The excitement is building as we look forward to our 2021 Brighton Yoga and Well-Being Festival. The coming together of so many like-minded people, to enjoy the best that yoga has to offer in a location surrounded by nutritious food, ethical retail stands and of course, the opportunity to listen to and learn from so many people from the world of Yoga.
The festival is a year-round project that involves the input of so many people, but we recognise that this task would be near impossible were it not for the backing of our wonderful sponsors. We are delighted to welcome them and thank them for their generous support.
What began as a small shop in 1971, from a group of passionate foodies wanted something different than was on offer in the growing supermarkets, scraping together whatever cash they could get until Infinity Foods was formed in its first site on Church Street in Brighton. Even catering for the first Glastonbury Festival.
Now completely democratically run by all its workers’. Over the 50 years, they have become a pillar for our local community, donating to local charities and initiatives, while growing to be a well-known brand nationally in health food shops.
Today, Infinity Foods is made up of the Infinity Foods Shop & Bakery in the heart of the North Laine in Brighton and Infinity Foods Wholesale in Shoreham-by-Sea which distributes vegetarian, natural and organic food all over the world.
They have a diverse history with many colourful memories and moments. Some of their current members have been with the business from the very early years. They are an ever-changing and evolving business with the core ethics that drive them forward.
PLATF9RM is Brighton & Hove’s largest independent coworking community of businesses and creatives, known for its lively and collaborative culture. These spaces house 850 members who enjoy access to 30,000 sq feet of space, spanning two sites across the city.
Their busy cultural programme of events are carefully curated to help members connect with each other, develop professionally and stay ahead of all the latest business trends.
As well as encouraging collaboration within PLATF9RM, they nurture connections between members and the surrounding community. PLATF9RM welcomes local businesses to hire their spaces or join them for a coffee or some food at the Grounds, and they love to co-create events with arts, culture, education and third sector communities within the city.
We are very grateful to Sport England for the award of a grant which significantly contributes towards the running costs of the festival. This allows us to channel our energies into creating the very best yoga festival experience for everyone, whilst helping us achieve our goal of raising funds to support our year round outreach programmes, bringing yoga to those who might otherwise, due to circumstances, not be able to experience it.
Proper farmers with mud on our boots, Riverford have been growing organic produce for over 30 years. Unashamedly nerdy about veg, they always choose the tastiest varieties – and never spray your food with artificial nasties. Caring for the soil and wildlife on their land, as well as the other growers and makers in our community, is at the heart of everything they do.
Their mission is to provide you with the best of the season. Spuds like your grandad used to grow, the crunchiest cauliflower and the carrotiest carrots, all delivered to your doorstep with minimal fuss and unbeatable quality. And better yet, it’s all 100% organic.
For over 20 years, Yogamatters has been faithfully supporting yoga teachers, yoga studio owners and yoga practitioners around the world as they step in and out of classes, journey to retreats and commit to daily practice at home. With over 2,500 yoga and wellbeing items available online at yogamatters.com – from yoga wear to meditation cushions, essential yoga props to naturally fragranced candles – and great advice from our friendly customer service team and informative, inspiring blog, they’re confident you’ll find everything you need to help you take the first step onto the mat and then continue on your yoga journey.
At Yogamatters, you’ll find a passionate, engaged and values-driven team committed to making positive things happen. With a wonderfully diverse range of yoga practice, experience and styles between them, trust that their genuine passion for yoga and wellbeing shines through in all that they do – be it sourcing and stocking the latest wellness books or taking the time to help you choose your perfect yoga mat.