The Timetable at The Loft, Brighton
Timetable of regular classes.
Please contact instructors directly for more information via contact details listed below. Thank you.
7.30am to 10am – available - contact us for more information email@example.com
10.30am – 11.45am - LushTums Pregnancy Yoga
With Clare Maddalena. For more info check out the Lush Tums website.
12.15pm to 2pm – available - contact us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
2.30pm – 3.45pm - Vajrasati Yoga
with Sarah Pailthorpe. Sarah started practicing yoga in 2006 whilst living in Guatemala. On returning to Brighton she discovered Vajrasati Yoga and fell in love with the playfulness and self exploration encouraged in the practice and decided to embark the two year teacher training prgramme completing her 500+ hour qualification in 2015.
Contact Sarah for more info: Sarah Pailthorpe
4.15pm to 5.15pm – available - contact us for more information email@example.com
5.45pm – 7pm - LushTums Pregnancy Yoga
with Clair Edwards
Classes are friendly, sociable and down to earth, mixing traditional yoga practices with the latest in evidence-based science and research. We teach key techniques to breathe, move and relax your way through pregnancy, give birth more positively and feel supported and empowered throughout your motherhood journey.
More than just a yoga class though! Come along to:
- Help you relieve common pregnancy pains, ailments and aches, from sciatica to pelvic girdle pain, heartburn to back pain, insomnia and swollen ankles
- Enjoy a good night's sleep after class - wake up refreshed, energised and ready to go
- Experience evidence based yoga practices proven to reduces stress, anxiety and fear
- Classes always tailored to meet your individual needs from class to class
- Make friends with other lovely mums-to-be to build that much needed community and support network
- Regular practice ensures all the breathing, movements, mindset and relaxation practices you will learn become second nature, ready for you to use when you give birth
Accredited with leading UK bodies in midwifery and antenatal education (FEDANT) and yoga (Yoga Alliance Professionals)If you are new to yoga, it is best to wait until reach around 15 weeks before starting class. This is when you will feel more energised and are safely through your first trimester. You can then practice right up to full term, or beyond if you go overdue.
If you are used to yoga or regular exercise and wish to start classes earlier, just Clair directly. Or if you have any health concerns it is best to check with your doctor or midwife that you are ok to practice before booking in.
Clair is one of the original LushTums teachers and has been teaching Pregnancy and Postnatal Mum & Baby Yoga for the last 7 years here in Brighton and over the last year online. She has worked with thousands of women in that time to help them feel comfortable in pregnancy and prepared for birth and beyond. Her particular passion is mental wellbeing and how this is positively affected by movement, breath practices and deep rest. Coming from a dance background means her classes always incorporate music and slow flowing sequences.
On top of her 200 hrs specialist training with LushTums she undertook her 200hrs Anusara inspired yoga teacher training with Bridget Woods Kramer at Triyoga London and Trauma Informed Restorative Yoga with Emma Cole. Clair’s approach is friendly and welcoming. Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced yogi, she looks forward to welcoming you to class soon.
7.30pm – 8.30pm - Krifdom Dance, Intermediate Contemporary Dance / Fitness - Dance Teachnique and Muscle Control / Improvisation
on rotation with Nathan Krifdom
Nathan is a dance teacher, choreographer, and performer. He is currently teaching monthly Intermediate Contemporary Dance, Fitness, and Improvisation classes at The Loft in Brighton.
The Contemporary classes are a chance to connect with your body, to feel flow in movement with energy, in Nathan’s unique style. Nathan creates a safe space where you can be yourself. These are fun, energising classes with an emphasis on joy and expression, in an open sharing atmosphere. Classes include warm-up, dance phrases and techniques, finished with a cool down and relaxation. These classes are for people who have some dance experience.
The Fitness classes are for dancers and non-dancers. Increase your fitness and understanding of muscle functions using techniques drawn from multiple dance styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Release, Graham, Cunningham, Flying Low and more. These classes are designed to help you understand how your body functions and moves. Increase the use of safe practice, e.g. posture, stacking and breathe, through the learning and application of physical exercises.
Each session will start off with a general warm up, then focus on specific areas of the body e.g. arms, core, legs... finishing with a cool-down and stretch.
Take time to delve into the conceptual side of the movement world. Be led, by Nathan, through dance/movement exercises that allow you to express yourself freely in a non-judgmental space.
You do not necessarily need to be a dancer, as the movement is up to you, just an open, inquisitive and creative human.
These sessions are for you to collaboratively engage in led movement based improvisation, with a mix of exercises, visualisation, concepts, meditation, choreography, games, and exploration.
There are more classes coming soon, such as floor work, improvisation, creative, and choreographic workshops all to look forward to!
Please book before attending
To look at the schedule and book your space, head to rainbowdance.uk/classbooking/
"My artistic interests are the connection between the mind and body of the dancer. How energy, emotion and intention influence movement, and how this is perceived by an audience. For me, dance is a holistic form of expression and I believe this should be enjoyed and celebrated, both for oneself and as a collective community."