Since 2010, Claire Thompson has traveled throughout the United States and internationally to teach yoga asana, philosophy and meditation, as well as to sing kirtan. She has presented classes at music and yoga festivals, spiritual retreats, yoga and Buddhist centers, art spaces and nightclubs. Some of her favorite events to teach at have been Wanderlust Festival and Symbiosis Festival (US), Glade Festival (UK), Astral Harvest (CA), Luminate Festival (NZ), and Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, and Eclipse2012 (Australia).
Her education includes the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind 200 HR Teacher Training from Hala Khouri and Julian Walker at Exhale in Los Angeles, Yoga Studies Institute 200 HR yoga philosophy training, and completing a 36 course program of Tibetan Buddhist Studies under Lama Marut and the Asian Classics Institute. She was a founding teacher and program director of the yoga program at the Mahasukha Center in Los Angeles and she now co-teaches the annual Kinship Yoga School 225 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with 4 other amazing teachers. Her deep knowledge about and fascination with the body is anchored in her 19 years of practice as a massage therapist. She also has shared her love of the traditional music of the yoga tradition through singing with the Dub Kirtan All Stars.
With DJ/Music Producer FreQ Nasty she created The Yoga of Bass, a series of workshops and events focused on the intersection of music, art, and spirituality. She continued this mission with Ecstatic Bass Yoga, a series of collaborations with DJ’s and weekly Nightclub Yoga events in Los Angeles in 2016-17. She enjoys fusing yoga asana with free movement and joyful dance in this context. Her other speciality is Gentle and Therapeutic Yoga, and she enjoys working with people with injuries and using yoga to facilitate a positive relationship between body and mind.