A 1500hr Senior Yoga Instructor, Minded Yoga Therapist, Experienced Teacher Trainer and Minded Institute supervisor, Bryony is our founder and with 10 years full-time teaching experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to Be-Yoga.
With a regular yoga practice since drama school in the 90s, Bryony found the breathing techniques and the discipline of yoga enhanced the experience of performance. Moving to Brighton in 2002 and discovering hot yoga was when the practice became a daily, transformative experience. Teacher training followed and since 2008 Bryony has had the opportunity to teach yoga full time to many different students of all ages and abilities.
Ever a student and developing her teaching skills with further training and continual, evolving practice, Bryony currently trains with Shiva Rea in India, London and Greece and works as a supervisor with Heather Mason on the 500hr professional Yoga Therapy course at The Minded Institute. Also qualified in 2010 with Jo Manuel at The Special Yoga Centre - Teaching Yoga To Children and Yoga for the Special child, Bryony has completed various immersions with the Jivamukti school of yoga and trained with Judith Laseter in restorative yoga.
Bryony worked as a tutor for 2 years on the Yogahaven 200 hrs Teacher Training course, she continues to mentor new teachers and enjoys being part of the UK's growing yoga community.
Balancing dynamic practice and a regular and dedicated Yin yoga practice, Bryony passionately believes that the practice of yoga is for all of us and that there is a style of yoga to suit everybody - at every stage of life.
Emma is a musician, massage therapist, writer and full-time Yoga teacher. Having trained as a 200hr RYT with Esther Ekhart in Europe and a further 500hrs advanced training in India with Julie Martin, her thirst for knowledge is ever increasing, and she has continued to learn with acclaimed teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Doug Swenson and Shiva Rea.
With a love for flow-style yoga, it is this aspect of creating a ‘moving meditation’ that intrigues Emma the most. She is passionate about creating effective sequences that lead students through a journey, and believes that there is definitely no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the physical practice. Emma has also trained to teach children’s yoga, and restorative yoga after finding the practice transformational both physically and mentally, and feels that Yoga has been a hugely empowering and healing journey so far….
Emma leads kirtan evenings (music and singing), writes for various health and wellbeing websites, and is on the organising committee for the Brighton Yoga Festival. She loves sharing knowledge about Yoga philosophy and how we can take our practice ‘off the mat’. As well as contributing to these websites and online magazines, Emma also runs her own blog full of healthy recipes, philosophy, tips of postures, and much more….
Bev was introduced to yoga when she was about 7 years old by her mum and has practised on and off since. For the past 5 years yoga has become a permanent part of her every day life and she has studied with Jo Manuel at Yoga for the Special Child and Yoga Haven. Alongside teaching yoga, Bev is also a Naturopathic Nutritionist. She studied for three years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She loves to pass on knowledge and help others gain the inner strength that yoga has given her. She lives in Brighton with her husband Richard and their boxer dog Flo. To find out more about her visit her website: www.nutri5plus.co.uk
Emily is a former dancer who started doing yoga because she thought it was a great form of exercise. She soon realised yoga is much more than a workout, and has enjoyed the mental, physical and emotional benefits of a regular practice for 14 years. She is the mother of two wild little boys who practice yoga under the guise of ninja training.
Growing up in Devon, Catherine first came to yoga through surfing. At first yoga wasn't really her thing until she moved to Haywards Heath and found her 'sanctuary' at Be-Yoga, where she completed her teacher training. Catherine has been fascinated by how yoga quietened her mind and helped her deal with the stresses of the corporate world and busy London lifestyle. Catherine has a passion for helping others by offering what she has learned through her own journey with yoga.
Kate first developed a regular yoga practice to help heal her body and calm her mind during a period of serious illness. It's this therapeutic quality that she hopes to bring to her teaching. Originally completing her 200hr training with Be-yoga, Kate has continued to study with renowned teachers in their field and now has specialist qualifications in Sound Healing, Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga, as well as deep tissue massage. Kate enjoys working with beginners, and with anyone who faces particular challenges on or off the mat.
Silas trained with The Special Yoga centre in London to teach yoga and mindfulness to teenagers. A long career in residential care for children and young people informs Silas' classes, he teaches with compassion and a sense of humour.
David is a qualified Moving Stretch trainer with a passion for enhancing all forms of movement; from day to day through to sporting performance.
Having trained directly with Moving Stretch creator and founder Suzanne Wylde, he is passionate about sharing this ground breaking new way to stretch, which is unique and distinct from traditional stretching techniques. By providing resistance during the stretch, either by self-stretching or assisted stretching, we engage and reshape the fascia; releasing the body from pain, stiffness, and limitation. This helps to create a naturally healthy body, which is strong, flexible and fully functional. David leads group Moving Stretch sessions but also specialise in catering for clients’ specific needs, ranging from improving basic movements in day to day life, to enhancing sporting performance in one on one sessions suitable for all levels.
Penny is a fun, dynamic certified yoga teacher who is passionate about spreading her love of yoga to everyone, everywhere. Penny keeps her yoga real and grounded, making it accessible to all, and firmly believes that everyone can gain benefits from a regular yoga practice whatever their background or story. Penny has been practising yoga for over 15 years and particularly enjoys vinyasa flow yoga as well as hot yoga. She embarked on a year-long teacher training course in 2014 and since qualifying has been teaching regularly, sharing the yoga magic just as she encountered it 15 years ago and every day since.
Penny continues to attend regular workshops with globally recognised teachers like Ana Forest, Max Strom and Delamay Devi, to learn and develop both her own practice and her training style.