About

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.

Group Classes:

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.

Yoga in Schools Programme:

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.

 

Vocational Teacher Training:

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.

It is never too early or too late to make positive changes to your life.

 

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Classes

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

Monday 7.00pm - 8.00pm (Lewes New School) CURRENTLY VIA ZOOM

VINYASA FLOW YOGA

Re-balance and re-set on a Monday evening, however you've spent your weekend. You might be a weekend warrior, in which case this is an ideal way to support your activities and help with injury prevention, or have spent too much time on the couch and are in need of a good old stretch out and unraveling. Newbies to yoga particularly welcome.

£5 per session

 

Tuesdays 5.00pm - 6.00pm YOGA FOR TEENAGERS - CURRENTLY VIA ZOOM

13 - 18 Years

Yoga is a healthy activity accessible to all young people. Starting young can influence healthy lifestyle choices with benefits including: improving posture, reducing anxiety and helping young people to relax and form better sleeping patterns. Tamsin has 20 years experience working within schools and FE and is keen to bring yoga to the next generation. The classes find a good balance between being challenging, dynamic and fun and giving time and space to unwind.

£5 per session

Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00am (Beechwood Hall) CURRENTLY VIA ZOOM

VINYASA FLOW YOGA

Join us at this peaceful, scenic, accessible venue in Cooksbridge. Literally a few short minutes drive from Lewes and a large FREE CAR PARK. The space has underfloor heating generated by a wind turbine You can even run around the field first if you are feeling lively! A sequence based class to challenge your core stability, your balance and to gently open every part of you. In the summer months we head outside to take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. New students welcome.

£5 per session

Fridays 10.00 - 11.00 (Lewes New School) CURRENTLY VIA ZOOM

SLOW FLOW YOGA

This is a slower paced class, a little later in the morning, particularly programmed at the end of the week so that you can release tension, de-stress and slow down before the weekend. We will still get moving with gentle sun salutations, but concentrate more time on seated and reclining postures. We end with a longer relaxation and yoga nidra or guided meditation. Suitable for beginners.

£5 per session

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Please contact me via email if you are interested to pre-book more than one class per week and receive a discounted rate. 

Missed classes are not refundable or transferable.

 
 

Testimonials

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.

Barry, Lewes

 

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.

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Copyright 2016 Tamsin Dyke 

Photography by Jono Carmichael and Hanri Shaw

Tamsin Dyke is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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