Claudine Lafond

Claudine believes that anything is possible. Her personal mission in life is to live a life of purpose, fueled by love, truth and courage. She has been drawn to movement and self expression for as long as she can remember. Claudine embodies compassion, warmth and kindness in all that she does. She celebrates in the unique light and beauty within everyone’s being. Her essential nature reflects lightness infused with depth and honesty. Her intention is to create an inclusive environment where students can move freely, feel good, have fun and experience the infinitude of possibilities within themselves. As she likes to say, “in every breath, there is opportunity for transformation. Yoga isn’t a practice contained to a mat, nor is it a practice available only to a certain group of people. It is a powerful tool for transformation and healing and should be available to everybody in the world.”

Yoga found Claudine over 15 years ago in her hometown of New York City and and the practice immediately resonated. Since then, she has sought every opportunity to learn from teachers around the world within various lineages. Her teaching is influenced from Kripalu, Anusara, Iyengar, Forrest, Hatha,Vinyasa and AcroYoga as well as fitness, pilates and holistic health. She believes that above all, humor is an essential ingredient in yoga and that laughter is the best core exercise there is. Claudine’s humble guidance points her students towards the wisdom and strength they already possess.

Holding deep gratitude for all of her teachers and students, she humbly acknowledges that we are all lifelong students. Through an extensive range of leaders, Claudine has forged an intuitive and playful teaching style. Her vibrant approach to life, courageous spirit, and open heart is infectious. Claudine contributes regularly to Women’s Health Australia as the yoga expert and has recently been featured in Mantra Yoga and Health in the U.S. The desire to invite others to follow their bliss, has led Claudine and her husband Honza, to the creation of the brand YogaBeyond®, and the practice ACROVINYASA™, a highly transformative and inspiring stream of yoga.

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