Yoga Workshops

On-Demand Downloadable Videos

Catherine teaches online yoga classes, workshops, immersions and courses online throughout the year.  Some of these yoga sessions will be recorded.

If you can't attend on the day, you can buy video copies of these recorded yoga sessions which are available as MP4 downloadable files to view at a time which works better for you.

New recordings of classes, workshops and yoga nidra are added as they become available.

Yoga Workshops Available for Purchase

Yoga Workshop, Strength, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Strength for Yoga & Beyond

Would you like to enhance your yoga practice?  Would you like to feel stronger, build stamina and improve your joint health?

As we age, we experience hormonal changes affecting muscle mass and bone density.  Once we pass the magic age of 50, we often also find it gradually more difficult to balance.  However, we can take positive action to actively and consistently counteract these

Join Catherine for this practical workshop, as she draws on the latest sports science and her life long experience of Pilates techniques and applies them to her main passion, yoga.

Join us if you’d like to:

• Stabilise joints
• Increase bone density
• Increase your resting metabolic rate
• Positively affect your mental health and reduce anxiety and depression
• Reduce pain intensity
• Improve your sleep, confidence, self-esteem and resilience

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but especially those who:

• Would like to increase loading and strength when experiencing fluctuating hormones, eg peri-menopause, menopause and andropause
• Are working with chronic back/hip/ joint issues looking to develop more joint support
• Are on the hypermobile spectrum
• Would like to increase their body confidence, self-esteem and stamina

Video time: 2 hours 3 minutes
£30

Video number: Strength-1

Vagus Nerve, Workshop, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Demystifying the Vagus Nerve

Join Catherine for this workshop to learn about the vagus nerve and how it affects our stress and energy levels.

Together, we’ll discover how vagus influences our ability to relax and stimulates our capacity to rest and digest.  We’ll look at how increased vagal tone supports our resilience, supporting our ability to transition from sympathetic response (i.e. fight / flight / freeze / fawn), to the calm and sociable state of the parasympathetic.

Also included is an overview of how we can use its natural power to treat conditions as diverse as trauma, inflammation and migraine.

Join us on this Vagus workshop to:
learn more about the natural power of the Vagus nerve
explore Stephen Porges polyvagal theory and how it relates to our lived experience
learn simple techniques to down-regulate and soothe our nervous system

We’ll also investigate how improved vagal tone works to:
reduce inflammation
boost energy levels
lower blood pressure & heart rate
improve sleep
alleviate stress & anxiety
enhance our ability to connect through social interactions
improve our relationships through developing our capacity to trust and experience compassion

Video time: 2 hours 29 minutes
£35

Video number: Vagus-3

Spinal Engine, Scaravelli Yoga Workshop, Yoga Video

YOGA WORKSHOP
The Spinal Engine

Join Catherine on this workshop to explore the spine’s power, resilience and innate intelligence through creatively exploring movement as initiated and driven from the lumbar spine.

A spectacular piece of engineering, our spine is supremely adapted, elastic and responsive. As both the central powerhouse of the physical body and the housing of the central nervous system, it’s intimately involved in everything we do in daily life and in our yoga practice.

During this workshop Catherine will guide you through a thoughtful, enquiry-led practice designed to enhance your conscious awareness of the spine as both a sensory organ and an initiator of movement.

Through practice and an anatomical focus, you’ll explore how the spine is integral to wellbeing at all levels, its role as both structural support and sensory receptor, and how developing conscious awareness of the spine benefits our bodies in all movements, complex and simple, allowing us to move with more ease and grace. You’ll sense into your own unique anatomy to find ways of practising yoga that are inspired by the shape and form of our own bones.

You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on your individual spine and the confidence to explore yoga in an intelligent, personalised way, whatever your practice style, creating a unique and individual approach to movement that will sustain you for life.

Video time: 2 hours 55 minutes
£40

Video number: Spinal-Engine-1

Self Care, Craniosacral Therapy, Yoga Workshop, Yoga Video, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Self Care & Craniosacral Therapy

Have you ever wondered how to create that deep bliss you feel after a wonderful massage?  That sensation of being both grounded and light, refreshed and ready for deep rest?

During this session, we’ll be exploring what stimulates that delicious feeling of being “yoga stoned” and how we can generate it ourselves, through our own personal approach to practice. Whilst some yoga is all about our experience of movements and muscularity, there’s an another way to practice which takes us into the deep rhythms and pulses of the fluid body and this is how we’ll approach our final session in the Beyond Asana series.

During this workshop, we’ll:

* Explore how movement can become free, exploratory and reflective of our fluid natures
* Move away from muscularity and powerful movement and dive into our fluid nature
* Tune into the deep rhythms and pulses of your fluid body, particularly your craniosacral fluid (CSF),  which bathes the brain, flows through the spinal canal and on down into a pocket within the sacrum
* Find balance and harmony through your fluid system to bring a sense of calm and well-being
* Explore how to invoke a sensitive, delicate attention which can stimulate our own fluid balance, thereby generating a sense of ease and restful quiet
* Delivered in a practical, accessible style, this workshop is not to be missed.

Video time: 2 hours 0 minutes
£30

Video number: Self-Care-Craniosacral-1

Legs, Yoga Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Legs & their Connection to our Sense of Self

Our legs are intimately bound up with our sense of choice and personal power.

We first experience ourselves as individuals, separate from our mothers, as we begin to walk.  Taking our first steps, we start to express personal agency and preference.  We experience ourselves as “growing up”, literally reaching away from the floor, into space and thence to adulthood, learning to find balance and “stand on our own two feet”.

This creates a connection between our experience of using the strong muscles of our legs and hips and selfhood.  There’s a strong association too, with personal autonomy and wellbeing.  So it’s no surprise that, during the early lockdowns of the pandemic there was a marked increase in physical exercise as individuals expressed their desire to feel more control over their choices and situations.

During this workshop, we’ll:

* Explore the developmental role of the legs in creating a sense of individuality and personal choice
* Consider whether and when it might be helpful to straighten the knees and how we can work with knees that are prone to collapsing – into hyper extension or bending
* Discuss how the pandemic has caused an increase in both physical activity and sedentary living and how that might affect our sense of self and wellbeing
* Explore the feeling of strength and support that arises from our legs and how it supports our mental health

Video time: 2 hours 4 minutes
£30

Video number: Legs-1

Shoulders, Upper Back, Yoga Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Shoulders & Upper Back

Our shoulders are complex joints, incredibly flexible and adaptable and yet often prone to feeling stiff and tense.  Stress and anxiety is often expressed in this area, causing discomfort which may then radiate up into the neck, down the arms into the wrists or throughout the torso, leaving us feeling grumpy and out of balance.  Today we’ll give our shoulders and upper back a sensory treat, let go of deep seated tensions and experience space and freedom in this overused area of the body.

During this workshop, we’ll:

* Understand the complex structure and function of the shoulder joint
* Explore the anatomy of the shoulders, arms, ribs and neck
* Discover the intimate relationship between the upper spine, shoulders and the breath
* Learn more about the rotator cuff
* Give your shoulders and upper back a sensory treat, learn to let go of long held tensions
* Practice some gentle, deliberate and focused techniques to help you change movement habits and release tensions which may restrict you in everyday life

Video time: 2 hours 3 minutes
£30

Video number: Shoulders-Upper-Back

Spine, Yoga Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga, Hatha Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
The Spine & its Importance in Yoga

At the earliest stage of our development, the spine is one of the first structures to form.  It comes into being to house and protect our nervous system and, as we grow, our bodies organise around it.  In this context our spine develops to be at the heart of everything we do, both physically and psychologically.

Throughout life, it is central to our ability to move and enjoy that movement and yoga provides us with exciting possibilities to play with that potential.

During this workshop, we’ll:

* Understand the structure and function of our spine
* Consider the spine as the central powerhouse of the physical body
* Develop an appreciation of the spine’s role as housing of the central nervous system, structural support and sensory receptor
* Investigate how all movement begins within the spine
* The intimate relationship between our spine and everything we do in daily life and our yoga practice

Video time: 2 hours 0 minutes
£30

Video number: Spine-Importance

Fundamental Movement Patterns, Yoga Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Fundamental Movement Patterns

If we like yoga, we tend to do it a lot.  And in these circumstances it makes sense to really understand what we’re doing and why.  How do our movements reflect normal, everyday functional movement patterns?  What are the fundamental building blocks of movement and how do we learn to make them as infants?  How do the patterns we create in very early life affect the way we move as children, adults and on into old age?

During this workshop, we’ll:

* identify the 6 fundamental movement patterns
* discuss what we mean by “functional movement”
* investigate how we can adapt our approach to yoga postures to become more compatible with healthy, functional movement
* investigate how habitual movement patterns and postures may have affected our ability to move and feel these fundamental patterns
* examine how yoga helps us explore fundamental patterns
*discover how to let go of unhelpful movements and move with more ease and fluidity

Video time: 2 hours 0 minutes
£30

Video number: Fundamental-Movement-Patterns

Scaravelli Yoga Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga, January, 2023

YOGA WORKSHOP
Yoga for Wellbeing

Join me to explore how yoga enhances our sense of wellbeing, actively reduces stress and anxiety and how we can adapt our practice to support ourselves during challenging times.

 

We’ll explore:
* How yoga helps us go beyond our physical selves to understand our base-line emotional or psychological state
* The emotional qualities we experience when we practice specific movements
* Cultivating strength and purpose through our practice
* The links between movement and emotion
* How to tailor our practice to our daily needs.  For example adapting to promote inner quiet and calm or a stimulating and inspiring practice create more energy and uplift.

 

Video time: 1 hours 57 minutes
£30

Video number: Yoga-for-Wellbeing

Silence Workshop, Yoga Video, Catherine Annis Yoga, Scaravelli Inspired

YOGA WORKSHOP
Silence in an Age of Noise

This practical workshop explores the value of turning down the volume and experience the powerful impact of silence.  We explore how silence affects us, how it boosts our creativity, our ability to focus and stimulates mindfulness.  Leave with a sense of how incorporating small amounts of quiet into our lives reduces stress, enriches our relationships and improves our health.

Delivered in a practical, accessible style, these workshops are not to be missed.

Video time: 1 hours 58 minutes
£30

Video number: Silence-in-an-Age-of-Noise

Breathing, Long Covid Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga, Scaravelli Inspired

YOGA WORKSHOP
Breathing for Long Covid

If you’re living with Long COVID, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), you’ll be familiar with symptoms of tiredness, interrupted sleep, insomnia and feeling drained by normal everyday life.  In this workshop, we look at how our bodies are affected by these conditions and explore simple breathing techniques to re-balance our nervous systems and restore energy and vitality.

Delivered in a practical, accessible style, these workshops are not to be missed.

Video time: 1 hours 57 minutes
£30

Video number: Breathing-Long-Covid-1

Catherine Annis Yoga, Gary Carter, Yoga Workshop, Video, Making Connections

YOGA WORKSHOP
Making Connections 4
Exploring the Deep Front Line

Join Catherine Annis & Gary Carter for this fourth in a series of pop-up yoga workshops – Making Connections.

For this episode in the series, we're moving deep.  Deep into the deep front line of the body, exploring how close it is to the deep back line and its intimate connection with flexion, our ability to fold and gather inwards.  We’ll expand on how we can use this knowledge to enhance our teaching and practice.

Video time: 2 hours
£30

Video number: Making-Connections-4

Catherine Annis Yoga, Gary Carter, Making Connections, Video, Superficial Front Line

YOGA WORKSHOP
Making Connections 3
Exploring the Superficial Front Line

Join Catherine Annis & Gary Carter for this third in a series of pop-up yoga workshops – Making Connections.

We’ll look at our superficial front line, unpicking its relationship with our ankles and shins, its connection with back bending and how working with it can help us release in the spine.

We’ll explore how we can use this knowledge to enhance our teaching and practice.

Video time: 2 hours 1 minutes
£30

Video number: Making-Connections-3

Scaravelli Inspired, Catherine Annis Yoga, Gary Carter, Making Connections

YOGA WORKSHOP
Making Connections 2
Exploring the Side Body

This is the second instalment in our Making Connections series of masterclasses, which are an opportunity to unpick our practice in the light of the most recent understandings of our myofascial connections.

Catherine Annis and Gary Carter examine how the sides of our bodies connect into and relate to our lungs, hips, arms, shoulders head and even feet.  We’ll explore how we can use this knowledge to enhance our teaching and practice.

Whether you're a teacher in training, a serious student or starting out on your yoga journey, these explorations are created to support you as you develop informed, accessible and sensitive approaches to practice.

Video time: 2 hours 28 minutes
£35

Video number: Making-Connections-2

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga, Catherine Annis Yoga, Gary Carter, Making Connections, video

YOGA WORKSHOP
Making Connections 1
The Superficial Back Line

In this, the first of the Making Connections series of workshops with Gary Carter and Catherine Annis, join us to explore the connection along the superficial back line of the body, sensing how the heels, sitting bones and skull inform our experience of simple and more complex poses.

Gary Carter and Catherine Annis have worked together for many years and developed a joint approach to teaching which delicately weaves anatomical knowledge into movement practices, drawing on their decades of experience in yoga, breath, pranayama and Eastern and Western understanding.

Delivered in a practical, accessible style, these workshops are not to be missed.

Video time: 1 hours 57 minutes
£30

Video number: Making-Connections-1

Scaravelli Yoga Video, Workshop Video, Pelvis, Pelvic Balance, Catherine Annis

YOGA WORKSHOP
Pelvic Balance

Have you ever wondered why one side of your body is easier to access than the other in your yoga practice?  Or why some “hip openers” are more challenging than others?

It’s all related to the balance of your pelvis, and how the web of ligaments, tendons and muscle tissues in this key area work together to support and connect your hips, lower back and legs.

Read the full description of this workshop by clicking here.

Video time: 2 hours 4 minutes
£30

Video number: Pelvic-Balance-1

Fascia, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Video, Yoga Workshop, Catherine Annis Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP
Exploring Fascia the organ of structure

Fascia has become the latest trend in yoga and bodywork.  Practitioners and experts from all fields of movement are discussing and researching it, and it’s revolutionizing our understanding of how the body moves.  We’re beginning to throw away the old paradigms and move towards a new fluid approach to movement practice.

If you’d like to find out more about this magical, almost liquid, connective tissue, and its impact on our yoga practice, join Catherine for this practical workshop

Read the full description of this workshop by clicking here.

Video time: 1 hour 57 minutes
£30

Video number: Fascia-1

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Video, Yoga Workshop, Psoas Muscle

YOGA WORKSHOP
Demystifying The Psoas Muscle

The psoas muscles are the deepest muscles in our body.

They are the link between our spine, diaphragm and legs and act as messengers between our inner selves and the outer world.

They are involved in almost every movement we make - walking, running and sitting and provide important pathways for neural messages.

Read the full description of this workshop by clicking here.

Video time: 1 hour 57 minutes
£30

Video number: Psoas-1

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Video, Vagus Nerve Workshop, Catherine Annis, Yoga Video

YOGA WORKSHOP
Demystifying The Vagus Nerve

Have you ever wondered what the Vagus nerve is and why it’s so important?

Playing a fundamental role in the parasympathetic nervous system, the so-called “wandering nerve” is responsible for our rest and digest capacities, and when stimulated, produces a calming and soothing force in our bodies

Read the full description of this workshop by clicking here.

Video time: 2 hours 17 minutes
£35

Video number: Vagus-2

Head, Neck, Shoulders, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga, Workshop, Catherine Annis, Exmoor, Somerset

YOGA WORKSHOP
Release your Head, Neck & Shoulders

Do you have a tight neck and shoulders?
A stiff upper back?
Tension headaches?

With desk-bound jobs, urgent deadlines and our current addiction to smartphones, it’s no wonder!  Join Catherine to give your shoulders and upper back a sensory treat, let go of deep seated tensions and experience space and freedom in this overused area of the body.

Read the full description of this workshop by clicking here.

Video time: 1 hour 54 minutes
£30

Video number: Head_Neck_Shoulders-1

Scaravelli Inspired, Immersion, Catherine Annis Yoga, Gary Carter, 2020, video

YOGA IMMERSION
with Gary Carter & Catherine Annis

Discover how moving with awareness and understanding can profoundly affect our mood, shifting anxiety and enriching our human experience.

Originally a 5 day residential immersion course, this is a condensation of key practices and learnings, designed to offer you insight into the power of developing your own practice.

Read the full description of this 3 day immersion by clicking here.

Video time: 7 hours 55 minutes
£75

Video number: Immersion-1

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