Sprite Yoga was founded by yoga teacher and dancer Tamsin in 2011. Tamsin practiced various forms of yoga (Iyengar, Astanga and Vinyasa) alongside her career as a professional dancer and dance teacher for twenty years. She was finally persuaded by Mark Freeth of The Freestyle Yoga Project to complete her 200hr yoga teacher training in 2008. She then spent four years living in France teaching regular yoga classes and retreats in the French Alps. Many of her clients there were athletes using yoga as a way to cross train and stay injury free. Since returning to the UK Tamsin has divided her time between bringing yoga to schools and working with adults in group classes and private sessions. She feels privileged to be sharing the benefits of yoga with a full range of ages from 5 to 75. Having now passed the threshold of 3000 hrs of yoga teaching she is accredited as a Chartered Level 2 Instructor with Yoga Alliance Professionals. Other qualifications include a BA Honours degree in Music, Drama and Dance from the University of Birmingham, a Post-Graduate Certificate from London Contemporary Dance School in Dance Performance and Choreography and a PGCE.
Tamsin promotes the value of yoga to support and maintain good all round health and wellbeing.
Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, a cyclist or runner or are generally to be found sitting at a desk, classes can be tailored to your needs. Sprite Yoga's regular classes are dynamic and will challenge you to move well and free your body from habitual tensions. Each class will have a different focus so that you remain mentally present, but at the heart of the approach is the use of breath, core stability, good alignment, efficiency and grace. Modifications are offered to ensure that beginners and those with more experience are welcome.
Tamsin continues to develop Sprite Yoga's Yoga in Schools programme and is supported by Brighton Yoga Foundation and Brighton and Hove Council.
Sprite Yoga currently delivers a regular yoga provision in primary, secondary and post- 16 education within the school PE curriculum, as after-school activities and as staff wellbeing.
Sprite Yoga offer two types of course, one specifically designed to prepare you to teach yoga to Primary aged children, the other to teach the Secondary to Post 16 age range.
All courses are taught by Tamsin, as an accredited trainer for Yoga Alliance Professionals with over 20 years experience working in education and 8 years working through yoga with young people aged 3 to Post 16.
Both courses are in-depth trainings with 40 hours contact time and are accredited as 60 hour vocational trainings by Yoga Alliance Professionals. If you are a qualified yoga teacher or a professional working in an educational establishment on completion of our course you will be eligible to become a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
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CLASSES AND COURSES CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE USING THE ONLINE BOOKING PAGE
NEW STUDENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS, YOGA IN SCHOOLS AND OTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE EMAIL
Please contact me via email if you are interested to pre-book more than one class and receive a discounted rate. If you pre-book one block of classes then you can drop in to a second weekly class during the term at a discounted rate of £5.00
Missed classes are not refundable or transferable. However, space allowing, you may ‘catch up’ a missed session by attending an alternative class during the same half term.
As an ultra trail runner Tamsin's yoga classes have been indispensable for caring for my equilibrium. Trail running in the mountains puts huge stress on the muscles and on knee joints particularly. Tamsin's specific methods can focus on the muscles and joints used for running by strengthening and stretching them. Since I started I have had no knee or back problems after running. Even after doing the Diagonale des Fous 171km I had no pains anywhere, before, during or afterwards...!! Miraculous! I would recommend Tamsin's yoga methods to any athlete.
Kate Dawson-Desmurs, Ultra trail runner, Annecy
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today’s class. It was hard work - in a good way! - and made me realise not just how much more flexible, but how much stronger I could be, particularly my core. You asked for feedback, and the only thing I can really say is that your approach is spot on. It was the real deal, but you made it fun and relaxing. Anyway, I’ve booked next Wednesday 28th, and I look forward to seeing you then.
It has been my good fortune to work with Tamsin in a yoga capacity for a number of years. She's a creative, adept and inspiring practitioner and instructor. She will, without question, assist many a student in their practice and go on to encourage some to take up the teaching mantle.
Mark Freeth, founder of The Freestyle Yoga Project
“Tamsin's classes are the most beautiful, continuous flow of yoga with all her spectacular dance experience running through them like water. Her classes literally have you floating as your body gets to experience some truly wonderful poses and postures which she leads you through so gracefully and yet all the while you get a fabulous work out that leaves you feeling strong to your very core and on top of the world! Thank you Tamsin!
Helena Crismani, founder The Contemporary Yoga Co.