Claudine Lafond began her yoga journey in 1999, in Bali and completed her first yoga teacher training in 2004 and has been teaching ever since. Originally from New York, she has spent the past nine years living in Sydney, Australia with her beloved husband Honza. Together they formed a brand called YogaBeyond. They now run teacher trainings in various parts of the world, since the creation of their own stream of AcroYoga called ACROVINYASA, which takes your yoga from Earth to Air. This practice brings community together in a powerful and playful way. Claudine and Honza have headlined many festivals around the globe including Wanderlust in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada. They have been featured in wellness and yoga magazines including YogaJournal Australia and Turkey, Women's Health, Marie Claire and Mantra Magazine. The duo have been teaching on YogaGlo for the past 2 years. Their social media following is in the hundreds of thousands and they utilize their outreach to spread their message of yoga and inspiration. Check out their Instagram accounts @YogaBeyond and @Acrovinyasa.
What do you do best?
I give generously and share a smile with everyone I meet.
What makes you the best?
I am a great listener and live from my heart.
What are aspirations?
To be an attentive wife, caring mother and more aware human being. To sit in silence and listen for the wisdom from within. To be a powerful, embodied leader.
Moving from NYC to Sydney to be with the man that I love. It was the scariest and the best thing I’ve done so far. This has been the gateway for everything else.
Most Challenging Moment?
When my grandfather died. I grew up in the same house with him and we were very close. I felt like I lost a great teacher and guide in my life.
Always be Honest. Keep expanding.
Favorite People/Role Models?
My husband. My baby growing in my belly. My godmother. My friends. My chosen family.
Bali. Japan. Any beautiful beach. Our apartment in Sydney.
Artisana Coconut Butter. Frozen Cherries. Australian Mangoes. DoTerra Essential Oils. The Honest Company products. Rose Quartz.
Rubbing my pregnant belly. Sifting through my internal landscape to find greater purpose and creativity. Spending time with my husband.