A 500hr Yoga Instructor with over 3500 hours of teaching experience.
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 with Heather Mason on the 500hr professional Yoga Therapy course at The Minded Institute. Qualified in 2010 with Jo Manuel at The Special Yoga Centre - Teaching Yoga To Children and immersions with the Jivamukti school of yoga, Bryony brings great skill, experience and fun to all her classes.
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.
Vince has been practicing yoga for eight years and has been active in sport and training all of his life. He loves to practice new things including kundalini yoga, animal flow, qi gong etc. He recently explored Peru to learn from the mystical practitioners and shamans of the Andean mountains. He is also qualified as an NLP coach, coaching people to remove any limiting beliefs and conflicts they have in their lives, to understand what their values are and realise their full potential.
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.
Silas works at Be on reception and recently 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.
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.
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.
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Di has practised a number of different styles of Yoga for the past 6 years, ranging from Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Flow to Iyengar Yoga. Prior to this she was an Exercise to Music teacher for 17 years - teaching Aerobics, Step, Body Conditioning, Aqua and teaching fun fitness for children.
She completed the 200 hour Teacher Training at Be-Yoga in 2016. She now teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She believes that this style of yoga is a superb way to exercise whilst increasing flexibility, strength and utilising the breathing process to destress and bring both calmness to the mind, body and soul.
Over the past 30 years David’s back ground has taken in being a father, competitive sportsman, engineering and the world of IT. He found that yoga helped with both the physical and mental stress of all these activities. David’s journey into teaching yoga became inevitable shortly after his 40th when he finally had to concede that back pain was effecting his everyday life. "I took up yoga for physical relief initially" gradually his practise started to teach him how to be honest and respect himself, “our bodies teach us a lot, we just need to learn to listen, else it will take things into it's own hands” he says. The many benefits yoga has brought him is something he dearly wishes to share. Teaching yoga, particularly to beginners and people not so in touch with their bodies, he sees as a privilege and always puts a smile on his face. David’s teaching uses simple language with a focus on alignment, safety, clear explanations of why and how, all mixed in with a little fun and humour. David's favourite quote is "the teacher is just a guide, the artist is the student".
Yoga Training & Qualifications 200 hour RYT trained with Yogaworks; 200 hour RYT trained with apple yoga; 40 hour CamYoga Hot 26 Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in Appointed Person Emergency First Aid