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Please note that the weekly Sunday class slot for this group has now stopped due to issues with the venue. We will be returning with a monthly Sunday morning or afternoon session soon (still in central Brighton) - to be announced imminently!

A yoga journey to open up the body and soothe the brain and nervous system. Beginning with a meditative, somatic practice, we arrive into the body and meet ourselves where we are. From this grounding, awareness and attunement into our inner landscape, we can then move from the centre in a more integrated way, feeling out what we need moment to moment. So whether the journey through different postures involves floorwork, standing, dynamic or restorative, there is the space and kind attention for each person to move in ways that feel safe, supportive and opening. In this way we can ease open muscles, fascia and posture in a safe and body intelligent way, with an emphasis on the breath and kind, mindful attention. Charlotte Watts and Nicky Crabb share teaching of this class on different weeks. Suitable for all levels including beginners.

Charlotte Watts is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer (with Yoga Alliance Professionals and has been teaching since 2010. She trained at the Vajrasati Yoga School of Yoga in Brighton, (500 hours) and has also trained in teaching yoga for people with ME and Chronic Fatigue with Fiona Agombar and teaching for chronic pain with Heather Mason, continuing her interest in yoga as therapy for anxiety, depression and stress states. Her nutritional work has brought these together for a continued interest in digestive health and its links with trauma, fascia and movement.

She has trained with many other teachers since and now continues to study with Tias Little and Joanne Avison as they combine her love of mindful, somatic practice, yoga as meditation and an explorative and compassionate attitude - alongside attention to the individual needs of students.

Charlotte trains yoga teachers on the Yogacampus courses Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout, and for ME/CFS. She also lectures on Heather Mason's Minded Institute Yoga Therapy course.

Charlotte is also an award-winning nutritionist, practicing since 2000 and specialising in stress-related and fatigue conditions and burnout, culminating in book . She is the author of many other books, including Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health (Singing Dragon 2018), Good Mood Food (Nourish 2018) and The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015).

Since Nicky first stepped onto a yoga mat 30 years ago she has been hooked. At the time she noticed that yoga helped to relieve her aching back and to calm her anxiety and made her feel more at ease with the demands of modern life. Over the years she has enjoyed many different styles of yoga, discovering Vajrasati yoga after the birth of her first child. She was attracted by the focus on breath and body awareness and enjoyed the combination of humour and absorption and has been teaching regular classes since 2012. She has attended courses with Donna Farhi, Tias Little and trained with Charlotte Watts in yoga for stress, anxiety and burnout and yoga for digestive health, and combines these influences in her classes, which aim to help students find some space, kindness and meditative movement in their day.

Nicky is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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Sunday morning Mindful Yoga class - with Charlotte & Nicky

The Loft at Little Dippers

Sunday morning Mindful Yoga class - with Charlotte & Nicky

New Fit Studios


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