Scaravelli inspired yoga workshops
Yoga workshop(s) (Scaravelli inspired yoga) gives you the time and space to explore and understand how compliant you are in yoga postures and movement. We, humans, are neurological creatures, how well we move is dependent on our “body map”. If our movements are not compliant with our unique body map, long term complications can arise. If we push too hard to achieve an asana or pose. It is vital for our long term health that our yoga practice does not do this. Under Erling’s experienced guidance, you’ll get the chance to change your awareness of how you “do yoga”.
Usually, yoga practitioners and teachers rarely question the guru teaching lineage. Scaravelli inspired yoga is less dogmatic in its approach to learning. In a yoga workshop, I intend to help you clarify your practice.
Yoga workshops theme’s
Each yoga workshop has an idea. The morning session covers the topics of contents in theory and practice. We will learn how to implement these into a yoga practice in the afternoon sessions. The spine has a natural range of movement that we want to encourage. Learning about this above all will keep you mobile and healthy.
Scaravelli inspired yoga
Scaravelli inspired yoga is a profound, practical and anatomical approach to yoga practice. It develops ways to move intuitively. If our yoga practise can undo tension, refine movement and restore natural suppleness and vitality to the spine, we will move better. By design, our movements should be natural and comfortable. Life can complicate this. Finding this balance is yoga.
Vanda Scaravelli understood that natural balance and how to find it in her yoga.
From her training in the anatomical precision of Iyengar Yoga and the emphasis on breath and ease in Desikachar’s Viniyoga, Vanda developed her own distinctive way of working with breath and gravity to free the spine. She distilled movement to a few essential principles: the surrender of the lower part of the body to gravity gives back a lightness that liberates the upper part of the body.
She inspired a generation of yoga teachers to explore and develop these principals, which continues to this day.
Why do I teach Scaravelli inspired yoga?
“Developing a safe and informed yoga practice will bring untold rewards to the individual. I think Vanda Scaravelli found within herself a kind, direct route to that which is Yoga…a state of being. She has influenced many others to find that too. Sharing some of her and my other teachers’ insights, I hope they will benefit you in your yoga practice.”
Dates for workshops 2020
Breathing, it’s just you. 24th April
We humans come into the world, knowing how to breathe. In yoga, we give breath special meaning because of its historical connection to prana (the vital life force). Humans become tense in life. But if we are habitually tight, we don’ get to breathe optimally. During this workshop, I’ll teach techniques to release muscular tension. When there is less tension, your body self-regulates breathing. It is not about you imposing ideas on yourself. It is about you being you.
Theory of movement. 20th June
In this yoga workshop, we’ll explore the theory of movement in a Modern Postural Yoga Practice. Your yoga practice should support the normal range of functional movement we humans have. Sometimes the opposite happens. I will share some background and history of yoga asana and how to develop safe practice methods that avoid injury or strain.
A compliant Spine. 19th September
Your spine is the engine of your movement. Humans need to practice movements to be resilience to the functions we do. We habituate these patterns. Over time we set a unique body pattern that governs where we move in the spine. A compliant spine moves us well. But what happens when your spine is not? You overuse the areas you move well from and exclude the areas you have not mapped.
Post lineage yoga. 14th November
I like to say I’m firstly a human, yogi second—this flys in the face of some of the more traditional esoteric tantric yoga ideas. But if yoga is genuinely about discovering our human nature and conditioning, the yoga community needs a wake-up call in the 21st century. In this workshop, I’ll share a new understanding of what yoga is in our current time, which questions traditional guru lineage teaching.