Born of a French father and an Irish-English mother Claire was brought up in a bilingual/multicultural environment (both geographically and socially) and was educated at the Sèvres International Secondary School (Paris outskirts) within the premises of the CIEP ( Centre International d’Etudes Pedagogiques) which is recognised worlwide for its training skills, expertise, certifications and reflection in the field of international cooperation. She then furthered her education at the Sorbonne University in Paris, studying languages, literature and philosophy which was to open the doors to teaching within the French department of Education where she taught mentally & physically disabled, socially deprived groups as well as main stream groups at all levels for 20 years. She thereby benefited from what at the time was considered an unconventional education (already using Mindfulness in the 1980-90) as well as, experienced teaching-training within a broad spectrum audience, which helped expand her awareness around cultural diversity and different thought patterns but also resulting in her following her “journey” in this life at a deep intuitive level.
Over the past 30 years she has combined studying, motherhood and employment. Although initially the latter was mainly experienced in the teaching/training and interpreting/translation field (community work – court/medical/ Spirasi/ garda / holistic field…), she experienced the challenging corporate world whilst working for AON, until, upon encountering serious physical health problems, she came across the Silva method and a heart based Raja form of meditation practice, SahajMarg , meaning Natural Path, which were both to confirm her “journey” and alter the course of her life in a seemingly radical way: experiencing her past and the learning she derived from it from a holistic perspective. This enabled her to link/integrate the present conventional world into a broader holistic context.
She was also involved until recently as main executive (directrice) in the new charity AFG, Alliance Française Galway Ltd organization, which she co-founded and launched in September 2009.
She has now been training Silva graduates from all backgrounds for the last 11 years and is an accredited Journey practitioner as well as a qualifiedyoga teacher (Green Lotus and Deepak ChopraUniversity Center, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga), children yoga teacher (Yoga Therapy Ireland)Laughter Yoga trainer.She completed the “Perfect Health” accreditation in August at the Deepak Chopra Center and is on her path to completing her training as an Ayurvedic Master.
Her experience throughout her personal journey therefore supports her purpose in promoting the integration of personal life/development, business and the intuitive and spiritual journey of self-awareness leading to the experiencing of one’s full potential in this physical life.