Brighton Yoga foundation has a group of Ambassadors which support and promote our work within the Yoga community locally in Brighton and Hove, and nationally.
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. Anika was a founding member of the Brighton Yoga Foundation and a trustee for the charity for its first three years. www.viniyogabrighton.com
Emma is a full time yoga teacher, writer and therapist based in Sussex. Also a yoga teacher trainer and regular retreat host, Emma specialises in holistic health, Ayurveda and yoga philosophy, and teaches these ancient subjects in a way that makes them accessible in the modern world. Emma was a founding member of the Brighton Yoga Foundation and a trustee for the charity for three years. Visit www.emmanewlynyoga.com for healthy recipes, blog posts and more information on upcoming retreats
Evelyn Brodie is a shamanic practitioner and integrated healer, based in Hove. For thirty years she enjoyed a lucrative career as an economist, live financial TV journalist and communications executive. In 2004 she had an experience that forced her to change her belief system, described in her book Corporate Bitch to Shaman: a journey uncovering the links between 21st century science, consciousness and the ancient healing practices. She feels her personal calling is to be a bridge between the worlds of psychosomatic and non-local healing and the scientific, medical world. She has published two further books developing these themes. She supports the healing powers of yoga and the Foundation’s attempts to take it those who need it the most.
Emily got on the mat in her late teens and her journey of Yoga began to unfold. She first trained in Vinyasa yoga and has gone on to study many practices such as Yoga Anatomy, Teaching Methodology Forest Yoga, Mind-Body connection and myo-fasia. Now an experienced international yogaiInstructor based in London, yoga is Emily's passion - fully believing in all its qualities and lessons, she tries to incorporate yoga into every aspect of life. For Emily, the practice on the mat is the practice for the real life off the mat. Emily has taught at Brighton Yoga Festivals and she strongly supports the Foundation's community outreach work. www.emilyclareyoga.com
Janice is passionate about yoga and during her 20 year long yoga journey has found the practice to be transformative. She completed the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course in 2007 and qualified as teacher with Sivananda Yoga in 2010 in India. Janice lives in Brighton & Hove and has worked for over 25 years for not-for-profit organisations that make a difference to society including those supporting people with severe financial challenges, vulnerable older people and those experiencing mental ill-health. She is currently Director of Finance & Resources for the School for Social Entrepreneurs and is a former treasurer of The Brighton Yoga Foundation. She brings her passion for yoga and organisational development skills to her role as Ambassador and acts an adviser to the Board as well as championing the work of the foundation in the local area and beyond.
Tarik Dervish is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, Yoga Teacher Trainer and current Modules Officer for the British Wheel of Yoga. He has been teaching and practising Ayurveda for over 20 years and specializes in running courses and workshops in Ayurveda for Yoga teachers and practitioners. He also runs a small clinic in London and Brighton. His workshops focus on helping students integrate ayurvedic principles into their daily life and yoga practice. For more information on his work, please visit www.yogawell.co.uk.
Gaia is a Yoga teacher and Doula based in Brighton. She brings nearly a decade of experience working for a Social Integration Charity in an Operational role and as a Project Manager. Gaia also has experience organising successful Yoga events across London. Gaia is passionate about how the practice of Yoga can benefit the physical and mental well being of individuals and was drawn to BYF after learning about the ever expanding community outreach programmes. The commitment and drive that the charity has to reach out to individuals in our city who may not have access to a yoga class and the positive impact this can have on lives is why Gaia is honoured to be a part of BYF and it's mission.