Brighton Yoga Festival

The wonderful Brighton Yoga Foundation will be running it’s annual festival this Saturday (23rd July) at St George’s Church in Kemptown.

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching a seafront class on International Yoga Day (also organised by the BYF), and am delighted to have been asked to teach a class at the festival. My slot is at 3:10 p.m, and I’ll also be helping out on the Vajrasati stall. There will be loads of classes and other activities! Register beforehand if possible here. The festival is free, but donations are encouraged. The Foundation does amazing outreach work in the local community, offering affordable Yoga to refugees, in prisons, to women recovering from abuse and trauma, and more.

About Balance classes now back at the studio!

My early morning classes are now back at the studio 🙂

My classes are on Wednesday and Friday, at 7:30 a.m. A wonderful way to start your day!

Don’t worry, they’re still available online, for those of you who want to practice from home.

Go here to book.

When you book, you’ll see two classes; If you’re coming in to the studio, then select “studio”, and if you want the online option, select “virtual”

See you on the mat?!

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2022.

My online classes start up tomorrow (Weds 5th) at 7:30 a.m – book through About Balance

Monday morning (9:30) online yoga recommences on Monday 10th, book here

Thursday morning (10 a.m) class starts again on Thursday 13th, book here

Look forward to seeing you on the mat!

x

World Vegan Day!

Every year November 1st is World Vegan Day.

I turned vegan 28 years ago. Ideologically, philosophically it was easy, a no-brainer. On a practical level it was fairly challenging.

In the last few years, veganism has exploded! Is it really an evolution of consciousness? Or is it just that it has swept across the globe through market-forces, and greedy, immoral, exploitative corporations have jumped on board to save their own arses? Huge dairy giants offering plant-based alternatives and cornering the market. Fast-food chains spending millions advertising their vegan burgers, whilst simultaneously slaughtering millions of sentient beings, and destroying the rainforests, propping up industrial agriculture which causes habitat loss, soil depletion, water pollution and on and on… , Does it really matter why this shift has occurred? I think it does, but maybe that’s a conversation for another day.

For now, I implore you to look at your diet, your daily habits, and ask yourself why? Why am I eating/drinking/wearing/using this? Do I need to? Or have I just gone along with the status quo without ever questioning where this meal, this drink, these shoes actually come from?

The yogic principle of ahimsa means non-violence. To do no harm. There is now irrefutable and substantial evidence pointing to the fact that an animal-based diet is LITERALLY destroying the planet and everything on it. All life will be wiped out if we continue to bury our heads in the sand and don’t change the way we view animals. They are not there for us to use. They do not exist FOR US!

Go vegan!

With love

xx

There are sooooo many websites now with delicious healthy (and unhealthy!) vegan recipes, websites offering help to those curious about making the shift to a more compassionate diet. Restaurants and shops that 10 years ago might have had a jacket potato minus the butter, or a limp salad, will now cook you up a feast! It’s easy!

New classes!

I have 2 new classes, starting up in October.

Monday lunchtimes, 12:30 – 1:30pm at Brighton Natural Health Centre (small studio)

And a community class at Humankind studio, in the heart of Kemp Town village, 12pm on Wednesdays

See my “classes” page for booking details.

Friday Loft class info

Just a reminder that my 9:30 a.m class at The Loft on Fridays is term time only, so there will be no class this Friday 4th June.

See you on the 11th!

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