The wonder of Scaravelli yoga as taught by Julia Poole

"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" 

Vanda Scaravelli yoga
Vanda Scaravelli

My yoga is inspired by a wonderful Italian woman called Vanda Scaravelli.  Her quiet revolution in how to practice yoga suits my sensitivity, soulfulness and curiosity in human bodies, how we can optimise our own unique quirks and abilities to live life to the full.

 

Practising yoga this way becomes not something to do but rather a way into more lightness, freedom and deep inner connection and peace. When I discovered her approach some 8 years ago (after many years loving other forms of yoga like hatha and iyengar), my body breathed a sigh of delight.  Something deeply, wonderfully nourishing and natural woke up in me.  It was, in the most profound way, a feeling of coming home.

 

Vanda 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 and recognising our connection and divinity in all.

 

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. 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 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

Through my classes, courses, day events and retreats, you'll journey through circles of gentle movement like ripples in a lake to:

~ come back into balance

~ restore depleted energy

~ reduce pain and inflammation in the body

~ nourish and calm your mind and nervous system

~ improve all round well-being and joy

~ connect with your own inner being and intuition