Narelle Carter-Quinlan BAppSc
Narelle Carter-Quinlan embodies the Body-Land. She inhabits the lived experience of yoga for scoliosis and embodied spinal anatomy. An anatomist by academic, experiential and yes, cadaveric training, her unique body of work integrates the practice of yoga with the embodiment of your anatomy, your embryology, and your body as landscape.
Passionate about her subject and vibrantly engaging, Narelle has guest presented to sell out Workshops and lectures at Yoga Union Centre for Backcare and Scoliosis in New York City, has taught the spinal anatomy and scoliosis research component of Elise Miller's yoga for scoliosis Teacher Training in San Francisco, has taught in Europe, the UK, New Zealand, and of course, within her native Australia.
She has presented her scholarly and movement research in yoga and the spine at International peer reviewed Conferences, including the World Congress for Low Back Pain, the World Dance Alliance Global Summit, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, The Australian Osteopathic Convention, and the Australian Yoga Therapy Conference. She has taught Anatomy at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) over seven years.
Renowned for her uniquely beautiful, information rich presentations, and her deep, yet playful teachings on Spinal Anatomy, Narelle delights in illuminating the complex with originality, humour and story. With her formal training and apprenticeship in the Iyengar method of yoga unravelling close to two decades, Narelle's yoga and movement practice spans five. She is a dancer, choreographer and artistic director, currently researching House of the Broken Wing, a performative, movement and sound, film and written exploration of moving in a scoliotic landscape.
Offering the only service within Australia that specialises in yoga for scoliosis, Narelle's vision lies in the creation of Studio Scoliosis©, an immersion centre on the eastern seaboard of Australia, offering a dedicated, focused space to contain yoga for scoliosis intensives, together with embodied meditation, movement and sound practices. Phase 1 of Studio Scoliosis currently operates in Brisbane.
Narelle facilitated her first full Yoga with Scoliosis Student and Teacher Training in Brisbane during 2013. In response to international and interstate students' requests, she created the LAB version of her signature online course, EASS-y; Embodied Anatomy of the Spine in Scoliosis-applied to Yoga, during 2014. Huge Joy!
As a photographer, Narelle makes images and film of the Land, journeying into country on walkabouts. Her Body-Land Retreats take folk on journeys into the body of the living landscape. We are part of the greater ecology.
Narelle can be reached at
Phone +61 (0)434 862 088