Community yoga classes

COMMUNITY YOGA CLASSES

In 2021 we continue to offer a hybrid timetable, offering both face to face and online classes. 

All our classes follow a set of principles to ensure participants gain a sense of safety and familiarity when they join our community outreach yoga classes. These principles include a confidential and welcoming atmosphere, use of invitational guidance and language, no expectation to try anything that does not feel comfortable and respect of one another’s space and boundaries.

Further information about each specific class, who it is suitable for, and what to expect, can be found below. Please note that all Brighton Yoga Foundation classes require registration and are not drop-in sessions.

Yoga class timetable

Gentle Yoga with Charlie - Zoom - 45 minutes

Location: Zoom

Gentle yoga is an opportunity to bring movement into the body with mindful awareness,
self-compassion and gentle inquiry to release tension, create space within body & mind and to reconnect back to yourself. 

Brighton Women Homeless Service with Marie-Louise

Location: Hove

Womens only class. A therapeutic yoga class delivered to women who are living in supported accommodation. The class is delivered by a mental health practitioner and trained yoga teacher and sessions are suitable for women who have experienced trauma, chronic illness, and mental health challenges. .

Chair Yoga with Helen

Location: Brighton

Open to all genders. Chair Yoga is a great way to access the benefits of yoga with the additional support of a chair, allowing you to build strength, increase mobility and stability and mindful awareness of body and breath. The glass ends with a beautiful guided relaxation enable you to take pause and rest.

Yoga for Strength & Resilience with Charlie

Location: Brighton Yoga Studio

Women only class. This class is an opportunity to explore yoga through postures, movement and breath for building physical strength and balance and mental resilience in a supportive, therapeutic environment.

Yoga for Women of Colour with Indie - 60 minutes

Location: Brighton Yoga Studio

Gentle Yoga class for for women who identify as Black or Person of Colour. Indie guides with a focus on rest, intentional movement and breath. Suitable for beginners.

Turning Tides with Louise

Location: Worthing

Open to all genders. A gentle yoga class to support residents and staff of Worthing based charity, Turning Tides. Turning Tides provide housing and support to single homeless people in Sussex.

Therapeutic yoga with Hannah - Studio - 60 minutes

Location: Brighton Yoga Studio

A women-only class, suitable for those who have experienced trauma, chronic illness, and mental health challenges. An invitational, held space where we come together to move, breathe, and take time to listen to our body’s inner wisdom.

Mill View Closed Session with Helen
A therapeutic small group class offered to residents of Mill View hospital. This class is delivered by a Yoga Therapists ensuring the sessions are delivered safely to meet the therapeutic needs of the residents.

Gentle Yoga with the Hangleton & Knoll Project with Indie - starting 22nd September

Location: Local Community Hall

Open to all genders. A gentle yoga class to support the community of Hangleton & Knoll. This class is suitable for beginners and offers an opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga within their own community.

8-week Trauma Informed Yoga Course - starting 30th September

Location: Central Hove Studio

Women's only course. A therapeutic yoga course suitable for those who have experienced trauma, chronic illness, and mental health challenges. An invitational, held space where we come together to move, breathe, and take time to listen to our body’s inner wisdom.

Yoga for Strength and Resilience with Peter - starting 23rd September

Location: Central Hove Studio

Open to all genders. This class is an opportunity to explore yoga through postures, movement and breath for building physical strength and balance and mental resilience in a supportive, therapeutic environment.

Yoga for deep rest with Laurie - 60 minutes 

Location: Zoom

This class is designed to help the mind and body slow down, creating an opportunity to step into a state of deep rest. The class includes mindful movement, breath awareness and practices, and a 20-minute guided relaxation. 

Register here for our community yoga programme

The Brighton Yoga Foundation delivers yoga free of charge to those living with long-term mental and/or physical health conditions, those living in isolation, or those who wouldn't normally be able to access yoga within a studio setting. If you would be interested in registering or finding out more please complete the form below.

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COMMUNITY YOGA TEACHING TEAM

Laurie
Charlie
Laurie Cooper
helen
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Indie-Foolheea
Justine Rowan Brighton Yoga Foundation

Testimonials

Yoga has given me a way to express myself

calm my mind and stretch my body as well as be connected with mind and body whilst connecting with others in a subtle way, it's within a safe environment giving me the freedom to be myself and within myself. It not only helps me to learn about me but keep a connection to others and enjoy something fun enjoyable and totally free to move and express without judgement.

I'm feeling safer, happier and now can talk to others.

It's changed everything about my life from barely coping to feeling strengthened and more resilient. I can physically move with more confidence. I have made two friends from the yoga group which I'm so grateful to have found. From losing my job,health,community,friends and mind I can now look forward to living with renewed purpose. Heartfelt thanks for this opportunity to believe I can be better.

That’s when I really understood that what Yoga had created

This was a safe place for me, surrounded by people I trust and held gently in a space of acceptance and ease. Never questioned why a certain posture doesn’t feel safe, or expected to explain anything, just able to be whatever I came with that day. This has been an amazing realisation for me that mind body and breath can be so connected and this has given me the tools to continue my journey to healing and self acceptance.