I’ve visited the i360 tower in Brighton a number of times and have always really enjoyed the experience of towering over both city and sea as the pod gently climbs its full height of 450 feet. However, I’m usually distracted by family chaos, the demands of my children and general parenting to fully appreciate the awe of the surrounding views and experience. For this exact reason, I was over the moon to be invited to a recent Yoga in the Sky press event all by myself! It was a fantastic experience and I’m very happy to now be able to answer some FAQ’s about the event here for anyone who fancies giving it a go themselves (which I recommend you do!)
Who teaches the class?
Yoga in the Sky is taught by Bella who runs Brighton Bella Yoga. She is a self confessed yoga junkie with a passion for sharing her joy of yoga and well being with the world. I found her to be extremely welcoming, patient and calming during our session – I’d certainly go to one of her classes again.
Who is Yoga in the Sky aimed at?
Everyone over the age of 16. All abilities and genders. Personally, I’ve only tried yoga a couple of times but the session was pitched at a level I was more than comfortable with. Bella ensured that all members of our group were able to work at their own level by offering higher or lower impact movements for all stretches.
What do you need to bring?
You need to bring your own yoga mat and wear loose fitting clothing that will allow for stretching.
How long does the class take?
You’ll need to arrive 30 minutes before your session to prepare for your pod flight. Once alight your class will take a hour. You’ll be at the i360 for 1.5 hours in total.
How much is it?
Standard ticket prices are £29 for the flight and yoga tuition. If you are a resident member or annual pass holder the price is £24.65.
Why is it so special?
In addition to Bella’s expert guidance, this class offers a truly unique experience allowing yogis to really appreciate the incredible views and surroundings on offer at the i360. The sense of tranquility and calm I felt looking out towards the sea at the top of the tower was utter bliss. With only the sound of Bella’s voice and the wind blowing through the tower we were drawn to focusing on the sounds of our environment and natural rhythms. This session made me realise I really don’t take enough time to stop and take check of individual moments. I felt calm, revitalised and inspired after the class. Yoga in itself can be an awakening, but yoga at 450 feet above the sea with the sun beaming on your face… you can’t beat it!
When is the next class?
With thanks to Laura at Love Saves the Day and the team at the BA i360 for inviting me to attend their Yoga in the Sky press event.