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Yoga with a twist – Quirky Yoga Classes Across Sussex

March 8, 2024

For many of us making time for yourself, your body and your mental wellbeing is an essential part of any self-care routine. I love hiking, exploring and getting outside, but I also really enjoy yoga. I love the calm headspace gives me. It always amazes me that I can walk out a yoga session in a completely different mood to the one I arrived in. For me, the breathing, stretching and meditation are essential tools in balancing the stresses of my busy life. I’ve really enjoyed connecting with some of the more unusual places you can find Zen across Sussex from up in the clouds to hanging out with farm animals – which one is your preferred route to nirvana?

Yoga in the Sky, Brighton i360

Yoga in the Sky is monthly yoga class that takes place at the top of the Brighton i360. At a height of 450 feet and with just the sound of the wind and the waves this is escapism at its finest. I have now joined two of these dreamy session. The sense of tranquillity and calm I felt looking out towards the sea at the top of the tower was utter bliss. Yoga in the Sky is taught by Bella who also 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 felt calm, revitalised and inspired after the class. Yoga in itself can be an awakening, but yoga in the sky above the sea with the sun beaming on your face…you just can’t beat it!

Upcoming classes: Saturday March 23rd, Saturday April 20th and Saturday May 18th.

Full details here

Alpaca Yoga with Eva Kristlova

Throughout the summer Eva hosts a weekly yoga session at Jijie’s Rest, a 10-acre farm near Selmeston. Of course, it would be unfair to leave the local residents out of the fun – so they join in. This is where Alpaca Yoga takes place! The yoga with alpacas classes have now become many people’s happy place…a space they can be at peace and leave all their worries behind. The class is light-hearted, all-inclusive and fun. It takes place in the alpaca field and is limited to 10 participants to ensure a very special and therapeutic time for both yogis and alpacas. Eva will be releasing dates for this year’s season very soon.

Full details at or follow @evakristlova on IG

SUP yoga with Isis Du Jour

Isis Du Jour is an experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher, teacher trainer, stand up paddle boarding coach & instructor. Through summer months Isis offers SUP Yoga Classes at some beautiful locations in Sussex including a private lake in Chailey and Ardingly Reservoir. SUP Yoga is a great way to enhance practice and the overall Yoga experience. As the water always gives movement, our bodies respond by maximising core stability. It’s also an incredibly tranquil way to spend time outdoors and close to nature. Get ready to lie back and feel the gentle tapping of water against your board and you drift away in the motions of the waves or the sounds of nature around you. Bliss.

Upcoming classes: Regular SUP yoga sessions start from May 5th 2024.

Full details at

Beach yoga with Alli Stevenson

Alli runs weekly beach yoga sessions all year round offering yogis who attend the opportunity to stretch and breathe as the sun rises or sets. She has chosen two incredible beach locations for her classes: Get up and glow at Holywell Bay near Eastbourne on Tuesday mornings and Sunset yoga at Birling Gap on Wednesday evenings. The perfect way to appreciate our beautiful coastlines whilst taking time for yourself and take it all in.

Please follow Alli on IG for class updates and news on upcoming retreats

Hiking and Yoga with Brighton Yoga

Brighton Yoga run regular hikes where they include secluded yoga sessions both at Castle Hill nature reserve near Woodingdean and East Brighton nature reserve behind the marina. The hike and yoga experiences lasts 4-5 hours and cost £35. You can expect beginner- friendly yoga practise with the opportunity to experience Qi-Gong and relish being close to nature.

Upcoming events: May 19th & July 7th.

Full details at

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