"The yoga I teach was originally inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli...

as well as by those that have been called to further her work. It is an approach to yoga practice that places its emphasis on quality of movement above anything else, and I consider it to be an invitation, not only to reclaim the natural freedom,and strength that is our birthright, but also to reawaken the simple joy of being embodied"

"Scaravelli inspired Yoga involves a deep personal process of transformation through developing awareness of, and exploring and simplifying relationships between; the pull of gravity from beneath, the action of the breath, and the potential liberation and elongation of the spine that can arise from those relationships."

" It is a principle that is both revolutionary and absolutely common-sense, and can be the foundation that forms into a fascinating life-long journey of self-inquiry that somehow sheds light on the true nature of being human ..."

"To my understanding the word 'yoga' means to bind, to put back together, to reintegrate. It has nothing to do with achieving postures by distorting the body, but it has everything to do with creating the unique condition of harmony and synergy within the structure, and by reflection, within the human being. When this unique state is achieved, the body is suddenly capable of moving in extraordinary ways with simplicity and grace."

Marc J Acquaviva

Marc became passionate about yoga as a child and since 1991 has been studying and practicing exclusively with people that have worked directly with Vanda Scaravelli such as Diane Long and Sophy Hoare, as well as ostepaths and anatomists that have been called to further her work such as Pete Blackaby and John Stirk.
Marc is now runs the AcquaViva School of Yoga (training courses for teachers), which takes up the majority of his time.. He does however
offer private yoga tuition (Online yoga classes and one to one), and runs the occasional open yoga workshops, yoga weekend breaks and retreats around the UK, Europe, and long-haul destinations. He also teaches on individual training days and seminars for the British Wheel, Yoga Scotland and other teacher training organisations. Please feel free to get in touch to organise something in your area.

For information on the Teacher Training, Please visit


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Inspired yoga, for dedicated practitioners ...

Yoga with Marc










(aka Marc Woolford)