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.


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

Ruth SummersRuth Summers 2 

of Dao Natural Health

Ruth Summers is a tutor and course manager at The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST), Sound Therapist, Tai Chi Qigong Instructor, Complementary Therapist, Artist and Musician.

Ruth is passionate about empowering people to improve their own sense of health and well-being through sound.



Katy BatemanKaty Bateman

Like many yogis, Katy initially started practising as a means of exercise, and to find a place to escape the hustle and bustle of living in a busy city – but very quickly fell in love with the feelings of balance, strength and serenity yoga instills. Katy is blessed to have studied with many wonderful teachers, and is especially grateful for the teaching and constant guidance from her teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer, with whom she gained her 200hr certification, and is currently completing her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Through her practice, Katy has learned to be more spiritually and emotionally in tune with herself, and the world around her.

Katy's classes are creative, playful and dynamic. Using the principles of Anusara Yoga, she emphasises proper use of breath and alignment to encourage a safe and playful practice. Katy's teaching inspires connection so expect the odd class to include some fun partner work to take your practice deeper.



Nicky Crabb

Since Nicky first stepped onto a yoga mat nearly 30 years ago she has been hooked. At the time she noticed that yoga helped to relieve her aching back. It also helped to calm her anxiety and made her feel more at ease with the demands of modern life.

Over the years she has enjoyed many different styles of yoga from Sivananda to Astanga Vinyasa, discovering Vajrasati yoga after the birth of her first child. She was attracted by the focus on breath and body awareness and enjoyed the combination of humour and absorption, beginning the rigorous 500 hour training course in 2011 and teaching regular classes in Brighton and Hove since early 2012. She has gone on to train with Charlotte Watts in yoga for stress, anxiety and burnout, and combines these influences in her classes, which aim to help students find some space, joy and meditative movement in their day.

Nicky is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.


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.

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.

You can find out more about TRE® here: http://www.trebrighton.co.uk



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.

Anna now teachers a weekly dynamic vinyasa flow class at BNHC, Tuesdays 10.50-11.50am

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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.


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