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Brighton Yoga Foundation Hosts FREE Menopause Yoga Event

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

DATE: November 28th, at 5pm Online - You can BOOK your FREE place now

Free online event led by Petra Coveney - Founder of Menopause Yoga

I have had a long relationship with Brighton and finally moved here from London, in August 2020, to a new home by the sea. I wanted to be able to swim everyday, feel the open expanse of the skies and live somewhere that had a yoga community.

Brighton is without doubt one of the friendliest cities and I made a lot of new friends and reconnected with treasured old friends too. And there are estimated to be a higher density of yoga teachers here than anywhere else in the UK!

So, I am delighted to announce that the venerated Davy Jones - founder of the Brighton Yoga Festival has invited me to give an ONLINE talk with a short class on Menopause Yoga for the Brighton Yoga Foundation. And YOU are invited.

I'm donating my time for free to support this wonderful community organisation, and you can book your place for free. But if you are able to support the Foundation then do please also make a donation. will discuss how women can nurture their bodies during the menopause, which can be a challenging yet liberating time of life. The talk will be followed by a short yoga practice. You can read more about the BYF if you scroll down where you'll also find the BOOKING LINK.

As many of you know, Petra has been supporting women through their menopause with workshops and classes, since 2011, and I have now trained over 300 Menopause Yoga teachers worldwide on the 40-hour course which is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. My new book 'Menopause Yoga - A Holistic Guide to Supporting Women on Their Menopause Journey’ is published in October 2021. Event details: 28th November at 5pm online

Please contact for zoom link and further details

Although the event is free, we would welcome donations to the Brighton Yoga Foundation which offers free, accessible yoga to those who need it most.

More about the Brighton Yoga Foundation

The BYF has four main strategic goals:

  • To explain and promote the values and benefits of yoga as widely as possible to people in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas;

  • To offer the therapeutic benefits of yoga to those who may not otherwise be able to access it, because of real or perceived health, cultural or economic barriers;

  • To practice, educate and advocate for accessibility, inclusion and equity across the yoga and well-being spaces of Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas; and

  • To support the existing yoga community in the area and spreading that community wider (locally and where appropriate making national & international links) based on the yoga values outlined above .

The Foundation was originally set up as the Brighton Yoga Festival in 2014 to run an annual free-entry yoga festival in the city to help reach those in the wider community who were not aware of the benefits of yoga. In 2016, it became a registered charity and has now changed its name to the Brighton Yoga Foundation.

Throughout the year, the Foundation works with others to provide regular Yoga Community Outreach Activity: free or subsidised yoga classes to those in greatest need and who do not normally have access to yoga. These include yoga for mental health, for women recovering from abuse & trauma, for stressed teenagers, yoga in schools, for the police and for the NHS. At its annual Annual Festival the Foundation brings together yoga teachers from across the city and beyond to offer yoga classes and workshops. For the first six years, the Festival was the largest free-entry yoga Festival in the UK. It is open to all, regardless of age, experience or fitness levels with many specialist and beginners’ classes for those who have never tried yoga before. Since 2019, entry has been on a "Pay What You Can Afford" basis.

The Foundation also provides many services to the local yoga community These include our Directory of yoga studios and teachers on this website, a yoga mat rental service, regular discussion forums for yoga teachers, and our project to record the history of yoga in the city. It also supports the UK Community Yoga Collective that brings together similar yoga community outreach projects in the UK, and the Yoga Teachers Trade Union The Brighton Yoga Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charity (number 1166982).

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