Meet the team

The festival is run primarily by volunteers to ensure the festival is affordable and available to everybody. 

Enabling us to maximise funds raised for the Brighton Yoga Foundation. 

Danny Griffiths She/Her Event Manager

After leaving the corporate world Danny set up, in 2014, teaching yoga in Brighton & Hove.

Travelling is one of her passions, with her family and for work organising retreats in Morocco, Turkey, and Slovenia. She swims all year round in the sea and you may also find her walking her cockapoo Bess.

Danny has taught at the Brighton Yoga Festival since 2015 and has been a volunteer with the Brighton Yoga Foundation since 2018, leading their teachers forums, and taking the event manager role in 2022 and 2023.

Danny sees the Brighton Yoga Festival as a special event bringing the yoga community together whilst raising funds for the Brighton Yoga Foundation and their invaluable outreach work.

Tania Leach She/Her (Volunteer)

Brighton Yoga Festival Teacher Coordinator

Tania began teaching yoga in her early 20’s and over time has extended her qualifications to become a personal trainer, injury rehabilitation therapist and postural alignment therapist. She now teaches studio classes in Brighton and Hove and visits clients privately as for restorative and remedial yoga, injury rehabilitation and chronic pain.

Living on the coast gives her the opportunity to run along the seafront at dawn, watch the sun set over the sea and cycle along the prom, often with her miniature schnauzer at her side.

Tania first helped as a volunteer with the Brighton Yoga Festival last year, co-ordinating the teachers whose support is so vital for the event’s success. She is always keen to make
new contacts and increase the wonderful community of teachers who give their valuable time to support such a worthy
cause and help to give the event the authenticity and rich diversity it is now known for.
If you are interested in teaching at the Brighton Yoga Festival in 2024 please get in touch with Tania at

Caroline Vitta, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Volunteer)

Caroline is a youth worker for a charity in Brighton, which she loves. It keeps her fairly busy but she also teaches a regular yoga class at the University of Sussex.

In her free time she enjoys long countryside walks, cooking veggie dishes, reading and keeping up with Eastenders.

Caroline has been involved with the Brighton Yoga Festival from the very beginning in 2014, usually as the Volunteer Coordinator, recruiting people to help out with the festival.

Caroline loves being involved in such a fantastic event and leading the volunteers who are essential in making the festival a success. Being in the Yoga Festival team has enabled her to feel part of the yoga community in Brighton and she has met many hardworking, kind hearted, like-minded people.

If you would like to get involved with the Brighton Yoga Festival in 2024, either as a returning or new volunteer please drop Caroline an email on

Megan Maria She/Her (Volunteer)

Social Media Lead

Megan began practicing yoga at Sussex university with the Brighton Yoga Foundation’s chair Davy Jones. From experiencing the therapeutic benefits of a regular yoga practice she achieved her 200hr yoga teacher training specialising in vinyasa flow, hatha and yin. You can also find her on the trails enjoying nature and the outdoors, hanging upside down on a calisthenics bar or taking dips in the sea!

She also works as an Occupational Therapist within an NHS mental health team with extensive experience working with individuals experiencing a range of mental and physical health conditions. Megan integrates these trauma-informed therapeutic skills as well as yoga philosophy into her classes. Megan is developing her knowledge and skills in fascia and trauma stabilisation to offer her students space to develop interoceptive awareness and emotional and physical healing.

Megan has previously attended and volunteered at the Brighton Yoga Festival and sees the festival as a space for everybody to celebrate what yoga has to offer our local community and invest in the Brighton Yoga Foundation’s vital outreach work for children and adults.

David Daley (Volunteer)

Retail Co-ordinator

David found yoga in 2021 through a BYF funded project. The project provided free yoga classes for homeless people with personal issues and who live in supported accommodation. Three years later, David is living independently, is a daily yoga practitioner and is now training to become a yoga teacher.

David was a career PE teacher and lecturer for thirty years, but he believed his teaching career was over until he found yoga and yoga found him. In 2023, he worked as a volunteer at the BYF World Yoga Day and the BYF Yoga Festival. There, after meeting and talking to other volunteers and yoga teachers, he decided to take his yoga practice to a new level and become a teacher again, but of a very different kind this time.

His yogi lifestyle has been and continues to be a life-changing experience.
Besides yoga and his yoga studies, David loves walking on the downs, creative and reflective writing, reading, and sketching with coloured pencils.
Being involved in the 2024 Brighton Yoga Festival is all part of David’s new journey. He loves being a member of the yoga communities in Brighton and Worthing. He is passionate about the Foundation's work and is thrilled to be a part of the organising team.