The Astanga yoga programme is led (and taught) by Sarah Miles at Brighton Natural Health Centre, with support from teachers Kathryn Duckenfield and Anna Jones.

About Sarah

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Sarah began her journey with astanga yoga in 1998 and her belief in the system led her to first visit Mysore in 2002.

On her return she began to teach and assist at the Brighton Natural Health Centre in the UK.

In 2004 Russell Case set up a comprehensive Mysore programme at the BNHC which he passed on to Sarah a year later in 2005 that she continues to run to this day as yogabasebrighton

Sarah is currently the only woman in the UK to have run a Mysore programme for over a decade. 

In 2015 she became a Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher and in 2016 she was authorised by Manju Jois.

Sarah has a good relationship with both Manju and Sharath Jois and continues to visit Sharath at the institute in Mysore- kpjayi.org on a regular basis.

She feels constantly amazed and inspired by this healing practice. Her intention is to create a safe, nurturing and trusting environment that is comfortable and accessible to all.

About Kathryn and Anna

We work hard to ensure that classes at Brighton Natural Health Centre are consistent in providing a traditional and welcoming style of teaching that is in line with Sarah’s Astanga programme.

Kathryn has been studying and practising Astanga Yoga for many years. She has ‘Senior Yoga Teacher’ accreditation from Yoga Alliance Professionals.









Kathryn has enjoyed attending Astanga intensives with senior yoga teachers including Sharath Jois, Manju Jois, John Scott, Eddie Stern, Hamish Hendry, Petri Räisänen and David Swenson. She continues her daily practice under the guidance of Sarah Miles.

Being part of the Astanga community is important to her and believes the practice helps her maintain steadiness in her busy life as a mum. She loves teaching Astanga yoga and being part of yogabasebrighton. You will find her most evenings leading classes in a warm, safe and friendly environment.


Anna teaches a friendly, drop-in astanga class at BNHC that is suitable for beginners and those with more experience. She has practised yoga since 2000; building on her personal practice with British Wheel of Yoga foundation training, a Yoga Alliance teacher training qualification from Paul Dallaghan at Yoga Thailand, a whole list of intensive trainings and her ongoing study with Sarah Miles at BNHC.