Yoga Instructors

At The Float Spa, Hove we have a carefully selected group of yoga instructors each teaching a variety of yoga styles and practices. As a group the yoga teachers have amassed thousands of hours of yoga training, from some of the most prestigious yoga schools across the world.

Each yoga instructor has a huge passion for yoga, they have been on their own journey from student to teacher and this is shown in their each unique teaching styles.

Yoga Instructors Include:

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Catia Leite

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Brydie Rowan

Ginny Haswell

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Sandra Stein

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JoJo Smith

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Diana Dearle

Janaki Platford

Janaki Platford

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Ilana Kateb

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Andy Butterfield

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Emily Scott

Lewis Hatchett

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Anna Sugarman

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Rosie Iles-Jonas

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Maria Varanpal

Helen Moss

Sarah Williams

Katia Kaur

Katia Kaur

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Bella Somerville

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Sharon Terry

Tif Mendel

Sophie Higgins

Bella Somerville

Bella Somerville

Bella Somerville teaches hatha and vinyasa flow, as well as more meditative yin and restorative practices. Her classes are creative and playful, and her deep understanding of the asana, eye for detail and passion for sharing the benefits of yoga with all ability levels no matter what age, size or experience have made her a popular teacher within the local community. Added to this is her contagious energy, so students leave her classes feeling inspired, uplifted and alive.

She believes that yoga is not a work-out but a work-in because true yoga is not about the shape of your body but the shape of your life. Her teaching is compassionate and honest, always inviting students to be curious in their practice, weaving inspirational quotes and yogic texts into her classes, yet always relating to the bigger picture by encouraging students to be in harmony with themselves not just on their mats but also in their lives. When not on her mat Bella hosts ski groups in USA and Canada and yoga retreats to Europe and India, as well as regularly donating her teaching skills to charities and local events such as the Brighton Yoga Festival.

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams teaching focuses on long-term development through seasonal, anatomical, philosophical and postural themes which empower students via concentration and repetition. Her passion for teaching yoga blossomed after studying with OM Yoga in New York. She has since worked and trained with many established and influential teachers, and is one of Jason Crandell’s senior students who she regularly assists on his advanced trainings and teacher renewal programmes.

Sarah’s teaching offers strong, precise, alignment-based sequences which are anatomically focused and accessible for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. At the heart of her teaching is self-exploration, humour and the space to turn the auto-pilot off! 

Andy Butterfield

Andy Butterfield

Andy Butterfield is a yoga and meditation teacher and shiatsu therapist and is passionate about helping people to connect deeply into their lifeforce, honour and celebrate their bodies and dwell in peace in their minds and hearts. He has taught mindfulness for 5 years and practiced yoga asana for 11 and it was on his mat in a class a few years ago, that he realised what yoga had come to mean to him and that he had to share its treasures with others. “Some of my most peaceful, blissed out, loving and empowered moments have arisen on the mat. For me it is the path towards true and total freedom, the path home, the path on which I learn, serve and love.”

He has journeyed through various styles including vinyasa, anusara, dru, vini, kundalini and kriya yog and folds their elements into his practice and teaching along with his experience in shiatsu and meditation.

Ginny Haswell

Ginny Haswell

Ginny Haswell has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2007. With an emphasis on encouraging students to practice with self awareness, her classes are varied and informative with a focus on alignment and breath.Initially gaining her teaching qualification in Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, Ginny is currently studying with her teacher Tiffany Cruikshank on the 500 hour Yoga Medicine program. She has also completed trainings with Paul Grilley (yin yoga and anatomy) and Shiva Rea (vinyasa flow) and Dr Timothy McCall (therapeutic yoga). With her belief that yoga should be accessible to all and adapted to meet the needs of the individual, Ginny is committed in sharing her knowledge and personal experience of how a mindfully approached practice leads to a healthy and balanced body, clarity of mind and greater enjoyment of life.

Diana Dearle

Amanda Evans

Diana Dearle came to yoga by winning a competition in 2002.!  Answering the question of ‘why do you want to do yoga ?’ answering  ‘because I know absolutely nothing about yoga !

After 8 years of consistent practice, she made a conscious decision to train as a teacher as notihng to date had impacted her life as much as yoga.  Having a background in teaching English in Japan and Italy, Diana’s skill set in classroom management and communication provided a good foundation. Her teaching style is all an inclusive explorative approach and likes to offer challenge.

Qualifying with Yoga Alliance in 2010, Diana dedicated time in India then New York to further her training as she understudied a few inspirational teachers including Marco Rijoas and Jill Miller.

Later in London trained with Sarah Powers Insight Yoga. She teaches Hatha, Flow and Yin. Diana aims to help you find inner connection, deepen your practice and cultivate focus and attention whilst learning to love doing it !

Jojo Smith

Amanda Evans
Jojo Smith has been practising yoga for seven years and has explored many styles of yoga. She has completed her 200 hour Unity Flow training (IYN) in Brighton. Her yogic style is influenced by Iyengar yoga, bringing precision and alignment into a meditative flowing practice. Jo is passionate about yoga being for everyone regardless of age, level or ability.
Through breathing techniques, postures and mantra this practice is about letting go and enjoying the journey. We are encouraged to listen to our mind, body and emotions and release any tensions, restoring balance and leaving you feeling peaceful, calm and more connected with oneself.

Janaki Platford

Janaki Platford

Janaki Platford qualified as a yoga teacher in 1998 at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India. Since then, she has established a successful yoga business teaching in Health Clubs, Spas, and Offices in Brighton and London. She also runs holidays in Europe and yoga weekends in Champneys, with her Astanga teaching partner Davy.Janaki teaches a variety of yoga styles including Hatha Yoga at The Float Spa in Hove, and is constantly expanding her offer through attending workshops and classes. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace, with softer options offered for those less able.

Sandra Stein

Lucy Howlett
Sandra Stein, born and raised in Berlin Germany, made her way over to London and then to Brighton where she now lives.
It was in London where she realised she could turn her passion into her profession. And so she started her teacher training with Yoga Campus London. Sandra’s teaching is strong and positive influence by her teachers; Judith Hanson Lasater (restorative yoga), Doug Keller (yoga therapy) and Naomi Absalom (Mentor).
Sandra’s yoga classes mirror her background in gymnastics and also her love for music. Sandra loves the free, flowing and intuitive movements in vinyasa yoga, her classes can feel like a dance.
Through her creative sequence, she tries to create a union between mind, body, and breath. She encourages her students to bring aware-ness into the present moment and to also work with what “is”, not what we wish to be. You can expect a fun, challenging, whole body balanced sequence, which can be tough sometimes, but it always ends in the sweetest and most relaxing rest, as well as great music, laughter and moments of stillness.

Helen Moss

Lucy Howlett

Helen’s teaching comes from a place of service. Moving, breathing and being at home in your body is the essence of her approach. Helen’s yoga passions and practice have mirrored her life. A qualified British Wheel of Yoga and Sivananda she also completed specialist trainings in pregnancy, post natal, kids, restorative yoga and yoga nidra. She is also a teacher trainer and currently studying a Yoga Therapy Diploma, a Biotensegrity Anatomy course and the influence of neuroscience on yoga.

Her more recent passion is for intuitive, organic flow sequences that bring mindful and functional movement together. Her classes are fuelled with warmth, welcome and humour.

Ilana Kateb

Lucy Howlett

Ilana Kateb teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, which she discovered after exploring various other styles, including Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga. She was instantly captivated by the playful and creative nature of Vinyasa flow, and continues to be inspired by the new things she learns each time she comes to the mat. Her dynamic alignment-based classes are open to all. Her aim is to help students tune in to the breath and feel well in body and mind. In a friendly and supportive atmosphere, she encourage participants to grow in their practice and confidence.

Maria Varanpal

Camilla Morgan

Maria Varanpal sees Kundalini Yoga as a powerful tool to be conscious now. She invites her classes to be as meditations and explorations of how we can se every moment as a gift, whatever is present. The sessions may include flow, dance, sound healing, playfulness, challenges, chanting, awareness, movements, laugh, relaxations, thoughts, sensations, emotions, silence…

She fell in love in Kundalini Yoga 2010 when she lived in Spain and 2013-2014 she studied at Yoga Mangalam in Sweden to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Since 2106 she is living I Brighton, and she is now deepening the practice through integration of sound healing instruments, as gong, singing bow, voice and wind chime.

Sharon Terry

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Sharon Terry is an experienced teacher and student in the high vibration of Kundalini. Kundalini yoga elevates our vibration and frees us to realise our potential as creative and compassionate human beings. Sharon has practised Kundalini yoga for 8 years in Cape Town, London, Brighton and Le Martinet. She is a KRI certified teacher, completing her teacher training under Karta Singh, Guru Deva and Shivdev Kaur with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School.

Katia Kaur

Katia Kaur
Katia Kaur first discovered her love for kundalini yoga 7 years ago, & completed her teacher training with Karam Kriya in Brighton & Portugal.

Katia loves teaching kundalini yoga as it is a powerful practice that acts as a catalyst for positive change.  Kundalini yoga is known to be the “yoga of awareness” as it expands our consciousness & connects us to our truth or higher self.  The combination of mantras, physical yoga (kundalini kriyas), pranayama & meditation are an effective formula to balance the glandular system & strengthen the nervous system. Kundalini yoga has the capacity to uplift humanity, encouraging students to reach their full potential (both physically & mentally).  All mediations within kundalini yoga work deeply on the psyche, developing inner awareness & realigning us with our spirit. I feel very privileged to be a Kundalini yoga teacher as it is a supremely spiritual practice designed to open the heart & give you an experience of your own soul.

Rosie Iles-Jonas

Rosie Iles-Jones

Rosie Iles-Jonas has always been interested in Yoga, and as a child started her practice at home with her parents, her first teachers. In those early years Rosie learned that movement should be playful and is passionate about imparting that lesson, as it helps us to loosen up. And judging by the laughter that can be heard from the studio, she’s well on her way to achieving that aim.

Rosie teaches Hatha Flow & Vinyasa Yoga and draws on a variety of movement disciplines, so her Yoga sequences are creative and designed to take you on a journey! Rosie’s a story teller and will share examples from her own life and traditional teachings, as it’s the combination of asana and study that act as the touchstone to our life. Rosie will inspire you to ‘Do Your OM Thing’ whether that’s modifying a posture, taking a leap of faith in a Yoga Pose or integrating yoga and meditation practices into your daily life.

Anna Sugarman

Laura Shipsey

Anna’s joie de vivre is contagious. She inspires light hearted courage, empowering others to shine – on and off the mat. Her loving, playful style of teaching instills confidence in students of all levels as she illuminates their strengths, gently guiding them toward their higher potential. Anna has studied, taught yoga, and educated teachers all over the world. Leaving a successful career in Los Angeles as a designer and entrepreneur to pursue a more fulfilling life, she focused on humanitarianism in Central America before moving to India to study spiritual philosophy and Eastern medicine, and instruct intensive yoga teacher trainings.

Integrating appropriate anatomical alignment, challenging sequences and intelligent transitions with creativity, enthusiasm and joy, it’s been said that Anna “plays yoga.” During philosophical Yin classes, Anna’s captivating voice invokes peace; whilst her laughter-packed, vinyasa flows culminate in blissful fun, focusing on strength, mindfulness and grace. Anna’s love for playful motion and holistic wellbeing is her offering – she aims to assist others in discovering and nurturing their ethos. She believes it’s deep rooted passion which sparks the joy that will maintain a strong self-practice, peace of mind, a happy life, and the ability and authenticity to share it with others.

Brydie Rowan

Joanna Smith

Brydie Rowan With a dedicated practice spanning 18 years and various disciplines and 5 years of teaching internationally – Brydie is known for leading joyful, creative classes in a deep, slow flowing style that gives students space to listen and respond to their bodies needs. A focus on intelligent sequencing, functional alignment and modification for the individual, invites both beginners and seasoned practitioners to be present and explore their edges –building strength and openness in a safe, gradual, authentic way.

This personalised approach, coupled with a light hearted community spirit means that everyone can benefit – irrespective of age and experience….blending mindful movement and deeply relaxing stillness – and offering the perfect balance of effort and ease.Add to this music and mantra and you have a truly holistic class. It is her core belief that a true teacher connects the student to the teacher within and she wants you to leave her classes having come home to yourself.

Catia Leite

Emma Cole

Catia Leite is influenced by her teachers, students, peers, life and travels. She teaches with passion and Catia’s objective is to bring a unique sense of empowerment to each class. Through intention, meditation, pranayama, mantra and asana practice. Classes incorporate the essence of yoga philosophy, and how to apply the wisdom of yoga into daily life, on and off the mat. The sequence is a fluid, creative and with a great emphasis of the breath. Over 10 years of teaching experience.

Emily Scott

Emily Scott

Emily Scott originally from Southern California and with a background in dance, Emily has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2014. She completed a 200-hour vinyasa flow training in London, and a restorative yoga teacher training with Anna Ashby at Triyoga. She has also been mentored by Naomi Absalom since 2016, and attends numerous workshops and trainings to continue her yoga edu-cation. She enjoys teaching a slow but strong vinyasa flow, mixed in with pranayama, restorative, and yoga nidra. Students describe her style as down-to-earth, chal-lenging but accessible, focused on breath and alignment, and sometimes even a lit-tle funny. She aims to create a space for people to improve their lives from the in-side out. When not teaching yoga, she is hanging out with her two little boys in the English countryside, travelling, reading, and writing.

Lewis Hatchett

Emily Scott

Lewis Hatchett is an ex professional cricketer turned yogi. Having practiced for the past 4 years, he found yoga as something to help improve and recover in his sport. He retired from professional cricket in 2016 through injury and he saw the value of yoga for helping not only preventing soft tissue injuries but prolonging careers. Having completed his 200hr teacher training in Hawaii, Lewis looks to help those understand yoga as a way of reducing injury and prolonging ‘careers’ in sport, as well as developing themselves away from their chosen activity and life. Lewis focuses on the more physical elements of yoga rather than the spiritual elements that can be intimidating and off-putting for beginners, just as it initially was for him. Whether its competitive sport or just a casual runner, looking after your body and doing the active things you enjoy doing most, for as long as possible, is Lewis’ aim. Bringing awareness to the individual’s body first, in the aim to unlock not only the benefits yoga has on the body, but also the mind.

Sophie Higgins

Emily Scott

Sophie Higgins teaches vinyasa flow classes that are dynamic, playful, and challenging, but most importantly, fun! A sense of enquiry, exploration, and creativity are encouraged in each class, to truly allow for the discovery of one’s own unique and individual yoga practice. A focus on building strength and stability in core muscle groups and joints is always present, to enable and facilitate safe, careful, and precise movement. The breath, carefully instructed alignment, the use of Bandhas, and meditation, are also explored. Sophie aims to cultivate calming and nurturing classes, that bring together individuals from all walks of life, and which generate a sense of community and togetherness.