our teachers

Here at the Brighton Natural Health Centre we are proud to bring you some of the best teachers in Brighton and the UK.

Each has been chosen because of their commitment, experience and ability in their chosen field. Several of our teachers have in turn inspired and trained others to become teachers.

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To see details of a teacher and the classes that they teach, just click on one of the links below



Deborah Browndeborah brown

Deborah is an Advanced Certified Provider of TRE in the UK and has over ten years of therapeutic experience as a Craniosacral Practitioner working in clinics in Brighton & Hove. 

TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is accessed in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

As mammals our physiology is designed to experience, survive and release tension & trauma from the body. However due to human brain development and conditioning we have learnt to supress our natural ability to release tension like other mammals – by shaking. TRE® allows us to engage with this spontaneous innate gift to release tension through shaking it off naturally. The practice emerged out of Dr. David Berceli’s work with large traumatized communities while living in Africa and the Middle East. His observation and exploration led him to understand that this natural shaking/vibrating response appears to be the body’s own built-in system for quieting down the brain and releasing muscular tension as a way of healing itself from chronic stress, tension and trauma.

‘I felt like something had lifted. My body felt freer and my mind still and at peace’

TRE® empowers us to explore ourselves by trusting in the wisdom of the body.

Above text taken from Deborah's website. You can find out more about TRE® here: http://www.trebrighton.co.uk

WORKSHOPS

 

Anna SugarmanAnna Sugarman

E-RYT 500(Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RYS 200(Registered Yoga School), Reiki Practitioner.

Anna, originally a designer and entrepreneur in Los Angeles, then went on to travel the world focusing on humanitarianism; en route, practising and teaching yoga classes, workshops, festivals and teacher trainings. Nearly 100 of her graduates are currently teaching worldwide.  

Since 1998, Anna has been fortunate to have studied with renowned teachers around the globe, all of whom have shaped her own practice and teaching approach. Her dharma is sharing her passion for spiritual balance, and she devotes herself to exploring this - as a student and a teacher. Anna’s love for playful motion and holistic wellbeing is her offering – she aims to assist others in discovering and nurturing their ethos. She believes it's deep rooted passion which sparks the joy that will maintain a strong self-practice, peace of mind, a happy life, and the ability and authenticity to share it with others.

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Richard HusseinyRich Husseini

BSc [Hons] Sports Therapy, MSc Strength and Conditioning Science, Licensed Sports Masseur

For over 15 years, Richard has worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach in High Performance Sport, with some of the best organizations and athletes in the world. Diving, football, judo, boxing, snowboarding, skiing... He has supported teams in preparation for two Summer Olympic Games – London 2012 and Rio 2016  –  and is currently working with the GB Park and Pipe squad for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang.

Whilst working in Beijing, China, Richard’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, so he left in early 2015 to care for her during the final stages of her disease. That was life changing. It sparked a momentous shift in perspective, self-discovery, consciousness, and desire to learn what life really means. Travel and an openness to experience different cultures have helped him discover practices that continue to guide and heal the grief. This is why wellbeing has become Richard’s focus and passion. It’s not just about performance - it’s about helping as many people as possible by sharing new perspectives, facilitating fun and effective ways to move, and generally optimizing life.

WORKSHOPS

 

SevantiSevanti

Sevanti’s background as a Contemporary Dancer (gaining a BAHons at the Laban Centre for Movement & Dance, London in 94-97) is associated with her interest for natural movement and meditation. She bought her first Yoga book at age 16 when visiting Brighton, and had spent most of the time until Laban practising and teaching herself at home. So she later continued on to spend 4 years studying Yoga intensely, working closely as a disciple with her teacher Sw Satchidananda; then later continuing her research, study and development through various schools and teachers.

Her Yogic style has always been very fluid, focusing on gravity, release and breath, with an organic and meditative foundation. She has experienced various dynamics and style of Yoga, and always returns to a slower investigation into the mind-body relationship, although she enjoys playing with dynamics and choreographing flowing sequences too. This is the foundation of her style and practice, which then led to an interest in healing and bodywork to maintain and optimise a healthy mind-body system.

Sevanti runs her own Yoga Teacher Training diploma which is supported by the IYN. Her aim is to create diplomas with a strong sense of self-enquiry, with all of the necessary support needed for each student to bring out their individual qualities, wisdom and personal styles. Sevanti has also worked hard developing her material of Unity Partner Yoga™, which was established in 2002. Her earlier research was with her friend and fellow yogi Sarah Jennings, whom she still practices and demonstrates with today. Since then Sevanti has developed the practice into a vast selection of duo/trio/group yoga asanas, practiced with friends, partners, family and strangers to bring people together in a sacred and fun way. To read Sevanti's story in full please see here.

 

Rebecca HaroutunianRebecca H

Rebecca first discovered Pilates after suffering a stress fracture to her hip in 2007 while training for a half marathon. A physiotherapist recommended Pilates and she found that Pilates not only helped her recovery, it also improved her strength, posture and flexibility.

She was so impressed with the results from Pilates that she decided to take her interest further and qualified as a STOTT Pilates® instructor to share the benefits with others. STOTT is regarded as one of the world’s leaders in the Pilates field. It is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.

Rebecca now enjoys using Pilates to help clients recover from injuries whilst supporting movement, flexibility and core strength. She regularly attends courses and workshops to keep up to date with the latest research and techniques.

Rebecca's classes are taking a break over summer but will recommence Tuesday 5 Sept with a £3 Taster and run weekly every Tuesday evening 7-8pm.

TASTERS

 

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Dom began his yoga journey through 15 years of Buddhist meditation training. He came to realise during his work as a relaxation teacher for adults with disabilities that the practise of yoga asanas contributed to a peaceful state of mind and greater self-awareness. Dom is due to complete his fourth yoga training programme this summer.

He specialises in teaching gentle yoga (a combination of hatha, yin, flow, meditation, sound and other techniques). He also enjoys teaching Yin yoga and l Vinyasa classes.

For more information go to his website www.gentleyogadom.com

 
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