What is Scaravelli inspired Yoga? & who is Vanda Scaravelli?
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga is a form of Yoga practice that respects the ‘revolutionary’ understanding of Yoga shared by Vanda Scaravelli during the later years of her life and through her book ‘Awakening the Spine’.
Who was Vanda Scaravelli?
Vanda Scaravelli, the namesake of Scaravelli, inspired Yoga, was born in 1908 in Florence Italy, to a highly musical and intellectual family.
Her mother Clara Corsi, a teacher, was one of the first Italian women to graduate from University. Her father Alberto Passigli, a successful businessman, was instrumental in the world of music and opera helping to create the Maggio Musiclae Fiorentino and also the Orchestre Stabile enabling Florence to have its own orchestra; Vanda herself trained as a pianist to concert level under the tutelage of Ernesto Consolo. During her childhood and family life she was exposed to some of the century’s most formidable artists; the family villa Il Leco became a salon for such masters as : Arthur Schnabel, Arturo Toscanini, Federico Fellini, Bronislaw Huberman, Pablo Casals and Andres Segovia