What is Scaravelli Inspired Yoga?

what is scaravelli yoga-2

You may have heard me mention Scaravelli yoga before, or you have looked at the Retreat Yoga & Wellness Studio's timetable and wondered what this type of yoga is.  To answer your questions I have dedicated a blog post explaining my interpretation of this incredible woman’s teachings. Vanda Scaravelli was a concert standard pianist who had two children and tragically … [Read more...]

Prenatal Yoga

Retreat prenatal yoga low res-10

While I was pregnant with my daughter 5 years ago, yoga was one of the things that brought my body comfort from the various aches and pains that emerged.  Through the breath work and meditative part of the practice I was able to prepare my body for the experience of birth and then the months of recovery afterwards.  Things didn't turn out as I had wanted them to with my birth … [Read more...]

Yoga Nidra

Retreat Yoga Nidra low res-4

This week I had a bit of an epiphany while cooking dinner, as you do.  I don't know whether I can really call it that, but it was definitely a moment of clarity.  Before I get to the epiphany, I will back track a little. After I finished university, I went backpacking to Australia to make full use of my opportunity of a one year working/holiday visa.  While there, as fate … [Read more...]

Alternate Nostril Breathing – Anuloma Viloma

Anuloma Viloma-6

I developed pre-eclampsia in my 35th week of pregnancy and my daughter was delivered by emergency c-section two weeks later. I was told by the doctors that the high blood pressure would most likely settle down about 6 weeks after delivery and I could come off the medication. It didn’t. Nearly 3 years after her birth I finally came off the medication thanks to the help of a … [Read more...]