Lead trainer Bryony
The process of training to offer and teach yoga is an experience like no other, we delve deep into the questions of who we are and why we are here, the physical, psychological and philosophical practices are life changing and profound.
Passionate about the benefits of yoga and the skilled art of instructing, over the last 11 years I’ve completed over 3000 hrs of training, taught over 8000 hrs of yoga and had the pleasure of training and mentoring hundreds of yoga teachers since 2011.
I trained in drama, dance and music as a child in the 80’s, my first yoga experience was at college in the 90’s, teacher training began in 2008 with Allie Hill founder of Yogahaven, I then worked at 3 Yogahaven studios in Brighton and London for 5 years and set up my own classes in church halls, schools, and day care centres. I began working as a trainer on the Yogahaven 200 hr foundation teacher training for 4 cohorts between 2011-2013.
My maha teacher and spiritual guide Shiva Rea continues to spark my curiosity in the sacred teachings from India and to light the way for the evolution of modern yoga.
Setting up the Be-Yoga studio in 2014 was a steep learning curve in business! Meeting so many people in Mid Sussex trying yoga for the first time I have developed additional skills and now feel confident to offer my knowledge of teaching yoga as a job, lifestyle and healing practice.
I started training in Yoga as therapy in 2014 with Heather Mason on the 40 hour Yoga for Anxiety CPD, I live with anxiety and this training was instrumental for being able to articulate how yoga can alleviate and help us to cope with chronic and trait anxiety. The 550 hour course followed in 2015 and I graduated in May 2017.
Working as a yoga therapist allows me to bring my extensive experience teaching yoga along with the latest research and bio-psychosocial methods of treatment to help people with a range of conditions, chronic diseases and challenges to mental health.
I still support Heather Mason and the Minded Institute in London as a supervisor on the Minded 550hr yoga therapy course. Influenced by neuroscience, psychology
Emma is a full time yoga teacher and therapist, combining techniques from many different styles and practices to help people feel well in mind and body.
Emma grew up surrounded by yoga, meditation and music, and has practiced forms of meditation and visualisation from a young age. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in music, Emma went on to officially train to teach Yoga with Esther Ekhart of Ekhart Yoga in Europe, and later studied in depth with Emil Wendel and Julie Martin of Brahmani Yoga in India.
As well as teaching Yoga both locally in Sussex and internationally on retreats and teacher trainings, Emma is also works as a massage therapist, aromatherapist, energy healer, EFT practitioner, pregnancy yoga teacher, and sound therapist. Along-side her regular blog, Emma is also a contributor to magazines such as Breathe and Soul & Spirit, and online platforms such as Chant Malas, The Holistic Journal, Yoga Matters, Ekhart Yoga and London’s The Wellcome Collection. Her classes combine fluid, natural movement with breathing techniques, Ayurveda, philosophy, an emphasis on self-enquiry and inclusivity and the ability to develop deep strength of both mind and body. For her weekly class schedule