Claire Baker, RYT200, CCYT, Yoga for the Special Child®
Community Connections Coordinator

Claire has been practising yoga for more than 15 years and in 2005 completed her 200 hour Hatha yoga training, alongside becoming a Shiatsu practitioner. After working as a yoga teacher and running her own Shiatsu practice in Ireland, she immigrated to Canada, became a mother, and completed a 95 hour children’s yoga training giving her the precious opportunity to work at Yoga It Up. Working with adults suffering mental and physical health illnesses in her Shiatsu practice, dealing with her own anxiety and emotional trauma, and teaching integration English to traumatized adolescent and adult refugees, made Claire realise the significance of connecting with children to act as their guide through yoga and mindfulness. Through coordinating the school and community programming Claire wishes to give children and teens those important tools that can aid them in becoming happy, healthy individuals with emotional, physical and social health, along with developing compassion and a positive connection to themselves and others.













Facilitating life skills for emotional & mental well-being to children and youth 3 - 18 years & their schools