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BYF BLOG

Why the need for a yoga Trade Union?

A Trade Union for Yoga Teachers Written by Brighton Yoga Foundation Chair Davy Jones You may be surprised that some yoga teachers feel the need to join a trade union. After all, teaching yoga is a privilege, very rewarding and something we love to do. But sadly, it is increasingly obvious that “yogaworld” is not … Read more

Yoga for Children with Alternative Needs

Charlotte Cooke spoke to Jenny Watson, who teaches yoga to children with alternative needs and is also a volunteer here at Brighton Yoga Foundation. With 46 out of the 68 primary schools here in Brighton already using yoga as a tool for their pupils, it is evident that the awareness of its many benefits for … Read more

Celebrate International Yoga Day 2020 – 21st June

  To celebrate International Yoga Day the Brighton Yoga Foundation will be offering two free online community yoga classes. These are a taste of our current online Community Outreach Programme, which offers free, gentle, and accessible yoga to many vulnerable members of our community. We encourage anyone who feels they might benefit physically or emotionally … Read more

Brighton Yoga Foundation Trustee Honoured as COVID-19 Community Champion

  Brighton Yoga Foundation Trustee Hannah Lee Weller honoured as Community Champion during COVID-19 Pandemic. In response to a call-out from Councillor Alexandra Phillips, Mayor of Brighton & Hove, local residents have nominated over a hundred Community Champions who have been honoured for going above and beyond in their efforts to support their community during … Read more

Bringing Yoga Philosophy to Life Part 3 – Guidelines for a Peaceful Life- By Emma Newlyn

The Yamas or ‘laws of life’ as Alistair Shearer translates them, are ahimsa: non-violence, satya: truthfulness, asteya: non-stealing and integrity, brahmacharya: right use of energy, and aparigraha: non-hoarding and non-attachment. Non-violence can be understood as ensuring kind thoughts, words and actions towards oneself and others. This could be in the form of practicing positive self-talk, … Read more

BYF Online teachers Forum – Taking Yoga Online Resource Pack

On Monday 30th March, Brighton Yoga Foundation hosted an online yoga teacher forum, the topic of discussion was ‘Setting up classes online and coping with a changing world’. We shared tips on how to take your teaching online and which pros and cons of each platform, self-employed tax grants, things to be aware with regarding … Read more

Bringing Yoga Philosophy to Life Part 2 – Journey to the Mountain Top- By Emma Newlyn

The word yoga itself is derived form the root yuj, meaning ‘to join’, ‘bind together’, or ‘unify’. Dr. Matthew Clark – research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and author of The Origins And Practices of Yoga: A Weeny Introduction, notes that at its root, yoga is “an attempt to … Read more

Bringing Yoga Philosophy to Life – The Origins of Yoga – By Emma Newlyn

Diving below the physical layer of yoga can offer deep insights into the workings of the mind, profound perspective-shifting discoveries, and philosophical concepts that allow yoga to be taken off the mat and into everyday life. Indeed, physical yoga postures are abundantly beneficial, but there’s another side to yoga that can be practiced anywhere, any … Read more

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Yoga and Sanskrit – By Emma Newlyn

Modern yoga classes are often taught with a mixture of English and Sanskrit language – “downward facing dog”, “warrior two’ and “mountain pose” might seem a little more accessible to the majority of Western practitioners after all. However, the ancient Indo-European Sanskrit language still used in parts of India today actually has real depth, beauty … Read more

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Partner Feature: Riverford

Here at Brighton Yoga Foundation, we’re extremely happy to tell you all about another of our brilliant sponsors for this year’s Brighton Yoga Festival – the award winning team at Riverford Organic Farmers. Riverford is well known across the UK for delivering fresh, organic vegetable boxes straight to your doorstep. The story behind Riverford Organic Farmers … Read more

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Partner Feature: Infinity Foods

Say hello to our dear friends at Infinity Foods! The Brighton Yoga Foundation couldn’t be more pleased to announce that we have partnered up with the lovely team at Infinity Foods, who are kindly be sponsoring us again this year! Infinity Foods & Kitchen is a much loved place amongst locals where you can get … Read more

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Partner Feature: Chant Malas

We feel incredibly lucky to welcome back Chant Malas as a sponsor of Brighton Yoga Festival for the second year running. Founder Helen Forester tells us what she’s looking forward to this year, as well as letting us in on some new additions to her offering, coming soon. Tell us a little more about Chant Malas… Chant … Read more

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Partner Feature: It’s Yoga Brighton

We’re delighted that It’s Yoga Brighton are sponsoring Brighton Yoga Festival  for the second time – and also look forward to experiencing classes and workshops from some of their brilliant teachers over the festival weekend. We spoke to Co-Director and Facilitator, Lena Younes, to hear more about the It’s Yoga Brighton story… Tell us a … Read more

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Partner Feature: Yoga with Bryony

Each year, Brighton Yoga Festival is made possible with the help of our wonderful sponsors, all of whom exhibit at the festival. We thought you should find out a little more about each of these sponsors – starting with the lovely Bryony Hamerton of Yoga with Bryony… Tell us a little more about Yoga with Bryony? … Read more

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Partner Feature: Little Stars Childcare

Yoga for all is the theme of our annual Brighton Yoga Festival. No matter your age, size, background or experience, a regular yoga practice can benefit everyone. Postures can be adapted and yogic techniques delivered in different ways. This is no better demonstrated than by our friends at Little Stars Childcare (Bear Road, Brighton) who … Read more

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Yogathon Success: Supporting Yoga In Schools

This year’s annual Yogathon at the Brighton Unitarian Church was a huge success. Over a hundred people joined in our donation-based classes, taught by Brighton and Hove’s finest yoga teachers. Meanwhile, little yogis explored on a yoga discovery in a magical forest wonderland, designed by our fabulous kids yoga team. We are very proud to … Read more