Testimonials & Reviews – Cork Yoga with Claire 


Hear what my students say about my classes and retreats…..


Studio Classes in Ballincollig
Claire’s online gentle yoga classes have really helped me get through this lockdown both mentally and physically. It was  so important  for me at the start of this strange existence to maintain some connection to my normally active life.  Claire always encourages us to have a sense of compassion and kindness towards ourselves which is key to staying in a healthy and positive  state of mind in these strange constrained  times. The practice has helped me maintain a level of fitness and flexibility that otherwise would have been lost.  It is fantastic having access to all classes. I am learning so much more about yoga and meditation and I love having the freedom of doing a class whenever I want. Thanks Claire and keep up the great work.

Mairead, Online and Studio Classes

I was delighted to see that you decided to deliver your classes online over the last few weeks. 
Our practice became a great weekly focal point which I found both mentally & physically invigorating & one of the better outcomes of this lock down period !
Your calmness & professional delivery was a constant throughout , thanks again 

Mike, Online & Studio Classes



Claire is a fantastic teacher, patient and kind. Classes are informative and restore your mental health. I would highly recommend.

Emma Mc Sweeney, Weekly Yoga Classes, Ballincollig, Cork



It was amazingly refreshing and relaxing atmosphere, Claire is very friendly and welcoming. Love it!

Ingrid SB, Relax & De-Stress, Ballincollig, Cork



I am just home from my ” chair yoga ” class with claire at Essential Wellness. I was a little hesitant regarding going, as I had a pretty sore/ stiff lower back. I recently started zumba and love it but was thinking of giving it up as my back is always so sore after it. However after Claire’s chair yoga class this morning my back got a great stretch and i am thrilled. It is such a great workout and its name may be a little deceiving , but i can totally vouch for the fact that it is a great for working the whole body!

Liz, Chair Yoga, Ballincollig, Cork



I am so thrilled that I signed up to your 6 weeks course. It has been a goal of mine this year to take some time out for myself and take up yoga and your class has been the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I am certain this is the beginning of a long a beautiful hobby for me and I can’t thank you enough for making it so enjoyable!

The candlelit meditation at the end of each class is just namaste! 

Evey Mac, 5 Week Yoga Course, Ballincollig, Cork



Claire runs the most amazing retreats and classes, if your looking to meet some of the nicest friendliest yogi folk, I highly recommend- the sense of peace wellbeing calm Claire, Piotr and team impart is truly comforting – from the classes accommodation food facilities. in particular if your new to yoga or a fair weather yogi like myself give the classes or retreat a try – I cant wait to go back or if looking for the perfect Christmas gift check their retreats.

This was my 2nd retreat and was a very welcome gift for my 40th. Perfect.

Mags Walsh Cronin, Weekly Classes & Retreats, Ballincollig, Cork



Went to my first class with Claire yesterday and it was the most relaxing experience I ever had in a yoga class. Greeted with tiny tea and ended on a chocolatey note it was perfect from
Start to finish and just what I needed! Highly recommended x

Claire Mc Carthy, Relax & De-Stress, Ballincollig, Cork



I have never felt so relaxed and good! great session fab Sunday afternoon…I have never slept so well thanks

Belen, Relax & De-Stress, Ballincollig, Cork


First time attending a yoga session. Loved it. Claire is such a lovely gentle person.

Caroline, Relax & De-Stress, Ballincollig, Cork



Wonderful Yoga Class and Teacher! Positive vibrations and advices!

Mihaela, All levels class, Ballincollig, Cork



This retreat was an enchanting and divine experience from beginning to end (sadly – it had to end!). From the initial booking with Claire I immediately felt comfortable, at ease and excited to be attending the retreat. Claire provided excellent information prior to the retreat and organised everything from airport transfers to payment so effectively. Upon arriving at the Mlyn, the tranquil surroundings, wonderful nature and location literally took my breath away and I instantly felt calm and content. Claire is an authentic and attentive Yoga teacher, assisting with poses when required and really helped us connect with the practice. She was patient, engaging and graceful and I am extremely grateful to her for creating such a revitalising experience.

I left the Mlyn feeling invigorated, strengthened and renewed.

Amy, Polish Summer Retreat 2016



Claire has a lovely style of teaching and really works well at modifying the poses to suit all levels in her class. For someone with a history of back injuries I really felt comfortable and safe in her class. She knows how to pace the class very well and instills the right amount of positive energy in a relaxing environment.

I would highly recommend her class to any new or more experienced yogis.

Niamh, Spring Retreat, Bantry 2016



I really loved your teaching style and the classes. I’ll definitely be looking to join your classes when I get back to Cork.

Emer, Yoga Retreat France 2015



‘Had a chance to practice yoga with Claire in Poland and enjoyed it very much. She is very patient and enthusiastic at the same time.’

Maciek, Private session, Poland 2015


If you are interested in joining me for yoga class or retreat 

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