"Yoga must not be practised to control the body: it is the opposite,
it must bring freedom to the body, all the freedom it needs"
Yoga is not something to do but rather a way to lightness, freedom and deep inner peace. If that sounds a long way from where you are today, welcome to Scaravelli inspired Yoga.
When I discovered Vanda Scaravelli's approach to yoga it wasn't so much that a light bulb went on in my brain (although it did), but that even after years of practising and teaching hatha yoga, my body immediately recognised this as something new. Something deeply, wonderfully, nourishing and natural... It was, in the most profound way, a feeling of coming home.
Vanda herself described yoga as a "body holiday" and by that I believe she meant us to feel expansive, joyful and free. For me, Yoga is a way to lead ourselves into more contentment, acceptance and pleasure in being alive, moving, breathing and connecting to our inner being / soul.
My love of the natural world, poetry, art, people and animals enlivens my teaching. As a trained healer and intuitive I teach with the energy of the group, feeling into what's needed as sessions unfold.
This brings a freshness, soulfulness and deep connection to all that I offer.
When it all comes together it's rather like 'body whispering', dipping below the rational mind and speaking directly to the instinctive body, coaxing it back to life and joy.
It's so subtle yet profound, in a way very small and in another like Alice going through the looking glass and finding a whole new immense and wonderful world.
"The thing I love about how you teach is the way you've shown me that I don't need to strive. That instead being playful and curious can take my body to places it never could when I pushed and 'tried'... it's been life changing, transformational in fact" Hanna
"Magic! Just magic!" Ellen
"You've reminded me just how important it is for me to take time out and let go. It's so easy to get caught up in everything and forget to pause, let alone breathe properly! Thank you I feel like a new woman" Hannah
During my classes, workshops and retreats, you’ll journey through circles of gentle movement like ripples in a lake, designed to:
~ lead you back into balance
~ restore depleted energy
~ reduce pain and inflammation
~ nourish and calm your mind and nervous system
~ open you to the wonders of your own being in a way you may never have experienced, or certainly not as an adult