sea lanes swim and yoga pop-up is a go

The Sea Lanes pop-up over on Madeira Drive (you know, where we’ll all be indulging in luscious outdoor swimming come next spring, permits permitting) is now officially up and running. If you like yoga, swimming and saunas, or just being outside, then we highly recommend you get yourselves down there.

The pop-up got off to a suitably explosive start last Saturday with some challenging but fun silent disco yoga and meditation sessions (complete with glitter artists and kombucha tea) courtesy of Cornwall’s silent disco yoga heroes Silent Disco Yoga. They’ve promised they’ll be back for more, so keep your eyes peeled for news about that.

And now, Brighton-based yoga studio About Balance have teamed up with Sea Lanes to offer combined pre-work yoga and sea swim sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They’ll also be running weekly sunset yoga and swim sessions with SUP yoga and more coming soon. Bliss.

We all know that Saturdays are for brunching, at least in our book, but we’ll be fitting in some yoga and swimming action first from now on, thanks very much. Kicking off this Saturday (30th June) morning, you can do all three.

And, if you’re serious about your swimming, you can get stuck in to the weekly swim and gym sessions which feature swim-specific exercises on land before you hit the sea.


What’s more, the counter-current endless pool (think the equivalent of a treadmill in the water and you sort of get the idea) is opening for individual swim training sessions Sunday, too. Suitable for all levels and types of swimmer, you’ll get one-to-one training with an experienced swim coach. They use HD underwater cameras to capture your every move, which sounds quite scary, but is actually incredibly useful both for the coach to see what you need to adjust and for you to see exactly what you’re doing. You’ll also get drills and the video to take home at the end so you can keep an eye on your progress/stare at yourself endlessly.

And with Finnish-style pop-up sauna Beach Box (previously known as Warmth Brighton for the Fringe) having relocated to the new site, too, you can book your session for after your dip and warm up with some deliciously scented sauna action.

So if you’re looking for us and we’re not slurping cocktails on a roof terrace, then this is where we’ll be. All. Summer. Long. Namaste.

Yoga classes from £8; sauna £12 per person per hour (Wednesday to Sunday)
Sea Lanes Brighton, Madeira Drive