Claire Heywood

Gentle Yoga Instructor

Claire has been teaching yoga for over 20 years.  With time she has developed special skills and interest in working with the needs of older adults.


In 2020 she formalised this interest by completing a 50 hour Chair Yoga Teaching Certificate.  Underpinning her teaching is her lifelong passion for working through the physical realm; an interest that ignited through dance as a child, led her to an early career as a dancer and performer, and continues developing to this day through the art of yoga.

She founded SunYoga in 2002, her yoga teaching practise in Melbourne’s inner west, which she operated until 2019, when she sold the business and moved to the Huon Valley.

Her teaching history includes teaching healthy ageing classes for the City of Moonee Valley for 18 years, teaching yoga retreats over a 9 year period in rural Victoria, Queensland and Bali, as well as providing yoga services to government agencies, corporate organisations and schools.

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