Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Workshops with Catherine Annis: Vienna, Austria – January 2018

A Weekend of Mindful Yoga Workshops x4

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Yoga Teachers:  Catherine Annis 
13-14th January, 2018
Venue: Little Yoga Room – Vienna (Strozzigasse 32-34/2. Hof. Stiege / Top4, 1080 Vienna, Austria)
Cost: €65 for any workshop, or for all 4 workshops €235
Booking: Please email to make your booking

“If you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way”
Vanda Scaravelli, Awakening the Spine

Begin the new year by enhancing your yoga!  Join Catherine Annis for a series of mindful yoga workshops based on the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli to:

  • Discover how yoga can help you release tension, change the way you move, and improve your quality of life;
  • Find out why there’s so much more to touch than how the teacher adjusts / assists you;
  • Play with gravity, and become more grounded and centred;
  • Learn about the psoas – the muscle of emotion – and how it’s related to the spine, and the breath, and explore simple techniques to release it


YOGA WORKSHOP 1: Releasing Tension Through Yoga

We are a product of our experiences. The way we move, our thoughts, our reactions … they create patterns which gradually sink into us and become absorbed into our bodies, affecting the way we relate to ourselves, and to others.  Join this workshop to explore how yoga can help.  Sit quietly, move consciously, breathe, and begin to softly open.  Practicing compassionately and with mindful awareness, we can:

  • Soothe our nervous system, relax our tissues and responses, and find out how to go with the natural flow of the world around us;
  • Use simple poses to let go of unnecessary tension and dissolve layers of habitual patterning;
  • Restore our whole selves to a state of ease, tranquillity and happiness.


YOGA WORKSHOP 2: The Art of Touch

The sense of touch is crucial for human development.   It is the first form of communication between mother and child, and can be a valuable tool in drawing attention to forgotten or sleepy areas of the body.

In this workshop, we’ll explore different approaches to touch within our yoga practice and discover:

  • Techniques to improve the quality of our touch and learn how it can improve our sensitivity and awareness of ourselves, as well as others;
  • The value of touch in revealing more supple and fluid approaches to movement;
  • How the concept of touch moves beyond the physical and into the psychological


YOGA WORKSHOP 3: Gravity & Grounding

In this workshop, we’ll explore gravity and the sensation of grounding, and how these elements combine to release and awaken the spine, and bring a sense of lightness and natural ease into our yoga practice.

Working with attention, we’ll learn how to work with gravity to gently encourage the body to open, creating space and lift through the body.  Join this workshop to:

  • Understand and explore how gravity affects the mechanics of our movements;
  • Learn how to surrender to the pull of the earth and become more grounded, physically and psychologically;
  • Use the power of gravity to unwind and awaken our spines, creating new beneficial approaches to yoga and movement


YOGA WORKSHOP 4: Demystifying the Psoas

The psoas muscles are the deepest muscles in our core.  They are involved in almost every movement we make, from walking and running to sitting, and of course, throughout our yoga practice.

Whilst they are extraordinarily sensitive and responsive, we often find it difficult to consciously feel them, or even know where they are within our bodies.   When we’re tired, emotional or have just been overdoing it a bit, they may become unbalanced and tense, potentially causing a wide range of symptoms including lower back pain, stress, postural imbalances and contributing to exhaustion and poor digestion.

Join this workshop to understand more about these most emotional of muscles, and:

  • Improve your understanding of the structure and role of the psoas in the body ;
  • Learn why you should never stretch your psoas – and why it doesn’t need strengthening;
  • Let go of long held tensions which may help relieve lower back pain and improve your psychological well being.


Who is this weekend for?

These workshops are for anyone who’d like to find out more about this unique, subtle yet demanding approach to yoga, and all levels of experience are welcome.  Beginners will welcome the straightforward approach.  Teachers and serious students will experience a new way to explore your practice.  Also suitable for those working with chronic (but not acute) spinal issues.


All workshops are suitable for all levels, from beginners through to more experienced practitioners.