The Astanga yoga programme is led (and taught) by Sarah Miles at Brighton Natural Health Centre, with support from teachers Kathryn Duckenfield and Anna Jones.
Sarah began her journey with astanga yoga in 1998 and her belief in the system led her to first visit Mysore in 2002. On her return she began to teach and assist at the Brighton Natural Health Centre in the UK. In 2004 Russell Case set up a comprehensive Mysore programme at the BNHC which he passed on to Sarah a year later in 2005 that she continues to run to this day as Astanga Yoga Brighton Sarah is currently the only woman in the UK to have run a Mysore programme for over a decade. In 2015 she became a Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher and in 2016 she was authorised by Manju Jois.
Sarah has a good relationship with both Manju and Sharath Jois and continues to visit Sharath at the institute in Mysore- kpjayi.org on a regular basis. She feels constantly amazed and inspired by this healing practice. Her intention is to create a safe, nurturing and trusting environment that is comfortable and accessible to all.
Being part of the Astanga community is important to her and believes the practice helps her maintain steadiness in her busy life as a mum. She loves teaching Astanga yoga and being part of Astanga Yoga Brighton. You will find her most evenings leading classes in a warm, safe and friendly environment.
Anna teaches a friendly, drop-in astanga class suitable for beginners and those that want to boost their confidence before moving into a led class or self-practice.
Anna has a foundation qualification with the British Wheel of Yoga and a Teacher Training qualification with Yoga Alliance.