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Audio Described: Floor Yoga Class 2

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Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller

“Hello, and welcome to your next yoga session. So as always, if it’s possible, have yourself a couple of cushions to use in your class, we’re going to begin by using them if it works for you. So, coming onto your mat, or floor space, wherever that is for you. And we’re going to take a child’s pose, which is a nice relaxing yoga pose, just going to show you the pose.”  Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 2 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

 

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/Transcript-FY2

 

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller

“Hello and welcome to your half an hour class, my name is Claire. Welcome, let’s just take a minute, just to stand here, have feet hit distance apart, toes nice and wide, and think about your nice strong standing position.” –  Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

 

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY1

 

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If the floor yoga sounds too much, you can try Claire’s chair yoga sessions below

 

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions  with Claire can be found in  this one playlist below: https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

 

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Audio Described: Floor Yoga Class 1

Audio Decribed Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller

Audio Described:  Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller

“Hello and welcome to your half an hour class, my name is Claire. Welcome, let’s just take a minute, just to stand here, have feet hit distance apart, toes nice and wide, and think about your nice strong standing position.” –  Claire Miller

Floor Yoga Class 1 with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript Link: https://blindsport.uk/TranscriptFY1

Do not miss out on the latest floor-based yoga classes!  Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://blindsport.uk/Subscribe

If the floor yoga sounds too much, you can try Claire’s chair yoga sessions below

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions  with Claire can be found in  this one playlist below: https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

 

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Audio Described Breathwork Practice!

Audio Described Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller

Audio Described Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller

Breathwork practice helps release mental, physical, and emotional stress and creates feelings of openness, peace, gratitude, clarity, communication, and connection.

“Hello and welcome! Today I’m going to be taking you through a short breathwork practice… I’m comfortable on the floor, if it’s more comfortable for you, please sit in a chair on a sofa, whatever works for you… So get yourself nice and comfortable, and bring your eyes closed.   ” –  Claire Miller

Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller – Youtube Video Below

Transcript: https://blindsport.uk/BreathTranscript

Do not miss our new floor-based yoga classes – coming soon!  Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://blindsport.uk/Subscribe

Learn more about Claire miller in the article below

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

Chair Yoga Sessions

Four Audio-Described  Chair Yoga Sessions can be found in one playlist below:
https://blindsport.uk/ChairYoga

 

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A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

“It’s important to connect with yourself and check in by focusing on your breath and body”.

To coincide with the upcoming release of a new set of videos focusing on floor-based yoga for beginners on Metro Blind Sport’s website, Claire Miller, a highly qualified fitness and yoga teacher, from Ruislip talks to us about her journey into yoga and physical activity, helping others and coping with sight loss as a vision impaired person.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions and to support us in creating more online activity, Claire has done a great job in developing accessible chair yoga sessions through a series of four short videos.

With Claire’s clear and descriptive instructions, the videos show how to loosen and stretch tight muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation.

A Yoga Journey with Claire Miller!

Discussing her own challenge with sight loss and overcoming the adversity of it for nearly four years now, Claire spoke openly about the undiagnosed deterioration of her right optic nerve, undergoing chemotherapy to help save the existing sight alongside managing the progression of cataracts in her left eye.

Claire smiling and lifting her right leg high in the air
Claire smiling and lifting her right leg high in the air

A self-described gym bunny, aerobics and Pilates enthusiast, Claire found her true passion in advanced yoga sessions.

When asked about what Claire enjoys about teaching yoga she said: “It’s the overall feeling you can give people. They start by thinking they cannot do it (yoga) or they come to a class with the whole world on their shoulders – then after completing the class you can see the positive impact it has had on them. That’s the case with any type of yoga really, you always find something calming about it and the classes bring you back to a centre.”

With over 530 hours of yoga training, Claire has established herself as a qualified yoga and fitness teacher. She explained: “You start with a 200-hour training mark which I completed in Bali. For some they stay at that level, but I have completed advanced training so I can teach advanced yoga sessions!

Black and white photo of Claire in Bali
Black and white photo of Claire in Bali

Claire began her journey supporting blind and partially sighted people with another charity, Blind Aid, where she started off by covering a yoga class. It all took off from there. She said: I found it inspiring to work with people with limited vision or no vision and see their progression and ability”.

Claire highlights the importance of audio descriptive feedback in her classes, albeit with a notable exception to a classic mishap. She explains: “I remember teaching one of my first classes in Peckham and I said to everyone, ‘settle your body and close your eyes’ with one participant responding, ‘I don’t need to Claire, I’m blind!

The good-natured response created a laughter among the group who accepted the perceptual assumptions we all make innocently in similar circumstances.”

A notable project in which Claire was recently involved is ‘Yoga for Cancer’. She highlights the need to adapt sessions for people with varying levels of medical issues and requirements. She said: “We learnt about the types of treatments and experiences people are going through, how to approach people who were managing a terminal illness and how to support them with yoga through that journey”.

Shifting to online delivery, Claire has been working with Metro Blind Sport to deliver the VI yoga sessions and emphasised the value of getting involved. She stressed: “It’s important to connect with yourself and check in by focusing on your breath and body. Nothing is out of reach with these yoga sessions, they make you feel calmer and more grateful”.

Looking to the future, Claire is excited to get back into live classes, hopefully delivering Metro sessions soon!

Audio Described Breathwork Practice

De-stress with Claire Miller, only 10 minutes, get away from the screen, make Wellbeing part of your day! Your mind & your eyes will thank you 🙏
Breathwork practice helps release mental, physical, and emotional stress and creates feelings of openness, peace, gratitude, clarity, communication, and connection.

 Breathwork Practice video below

 

Chair yoga Sessions

Why not try Claire’s accessible and stress-reducing chair yoga for yourself?

 

VI Chair Yoga Sessions

 

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