Like a Flower: My Years of Yoga with Vanda Scaravelli

Like a Flower: My Years of Yoga with Vanda Scaravelli

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By (author) Sandra Sabatini

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  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • Format: Hardback | 109 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 18mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 16 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905177291
  • ISBN 13: 9781905177295
  • Sales rank: 483,073

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A heartfelt and moving recollection by Sandra Sabatini, the author of the classic Breath, of her encounters and training under the guidance of Vanda Scaravelli, whose book Awakening the Spine inspired generations of yoga practitioners. With photographs by David Darom.

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Sandra Sabatini started to study yoga in Florence with Dona Holleman in 1975 and was part of her group of yoga teachers for some years, which met at Bacchereto, where Dona lived and Sandra soon moved. It was a wonderful time of discovery. Some years later she met Vanda Scaravelli and began a journey under her guidance which has not ended. In those years many teachers were seeking a wise and intelligent voice able to instil the fascination of sensing and listening into yoga. Vanda reawakened the intense passion for practice in her pupils that also animated her. In 1986 Sandra was invited to London by Mary Stewart to show her many pupils the approach Vanda had developed in teaching yoga. 'No ambition and infinite time', she often repeated, to keep the practice utterly simple. Later, in retreats offered by Thich Nhat Hanh, Sandra discovered the walking meditation again which Vanda had practiced all along the road to Fiesole, and brought this into her practice. For more than thirty years Sandra has been teaching in Germany, England, Finland, Israel and most recently in India. She lives in Campiglia in Tuscany, a beautiful medieval village near the sea, where she holds residential courses. Her official webiste is www.sandrasabatini.info.

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By Sian O'Neill 22 Feb 2012 4

This is a lovely, powerful small book written with great love and respect on the part of the author for her years spent with Vanda Scaravelli. Not a yoga manual as such, in careful prose it nonetheless reveals some of Vanda Scaravelli's key teaching principles and approach to yoga, such as careful attention to the breath. Accompanied by beautiful, crisp photographs of nature, I would recommend this moving and evocative book to all yoga practitioners and anyone with an interest.