Brighton Yoga Festival 2020 Online
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2020
Join our first ever online yoga festival for a weekend of yoga, movement and talks.
We are so excited to host this festival of top yoga teachers and speakers and hope you can support us by donating to give the gift of yoga to those most in need.
A Weekend of Workshops and Talks
The festival includes four exciting workshops from highly experienced International teachers offering a variety of yoga lineages and styles.
Julie Martin, Dianne Bondy, Gary Carter and Norman Blair
We are also hosting a BAME panel to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and finding Diversity in yoga. The panel discussion will raise questions and begin to suggest actions for how the yoga community can radically improve its commitment to diversity.
Panel on Black Lives Matter - Finding Diversity in Yoga
How can our yoga practice aid in our work for racial equity and social justice?
Saturday 25th July 3-5pm
The global mass uprisings of protests and organised antiracist action by the Black Lives Matter movement, in response to the recent murders of black people in the US which sparked shock and revulsion, have brought about greater awareness of the oppressive treatment of black and minority ethnic communities. It has initiated a passionate desire for meaningful and sustained change. Shockwaves have been felt by the yoga community which has been, before now, mostly complicit in its lack of inclusion and representation. This Panel, comprised of people of colour, will discuss the Black Lives Matter campaign, its significance and impact - including on the yoga community. It will raise questions and begin to suggest actions for how the yoga community can radically improve its commitment to antiracism.
Chaired by Twanna Doherty :
Twanna Doherty, Managing Director, Yogamatters
As MD of online yoga retailer, Yogamatters, Twanna Doherty is focused on accessibility, inclusion and connection. A compassionate, driven and visionary business leader, Twanna is determined that Yogamatters will be a force for sustainable good.
Twanna joins us to Chair this panel as we seek to dive into a conversation about Black Live Matters and how we find more diversity in yoga.
Dianne Bondy - Social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement.
Jonelle Lewis- Yoga teacher making yoga & wellness inclusive & accessible
Kallie Schut - A lifelong social activist - advocating for those without a voice or presence in places of power and privilege - in law, the community and now in yoga.
Amani Eke- Wellness Educator, yoga teacher and founder of Project Yogi a not for profit organisation which helps teach young people the principles and practice of yoga and mindfulness.
Dirish Shaktidas- A London based yoga teacher immersed in the world of holistic healing. Internationally trained by world renowned teachers he has been practicing yoga and meditation for over ten years.
Nourishing the Yin
Sunday 26th July 2.00-4.00pm
This two-hour Yin yoga workshop is grounded in a practice of space. Space for participants to stay and soften in shapes. Spaciousness that can encourage appreciation.
In this space, practitioners can examine choice - numbness or waking up; disconnecting or attention; judgment or calmness in the inevitable whirlwinds of life. Norman is one of the most experienced Yin yoga teachers in the UK.
Sunday 26th July 5.30-7.30pm
Join Julie Martin for a two hour masterclass. Julie’s style of flow and curiosity, a practice for all those who are tired of showing up to merely make shapes. Join the Intelligent Rebellion and allow yourself to find a practice that feels authentic to you and your own body.
Using awareness of sensation Julie will guide you to explore natural spirals, waves, pulses, expansion and contraction, integrated movement, breath and pause.