I approached yoga in my twenties having suffered from undiagnosed fatigue, depression, and anxiety since childhood. That experience led me, over many years, to explore the practices that I offer you today – knowing that sustainable change can only be achieved by diving deeply into the body and making friends with what is there.
Every time my anxiety and fatigue resurfaced, particularly when I was bringing up my treasured son (not having been able to fully resolve my own childhood trauma with talking therapy), it became clearer and clearer that inhabiting my body and experiencing the full spectrum and intensity of its feelings and emotions with acceptance and compassion was the only solution. Deferring to the body’s inner intelligence and ability to heal was key. This, of course, proved to be true when trying to address physical imbalances as well.
Thirty or so years on, I continue to explore my body with playfulness and ease, both in movement and in stillness and it never ceases to surprise and amaze me.
My aim as a teacher is to facilitate your personal journey and help you transform your experience of your body and mind as a source of pain and separation into a place of ease, space and connection. My hope is that you will come to experience the energy of a truly alive body, the clarity and resilience of a calm mind and the joy that comes with intimate connection - to yourself, to others and beyond.
I am passionate about sharing the full potential of Scaravelli inspired yoga and somatic practices. I would love to help you transform any deep rooted physical and mental patterns and access a more peaceful and harmonious way of being. It has given me great pleasure to witness this transformation in many of my students, whose quality of life has (sometimes dramatically) improved. Many of them have experienced a decrease in chronic pain, physical and mental tension, emotional overwhelm and an increase in their mobility, their ability to relax, to enjoy better eating and sleeping habits and a better relationship with themselves and others.