My Yoga journey
My teacher training was grounded in the traditions of Iyenger and Astanga, I practiced Mysore Astanga for a few years. A number of years ago when in Goa and took a Scaravelli inspired workshop. After practicing only 6 poses in 3 hours I was amazed how hard we had worked, and how much fun it had been, (those of you who know the Astanga series will be well aware of what a shock to the system this was!). I had found a fluid way of working with the postures that truly called on my complete awareness and allowed me to experience more opening in my body than I had ever thought possible. I never went back to Astanga.
Whilst travelling in Asia I practiced many times with Surrinder Singh, a beloved hatha Yoga teacher in Rishikesh. I have enjoyed Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh and Gurushabd by the banks of the Ganga in India. I found this to be a very powerful and transformative form of yoga.
The principals of Vanda Scaravelli’s approach inform the way I practice and teach Yoga now. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to learn from Catherine Annis the benefits I’ve received from Catherine’s teachings are beyond measure. I learnt how to experience Yoga poses from an awareness deep within, without attachment to the external appearance of the posture. My most recent experience of this way of working was a workshop with Diane Long , it was wonderful to experience her creative and intuitive approach. Diane Long was a devoted and long term student of Vanda’s.