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Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Events in November

Treat yourself to yoga - you're worth it!

This Scaravelli inspired yoga 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.

Scaravelli inspired yoga, 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.

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Classes

I'm now teaching most of my Scaravelli inspired yoga classes online via Zoom.
I am enormously grateful that wherever we are in the world, the internet enables us to maintain our connection and continue to breathe, move and practice together. I look forward to seeing you in class again soon.
MON …. 9.30 – 10.30 am
MON …. 6.30 – 7.30 pm
WED …. 9.30 – 10.30 am
FRI …. 9.30 – 10.30 am
SUN …. 12.00 – 1.00 pm
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Yoga Retreat : Gloucester, Cotswolds

November 17-19, 2023
Friday 4.00 pm - Sunday 2.00 pm
from £645
via Yoga-on-a-Shoestring
Pauntley Court, Redmarley D'Abitot,
Gloucestershire, GL19 3JA UK

Set in stunning countryside, this Gloucester yoga retreat, Pauntley Court, dates back to the 1300's and offers a tranquil escape in a stunning location. Steeped in history, it is the birthplace of Dick Whittington and was home to Elinor Fettiplace. The house is full of character and offers luxury accommodation with far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.

Walk in the exquisite gardens, choose a bench to read your book, or simply get lost in the views. Just two hours from London and only one hour from Bristol and Birmingham, Pauntley Court is perfectly located for a weekend of yoga as you fill up on fresh air and nature.

The ultimate Gloucester yoga weekend retreat experience.


The luxurious rooms on this Gloucester yoga weekend retreat are spacious, light and offer an extremely comfortable haven to relax and rest in. All rooms are very well appointed and are either en-suite or have their own private bathroom.  Two rooms share a bathroom.


The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. On Saturday, Catherine will lead you through two classes, the first before breakfast and another in the afternoon.  Classes are anatomically focused and provide a space to explore and dive deep into this meditative practice.

On Sunday there will be a morning practice before breakfast, another shorter class before lunch and the end of the retreat.

Arrival time on Friday 17 November is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 19 November after lunch at 2pm.

A yoga retreat weekend at Pauntley Court is a wonderful chance to relax and unwind.  Enjoy extra long yoga classes which give plenty of time for individual attention, in the beautiful surroundings.


Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian - delights to nourish body and soul.

Things to Do

The surrounding area offers an abundance of walks. If you fancy exploring further afield take a trip to Gloucester's historic cathedral and docks or add a day of walking in the Malvern Hills. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or curl up on one of the sofas to read or enjoy an afternoon nap.

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Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Nidra

November 24, 2023
6.00 – 7.15 pm
Online via Zoom

Are you ready to unwind and relax?  Do you relish the thought of spending an evening just for you, when you can simply let go?

If you’re tired of doing too much and need some serious chill time, please join us for an evening of spacious yoga and breathing followed by a long luxurious session of yoga nidra.

Yoga nidra translates as “yogic sleep” – it’s a form of guided meditation, where you rest and float in the space just before sleep, aware of everything, yet blissfully detached.  Leave feeling calm,  refreshed and revitalised.

Suitable for all levels and particularly helpful for those working with stress related conditions and those who would like to improve their sleep.

The unique Zoom link for this Scaravelli inspired yoga nidra will be sent out approximately one hour before the scheduled start.

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Yoga Videos

Over the last few years, we've been busy recording and editing all my yoga workshops and courses to make them available in digital form, so you can download and keep them forever.

We’ve also recorded some of my regular yoga classes to offer you the convenience of practicing whenever and wherever you are.

If you need some extra rest, then maybe Yoga Nidra is more your thing.  Make yourself comfy, wrap up in blankets and follow my voice as we travel through magical landscapes, dive deep into ourselves and explore the liminal space between waking and sleeping.

Whether you’d like to practice breathing, or learn more about anatomy and how our bodies are affected by our yoga practice, it’s all here for you.  If you’d like to dive in deeper, you’ll find the workshops I taught with Gary Carter and if, like me, you are working with lower back issues, join me live, or connect with the recordings of my Yoga for Back Care Course.

I do hope you find something here that’s helpful and nourishing and look forward to hear about your experience.  Oh, and if there’s something you’d like to hear more about, let me know – I’d love to hear from you.

All videos are recorded into the MP4 format, one of the most common file formats used on the internet today.

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Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training

5 modules over 12 months
Fully accredited and certified
18 Sept, 2024 - 25 Aug, 2025
From £3,125
London & Online

Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) is unique amongst teacher training courses.  We offer an incisive, thoughtful and intelligent approach to yoga teacher training, driven by the most current scientific developments in anatomy and movement research.

Delivered by an elite group of senior yoga teachers at the top of their field, IYTT offers a spacious, immersive modular structure which provides time and space for profound learning, integration and growth.  Each of the teaching team draws on decades of practical experience of yoga, including particularly the work of Vanda Scaravelli and somatic, embodied practices.

Described by some as radical and provocative, this approach to practice demands a fundamental shift in our practice and teaching.

"The IYTT programme has radically liberated my movement practice and expanded the way I hold space for others. The programme encourages deep attention to the realities of our bodies - to better support our ability to find freedom and facilitate our students to do the same. The course offers a sophisticated approach to study, rooted in sensorial attunement, philosophical discourse and the most up to date research in anatomy. It is a life changing experience, highly relevant for its insights into Yoga’s past and in its commitment to foster dynamic, curious teachers for the future."
Ben Wright
Choreographer/Movement Artist/Teacher, Artistic Co-Director at Candoco Dance Company (2017-2020), Lecturer in Dance Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Throughout the course, we’ll investigate how our bodies move, how we respond to stimuli and how we can cultivate an atmosphere of authentic enquiry and exploration.  We’ll support and encourage you to gain a clear understanding of how you personally engage with yourself through movement and how you can use that knowledge to create new, healthier approaches to living and moving, for yourself and your students.

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Meet the Team

Catherine Annis – Course Leader and Core Teacher
Originally a professional dancer, Catherine has been practicing for almost 40 years, and teaching since 2004. She's been teaching yoga teachers since 2011 and is responsible for creating the iytt. She is your core yoga trainer and mentor.

Gary Carter – Myofascial Connections
Gary has been teaching and practicing yoga and other movement practices for over 25 years. What he doesn't know about yoga and the body simply isn't worth thinking about. We're delighted to welcome him to share his understanding and expertise about anatomy, particularly in relation to our understanding of the fascia and connective tissues.

Neville Cregan – Philosophy
Nev is interested in cultural appropriation and exploring whether modern Western scientific knowledge is changing our approach to yoga. He's a yoga teacher and massage therapist too, and will be helping us delve into the mysteries of yoga philosophy through his down-to-earth and accessible approach.

Jody Barber – Introduction to Anatomy
Jody is a Chartered Physiotherapist of 26 years with a special interest in treating people with a neurological diagnosis.  She'll be introducing us to anatomy basics, so you're sure to understand your asana from your elbow.

Why is Accreditation Important?

Yoga teaching has evolved, becoming more professional and organised and teachers are now required to hold valid insurance before yoga studios will employ them.

Originally, yoga was passed from teacher to student, on a 1:1 basis.  Students would study for many years with their teacher, only beginning to teach once they had their teacher’s blessing.  The teaching of yoga has changed, and it’s now much less common for people to work privately.  We are more likely to attend class with several other students and the world of teaching online yoga has opened up.

If you really want to follow your dream and begin sharing your love for yoga, it's important to find a course which resonates with you, and which you know will help you develop the skills and experience to be the best teacher you can.

It's also essential to demonstrate to future employers that you have met certain criteria and that you are able to teach safe, intelligent and thoughtful classes.  With IYTT, we believe we have created one of the best, most thoughtful and inspiring yoga teacher training courses and we look forward to practising and exploring yoga together.

Finding a course which is registered with a reputable and established accreditation board is essential.

Accreditation & Certification

The IYTT diploma is fully accredited and certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK).

Upon successful graduation from the course, IYTT trainees will receive the following accreditation and certification:

* Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training Diploma certificate
* Eligibility to join Yoga Alliance Professionals at Associate – Level 1 status

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Have you ever thought about becoming a qualified yoga teacher?

Take a look at Catherine's accredited Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training course with renowned yoga and anatomy teacher, Gary Carter.

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