Yoga has been part of my life on and off since the age of 17 and like many of us in the modern busy world, it was through high-stress levels and anxiety from work-related stress, causing burnout that I found myself on the yoga mat. I decided to take my yoga journey further and train to become a yoga teacher in 2018 and continue to deepen my knowledge and experience of yoga, movement, and the body through additional training with other practitioners.
When you come to one of my classes you can expect a blend of traditional yoga postures, flow movements, somatics, mindfulness, and breath awareness, helping you to create space to become more sensitive to what your body needs from each posture, creating an embodied experience to help bring you into the present moment.
I was first introduced to yoga in 1999 and since then it has been a regular practice in my life. I knew then I wanted to teach, but when the time was right. I explored many classes and styles of yoga throughout the years and finally started training and teaching with Vajrasati School of Yoga 2018, graduating in May 2020 as an advanced yoga teacher. I am excited to have the opportunity to share this wonderful practice in the beautiful setting of Brighton beach-what better way to connect with nature!
My teaching incorporates yoga philosophy that is based on the astanga (the eight limbs) path of yoga, with a focus on movement, breath work and meditation through honest, investigative practice and self study, to work towards integration and self realisation.
Ciara O'Connell -’Wild wave yoga’
Wanting to approach healing my body holistically, Yoga became a form of therapy when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2015. It wasn't until I deepened my personal practice that I became aware of how movement was the medicine I really needed.
My Journey has inspired me to complete a 200 hour Yoga teacher Training to share yoga as a path to Health, Healing and Happiness.
I teach various styles of Hatha classes, as well as Yin in the Brighton and Hove area. My hope is to provide enjoyable classes allowing space for students to strengthen their bodies and calm their minds as we learn to ride this wave called L I F E.
Tabather (500 hours +) has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching as a profession since 2007. She has had the opportunity to teach in many places around the world including England, Scotland, Ireland, India, Thailand, Cambodia, France, Italy and Greece.
She lived in Greece for over 5 years where she set up a small studio rooted in nature and infused with the elements. During that time she was an active member of the Athenian Sangat where she helped organise and take part in many events, including the first Greek Kundalini Yoga festival.
Her intention is to build community through the classes, share in group consciousness and encourage students to explore what they are capable of achieving.
Philippa trained in the Sivananda tradition and has been teaching since 1995. Her practice and teaching style has evolved significantly since this time, having attended in depth workshops and retreats with Giris and Narayani Rabionvitch, Ashtanga teachers Godfri Devereux and John Scott, Iyengar masters, Garth Mclean Christian Pisano and Zubin Zartoshmanesh.
Her classes can be challenging and dynamic but are open to all levels and modifications are offered to accommodate different experience and/or injuries. She is committed to sharing yoga with everyone, regardless of age or level of experience. She is really excited about welcoming you to the beautiful new Luna Wave space this summer.
Hello you lovely human bean, I’m Olive and I do a lot of moving and grooving! Let me elaborate…I like to have fun with my body when I practice and I want my students to experience the same journey of experimentation and curiousity within their own body, when in my class.
I love incorporating a mixture of traditional yoga asana alongside mobility techniques, strength training, animal flow and most fundamentally, breath work! So I hope to see you on the mat soon, where we can move and groove through some funky sequences and flows together! Love love love.
Ieva Luna is yoga teacher, movement enthusiast, rock climber and animal lover. Her self-yoga practice began more than eight years ago in her home country Lithuania. Ieva attended a 200 hour YTT in India, completed a 12 hours course 'Yoga as Therapy for Back problems', 15 hours of Contemporary Yoga Flow training with A. Hocke and A. Husler and spent several years deepening her personal yoga practice in Indonesia and China.
She specialises in creative and functional flow style yoga sessions. Strong focus is given to anatomy and sustainability that ensures the well being of individual bodies and minds. Ieva loves to focus on mobility (stretching + flexibility) in yoga asana practice. She also believes it's important to cultivate a curious & playful attitude while exploring more challenging yoga postures. To focus on the present moment and the journey, instead of destination. Both on and off the mat.
Jamie Hughes founder of Qi Tribe is Zhineng Qigong teacher and meditation instructor. His Love for meditation and energy work compelled him to travel to China to study Qigong. Jamie has grown his operation from humble beginnings, teaching to small gathering for free to a multi-class program in London and teaching up and down the country at a variety of events. Jamie also teaches Qi Gong at a mental health foundation, offices, rehab clinics and is running wellness retreats.
Pablo has been teaching Yoga for 11 years. He recently completed a 2 year, 500+ hours (YAUK) teacher training with the Vajrasati school. He has a keen interest in Yoga philosophy and is currently enrolled on "Yoga Sutra Illuminated", an online course with Tantra and Sanskrit scholar/practitioner Chris Wallis (Hareesh).
Off the mat, Pablo is an experimental musician, releasing electronic music on international labels and touring regularly. He hosts a monthly radio show "The Infinite Inward" on Resonance Extra, playing deep, cosmic new-age and ambient sounds.
Síofra started practicing Pilates and yoga in 2012 when she was in her first year of University studying music. She was diagnosed with dyspraxia that year and through practicing yoga saw a huge shift in her cognitive and emotional states, as well as developing her physical strength, flexibility and coordination.
Síofra holds a 200 hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teaching Diploma, she is also Level 1 Yin Yoga trained and Level 3 Pilates trained. She enjoys practicing and teaching a mixture of styles, incorporating contemporary Pilates and various aspects from the many yogic traditions into her classes.
Síofra encourages clients to listen and find what feels good to their individual bodies. She believes that balanced discipline is the key to most of life. Her intention is to help you connect to your body and build inner awareness, while relaxing, strengthening, centering, and releasing tension from your mind, body and spirit.
Steve is an Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher and reiki practitioner. Steve focuses on the importance of movement and owning our body in space. The classes are focused on bringing inner power and confidence to our bodies, calm and focus to our minds and generosity and kindness to the spirit.
Expect a blend of strength training, flexibility of movement and mental awareness.