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

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

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

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

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