Claudine Lafond


Native New Yorker, Claudine, has been active her whole life, holding a black belt in jujitsu at a young age. Her yoga journey began at 15 in Bali when she was invited to an Iyengar class in a home garden. She recalls her curiosity at the beautiful, mysterious chants and her smile from ear to ear at the end of the practice: “I went back every day for the next five weeks and by the time I got back to New York, I knew that teaching yoga would become my life’s journey.”

Claudine believes that anything is possible. Her personal mission in life is to live a life of purpose, fuelled 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.”

Claudine is a compassionate and inspiring yoga teacher who believes that humour is an essential ingredient in yoga and that laughter is the best core exercise there is. She celebrates and delights in the unique light and beauty within everyone’s being, and her classes reflect this celebration of the self in the service of love.