Brighton charity shows support for climate movement Extinction Rebellion

Brighton Yoga Foundation joins forces with Extinction Rebellion Brighton on the first day of Brighton Yoga Festival in a visual act of solidarity. Photograph: James Beer, 23 Digital
Brighton Yoga Foundation joins forces with Extinction Rebellion Brighton on the first day of Brighton Yoga Festival in a visual act of solidarity. Photograph: James Beer, 23 Digital

Brighton Yoga Foundation has shown its solidarity with climate movement Extinction Rebellion.

The charity joined forces with members of Extinction Rebellion Brighton to spell out the message Yogis 4 XR on the first day of its annual Brighton Yoga Festival, which this year ran at Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College, across the weekend (July 27 and July 28).

Brighton Yoga Foundation joined forces with Extinction Rebellion Brighton on Saturday (July 27) in a visual act of solidarity. Photograph: James Beer, 23 Digital

Brighton Yoga Foundation joined forces with Extinction Rebellion Brighton on Saturday (July 27) in a visual act of solidarity. Photograph: James Beer, 23 Digital

The visual act featured 30 people on the back field of the Hove college, on Dyke Road, and was captured from above with a drone camera.

Chair of the Brighton Yoga Foundation and co-founder of Brighton Yoga Festival Davy Jones said: “Yoga philosophy is completely in tune with the cause of protecting the planet and the future generations who will inhabit it.

“We salute the resolute stance of Extinction Rebellion and will continue to demonstrate our solidarity with them beyond this year’s festival.

“There is no greater issue facing humanity than this.”

Brighton Yoga Foundation joined forces with Extinction Rebellion Brighton in a visual act of solidarity at its annual yoga festival. Photograph: Klara Koudelkova

Brighton Yoga Foundation joined forces with Extinction Rebellion Brighton in a visual act of solidarity at its annual yoga festival. Photograph: Klara Koudelkova

This year’s Brighton Yoga Festival, now in its sixth year, saw a turnout of more than 2,500 people, with some 100 classes and workshops on offer.

Entry was on a ‘pay what you can’ basis and money raised will help the charity deliver its outreach work, going towards projects such as yoga for women recovering from trauma and/or abuse, yoga for stressed out teenagers, and yoga for those with mental health concerns.

See pictures of this year's festival here