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. 


Humanistic Yoga Workshop:

Working with painpete blackaby w16 workshop

with Pete Blackaby

During the last twenty years or so there has been a marked change in notions of how pain needs to be managed, in particular chronic pain. This comes in part from the needs of an aging population and in part from recent research into the mechanism of pain within individuals. At the same time there has been growing recognition that many of the findings that show up on x-rays, MRI Scans and the like are often very poorly correlated to pain. This workshop will explore in detail the implications these findings have for the yoga teacher and practitioner.

Of interest to yoga teachers, trainee teachers, and those suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Date: Saturday 11 February 2017

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Vital Woman Yoga Workshopvital women

with Sophie Cleere

When was the last time you took some time for yourself to nourish and connect to yourself as a woman? Too many of us are so busy in our lives we often forget to look after ourselves and honour our natural rhythms. In this workshop we will work with gentle Asana, breathing techniques, chanting and yoga nidra that will allow us to reconnect to our source energy or Shakti (feminine power). This is the Yin to Astangas Yang! And while these practices are gentle and you will feel rested, they are no less powerful.

Sophie has been practising yoga for over 15 years and teaching for over 8 years, she has been holding workshops specifically for women for two years and has studied with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Alexandra Pope and has attended workshops and retreats with Jules Wingfield and Michaela Bohem. Sophie is excited to share these nurturing, feminine practices in this workshop.

Date: Sunday 19 February

Time: 1.30pm-4pm

Cost: £22/£19 concession

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Anatomy & Yoga Workshop:chris swain - shoulder girdle

Shoulder girdle and arm

with Chris Swain

In this informative and interactive workshop you will develop a clear understanding of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and the arm with a focus on the application of this anatomical knowledge to physical movement. We will also cover specific common conditions relating to these areas of the body, including, ‘Frozen Shoulder’, Cervical Ribs, Thoracic Inlet Syndrome, Adhesive Capsulitis, Rotator cuff injuries, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and comprehensive notes to accompany the workshop.

Date: Saturday 11 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Yin Yoga WorkshopNorman Blair

with Norman Blair

The Yin yoga practice invites us to explore inner landscapes with a quality of self-reflection, accepting and accommodating. We attempt to experience these qualities free of judgement or attachment – with equanimity. We learn to pay attention to what is, as it is – with an attitude of kindness. It is good to be reminded that life is precious. To truly recognise the preciousness of this human body requires a real effort to slow down.

Norman has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is one of the leading Yin yoga teachers in this country. His approach is about enabling accessibility, encouraging acceptance and deepening awareness. He recently brought out a book Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga. The book will be available at BNHC at a discount price of £15.

Date: Sun 12 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £30/£27 concession

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Deepen the Connection to Your Voicenarayani workshop Mar 17

with Narayani

So many of us believe we cannot sing, or feel we have been silenced, and so lose the connection to our most powerful tool of expression and healing we have… Our Voice.

Voice work offers an experience of your voice, your unique expression, using mantras and sounding, in a way that will both support and expand you. This helps to surface the patterns and habits that emerge when we seek to express ourselves authentically. Using our voice in this way can connect us to some of our deepest core feelings and emotions, which can be a powerful tool for transformation and self-discovery.

Date: Sunday 19 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Finding your feet: Jane Manze - finding your feet

A somatic movement exploration into a scaravelli inspired yoga practice

with Jane Manze

Finding Your Feet - Exploring and enjoying the qualities of our wonderful feet - strength, flexibility, support, balance, intelligent communication and rest - to discover an aliveness and engagement on a profound level in all postures.

Join Jane for an afternoon of Scaravelli inspired yoga, this experiential session is valuable for not only a Yoga Practice, but for everyday life. Beginners to yoga, as well as those with experience are welcome.

Date: Saturday 1 April

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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LATEST NEWS

Pilates workshop, Saturday 21 January
Using small equipment - Emily Wilson will focus on using small equipment to assist in providing more variety to the experience and benefit of mat-work Pilates exercises. ... read more
Contemporary Dance Workshop, Sunday 22 January
Exploring free movement & improvisation - Hannah Pickett will play with free movement improvisations and group tasks to allow dancers to explore and develop their own material in a friendly and supportive environment. ... read more
Pregnancy Yoga - Tuesdays 5.30pm
Pregnancy yoga block booking and drop-ins every Tuesday evening! ... read more
Therapeutic Sound Bath, Sunday 22 January
Relax and come into balance with the healing power of sound with Catherine Hutchinson. ... read more
Community meditation meet up, Sunday 29 January
A safe space to bring your meditation practice to a friendly and supportive group hosted by Charlotte Watts & Felice Rhiannon. ... read more

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