Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience, we welcome all abilities to our open level yoga class.

The Sivananda method is based upon five principles for optimal health and spiritual growth, as described by Vishnudevananda. They are:

1. Proper exercise (Asana, focusing on twelve poses (see below) in particular)

2. Proper breathing (Pranayama)

3. Proper relaxation (Savasana)

4. Proper diet (Vegetarian)

5. Positive thinking (Vedanta) and meditation (Dhyana)

What to Expect

A typical class begins with pranayama exercises. After warming up with sun salutations, - Surya Namaskar - the focus is on mastery of the twelve basic poses:

1. Headstand - Sirsasana

2. Shoulderstand- Sarvangasana

3. Plow- Halasana

4. Fish- Matsyasana

5. Seated Forward Bend- Paschimottanasana

6. Cobra - Bhujangasana

7. Locust- Salabhasana

8. Bow– Dhanurasana

9. Seated Spinal Twist– Ardha Matsyendrasana

10. Crow - Bakasana

11. Standing Forward Bend- Uttanasana

12. Triangle- Trikonansa

Savasana closes the class. The 12 basic poses were carefully selected and include inversions, backbends, forward bends, twists, balances, and hamstring stretches. At little of everything, in other words. The poses are ideally done slowly and with control to stretch and strengthen the body as well as open the chakras.  As students become proficient in the 12 basic poses, variations may be introduced. 


1pm - 2pm

Term Dates

Autumn 2 Saturday's

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November

2nd, 9th December



Located in Dance Studio 1 at BRIGHTON YOUTH CENTRE, 64 EDWARD STREET, BRIGHTON BN2 0JR (please note that classes are not run from our office address in Ship Street)

How to Book

Yoga is a drop-in session, so no need to pre-book.


£8 Drop-in (£7 for existing customers)

£35 for five-class-card 

Please email to buy a five-class-card or to find out more information; please take a look at our FAQ page if you have any questions.

Pay Online For Your Course





Young People's Centre
Ship St

Tel: +44 (0)1273 245584
Company number: 4271844 
Charity number: 1091276