Caroline Reid Bristol Scaravelli-inspired yoga teaching


Caroline Reid Scaravelli-inspired yoga Virabhadrasana 3

When I began practicing yoga, in my late 20s, my body was stiff and uncomfortable, having had scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine) since childhood. Working with my yoga teachers I was amazed to discover what my body could feel like. They helped me find internal spaciousness and freedom that I hadn’t experienced before. It was like discovering that the house I had lived in for so many years contained hidden passageways and rooms that I was only just becoming aware of! This process continues…

Inspired by the slow revolution that was taking place in my own body and by Vanda Scaravelli’s book influential ‘Awakening The Spine’, I trained in London with two of Vanda’s direct students Sophy Hoare and John Stirk, qualifying in 2002.

During the training I met Diane Long, who studied with Vanda for 23 years. Diane and Sophy are the authors of ‘Notes on Yoga – The Legacy of Vanda Scaravelli. Since then I have continued to study regularly with Diane, traveling to work with her around the U.K, Italy and India. In 2011 I met Christine Borg and continue to work with her regularly too.

“What a privilege it is to realize the beauty of living inside this body” Diane Long

“Caroline has a very kind approach and an in-depth understanding of the kind of yoga we do. I love watching her demonstrating poses because her movements always come from within and they unfold in a very animal like way. The way she adjusts is also incredible. She is a very special and gifted teacher. I feel lucky to be taught by her.” Kasia