adapts her classes to suit the needs of the participants and where necessary provides modifications of positions so that each participant is able to practice at his level of experience and deepen his experience.

The fee is € 980.– per person.

Included are:

  • Accommodation (7 nights) in a double room in ‘Haus Hoys’ or an apartment. (Double rooms may be used for single occupancy at a slight increase in price.)

  • Delicious breakfast buffet and vegetarian evening meal using local fresh products

  • All yoga classes

  • Shared taxi to and from the airport

Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible.

13th – 20th July 2019

Strength vs. Flexibility

“Sthiram sukham asanam”. PS 2.46
This is the only Sutra by Patanjali that refers to Asana (the seat). It expresses the essence of asana: it should be steady and at the same time at ease and relaxed.
We will play with the balance of steadiness and ease in this workshop.

  • How much strength, how much action is needed in order to find stability?
  • What part of my body needs to be strong and active?
  • What role do the bandhas play?
  • Where can I completely let go?
  • How far do I need to stretch? What is enough?
These and other questions will guide us through this workshop and enable each participant to find a healthy and balanced approach to the asana practice.
Since we will be working with arm balances and inversions this workshop is not appropriate for beginners.

Date: 29th September 2019
Time: 9.00 – 17.00
Place: Yoga Studio Luzern, Werkhofstrasse 18
Price: Fr. 150.-

29th September 2019

Retreat: Yoga in Cyprus

Come home to the Self

During this intense yoga week (5 hours practice per day) we will enjoy a holistic practice. In the morning session we begin in silence with a meditation and pranayama practice and then move into a dynamic Hatha Flow practice. In the evening session we sing mantras and wind body and mind down with a restorative practice.

More details:
During this week you have the opportunity to leave daily life behind and to dive deep into your yoga practice, connect to your essence, restore your energy and create a healing space within you. This connection to your essence enables you to feel a sense of freedom on all levels: physical, emotional, spiritual. It allows you to come home to the Self.

Claire offers an integrated, holistic practice that awakens consciousness on all levels. Through moments of stillness in meditation, moments of concentration in pranayama (breath work) and the precise practice of asanas (yoga poses) consciousness is awakened and transformation can take place.

Date: 6th – 13th October 2019

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6th – 13th October 2019