Dr. Claus has studied various traditional and contemporary paths of personal development. In particular, he has studied the Enneagram with Claudio Naranjo, Tibetan Buddhism with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, and the Diamond Logos essence work with Faisal Muqaddam, Jeremy Klein, and Velusia Van Horssen. He also holds a master practitioner degree in NLP.
He did his doctoral research at Cranfield University, UK, focussing on art, cognitive science, and educational processes.
He has a background in music, dance, and physics. In his teaching, he emphasises kindness, precision, and humour.