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Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Immersion Course

Vanda Scaravelli focused on three main elements in practice: the pull of gravity, the breath, and the resulting response in the spine. This course will focus on developing our own authentic approach to practice, with attention to all these areas, and particularly to the first of these: grounding, and releasing into gravity.


Retreat to Gayles434860
Little Gayles, Friston, Eastbourne East Sussex, GB BN20 0BA

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



May 11 to
May 15
11:00 amto14:30 pm

We begin practice at 11am on Wednesday 11th May, and depart at 2.30pm on Sunday 15th.

Each day begins at 9.30am, and you should expect at least 7 hours practice each day, with time for walks to the beach and evening meditation or discussion through the week



£595 earlybird rate for all bookings before 18th March 2016.
£665 for bookings after 31st March.

Price includes all yoga, anatomy and philosophy tuition, dormitory or camping accommodation and delicious home cooked, organic vegetarian food.

Full Description

Designed specifically for yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees and anyone with a serious interest in exploring their practice more deeply. The Scaravelli yoga immersion courses are an exclusive opportunity to explore teaching yoga as inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli.

This approach to yoga is unique and challenging – both to practice, and to teach. Each day we’ll look at a different aspect, so that you leave with clear, logical ideas and suggestions on how to work and teach, a fresh way of looking at the body and the postures, and inspiration for your teaching and practice.

We will look at Vanda Scaravelli’s thoughts on yoga, and explore how we can use her teachings to inspire us on our path – in yoga, and in life.

The course, which Catherine first taught in 2009, is fully residential, and is held at Gayles Retreat, a simple and beautiful retreat centre, set deep in the heart of the countryside on the East Sussex coast, and just a short walk from the beach.

During each session, we will examine and unravel our experiences, discovering and revealing new skills and a deeper understanding of our bodies, and, ultimately, ourselves. Join this course to:

Discover a clearer understanding of the principles of this approach to yoga, with specific focus on Grounding, Gravity and Releasing Into The Earth

Deepen your knowledge of anatomy and structural relationships

Understand and explore the mechanics of breath and the spine

Develop fresh subtle approaches to adjusting / assisting your students

Refresh and reinvigorate your own personal practice and teaching

Guest Teachers:

Gary Carter is joining us to help unravel the intricacies of our anatomy, and relate it to our own felt sense of movement and specifically yoga practice.