Davy Jones co-founded the Brighton Yoga Festival in late 2013 with Mikaela Perera and has been centrally involved in the three annual festivals held from 2014 to 2016. Davy has been a yoga student since 1999 and a yoga teacher for ten years. He passionately believes in the power of yoga to effect not just physical and mental change, but also social and political change.
Davy grew up as a teenager in Saltdean and moved back here in 2002. He stood as the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election – the first yoga teacher in the UK to stand for parliament.
Davy is the chair of trustees of the Brighton Yoga Festival.
A musician, Yoga teacher, freelance blogger & massage therapist; Emma has a passion for spreading the word of well-being to others and helping people to realise that their own natural state of being is one of health and happiness. Emma’s love of music is infused throughout her Vinyasa Flow based classes with soundtracks ranging from upbeat electro to serene Indian sounds.
Anika has been teaching yoga for over ten years and has qualified as a Yoga Therapist. She believes that any part of a yoga practice needs to be accessible and appropriate, rather than trying to encourage all students to practice in the same way. Her main focus when working with yoga is to ensure that it is the right practice for each person, whether in a group class or when offering private tuition.
Camille is the Managing Director of The Float Spa in Hove a well-being centre offering floatation therapy, a range of complementary therapies and a stunning yoga studio tucked away for the hustle & bustle of the city. Camille originally got involved with the festival as the main sponsor in 2015.
David is a multi-disciplinary design and communications consultant for the non-profit, and charitable sector, helping organisations communicate and implement positive social change. He also moonlights as a pianist and composer. As a practising buddhist, David takes particular interest in the mental health benefits of meditation, and yoga in all its forms as a path towards more mindful living. He joined the team as Trustee in 2016.