bryony hamerton

Senior yoga instructor, yoga therapist and experienced teacher trainer Bryony is the founder of Be-Yoga centre in Hayward's Heath, Sussex, with over 11 years and 8000+ hours of teaching, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to her classes and training programmes. 

With a regular yoga practice since college in the 90s, Bryony found the breathing techniques and the discipline of yoga was a balm to her anxious energy, enhancing her experience of life. Moving to Brighton in 2002 and discovering hot yoga 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.

Founder of the Be Academy of Yoga, since 2016 Bryony has organised and delivered training in yoga and therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, meditation and somatic movement, she works as a supervisor on The Minded Institute Yoga Therapy 550 hr training having completed the training herself in 2017.

2019 has been the year she finally set up her own website and will soon be offering her extensive knowledge and experience online.....

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.

Ever a student and developing her teaching skills with further training and continual, evolving practice, Bryony continues to train with Shiva Rea in India, London and Greece.

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 with Judith Laseter in restorative yoga, Anne Malone in sound healing and with Ariana Bates in the joyful practice of Yoga Trance Dance.

Balancing dynamic practice and a dedicated meditation practice, Bryony passionately believes yoga is for all of us and that there is a style of yoga to suit everybody - at every stage of life.

Bryony's Youtube Yoga vids are here: A simple yoga warm up

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emma newlyn

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….

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bev hetherington

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:



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.


emily scott

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.


kate henshaw

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, Yin and Restorative Yoga, as well as deep tissue massage. Kate enjoys working with beginners, and with anyone who faces particular challenges on or off the mat.