The Art of Letting Go
Join Catherine Annis on this practical Scaravelli inspired yoga workshop where we will look at the art letting go - The Life Centre, Islington, London, Nov 2019
We are a product of our experiences. The way we move, our thoughts, our reactions … they create currents and patterns which gradually, over time, sink into us and become part of us, affecting the way we relate to ourselves, and to others.
Some of these experiences are pleasant, and have a soothing affect on our tissues and responses, whilst others may send ripples of resistance through our systems, building layers of protection that restrict our natural flow within the world around us.
Join Catherine on this Scaravelli inspired yoga workshop to explore how yoga can help.
Sitting quietly, moving consciously and with compassion for ourselves, breathing, and softly opening, we can learn to dissolve these layers of habitual patterning, restoring our whole selves to our natural state of ease, tranquillity and happiness.
Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress-free yoga that benefits everyone. Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels, from beginners to those with many years of experience. 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.
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. As Vanda explains in the opening page of her book “Awakening the Spine”:
“There is a division in the centre of our back, where the spine moves simultaneously in two opposite directions: from the waist down towards the legs and the feet, which are pulled by gravity, and from the waist upwards, through the top of the head, lifting us up freely”.
Vanda’s 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.”