Claire is a remarkable yoga instructor and person! She makes practicing yoga such an enjoyable experience. Her friendly and gentle nature is so infectious which enhances the benefits from practicing with her. She has helped me stay lean and strong before, after, and throughout my pregnancies. She completely helped ease the back pain and sciatica I was experiencing. Thanks to her I can call myself a full yogi, I am so much more flexible and able to do poses I never thought were possible. I feel more connected to my body, mind, and soul because of her. She has truly changed my life for the better!!
I have always had back problems. It’s the logical ending to years of neglect. As a younger athlete, I never paid attention to my body’s needs, the flexibility, the core, the breathing. It resulted in back surgery at 25 and in an abrupt end to whatever career I was contemplating in sports. And the years after weren’t all roses. I suffered, had setbacks until I met Claire, and she introduced me to her bespoke yoga. It’s her version of yoga according to your needs, not hers. She strengthened my back, my core, improved my flexibility all the while being sensitive to symptoms of vertigo which I developed earlier this year. The results are astounding. My body feels better, leaner and stronger it has ever been. The exercises don’t trigger any dizziness, and most importantly, it’s only starting. 40s are the new 20s.
Claire is a beautiful blend of inspiration and practicality. She takes your awareness of self to new levels and weaves in complexity in the simplest of manners.
My family benefits from both individualized and family yoga sessions with our new baby boy. The presence of both men in my life encourages me to push harder and find a deeper strength while maintaining a focus of letting go of those things that do not serve. This has enabled me to truly immerse myself into a deep practice, both in mind and body. Claire's willingness to be flexible and manage a focused practiced coupled with varying baby emotions is priceless. I am a better wife to my husband, mommy to my son and a better person to myself because of it.
Claire has been a positive and motivating light in my life for the past two years and I look forward to her continued presence in both my own and my families yoga practice.
I look forward to my weekly yoga sessions with Claire with more excitement than I've ever had for any other workout. Although we both never know if we will be joined by a friend, family member or even my 18 month old, (who Claire manages to entertain while leading my practice!) I'm always certain that I will sweat, be pushed to try my hardest, receive great massages and stretches, advance my practice to do new things I didn't think were possible, (like handstand!) laugh and have fun!!
Claire's adjustments and advice go beyond our private sessions; now when I'm at a group yoga class I can hear her words of guidance and I practice in a more effective and safe way.
Claire is a beautiful person, inside and out, and I'm very lucky and grateful to have her in my life :)
Thankgod for Claire Grieve! About 5 years ago I started to have sciatica. I have never broken anything so I thought this would go away. It did not. I went to see different Drs. and nothing helped. I saw someone at a famous hospital in NY and got some shots in my back that lasted 2 days. For the last 1.5 years I was living on aleve. It was the only way I could get through the day. I could not stand or walk for longer than 5 minutes without my back starting to bother me. Everyone told me you have to do yoga. I did it but it didn't really do anything. We moved to LA and that's where a friend recommended Claire. I figured I had nothing to lose because nothing worked. I swear after working with Claire for 2 weeks I was able to walk and stand without pain. I no longer need to take aleve or an muscle relaxant. I have my life back!
Hands down the best yoga class in the city of Los Angeles. I am a relatively impatient person, and often times get frustrated with the yoga classes that are offered at places such as Yogaworks and Equinox. This is not the case at Claire's yoga class. These semi-private classes invigorate my spirit, body and soul! Each of the classes usually begin with a 45 minute flow, 15 minutes of abs and strength exercises, and finish with a relaxing stretch. Oh ya, how can I not mention the foot massage to the smell of sage, it's epic! This class is truly one of a kind, and there is nothing like it in the area. Claire does a fantastic job of running the class, and always seems to have a smile on her face. The room is also always at the perfect temperature, and I have never had the problem of getting other gross people's sweat on me. Namaste
Matt M - (via Yelp Review)
I am relatively new to Yoga and in the past I have been scared off by instructors working the crowd without specific attention to the needs of the individual. I have lower back issues and found Claire as a teacher to be encouraging and extremely informative. She is able to work with all levels of students without changing the flow of the class. Claire was able to guide me through the class making adjustments to incorrect alignment so as to avoid any injuries I could get from unstable yoga positions. Claire is an awesome teacher that gave me such a positive experience that I have changed my mind about Yoga not being for me. The following few days I could feel the benefits of her class throughout my whole body. Go do this class you won't regret it!
Maz - (via Yelp Review)
I've been to several yoga studios in both NYC and Los Angeles and have found Claire Grieve's class to be the absolute best by far. Class sizes are small and Claire goes above and beyond to make sure each student is doing all of the movements properly and makes adjustments when necessary. She also does an abs segment in her classes which is quite challenging. You get a full body workout and also the calming benefits of any good yoga class. Claire's warm personality makes everyone feel welcome no matter what level yogi one might be. I look forward to my Claire sessions every week!
Jo P - (via Yelp Review)
Claire is such a wonderful Yoga instructor! I have traveled around the world and taken classes from many a teacher and straight away I know if I love the class by the energy and style of the teacher. Claire's Class not only gave me a great workout but also provided the calming escape from the craziness of being a super busy person wanting to unwind and relax. I felt like I was in a safe bubble in the studio with Claire guiding us, able to work on my own body and health without the chaos of over sized classes and any real attention to detail. Claire is very connected to her students while taking us through the flow she is able to easily work with correcting any misplaced positions. I felt like I was in great hands and enjoyed the environment, music, voice and pace. I know how hard it is to get to a class when you are a busy person but this is the class you want to set time aside for. You will come out feeling like you have dealt yourself a great gift with Claire as your teacher. Give it a go!
Sari S - (via Yelp Review)
I have been doing yoga with Claire for over a year now, and my body is in the best shape of my life. She is amazing!! Great class! Great teacher. I am still learning so many things from her as she is always improving her craft and skills. Highly recommended for beginners and pro's!!
Jasmine W - (via Yelp Review)
Yoga with Claire is certainly an experience well worth it. She is so inspiring and encouraging. I have been to many different yoga classes/teachers and Claire's classes and technique is by far the best. After many weeks of practicing with Claire I can feel my body changing in the most positive of ways as well as my thinking, productivity and motivation in my life. I feel so privileged and fortunate to have found such a wonderful teacher in Claire. No more searching for a better teacher for me anymore, I'm hooked :)
Bridegtte S - (via Yelp Review)
Claire is the BEST Yoga Teacher in LA... with the most motivating music!
Miss Taryn C - (via Yelp Review)