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  • What is Scaravelli Yoga

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    What is Scaravelli Inspired Yoga?

    Vanda Scaravelli teachings are miraculously simple. She encouraged her students to do less, feel more. To unwind, release unnecessary tension, and begin to simply be. "You must only undo. The more you undo, the more you are and the more things come to you. Don't try to become; you are."




    Releasing unnecessary tension -- the importance of gravity

    One of the most important revelations about this way of working comes with the discovery of release. Some of the most pleasant sensations we feel during yoga are the lightness and lift -- the feeling of grounding and release that happens when we unravel the body and release unnecessary tensions. Vanda understood this, and focused much of her attention on simply using the positions to allow tension to fall away from the body, surrendering to the pull of gravity. Although this is an incredibly simple idea, the practice is more complex, bound up, as it is, in our body histories, the way we inhabit our bodies, the work we do, and the way we react to physical, emotional and psychological stimuli. If you'd like to read more about gravity, please check out the fact sheet.

    If we can follow her advice and at least begin to recognise where we hold on, we may begin to release tension away from the body, let go, and unravel established holding patterns. Once we set this process in motion, our structures will naturally begin to move with more ease and fluidity, as they did when we were children.

    Suitability -- postural and spinal issues
    This approach is gentle, yet demanding. We work deeply, but with intelligence, so that the practice raises our awareness, helping us to make sustainable, healthy and nourishing choices, which will affect us and those closest to us, at all levels -- physical, psychological and emotional. It is particularly helpful for those who are working with postural issues, lower back pain, stiff necks and shoulders and for those who are stressed, and need some space to learn how to deeply relax.

    The yoga Catherine Annis teaches has been inspired by the pioneering approach of Vanda Scaravelli. This is a gentle yet demanding form of Hatha yoga, which focuses on developing core strength through releasing tension and creating length in the spine. It uses the breath and gravity to allow the spine to unfold like a wave, allowing the uninhibited opening and energising of the whole body. Catherine has been a member of the yoga teacher training faculty at Triyoga since 2011.

    Catherine was originally a professional dancer and has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, having studied Sivananda, Iyengar and some Astanga before gravitating to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

    Catherine's daily yoga practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal and release the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine.

    Catherine holds a Masters degree in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage practitioner.

    Catherine has created one of the few Scaravelli inspired yoga teacher training intensives, and teaches privately, on a 1:1 basis, and at triyoga Primrose Hill, Soho and Chelsea, and at the LIfe Centre in Notting Hill Gate.

    If you would like to know more about Catherine's yoga classes, workshops, intensives, teacher training programmes or her latest yoga retreat holidays or weekend getaways/ breaks, then please visit:

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    These are preview videos of various online related yoga classes. To view the full videos please go to https://movementformodernlife.com/yoga-teacher/catherinea...
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    Scaravelli inspired yoga retreat holidays are a very special gift we can give ourselves. With more and longer sessions each day, we can really take time with our practice, exploring our bodies and minds, expanding and shifting into new ways of understanding ourselves and how we relate to others.

    Catherine Annis runs Scaravelli inspired yoga holidays throughout the year at various locations, including India & Spain. These retreats provide a wonderful opportunity to totally immerse yourself into your yoga practice whilst surrounded by natural beauty.

    The locations and dates for these yoga holidays change each year. For the latest news, and to keep updated about forthcoming plans, please visit:

    http://www.relaxandrelease.co.uk/scaravelli-inspired-yoga...
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    Scaravelli inspired yoga retreats are a very special gift we can give ourselves. With more and longer sessions each day, we can really take time with our practice, exploring our bodies and minds, expanding and shifting into new ways of understanding ourselves and how we relate to others.

    Catherine Annis runs Scaravelli inspired yoga retreats throughout the year at various locations. These retreats provide a wonderful opportunity to totally immerse yourself into your yoga practice whilst surrounded by natural beauty.

    The locations and dates for these yoga retreats change each year. For the latest news, and to keep updated about forthcoming plans, please visit:

    http://www.relaxandrelease.co.uk/scaravelli-inspired-yoga...
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    Catherine Annis teaches yoga inspired by the pioneering approach of Vanda Scaravelli at London’s top yoga studios. It’s a gentle yet demanding form of Hatha yoga, which concentrates on developing core strength through releasing tension and creating length in the spine. It uses the breath and gravity to allow the spine to unfold like a wave, allowing the uninhibited opening and energising of the whole body.

    Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress free yoga, that benefits everyone. The yoga classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga experience (beginner, intermediate or advanced). Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement.

    For further details about Catherine's yoga, please click on the following link:

    http://www.relaxandrelease.co.uk/
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    Some of the lovely adventures I've had the privilege of undertaking over the years
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