Claire Marie Doyle//what’s your story

follow Claire Marie Doyle on IG what’s your story? I’m originally from south west Ireland but moved to London to train as an actor, singer&dancer. I spent eight years performing as a singer in the West End in some of the biggest shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels aswell as featuring in numerous tv commercials etc however I found myself searching for some deeper meaning in life and being drawn to teaching yoga for many years before finally deciding to get my qualification in Bali last summer. how and when did you get started with yoga and meditation? I’d practiced yoga on&off for the best part of 10years but it wasn’t until I took my first Ashtanga vinyasa class about 5 years ago that I really got hooked. As an ex professional dancer I’ve always had a deep connection to my body but I never truly understood the mind/body connection until I discovered Ashtanga. Over time with practice I learned to truly connect my breath to movement through the Tristana method - (unjayi breath, bandhas and dristi). I love the physicality of the practice but it goes way beyond the physical and gives me a much deeper understanding of my true self. It’s a beautiful moving meditation. if you could give your younger self some advice, what would it be? Advice I would give my younger self - let go of the idea of perfection, there really is…

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