About us

Founder/Director

Claire McConnell is a self-confessed travel addict, adventurer and yoga enthusiast. Action Yoga Travel was born of a vision to combine all these elements into something tangible and authentic that she can share with those looking to enrich their lives.

Born in Australia, Claire spent the summers of her childhood on the tropical island of Bali, soaking up the colourful pageantry, age-old rituals and vibrant culture. The island sparked her wanderlust and awakened a keen desire to explore the world.

Her travels have led her to 40 destinations worldwide, from the buzzing capitals of South East Asia to the ancient cities of Eastern Europe, to adrenalin-fuelled outdoor adventures in India, Nepal and Tibet. Her innate curiosity about people and places of the world combined with the thrill of discovery have defined both her inward and outward journeys.

An island girl at heart Claire has always been drawn to palm-fringed beaches and tropical idylls and she spent six years in the Fiji Islands, co-founding a much loved Flashpacker Resort on the Coral Coast. After Fiji, Claire returned to Australia to complete a Masters of Teaching and continued to follow her passion for seeking out exotic locales and action-soaked adventures. Most recently she has been teaching in China and is currently residing in the UK which she uses as a springboard for frequent journeys to Europe to chase the sun and deepen her yoga practice.

With the creation of Action Yoga Travel, Claire combines her insightful firsthand travel knowledge and zest for growing, learning and discovering into a bespoke, independent online platform where her passions are shared. Promoting health, wellbeing, travel adventure and deeper awareness of oneself, yoga teacher training and retreats are designed to enhance peoples’ lives in a positive, supportive and empowering atmosphere.  A 200-hour yoga teacher training course

All of the featured locations, retreats, and yoga teachers are personally recommended by Claire and customised to ensure that you too can experience the beauty, magic and wonder of travel, yoga and adventure in exotic locations around the world.

Welcome to the journey. Welcome to Action Yoga Travel.