Claire is a qualified LV chair yoga teacher, certified yoga therapist and Zumba teacher.
Claire has been instrumental in bringing awareness of chair yoga to the wider community, making her dream a reality of having a yoga class where everyone can practice together regardless of age, ability or circumstance.
An expert in her field, Claire holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports and Exercise Science) from the University of Western Sydney and has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 ... years.
During this time, she has developed a passion for helping others to live not only a healthy life but a happy one. She is dedicated to creating exercise sessions that are welcoming and inclusive for everybody.
Her classes are not only beneficial for the physical body and improving physical health, but are also fun, empowering and inspiring. Claire helps people to feel happier, healthier and to live their lives to the fullest, no matter who they are or what stage of life they are at. Her goals are to improve lives and positively impact all who she comes into contact with.
After working with seniors for many years, Claire became increasingly aware of the need for a yoga program that was more specifically designed to suit their needs. She searched, but there was nothing available in Australia for this population.
In 2014, she travelled to New York to train with Lakshmi Voelker, the founder of LV Chair Yoga (LVCY). It was a decision that changed her life. Not only did she learn many ways to help her students feel better and improve their quality of life, but she returned to Sydney feeling inspired and as an improved, more compassionate teacher with a wealth of knowledge under her belt.
Since then, Claire has been teaching classes and running workshops in Sydney while travelling back to New York multiple times to complete more training with Lakshmi and assist in the Teacher Training. In 2016, Claire joined forces with LVCY and is now proud and excited to be an LV Chair Yoga Teacher Trainer and bring this wonderful training to Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Based in Sydney, Claire provides her supportive and inclusive classes, teacher training and one-on-one consultations in person and online.
Claire looks forward to sharing yoga with you, anywhere and in any chair! Read more
Membership of professional associations
- Yoga Alliance
Education and training
Bachelor Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science) - University Western Sydney
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hours) - Akasha Yoga
Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy - Enlightened Events
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (20 hours) - Akasha Yoga
Teaching Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series - Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga
Getting Pain Free with Chair Yoga and Integrated Positional Therapy - Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga and Chair IPV
Offical Zumba Instructor and Gold Instructor - Zumba Fitness
Group Exercise Instructor - FISAF
Fitness for Older Adults - FIA Fitnation
Cert 3 in Fitness - Group Exercise Instruction - Australian Fitness Network
Pilates Teaching Certificate - Level 2 - Dynamic Body Awareness
Certificate in Planning and Delivering Exercise for Children and Young Adolescents - Australian Fitness Network
Reiki 1 - Awareness Institute
CPR First Aid
National Police Clearance Certificate (issued 26/08/2020)
Holds a relevant Working With Children Check
Claire Cunneen’s studio location
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia