Meet the Team

Our teachers have over 200 years of combined yoga experience.
With all this knowledge, wisdom and guidance, you know you’ll be in safe hands.

Catherine Annis Yoga, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

Catherine Annis
Course leader

Originally a professional dancer, Catherine Annis has been practising yoga since the late 1970s.  She has explored Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, and has been strongly influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.   Catherine holds an MA in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage therapist, and this interest in the body underpins her teaching.  As one of the leading teachers of Scaravelli inspired yoga, she's taught on several yoga teacher trainings and continues to expand her personal interest in  the role of yoga in working with stress and anxiety.

She created the Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Immersion Course – a six-day residential intensive for teachers and teacher trainees, which has been running annually since 2009, and teaches regular workshops and courses around the UK and Internationally.

www.CatherineAnnisYoga.com

Gary Carter, Yoga, Teacher, Training, Course, iytt, London, Camden, UK, Europe, ScaravelliGary Carter
Anatomy and myofascial connections

Gary Carter has been teaching and practising yoga and various other movement practices for 25 years. He has studied Shiatsu, Chi Ne Tsang, CranioSacral Therapy and in 1998 met Tom Myers and studied the Anatomy Trains theory in depth, completing the KMI Structural Integration training.

Over the past 15 years he has lectured in Movement Anatomy for Yoga, Yoga teacher trainings, Pilates teacher trainings and massage schools all over the UK.  He has run the Science of Movement course at Middlesex University from 2007- 2011 and studied Dissection at the Institute of Anatomy in Vienna. He ran his Natural Bodies centre in Brighton for over 20 years offering several yoga teacher trainings and continues to run his Anatomy and Yoga courses in England, Scotland and Ireland.

www.NaturalBodies.co.uk

Jody Barber, London Yoga Teacher Training, Scaravelli Inspired, Anatomy, ttc, Physiotherapy

Jody Barber
Introduction to anatomy

Jody Barber has been practising yoga since 1998 and has experienced several styles, Mysore Astanga, Yin, Hatha and Scaravelli and is a qualified yoga teacher.

Jody is also a Chartered Physiotherapist of 26 years and has a special interest in treating people with a neurological diagnosis. As a physiotherapist she is trained to an advanced level in the Bobath Concept, which is a specialist assessment and treatment approach for individuals with disturbances of function, movement and postural control. The rationale of this approach is based upon present day knowledge of motor control, motor learning and neural plasticity, as well as a knowledge of biomechanics.

Jody works for the NHS and as a private physiotherapist and teaches yoga classes and workshops in West Hertfordshire. She has a passion for understanding the anatomy of the body and how it moves and how to restore normal movement when dysfunction arises.  Jody has clinically supervised many undergraduate physiotherapy students.

www.neurologyacademy.org/profiles/jody-barber

Neville Cregan, yoga, teacher, training, London, Scaravelli, Annis, iyttNeville Cregan
Yoga philosophy

Neville Cregan has been teaching the history and philosophy of yoga since 2003.  During a trip through India in the 1980s, he accidentally ended up at an ashram, and the experience inspired his curiosity.  On his return to the UK, he completed a Humanities BA focusing on Indian religions and philosophy.

He is interested in issues of cultural appropriation, and exploring whether modern Western scientific knowledge is changing our approach to yoga.  Neville is also an accredited British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher, and a qualified Thai massage therapist and reflexologist.

www.NevYogaMassage.co.uk

Rachel Meller, Yoga TeacherRachel Meller
Teaching assistant

Rachel has always had movement in her life - she trained as a gymnast in childhood and her teens, and now spends much of her off-mat spare time outdoors, dog walking and gardening. She is also a keen classical Pilates student and is always interested in bringing a broad range of influences to her yoga practice and teaching - most recent workshops have included Feldenkrais and circus skills.

She began a regular and consistent yoga practice while recovering from cancer treatment, which has led to a special interest in finding ways to aid others recovering to
use yoga to help themselves.

Rachel thoroughly enjoyed the IYTT process, and found a great connection with her fellow trainees, enormous inspiration from the teaching faculty and a reignited love of learning.

Rachel is a recent IYTT graduate.

Rachel Meller Yoga

Alicia Moran

Pilates Foundation (Director – retired)

Catherine Annis belongs to an elite group of London yoga teachers who are at the top of their practice. Her understanding of the body and the language she uses to describe movements and poses is vivid and sophisticated. She has inspired my work as a Pilates teacher and introduced me to a broader understanding of how to achieve release and balance in the body.

Karen McCoss

Yoga Teacher

Thank you for all your amazing teaching over the two years, it's been incredible and you have been a wonderful support all the way through the teacher training course.  I am so lucky to have found your ttc! 

Pippa Richardson

Yoga Teacher

Completing my yoga training under the guidance of Catherine was truly a life changing process. Her expertise, care and passion is exceptional and reflected in everything she does.  The pace of the course allowed time for integration and exploration, something I really valued.

Whilst we do everything in our power to ensure all teachers will be available,
there may be occasions beyond our control when the teaching  team may need to change.

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