Testimonials - some thoughts and kind words from previous yoga students and teaching colleagues.
If you're considering joining us for the course, please email Catherine and she will put you in touch with previous teacher training graduates.
Artistic Co-Director at Candoco Dance Company (2017-2020) Lecturer in Dance Northern School of Contemporary Dance
The IYTT programme has radically liberated my movement practice and expanded the way I hold space for others. The programme encourages deep attention to the realities of our bodies - to better support our ability to find freedom and facilitate our students to do the same. The course offers a sophisticated approach to study, rooted in sensorial attunement, philosophical discourse and the most up to date research in anatomy. It is a life changing experience, highly relevant for its insights into Yoga’s past and in its commitment to foster dynamic, curious teachers for the future.
I deliberated for several years before finding a yoga teacher trainer who I hoped would resonate with my knowledge, skills and background as a neurological Physiotherapist. Catherine Annis has by far exceeded my expectations not only does she have a wealth of experience as a yoga teacher, her anatomical and biomechanics and movement knowledge is extensive. Her professionalism and passion to teach, share and exchange knowledge and skills in yoga and movement has been so valuable in enabling me to develop as a yoga teacher but has also immensely enhanced my treatment approaches in my physiotherapy practice. The best training I have done in years!
Really enjoying the teacher training course with Catherine Annis. I’m finding it life changing. So thought provoking , challenging, inspirational and progressive. All the trainers have so much experience, knowledge and passion to share.
I can't recommend this training enough. The teachers are extremely generous with their knowledge and very supportive. They really encourage us to celebrate our individuality and creativity as yoga teachers (within a safe framework grounded in the latest anatomy research) and are not interested in churning out 'robotic' yoga teachers who teach by rote or teach set sequences. The students I have started to teach have responded really positively to this approach.
This is such a wonderful life-changing course. Challenging and hard work but incredibly rewarding. Catherine and the other great tutors have given me so much confidence with their depth of knowledge and experience. The way the course is structured works really well and it has been working just as well now it has had to move online to Zoom. The fact that the course takes 18 months gives time to digest all the learning and properly research the home study elements. I chose the course more to develop my own practice and learn more about yoga and was not convinced I would or could end up teaching. I feel very lucky to have found this course – and to my surprise – I am now teaching.
Yoga teacher and osteopath
I have known Catherine since 2001. During this time she has been my student, yoga colleague and friend. It has been a pleasure to act as her mentor. I have been impressed by her enthusiasm and the intelligent way in which she has immersed herself in all aspects of yoga. She continues to add her own flavour that arises from her dedicated practice. Her teaching reflects her understanding of this broad and valuable subject.
This training course has been a truly transformational experience. I chose this course because I wanted to really deepen my practice. I wanted to explore, to learn, to question, to feel, to embody, to listen, to understand and to develop the confidence to "maybe" teach some day. And I can honestly say - it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Catherine and the team are remarkable teachers, not only for all the knowledge they generously share during the 18th months, but for the incredibly supportive and safe space they created for us to make this journey truly ours.
Olga Fedori (Olga Victorovna Fedorishcheva)
Actress (Holby City, Eastenders)
Catherine’s yoga teaching is inspired. We have all met those yoga teachers along the way who manage to let their light and wisdom shine so very brightly yet make it so personal and applicable to you. Catherine is one of these gifted teachers who have influenced my being, my body and the way I approach my practice and my teaching in subtle yet profound ways. I would go even further to say that having studied with her changed things fundamentally. One often hears: “Do yoga from the inside.” In Catherine’s classes I finally realised what this means - it’s priceless. I highly recommend studying with her in any way you can: privately, group classes, retreats, immersion, trainings or all of the above. Namaste!
This teacher training course has been a fabulous experience, a huge learning curve and worth much more than the money invested in it. I really appreciate the breadth of the course, which incorporates a thorough history of the philosophy of yoga, essential anatomy and physiology and a well-structured approach to posture work, exploring asana in depth for personal practice while progressively developing our teaching skills in small and large group settings.
The format allowed me time to revise and assimilate the learning through well matched assessments and to have the confidence and knowledge to begin to practice teaching yoga, which has been a joy. It is a journey of self-discovery, at times intense, but always rewarding. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute and cannot recommend this yoga teacher training in London enough.
Pilates foundation (Director – retired)
Catherine belongs to an elite group of 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. Her Scaravelli yoga classes are invigorating, challenging but also deeply relaxing. 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.
BBC radio broadcaster
Catherine is a wonderful yoga teacher. She is firm but compassionate, and I feel completely safe with her. Her Scaravelli yoga teachings have changed the relationship I have to my body – I’m more confident physically, and I’ve learned to trust my own experience through her teaching. This is seriously deep and wise yoga!
Fashion editor, Vogue
Catherine’s Scaravelli yoga in London is refreshingly down to earth, ‘non-smug’ yoga … Her teaching is intelligent, soulful, spiritual, intuitive, spontaneous, surprising and a total joy. How she helped me alleviate a really painful back problem is another example of how hugely generous in character and spirit she is, and always goes that extra step further to interact with her students on a deeper and more personal level than any other instructor I have worked with.
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.