Dr. Claus is the director of the Sensing Mind Institute. He has studied various traditional and contemporary spiritual paths. 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 and Velusia Van Horssen.
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 emphasizes kindness, precision, and humor.