Clara Louise Baker
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Acupuncture

Fascinated by acupunctures ability to change not only physical but also psychological states, Clara has pursued a diverse and extraordinary career as an acupuncturist. 

Soon after qualifying she travelled to Kenya to set up an medical clinic that, over the course of several years would create a template for the combined provision of western and alternative medicines.

Now settled in London she sees patients from her East London clinic, or for home visits where necessary. Her areas of speciality include musculoskeletal pain, detoxification and facial rejuvenation. 

Contact Clara here for enquiries and appointments.

Yoga

Clara started practising yoga as a young girl, following along with her mother's morning routine.  She developed a passion for yoga that inspired her to travel the world in search of teachers and eventually lead her to the journey of becoming a teacher herself.

Now settled in London, she teaches dynamic classes from the Rocket and Mandala Vinyasa systems as well as Yin classes based on her understanding, as an acupuncturist, of Chinese Medicine.

Her classes are strong and playful, reminding you always to relax, breathe and go with the flow. She emphasise the use of breath to quiet the mind, observe the body and enjoy the ride!

Weekly Public Classes:

Mondays : 745 - 9 pm @yoke.dalston

Tuesdays : 630 - 730 pm @therefinerye9

Wednesdays : 645 - 745 pm @yoke.dalson

800 - 915 pm @tripspace

Saturdays : 830 - 930 am @therefinerye9

1000 - 1100 am @therefinerye9

Sundays : 615 pm - 845 pm @tripspace

Click here for public schedule updates or here for privates and corporates. See below for retreats and workshops.

Workshops

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Acupuncture + Yoga

August 4th || @ The Refinery

September 29th || @ The Refinery

October 20th || @ The Refinery

An innovative way to incorporate acupuncture into your wellness routine for increased energy, more restorative sleep and improved stress management.

These ninety minute workshops will begin with a sequence of deep stretching yoga postures and breathing techniques, designed to release muscular and mental tensions. You will then receive a forty five minute acupuncture treatment to rebalance and restore your energetic system.

Expect to feel a transcendental level of relaxation and leave with a tool kit to help relive the experience at home.

Places are limited, pre-booking essential.

£35 | 2 for £60 | 23.06.19 SOLD OUT

£35 | 2 for £60 | 04.08.19 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

£35 | 2 for £60 | 29.09.19 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

£35 | 2 for £60 | 20.10.19 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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Acupuncture + Yoga

August 31st | @TripSpace

October 26th | @TripSpace

Summer | The Fire Element

@TripSpace

A powerful combination of acupuncture and yogic techniques to support your physical, mental and emotional health. Yes - this is as good as it sounds!

In this ninety minute workshop you will be guided through a series of long held, deep stretching asana (postures) and taught yogic pranayama (breathing) techniques, to release tension in the body / mind complex. You will each then receive an acupuncture treatment designed to rebalance your neurological and energetic systems, culminating in a transcendental state of relaxation, AKA the ‘floating on a cloud’ effect.

We are in the time of the Fire Element during summer, so this workshop will focus on the associated meridians of the Heart and the Small Intestine.

Treating these aspect of ourselves helps to support our emotional and psychological balance. When the Fire of the Heart goes out we feel apathy and joylessness, when the Fire of the Heart burns too strong we have dream distrubed sleep, insomnia and restless anxiety. The energy of the Small Intestine enables us to sort the pure from the impure in life, allowing us to make clear decisions about what serves us and what we need to get rid of. When we balance the energies of Fire we can we experience joy, compassion and abundance.

This format is totally original, and was created by Clara who strives to innovate the provision of therapeutic practises and make profound healing accessible to all.

Clara is a yoga teacher and acupuncturist, who specialises in and teaches the form acupuncture which she will be applying in the workshop. Her knowledge Chinese Medicine informs her yoga classes, which in this workshop will be specifically designed to support and enhance the treatments received.

August 31st | 3pm - 430pm | £35 ON SALE NOW

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Portugal Retreat

Alentejo, August 10th - 15th

** SOLD OUT **

A six day retreat in the Portuguese country side  

Six days in Casa de Torre Alentejo, Portugal, a traditional Portuguese country house, on the edge of a small village, surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside.

Casa de Torre was built in 1889 and has been lovingly restored using traditional materials, sits in a 2600 sqm garden with its own fruit trees and beautiful swimming pool.

Start the morning with Yogic cleansing techniques before a ninety minute dynamic class, followed by a post practise superfood smoothie. Brunch will be served in the late morning and available to eat when it suits throughout the day. From midday have free time to explore the local beaches, lakes and nature reserves or just hang by the pool. The house is spacious and serene if you want to just relax there will be plenty of time and space.

If you want to explore, we are fifty minutes from the Costa Vicentina, Portugal's “wild Coast”, protected by strict environmental laws there is no development here only wide, wild beaches with sand dunes and cliffs. Short five kms from the house there is a lake that you can swim in and local walks around the area. To the east there is another nature reserve, recommended for wild swimming and neolithic ruins.

In the afternoons we will take our second ninety minute practise of the day, alternating between Yin yoga, acupuncture and workshops. Dinner will be served family style out by the pool.

A Typical Day

730 am : Kriyas

8 am : Dynamic Practise (90 mins)

930 am : Post Practise Smoothie, Fruits and Nuts

1130 am : Brunch

1230 pm: Free time to explore the beaches and lake or hang by the pool

430 pm : Evening practise, will alternate daily between Yin, Acupuncture or Workshops (90mins)

630pm : Dinner

The atmosphere will be relaxed with everyone taking and enjoying what they want from their experience - everything is optional. Plenty of space to be as introvert / extrovert as you feel! We may take one evening to eat out together at a local village or go all together to the beach for lunch - to be decided by the group.

Prices

Twin Rooms £690 per person

* Early Bird offer £640

Double Rooms £950 for single occupancy

* Early Bird offer £900

Double Rooms £1,150 double occupancy

* Early Bird offer £1,100

Space are very limited, only four bedrooms, two doubles and two twins. A £250 deposit is required to book your space and is non-refundable. Payment plans available, total to be paid one month before the start of the start of the retreat. Early bird offers must be paid in full by the end of February.

Travel

The price of flights and transfers are not included, but once you have booked we can recommend flights and help organise transfer groups for those of you on the recommended flights. Lisbon Airport is about an hour and a half drive and Faro Airport about an hour, so flights from either can work. We recommend considering hiring a car so that you can explore the coast and countryside during your stay.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact if you’ve got any questions!


 

Testimonials

 
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Clara has been teaching me yoga for years and has totally changed my view of my body, cured my backache and made my life richer with her unique way of teaching yoga .      

— Wendy Mandy


"I’m a fashion model in my late 20’s and started seeing Clara for facial acupuncture to treat the first signs of ageing and generally looking a bit ‘grey'. After the first appointment lines were significantly less deep, the dark circles under my eyes looked less ‘heavy’, and my face looked more radiant overall. I committed to an appointment once a week, and after a few weeks any wrinkles that had bothered me were virtually gone, my under-eye bags no longer had any colour, and my face was generally much brighter looking.I wanted to focus on the facial treatments but the truth is the acupuncture treatments have been nothing short of a miracle for me overall. I feel a deep gratitude for Clara’s treatments and recommend them to anyone who feels like they would like a little bit of support, whether on the outside or the inside." - N.H.

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Clara is a wonderful yoga teacher. She is completely focused on her client, thoughtful and considerate about what will work best for you, patient, understanding and with a great sense of humour.She is extremely knowledgeable about the human body and clearly very experienced in many different forms of yoga but is careful and keen to adapt her style to suit her clients. She notices the detail of each yoga position and her expert adjustments always make a big difference to the effectiveness of the pose.

Since working with Clara I've felt well, supple and ache-free, have more energy and a renewed lightness of step. My yoga routine is now an essential, rewarding and hugely enjoyable part of my life.

— J. Simmonds

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I saw Clara for acupuncture and yoga every week during my pregnancy. I felt more energy and less pain every-time I had acupuncture, from supporting the womb treatments to picking up my energy levels and helping my sciatica.She taught me more then just the yoga flows but also why they are beneficial at specific times in the day or situations I find myself in. Positions that help my back, my knee or my stress levels.

I just love Clara and I recommend her to everybody. - D. Rotcajg

 


 

I have been having Yoga lessons with Clara for three years.When she first met me I couldn't even sit on my knees, let alone attempt to touch my toes!

As a severe gout sufferer Clara has not only completely transformed my body into being more flexible, but she has taught me to relax through advanced breathing techniques - nothing matters when she is around!

Clara really knows every part of the human anatomy and how each part of the body works. There is a never any pain, strain or fatigue and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone in my position.

— N. Ryder

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I have worked with Clara on many occasions and she has been enormous help in solving various health issues I have had in the past.

She is a superb yoga and breath teacher and has always proved to be very intuitive in assessing my needs. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.

— M. Danvers