Photography: Luca Sage


The Astanga yoga programme is led (and taught) by Sarah Miles at Brighton Natural Health Centre, with support from teacher Kathryn Duckenfield 

Josu Ozkaritz Photography

Sarah Miles

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- 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.

Kathryn Duckenfield

Kathryn has been studying and practising Astanga Yoga for many years. She has ‘Senior Yoga Teacher’ accreditation from Yoga Alliance Professionals. Kathryn studies daily under the guidance of her teacher Sarah Miles and has enjoyed attending Astanga intensives with senior yoga teachers over the years.

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.

Courses and Drop-in classes


Mysore style astanga self-practice

Mon-Fri 6.30-9.30am
Sat 8.00am start

Led Classes

Monday 6pm & Thursday evenings 7.30pm
Friday evenings 6pm