Photo Shoot Feature:
Claire Russell Burns
A few months back I went to a yoga class at a local studio to practice as a student. I love to take off my teachers hat and be held in another teachers space. This teacher gave me a lot of corrections as my lower back just loves to bend. After the class we spoke and she recommended that I seek out teacher called Claire Russell Burns who specialises in a yoga that fines tunes the muscles of the core (essential work to support the lower back). So I went home and wrote her name on my big white board to remind myself to follow it up.
Call it coincidence or Universal synchronicity because only a few days later Claire actually contacted me saying that I had been recommended as a Yoga photographer. I took it as a sign that we were supposed to cross paths.
Claire had a very clear idea of what she wanted to portray in her shoot. Working with mainly women (Restore Your Core is a whole body exercise program designed to support women who are experiencing core issues such as diastasis recti, pelvic floor issues, incontinence, prolapse or persistent back pain), she wanted a earthly feel and colour scheme. She also wanted to share the movements her yoga enables in the body.
A few weeks after our initial chat on the phone, we met at the top of Devils Dyke where the hot summer had created a golden glow in the dry fields of grass. It was just the colours we had hoped for and the weather was just perfect, a little cloud cover with the warmth of the sun shining through.
I loved everything about this shoot especially getting to know claire. She has a beautiful new website: http://clairerussellburns.co.uk where you can read more about her ‘Restore your core’ classes and also her Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for better sleep courses.