4 reasons to visit brighton yoga festival
Pitch up next to your nearest aircon unit, cool off with a quick dip in the sea and refill that bottle of ice-cold water because you’re going to need it while you take a few minutes to read this. Come Saturday, the weather will be a tad less scorchio (apparently!), just in time for the Brighton Yoga Festival that’s happening on Saturday. Back for its ninth year, it looks set to be another brilliant festival, so here are five solid reasons why you shouldn’t miss it.
1/ There’s ‘yoga for everyone’
This year’s theme of reconnection means there will be something for everyone, no matter your level or bendability! Regardless of age, experience or fitness levels, there are specialists and dedicated beginners’ classes for anyone who hasn’t tried yoga before. There are over 30 yoga classes and workshops to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find something you’re into.
2/ It’s ‘pay what you can afford’
Making the festival as inclusive as possible, they are operating as a ‘pay what you can afford’ event with any profits going straight to the Brighton Yoga Foundation’s community yoga outreach work, taking yoga to those in the community that need it. We like the sound of that. To give you an idea, £20 pays for 30 minutes of yoga for women affected by domestic violence and £40 pays a teacher to deliver a yoga class to people affected by mental health difficulties. Dig deep if you can, but even if you can’t afford a donation, you can still head down there and enjoy the festival.
3/ Fill up with local food and drink
After all the movement, stretching and downward dogs you’ll be doing, it’s important you refuel and keep hydrated. This year, they’ve got another cracking line-up of local food and drink producers on site to help you do just that.
4/ The kids will be entertained
There’s a kids zone at the festival with a full schedule of games, activities and yoga (of course) – updated on the board outside the venue – so there’s plenty to keep them occupied, too.
Saturday 23rd July, 10am to 6.45pm
St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1ED
Photo credits: Beth Mercer