Davy Jones co-founded the Brighton Yoga Festival in late 2013 with Mikaela Perera, and has been centrally involved in the annual festivals from 2014-2017 and the establishment of Brighton Yoga Foundation as a registered charity. Davy has been a yoga student since 1999 and a teacher for over ten years. He teaches in Brighton & Sussex and runs yoga holidays around the world with his partner Janaki as part of InspirationYoga. He passionately believes in the power of yoga to effect not just physical and mental change, but also social and political change. Davy grew up as a teenager in Saltdean and moved back here in 2002. He stood as the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election – the first yoga teacher in the UK to stand for parliament.
Davy is chair of the trustees of the Brighton Yoga Foundation.
A musician, Yoga teacher, freelance blogger & massage therapist; Emma has a passion for spreading the word of well-being to others and helping people to realise that their own natural state of being is one of health and happiness. Emma’s love of music is infused throughout her Vinyasa Flow based classes with soundtracks ranging from upbeat electro to serene Indian sounds.
Anika has been teaching yoga for over ten years and has qualified as a Yoga Therapist. She believes that any part of a yoga practice needs to be accessible and appropriate, rather than trying to encourage all students to practice in the same way. Her main focus when working with yoga is to ensure that it is the right practice for each person, whether in a group class or when offering private tuition.
Camille is the Managing Director of The Float Spa in Hove a well-being centre offering floatation therapy, a range of complementary therapies and a stunning yoga studio tucked away for the hustle & bustle of the city. Camille originally got involved with the festival as the main sponsor in 2015.
David is a multi-disciplinary design and communications consultant for the non-profit, and charitable sector, helping organisations communicate and implement positive social change. He also moonlights as a pianist and composer. As a practising buddhist, David takes particular interest in the mental health benefits of meditation, and yoga in all its forms as a path towards more mindful living. He joined the team as Trustee in 2016.
Caroline Pick was a Yoga teacher in Camden, London for 20 years up to 2013. She now runs an annual hatha yoga retreat at a rural centre, Cortijo Verde, in Spain. After a career in making and commissioning TV documentaries for BBC and C4, she has recently moved to Lewes and become a Trustee of the BYF and is particularly interested in how yoga in the broadest sense can change lives. She is most involved in the BYF’s outreach work of providing yoga for teenagers and for vulnerable groups of people. She is still a filmmaker/artist.