....Born in England, in 1972 to Jamaican and Irish parents nowadays Scarlett spends her time living in Europe during the summer and teaching or studying in Asia during the winter.
Scarlett has been a yoga practitioner for more than 20 years and sharing her experience of yoga in many of its various forms with students for over 15 years. Her teaching style for asana originates from her years of study and training in many different styles including Ashtanga and Dynamic yoga. Through simple and clear instructions Scarlett offers a practical, light hearted, fun, creative, and spontaneous approach to yoga suited to both beginners and more advanced students.
One of her main sources of inspiration comes from Godfrey Devereux who devised the dynamic yoga method and with whom she spent time studying as his apprentice and trained as a teacher in 2002-4.
In 2005 Scarlett also studied intensively with Larry Schultz at 'Itsyoga' in San francisco where she trained as an ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher and also learnt to 'fly' training in his 'Rocket' series which focuses on arm balancing postures and strongly influences her self-practice and teaching to her more advanced students.
Another of Scarlett's important influences comes from Agama Yoga. In 1998 Scarlett was in Rishikesh and completed the Level 1 month long intensive with Swarmi Vivekananda, the spiritual leader of the Agama yoga school. The course offered her a rich source of ancient and modern disciplines which gave her a deeper connection and understanding of the subtle bodies, subtle energies and the different levels of consciousness fundamental to our existence and evolution. Since that time she has returned to the agama teachings and and studied Levels 2 and 3. In 2011 she completed the Agama 500hr TTC and more recently completed the Agama Tantra Instructor Training.
When teaching hatha Scarlett's main focus is to guide students towards having the confidence and understanding to develop a self-practice and to personally experience the transformative power of yoga. Her emphasis in her teaching is 'its not what you do but how you do it!' encouraging students to journey inward and explore the possibility of cultivating awareness, sensitivity and concentration of the mind, creating openings for self development and empowering students by reconnecting them to their own inner wisdom and divinity.
As 21st Century practitioners Scarlett very passionately believes that Tantra has a major role to play in our lives. "Tantra is the path that enables us to cultivate a sacred relationship with ourself, others, our life and existence itself. Specifically relevant to the time that we live in Tantra teachings offer us the possibility to radically evolve on many levels."
As well as teaching yoga Scarlett complements her understanding of the body, mind and spirit as an accomplished and skillful massage therapist. Trained in 8 different styles of massage she has developed her own unique style of deep tissue remedial massage which honours the individual needs of the person she is treating to create therapeutic and deeply relaxing results.
“At the age of 20 frazzled by my circumstances and the age-long question ’what should I do with my life?’ I headed out to Asia. Through my travels encountering different people and places it became transparent that I was at my happiest either deep in the heart of nature or in a place of worship. So I travelled exhaustively through Asia and most extensively through India which I had a special affinity for feeling it to be a country deeply rooted in spiritual practices throughout the whole of its society with a legacy of thousands of years great teachings and teachers..