our teachers

Here at the Brighton Natural Health Centre we are proud to bring you some of the best teachers in Brighton and the UK.

Each has been chosen because of their commitment, experience and ability in their chosen field. Several of our teachers have in turn inspired and trained others to become teachers.


To see details of a teacher and the classes that they teach, just click on one of the links below

Sarah WilliamsSarah Williams

Sarah’s former life as a musician brought her to yoga in 2003. She has trained extensively in Vinyasa Flow with Jason Crandell and is currently training with the Vajrasati School in Brighton. Sarah is really passionate about yoga that gets you feeling everything; no numbing out or checking out which in turn allows students to explore what’s going on beyond the asana.

In her teaching Sarah encourages absorption and self study with a firm belief in using yoga to avoid the auto-pilot and the need for speed that encompasses so much of our daily lives. She cultivates slow, deep, alignment-based sequences which come alive from the energy of a community setting so that students feel more connected. At the heart of Sarah’s teaching is humour and the encouragement to be authentic to ourselves and to create a practice filled with joy and longevity.

We are pleased to welome Sarah to join our teaching team this Spring, some of you may already know her as a cover teacher for some of our Tuesday evening hatha classes and we are sure many of you will enjoy her teaching style informed as it is by such a variety of influences and training.

Dynamic Hatha Yoga with Sarah Williams - Drop-in class runs Thursdays 6-7.15pm



Lucy StewartLucy Stewart

Lucy Stewart started hula hooping in 2009 and has been in love with the hoop ever since! She quickly progressed through many LiveLoveHoop courses from beginners to advanced and completed her Hoop Teacher training in March 2014. She has enjoyed being a walkabout performer at many festivals including Glastonbury.

Lucy loves to share the joy of hula hooping with others and has a passion for the supportive community that has developed in Brighton because of it.

Lucy will be covering our hooping courses as of late-April 2017 while our usual teacher, Jo Mondy takes maternity leave.



Leonie Taylor

Leonie is a Senior Yoga Teacher within the Vajrasati school of yoga, with 500-hour+ Yoga Alliance accreditation. She has been practicing since 1996 and has over a decade of experience teaching classes, workshops and facilitating yoga and mindfulness based support groups.

Leonie teaches weekly post-natal and parent & toddler yoga classes at the centre. She has four children and is inspired by the transformative effects of yoga and mindfulness on and off the mat. Her classes are nurturing, restorative and empowering.

Post-natal yoga and parent & child yoga drop-ins with Leonie run weekly on Thursday mornings.




Sophie Cleeresophie cleere yoga

Sophie has been practising yoga for the past fifteen years and has been teaching full time since 2009. Sophie has studied at KPJAYI in India a number of times and has been blessed to teach by Sharath Jois with Level 1 Authorisation.

Her main influence is in the tradition of Astanga Vinyasa, however, she has recently gained insight and inspiration from studying with Alaric Newcome, senior certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Sophie has a passion for alignment precision in the practice and also treating each person and their body individually. She maintains a regular personal yoga practice and makes ongoing studies a priority both for the benefit of herself and her students.

"My passion for yoga lies in empowering others to connect with their bodies. By doing so in a more intimate way we create a healthier relationship with our selves... By building our own yoga practice we begin to develop a close and healthy relationship with our bodies and minds. A yoga practice is not just about being on our yoga mat, it can also support us in our everyday life. The more in tune we are with our selves, the more we can influence our diet, personal relationships, work life and our overall wellbeing."



Brydie Rowanbrydie

With a dedicated practice spanning 17 years and various disciplines, Brydie has been teaching yoga for over 5 years and is known for leading joyful, creative classes in a deep, slow flowing style that gives students space to listen and respond to their bodies' needs.

A focus on intelligent sequencing, functional alignment and modification for the individual invites both beginners and seasoned practitioners to be present and explore their edges – building strength and openness in a safe, gradual, authentic way.

This personalised approach, coupled with a light hearted community spirit means that everyone can benefit irrespective of age and experience.  It is her core belief that a true teacher connects the student to the teacher within and she wants you to leave her classes having come home to yourself.

Brydie is also part of a teaching team, teaching history, philosophy and asana at durga yoga + antenatal, part of Frog Lotus Yoga International. http://www.brydierowanyoga.com/

Brydie teaches pregnancy yoga, Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm.



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