What is Scaravelli Inspired Yoga?

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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...]

Homemade Ghee

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I learnt this recipe from my yoga teacher and dear friend, Dot Bowen.  Ghee is the most heat-stable of all fats so is excellent for cooking. It doesn’t de-nature on exposure to light, and has the ability to carry the qualities of foods cooked with it deep into the tissues. It is nourishing and supports digestion.  Ingredients: Good quality organic unsalted butter. … [Read more...]

Alternate Nostril Breathing – Anuloma Viloma

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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...]