Claudine & Honza Lafond
An adventurer and a spiritual truth seeker, Honza has long sought to answer some of the deeper existential questions of the human condition. Over the last 15 years, his journey has taken him from humble beginnings in the Czech Republic, where he grew up, right across the globe to Australia, where he calls home. Paralleling his passions within our interconnected culture, Honza has turned his creative interests into entrepreneurial endeavours such as evolution of yoga within the global community, motivational education, art of social media, inspirational photography and more.
A teacher of movement, wellness and spirituality, Honza is known for his unique teaching style incorporating elevated thinking within empowering physical practice. The intention behind his class delivery is to inspire a spark within a person. His teaching explores the practices of hatha, vinyasa, yin and acroyoga, as well as life-coaching and fitness training. The desire to invite others to follow their bliss, has led Honza and his wife Claudine, to the creation of the brand YogaBeyond®, and the practice ACROVINYASA™, a highly transformative and inspiring stream of yoga. Honza teaches with raw, yet playful and compassionate honesty to help bring your practice off the mat and into your daily life. He likes to be on his hands, upside down or on his back balancing a flyer. Expect inversions and arm balances in his classes, workshops and teacher trainings. In his own words, “The challenge that inversions and arm balances offer builds confidence and strength, but more than anything it excites the ever present child within all of us. To me, the playful nature of yoga is just as important as its more disciplined aspects.
It is the balance between the two that makes yoga a blissful pathway of coming home.” Claudine believes that anything is possible. Her personal mission in life is to live a life of purpose, fueled by love, truth and courage. She has been drawn to movement and self expression for as long as she can remember. Claudine embodies compassion, warmth and kindness in all that she does. She celebrates in the unique light and beauty within everyone’s being. Her essential nature reflects lightness infused with depth and honesty. Her intention is to create an inclusive environment where students can move freely, feel good, have fun and experience the infinitude of possibilities within themselves. As she likes to say, “in every breath, there is opportunity for transformation. Yoga isn’t a practice contained to a mat, nor is it a practice available only to a certain group of people. It is a powerful tool for transformation and healing and should be available to everybody in the world.” With over 130 certified teachers in over 20 countries worldwide, these two have cultivated a very special and diverse community. Claudine and Honza have headlined many festivals around the globe including Wanderlust in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada.
They have been featured in wellness and yoga magazines including YogaJournal Australia and Turkey, Women’s Health, Marie Claire and Mantra Magazine. The duo have been teaching on YogaGlo for the past 2 years. Their social media following is in the hundreds of thousands and they utilize their outreach to spread their message of yoga and inspiration.