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Astanga yoga is one of the most dynamic styles of yoga and is a traditional practice that aligns movement with breath, creating a flow from one asana (posture) to another. This ancient and healing system was established in Mysore, India in the 1930s. Astanga yoga follows a set sequence of postures, with a clear pathway of progression for those who would like to commit to and evolve their yoga practice, starting with the primary series. At BNHC we offer led classes in the primary series of postures, (starting with half-primary for beginners) and as you develop, you can choose to start self-practice classes to progress to the second, third and even fourth (very advanced!) series. The meditative focus in these classes is on the journey between the postures rather than achieving perfect body alignment. Whilst challenging and dynamic, regular practice of Astanga yoga can offer many benefits including increased flexibility, greater strength, a calmer mind, relief from pain and full body detoxification.

astanga led drop-in classes

In these classes, the teacher leads the class through either half the primary series (Mondays) or the full primary series (Thursdays & Fridays). Classes are busy - reserve your place online to guarantee your spot on the mat! Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the timetable

astanga 'mysore' self-practice classes

These classes give astanga yoga students the opportunity to maintain a practice at their own level and with their own breath. This style of practice encourages an inward focus and creates the sense of a ‘moving meditation’. The teacher will not instruct the session but assists each student individually, giving physical adjustments and verbal guidance as they move through the fixed sequence of postures at their own pace. We recommend that you attend one of our astanga courses if you are thinking about starting a regular self-practice.

MYSORE MEMBERSHIP - Start a traditional Mysore practise at BNHC, the only traditional Mysore programme in Brighton.
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Join unlimited self-practice classes, and become a part of the Brighton Astanga community. Find out more at With an active Mysore Membership you will also get:
- FREE mat storage at BNHC
- FREE yoga mat cleaning with Matsana, our mat cleaning machine!

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drop-in classes

Astanga evening drop-in classes are very busy - reserve your place online to guarantee your spot on the mat!

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BNHC has been offering Astanga Yoga classes since 1999. Over the years we have been lucky enough to host many wonderful and inspirational teachers including Kristina Karitinos-Ireland, Julie Martin, Bhavani Maki, Louise Ellis, Russell Case, Nick Evans, John Scott and the great Manju Jois himself. Our Astanga Yoga programme continues to thrive with busy classes and a team of dedicated teachers led by Sarah Miles.

Astanga Yoga Brighton is a BNHC affiliated website celebrating all things Astanga. Run by our teachers for our students, it offers news, tips, chat and a great way to get involved. 

Visit and join our Astanga Yoga community today!

Image courtesy of Tom Lane.



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