guest teachers

Here at the Centre we are pleased to offer you a range of workshops with internationally renowned guest teachers. Workshops are a great way to further your practice and expand your knowledge. 


Discover the power of Kirtanvoice circle

A Kirtan immersion

with Narayani

Deepen your understanding and discover the power of Kirtan.

Connect more deeply to your voice and the power of sound on your body, emotions and sense of wellbeing. Build confidence to teach and share kirtan and mantra with others. Using voicework, Kirtan, rhythm and discussion, we will immerse ourselves in mantra and our voices as tools for transformation and peace.

Whether during yoga practice or singing with a group, repeating Sanskrit mantras creates a meditative and uplifted mental state, and helps to melt inhibitions that can suppress our voices and expression. It can take us deep inside to a place of inner peace and stillness.

Date: Sunday 24 September

Time: 12pm-6pm

Cost: £45/£40 concession

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Combat stress using Alexander's Discoveries

with Mark Claireaux

Alex Tech

70% of Doctor’s visits are said to be stress related. This may even involve back neck or shoulder pain, RSI, etc. We say things like "The kids are stressing me out" or "Work is getting me down" or "Everything is getting on top of me"... But the question is: IS STRESS A THING? or is it our REACTION to things?

Some people including sports people and successful business people may even thrive on an element of stress. Stress or anxiety usually manifests itself in our muscles. Tension patterns can become habitual and the brain registers this as normal and so can go unnoticed for some time. However this can build up particularly in our neck and shoulders affecting blood flow, possibly leading to headaches or migraines and other symptoms associated with stress.

This workshop will help you to become more aware of what is happening in your body in certain situations, we are then able to use some very useful tools to minimise these negative reactions enabling us to respond better in such situations alleviating that ‘Stressed’ feeling. We may even alleviate our back, neck or shoulder pain. No special clothing is required for this workshop however you maybe lying on the floor for part of the session so you might want to avoid wearing a shirt or dress.

Date: Saturday 30 September

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Humanistic Yoga WorkshopPeter Blackaby

am I doing it right?

with Pete Blackaby

In yoga there is a widely held perception that alignment and adjustment by teachers is a significant part of asana practice. In some quarters this is such an important aspect of practice that it is unquestioned.

However if we pause for a moment, we can ask the question, alignment to what?

Behind this pursuit for perfect alignment is the supposition that there is something helpful about the shape of the asana itself, and that by achieving this shape the body will be endowed with some significant benefit. However this reasoning is deeply suspect, there is very little evidence to support the idea that being able to assume these postural shapes is helpful, particularly if they do not relate to anything useful in the human repertoire of movement. Secondly the reliance of having a teacher to ‘adjust’ you tends to take you away from your own felt sense, and it is the felt sense that is most significant when learning about movement and the embodied self.

When we align ourselves to a posture through a list of detailed instructions and adjustments all we find out about ourselves is how good we are at following instructions. On the other hand when we get more in touch with the feeling of the body we start to learn about ourselves and create the conditions for significant change.

Date: Saturday 4 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £30/£27 conc.

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Exploring our bandhas in yoga practiseJane Manze - bandhas

with Jane Manze

A somatic exploration of our diaphragms... our inner support, control and stability within asana and pranayama. Join Jane for an afternoon of Scaravelli inspired yoga practice and somatic movement.

Dates: Saturday 18 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Anatomy & Physiology Workshop

chris swainShining a light on conditions

with Chris Swain

In many cases we have heard the names of common physical conditions and injuries, but don’t really have a clear understanding of what they are. This is a workshop to clarify what a few of those common conditions are. In addition to describing each condition we shall also explore some of the possible reasons as to why they might occur, including their associated factors.

The conditions we will discuss are:

Osteoarthritis (OA) – how does OA differ from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?  //  Shoulder issues – what is meant by a ‘frozen shoulder’ (Adhesive Capsulitis)?  //  What muscles are involved in rotator cuff strains?  //  Knee issues – what is a knee meniscal (cartilage) tear?  //  What is the difference between the cruciate and collateral knee ligaments?  //  What is a ‘prolapsed’ disc?  //  What is a stroke?

This workshop may be of especial interest if you are a teacher of yoga, pilates, dance or indeed any form of physical exercise.

Date: Saturday 25 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £30/£27 conc.

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COURSES - last spaces available!
We have a few spaces left on some of our dance, body work/pilates and yoga courses. ... read more
Alexander Technique workshop, Saturday 30 September
The Alexander Technique is about looking at ‘what we’re up to’ in our daily lives. Mark Claireaux will look at how to combat stress using Alexander's discoveries. ... read more
Brighton Yoga Teacher Community Forum, Sunday 1 October
This term’s forum will include a look at partner work in yoga with a practical session led by Sevanti, who will then give a talk about setting up and running yoga retreats. ... read more
De-Stress Yoga workshop, Saturday 7 October
Charotte Watts continues her series of De-stress workshops with the theme 'Connect from the centre outward'.   ... read more
Morphic Release Movement - an introductory workshop , Sunday 8 October
MRM explores how the human body is created, evolves and changes through the continuous experience of movement. ... read more

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