Creative Living Retreats brings together experienced teachers, coaches, artists and health practitioners to run workshops, retreats and gatherings in beautiful locations. Each retreat is different and designed to help participants explore their own creative voice's and forms of expression. 



Clara Courtauld

Founder of Creative Living Retreats, Clara is a practicing life coach, passionate yogi and avid student of psychology, movement and spiritual exploration.

With the goal of supporting others in finding and or strengthening their own creative voices, Clara believes that self expression can play a key role in personal healing, growth and development.

With ten years experience in Operations for start-ups in the Arts and Charity sectors, Clara’s has organised retreats, workshops, festivals, and trainings around the globe. She brings a unique energy and understanding to the creative space.

Clara creates safe, peaceful and supportive environments for participants to come together, share, learn & grow. 


Alison Wearing 

Alison is a Canadian writer and performer. She is the author of two bestselling memoirs, prize-winning articles and essays, short stories and award-winning solo plays. 

Her popular memoir writing workshops are as enjoyable as they are instructive. Alison is dedicated to creating workshops that ensure helpful and supportive feedback, encouragement and insight, clear direction and playful humour. A devoted yogi for decades, she believes strongly in balancing writing with (joyful!) physical activity, contemplative practices, rejuvenating camaraderie, and the occasional glass of wine.

She lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with her partner and son.

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Claire Lautier (Sukhbir Kaur) 

Claire is a KRI-Certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and has studied with internationally-renowned masters in both France and India.  She received her first level of training with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and her second level with Karta Singh at Amritnam Sarovar. Claire is an experienced teacher with a passion for learning and a talent for communication. She strives to apply the principles of Kundalini Yoga to her everyday life, and believes that a strong practice can bring excellence to the practitioner in every field of endeavor. She is the founder of Kundalini Yoga Stratford, serving her home town of Stratford, Ontario. Claire has been a professional actor and singer for twenty-five years, and puts her love of the French language to use as a translator and certified language interpreter.  She also creates her own line of 100% natural luxury perfumes through her company Grasse Roots Perfumery.  www.kundaliniyogastratford.com, www.clairelautier.com, www.grasseroots.com