June 15th 2024 will see participants from across Brighton and beyond join the city’s biggest yoga event of  the year at St George’s church in Kemptown. Now in its 11th year, organisers are on a mission to make yoga  more accessible to everyone.  

This year, Brighton Community Events (CIC), a new local non-profit community interest company will work  in partnership with the Brighton Yoga Foundation to deliver the most exciting event yet. Event Manager Danielle Griffiths says, ”I’m passionate about yoga being available to people from all backgrounds and  abilities. Yoga means ‘to unite’ and the Brighton Yoga Festival is about bringing people together from all  over our wonderful city to experience the benefits and joy that yoga brings. Yoga for me isn’t just about  getting into unusual postures (though you may see some of that) it’s about being present and being exactly  who you are” 

No experience is needed and this year there are over 50 classes on offer to suit all ages, abilities and  backgrounds.  

“The Brighton Yoga Festival has been and always will be absolutely fundamental for Brighton Yoga  Foundation (BYF). The success of the first two festivals in 2014/15 encouraged us to set up the Foundation.  And the funds raised at subsequent festivals have provided crucial funding for our yoga community  outreach classes. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for the large yoga community in the city to  come together and to raise funds to bring yoga to those who would not normally have access to it. People around the country who come to the Festival often say how lucky we are to have such a wonderful annual  event. It really is incumbent on everyone in the city who loves yoga to support the Festival and the  Foundation’s community outreach work.” Davy Jones, Founder Brighton Yoga Foundation. 

The festival is a low cost event with ticket prices for the day starting at £15 for a half-day ticket and some  free tickets available for those who are unable to pay. The event is run primarily by volunteers, with funds  raised from the festival going to support the Brighton Yoga Foundation and their outreach projects.  

Over 500 people are expected to attend. Classes include: laughter yoga, meditations, chanting, sound baths,  breath work, trance dance, vocal yoga and yoga sleep (yoga nidra). The festival will also feature many  specialist classes for children, chair yoga for seniors and people with low mobility plus LGBTQI+ focussed  classes and more.

Event details

Date: Saturday June 15th, 9.30am to 7pm 

Location: St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1ED 

Website: https://brightonyogafestival.com/