• Hello, I'm Laura

    I am a Scaravelli inspired Yoga teacher with a keen interest in natural, somatic and mindful movement.

  • My Story

    My work is about freeing the body-mind of the constrictions we've imposed on it, so that its natural intelligence can shine through. You might find my approach particularly helpful if you're suffering from long standing fatigue, pain or anxiety issues, as my own practice over the last 30 years has been guided by those issues.

    I approached Yoga in my twenties having suffered from undiagnosed anxiety, fatigue and depression since childhood. Although my body initially enjoyed the traditional Asanas, I was craving something deeper, something that would bring me closer to what I always thought of as “home”. I soon embarked in a 3 year British Wheel of Yoga teacher training course and gained my Diploma in 1995.


    Around that time, I discovered Scaravelli inspired Yoga and started studying with John Stirk and subsequently Gary Carter. This subtle and unconventional approach to movement did not only make sense from an anatomical point of view, but, more importantly, from an experiential point of view. I was tapping into an inner intelligence which was occasionally capable of taking over and moving my body freely and effortlessly. I was tentatively taking my first steps towards inhabiting my body rather than being stuck in the perceived safety of my head. Unbeknownst to me, I was also being exposed to influences from somatic practices such as Continuum Movement, Feldenkrais and Body Mind Centering®, which I went on to explore in later years.


    Over the following years, every time my anxiety and fatigue resurfaced, particularly when I was bringing up my treasured son not having resolved my own childhood trauma (talking therapy was helpful up to a point), 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 practice and teaching continue to evolve, and I cherish the invaluable input of other Scaravelli inspired and Somatics teachers, namely Sophie Whiting, Rossella Baroncini, Jane Okondo, Maggy Burrowes and Andromeda Graziano.


    As a teacher, I am passionate about sharing the full potential of Scaravelli inspired Yoga and somatic practices to transform our deep rooted physical and mental patterns and access a more peaceful and harmonious way of being. I have had the pleasure to witness this transformation in many of my students, whose quality of life has (sometimes dramatically) improved, thanks to a decrease in chronic pain, physical and mental tension, emotional overwhelm and an increase in their mobility, their ability to relax, to have better eating and sleeping habits and a better relationship with themselves and others.

Privacy Policy
Your privacy is extremely important to me. Please read this privacy notice as it contains important information on who I am, how and why I collect, store and use personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact me and authorities if you have a complaint.

Who I am
As a Yoga teacher, I collect, use and am responsible for certain personal information about you. This is regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union, including the United Kingdom, and I am responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information.

The personal information I collect and use
In my communications, I collect the following personal information when you provide it to me:

- For the purpose of providing you with information regarding Yoga tuition, your full name, email address, telephone number and, in the case of corporate classes, the organisation you work for and your job title.
- For the purpose of teaching in your premises, your full name, email address, street address, telephone number and, in the case of corporate classes, the organisation you work for and your job title.
- For the purpose of keeping you up to date with current or future classes or private tuition arrangements, your full name, email address, telephone number and, in the case of corporate classes, the organisation you work for and your job title.
- For the purpose of teaching you in a manner that is appropriate to your needs and requirements, any health issues you might have brought to my attention.
How I use your personal information
I use your name, email address and/or telephone number to contact you either to make arrangements for private tuition, or to provide you with information regarding current (or future) classes. Occasionally, I use your name, email address and/or telephone number to send you information regarding a topic we have covered in lesson. I use your street address to locate your premises when lessons take place there. I use any information you have provided me about your health to teach you in a manner that is appropriate to your needs and requirements.

Who I share your personal information with
I will not share your personal information with any third parties.

I will only share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.

How long your personal data will be kept
I will hold your name, email address and telephone number indefinitely, unless you specifically request for them to be deleted. Your street address (where applicable) and health information will be held for as long as you are having lessons with me.

Reasons I can collect and use your personal information
I rely on Your Consent (that you have given clear consent for me to hold your personal data for a specific purpose) as the lawful basis on which I collect and use your personal data.

Your rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

- fair processing of information and transparency over how I use your personal information
- access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
- require me to correct any mistakes in your information which I hold
- require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
- receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to me, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
- object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
- object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
- object in certain other situations to my continued processing of your personal information
- otherwise restrict my processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

- email me at laura@intuitiveyoga.org.uk or call me on 01923-226806
- let me have enough information to identify you (e.g. your name and email address),
- let me know the information to which your request relates
Keeping your personal information secure
I have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. I am the only person who has access to your personal information, which will be kept in strictest confidence.

How to complain
I hope that I can resolve any query or concern you raise about my use of your information.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by telephone: 0303 123 1113.

Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice was published on 14th May 2018 and last updated on 14th May 2018

I may change this privacy notice from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version.

How to contact me
Please contact me if you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information I hold about you.

If you wish to contact me, please send an email to laura@intuitiveyoga.org.uk.