Teacher profile

Full Name: 

Claire Osborne


I have been practicing yoga and movement since 1993, primarily through teachers of the Satyananda tradition. After years of it being my rock and refuge, I trained to teach in 2001 with Contemporary yoga in Cork and have been running weekly classes since. In 1997-8 I trained in pregnancy and post-natal yoga with Francois Freedman, and in 2014, Womb Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. I am a trined yoga therapist, and supervise students for Yoga ampus's yoga tehrapy diploma. Other studies include Therapeutic massage, hatha/tantra yoga, and Amerta movement. My yoga has been influenced by creative teachers such as Judith Hanson Lasater, Angela Farmer and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen as well as the more traditional style of Satyanada Yoga. I have created a body of work called "Circle of women" that combines womb yoga, restorative yoga, movement, yoga nidra, sharing and ritual through workshop and retreats. Since 1997 I ahve studied with Surapto Suryadarmo, from Indonesia, creator of Amerta Movement - a mindful movement practice exploring awareness and expression with one's self, with interpersonal dynamics, and with the environment. He is a wise, perceptive and deeply spiritual soul who has taught me much about myself and the human condition. His teachings continue to inform my teaching and my life. Over the past 3 years i have been visiting Jordan, as a volunteer yoga teacher for CRP (Collateral Repair Project), that is a chrity supporting urban refugees in Amman. As well as offering classes and yoga therapy sessions i have been involved in the creation of the Yoga Mandala Project, and their trauma sensitive yoga trainings and mentoring for yoga teachers who wish to offer trauma sensitive yoga to refugees in Jordan, or other areas. These trainings presently run in Ireland and Jordan.

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Training courses attended: 

  • Postnatal yoga
  • Pregnancy Yoga
  • Well-woman yoga (fertility)
  • Well-woman yoga (menstrual health and menopause)
  • Yoga for birth
  • Yoga therapy


Co Cork