“Brighton Yoga Festival is back for 2019 – on the weekend of 27-28 July, at BHASVIC (Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College).
Saturday 27 July, 10.30am – 6.30pm (doors open 10.00am, lunch 1-1.30pm)
Sunday 28 July, 10.30am – 5.00pm (doors open 10.00am, lunch 1-1.30pm)
First established in 2014, the Brighton Yoga Festival is now one of the largest yoga events in the UK. This year is set to be the biggest yet and will be opened by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Alexandra Phillips. The charity behind the event, Brighton Yoga Foundation, has also joined forces with Brighton’s Extinction Rebellion group – all will be revealed on the Saturday lunchtime.
There will be over one hundred yoga classes and workshops, inspiring talks, live music, a meditation zone, wellbeing marketplace, food and drink stalls, and a kids zone with games and activities. The theme of the 2019 Brighton Yoga Festival is “Yoga for everyone”. Regardless of age, experience or fitness level, there will be something for everyone.
This year’s festival is a “Pay What You Can Afford Event”. All money received enables the Brighton Yoga Foundation to carry out their crucial community outreach work throughout the year. Funds raised through entry ticket donations will go towards projects that bring yoga beyond the existing community to those who would benefit most from its positive effects. Examples of this include yoga for women recovering from trauma and abuse, yoga for stressed-out teenagers and yoga for those with mental health concerns.
Alexandra Phillips, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, will open the festival, welcoming the thousands of people set to attend this year from Sussex and beyond. The charity behind the festival, Brighton Yoga Foundation, has also joined forces with Brighton’s Extinction Rebellion group. Saturday lunchtime will see the activist movement and local yoga community come together in a unique act that cements their sociopolitical connection.
Programme highlights confirmed so far include: leading international yoga teacher Emily-Clare Hill; Clare Maddalena, creator of LushTums, the pregnancy yoga experts, and co-founder of children’s yoga company WiggleBums; a Qi Gong session with the founder of Infinity Foods and the Brighton Natural Health Centre, Peter Deadman; and two talks with Sri Vijay Gopala, the founder of Yoga Gita in India. There will also be the option to jog to the venue on Saturday morning, with a pre-festival run led by Brighton’s Vegan Runners, followed by a specialist yoga workshop for runners.
With the overwhelming support of the yoga community, Brighton & Hove City Council and many local businesses, Brighton Yoga Festival 2019 is set to be the biggest yet. Sponsors confirmed so far include: Infinity Foods, Riverford, Chant Malas, the Float Spa in Hove, Unity Studios, Open Space Studios, It’s Yoga Brighton, Yoga with Bryony and Little Stars Childcare.
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The D2D Sussex distribution team delivered leaflets door to door to local Brighton and Hove residents for this event and their valued repeat client.