Yoga in the Tradition of Vanda Scaravelli and the Teachings of Diane Long

Yoga in the Tradition of Vanda Scaravelli and the Teachings of Diane Long

November 9 & 10

with Brooke Welsh

1pm – 4:30pm Saturday & Sunday

Location: Love Tribe Center: 1008 Main St. Branford

Cost: One Day: $70, Entire Workshop: $120.

Brooke’s classes are primarily rooted in hatha yoga, which focuses on unlearning old habits and patterns of movement, through which the spine becomes more alive. A new relationship deep within is possible, returning us to a more friendly and whole relationship with our bodies.

This deep and gentle approach to yoga cultivates qualities of awareness and attention, coupled with a sense of curiosity and play, in the asanas (poses). Using the asanas to explore movement as an organic process of undoing tension, we focus on creating space in the body to invite new movement and life in and through the spine.

Unlike traditional yoga classes, this way of working focuses on a deeper discovery of how the body is capable of moving. In these classes, you will experience a different strength, greater freedom and more ease in your body. Classes are personalized and hands-on.

This yoga is wonderful for everyone: whether you have a regular practice, are new to yoga or somewhere in between. This way of working assists in cultivating a fresh approach to a personal practice.

This hatha yoga, inspired by the practice and teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, author of Awakening the Spine; and Diane Long, author of Notes on Yoga. Diane was Vanda’s main student for 23 years in Florence, Italy.

Vanda spent over 40 years with her practice, uncovering layers of aliveness and vitality in her body through the cultivation of her awareness and her willingness to be a beginner each time she came to her yoga.

Diane, a dynamic and inspiring teacher, has continued the discovery and refinement of this practice for over 45 years teaching worldwide.

In 2000 Brooke met Diane on one of her first visits to Philadelphia and has continually studied with her ever since.


Brooke began practicing yoga in 1998, and has been teaching for nearly as long. Hatha yoga quickly became a doorway leading to Brooke’s discovery of mind/body healing modalities and spiritual practices. The cultivation and refinement of Brooke’s studies and practices have become as much of a journey for Brooke as her life itself. It is from this place that Brooke extends her offerings and teachings.

Based in Philadelphia, Brooke travels, teaches and studies around the world. She utilizes yoga, breath and bodywork to gain more enjoyment from life, while finding integration and wholeness for herself and others. Brooke teaches group classes, workshops & private sessions by appointment.