Festival 2018 Feature: Ram Vakkalanka

Ram Vakkalanka was born and brought up in India, steeped in the Yogic tradition. He studied Sankskrit language, Yogic philosophy and Nada Yoga since childhood. Based in Toronto, Ram travels all over the world sharing his deep knowledge of Yogic philosophy, Sanskrit and Nada Yoga. So far, 22 CDs in three languages, one DVD as well as an … Read more

Festival Feature: Be-Yoga

Be-yoga in Haywards Heath is a dedicated space for the community to develop and deepen their yoga practice. Their mission is to provide ‘Yoga for Everyone’. The team are passionate about the benefits of Yoga and have classes for all abilities, ages and levels of fitness. The studio has a full schedule of classes including; Dynamic Vinyasa … Read more

Programme Announcement: Peter Deadman to join us at the Festival 2018

Peter Deadman has worked in the field of health promotion for nearly fifty years, as co-founder of the much loved Infinity Foods and The Brighton Natural Health Centre, Author and founder of The Journal of Chinese Medicine. Peter will be joining us to talk about ‘The Transformative Power of Slow Deep Breathing‘ and what the … Read more

Interview | Esther Ekhart: “Stay Real, Loving & Honest”

Esther Ekhart is an internationally renowned Yoga teacher, trainer, and founder of EkhartYoga.com. From her studio in the Netherlands, Emma Newlyn conducted this very special interview with her to find out more about her long journey through Yoga, health and wellbeing. Esther offers advice on how navigate through life without attaching to the ‘stories’ and … Read more

Yoga With Homeless Young People

News from one of our head festival organisers Cat Duval and her work with homeless young people, showing how Yoga can lead to self-empowerment, self-acceptance, and a better life….

Originally Posted by Cat Duval on 12th November, 2015

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“The long awaited day was today. Starting to run a yoga course working with homeless young people in Brighton, bringing yoga into their drop in centre the Clocktower Sanctuary.  The task of breaking down yoga into bite size manageable chunks and distilling thousands of years of wisdom, philosophy and practice into an accessible course that not only engages but inspires young people experiencing homelessness to believe in its relevance, prioritise it to come each week and with any luck integrate it into their day to day life.  No pressure then!

My aim with this course is to offer the opportunity to look at key principles of self acceptance and self empowerment through yogic philosophy and practice.  To offer straight forward tools and a key set of principles that these young people can apply to their own challenges and life situations, both on and off the mat.  A way to bring focus to the physical when the mental chatter is relentless, a way to calm the body when heat builds, to cool with the breath, to regain control and awareness and move forward from a place of balance in mind and body.

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News Flash: Brighton Yoga Festival Presents £400 Donation to The Clock Tower Sanctuary

Brighton youth homeless charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary, were today presented with a £400 cheque by Cat Duval of Brighton Yoga Festival. The Clock Tower Sanctuary provides information, support and advice to young people aged 16-25 who are either insecurely housed or homeless. The Sanctuary offers a safe and friendly space, food and drink, access … Read more

5 Tips On Starting A Home Yoga Practice

We all know Brighton has an abundance of Yoga classes to choose from; we’re lucky enough to choose between anything from yin, hot yoga, vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, paddle-board, kundalini, and all things in-between!  While classes are a brilliant way to learn more about Yoga, to practice in a community and try different styles – nothing … Read more