About the Inner Yoga Trust
Founded in 1993 by Jenny Beeken, Pauline Sawyer and Jane Malcomson, the Inner Yoga Trust is a charity aiming to advance education and relieve disease through the teaching of yoga postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation and to advance the public education and health through the provision of teacher training courses, bursaries and research. The IYT is governed by our Board of Trustees and the teacher training courses are led by our School Board.
The Inner Yoga Trust has followed the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli for the last 15 years with our teachers Diane Long and Sophy Hoare. Vanda Scaravelli was inspired to move and change the Western posture in a way that brought us more into an awareness of the spine and its connection to the limbs.
The term ‘Scaravelli inspired yoga’ was originally suggested by Diane Long, a student of Vanda’s for 25 years, as being a more appropriate way of describing her own teaching. The focus of this way of movement is based on the movement of the spine and the movement of the hips and shoulders. We bring this awareness of movement into our asana teaching.
IYT Board of Trustees
The charity is governed by five trustees:
The trustees are extremely proud to be the entrusted custodians of the organisation and work closely with the School Board to ensure that the Inner Yoga Trust’s unique way of teaching benefits as many people as possible and is effectively shared through its like-minded community.
The Trust’s registered Charity Number is 1068211 and you can read the minutes of the last IYT AGM 2015. More than one hundred and twenty members support the Inner Yoga Trust through their subscription fees and voluntary activities. We have a part time IYT Co-ordinator who is supported by many volunteers who generously give their time.
The IYT School Board
The School Board is responsible for the development and delivery of our 500 hour Teacher Training Diploma and our other courses, verification of each course, development of the school’s CPD requirements and CPD events. There are currently six members of the School Board who meet regularly and work closely with the Trustees, the Co-ordinator and our members. Our School Board members are;
and Maddy Smith.
About our Members
Tthere are more than 120 members of the Trust with at least 80 of these being teaching members who are currently offering classes and workshops throughout the UK. We hope you’ll join us soon!