The Brighton Natural Health Centre runs weekend and other workshops throughout the year. To make a booking, click on the links below.

BNHC Community Programme autumn event

40 years a dancer - survival tacticsliz aggiss performance shot

FREE talk by Liz Aggiss

Have you calmed down yet Elizabeth? After 62 years Liz Aggiss is still at it. In this talk she discusses the physical and creative wear and tear she has sustained in her 40 year - and counting - career in dance.

Celebrated dance artist, Liz Aggiss is a Brighton based performer, choreographer and film maker. She has been delivering her unique vision to audiences worldwide across her career and continues to re(de)fine British contemporary dance with her singular style and attitude.

Date: Friday 9 October

Time: 6.30-8pm at BNHC

This event is FREE but spaces must be booked by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Iyengar® Yoga Workshopiyengar jen good pic

with Jen Henwood

Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit.’ BKS Iyengar

In this afternoon workshop, students will have the time and space to observe how the practice of various yoga asanas (postures) can transform body, mind and spirit.

Jen has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 2005. Her teaching is supportive and friendly. Students are encouraged to work according to their own ability in order to realise their full potential and thus experience the many benefits of yoga. Suitable for students with one year’s experience.

Date: Saturday 10 October

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Feeling Sound - Therapeutic Sound Bathsoundbath new pic a14

with Catherine Hutchinson

Lie back, relax and recharge to the soothing and energising sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, gongs and crystal bowls. A therapeutic sound bath can be an exhilarating and often profound journey and can help you to achieve balance and a sense of well-being. Experience what therapeutic sound can do for you, as you immerse yourself within these stimulating and transformational frequencies.

Dates: Saturday 10 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 22 November, Saturday 5 December

Time: 7.30-9pm

Cost: £12/£9 concession - these are drop-in workshops. No need to book in advance - just turn up and pay on the night

Body Awareness Workshopbody awareness

with Galit Mersand

Body Awareness is a form of moving meditation developed by Galit Mersand. It integrates a combination of physical movement and meditation practices with techniques derived from her knowledge and experience of various dance forms, yoga and energy work. This workshop will explore movement techniques and patterns, focusing on how to execute them in a meditative manner. The practice is low impact yet invigorating and dynamic, and is accompanied by music throughout. Body Awareness connects the physical, mental and emotional to create a truly holistic experience of body and mind. Open to all.

Date: Sunday 11 October

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: £16/£14 concession

Book workshop HERE

Introductory Pilates Workshopemily wilson pilates workshop

with Emily Wilson

This workshop will focus on the 8 principles of Pilates: relaxation, concentration, alignment, breathing, centring, co-ordination, flowing movements and control. Becoming familiar with these core ideas can help get you started on your Pilates journey or simply improve an existing practice. Learning to recognise your own postural type and habits and tendencies within your body can allow you to improve your posture and alleviate aches and pains within the body.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience who want to refine their practice.

Date: Saturday 17 October

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Deepening the Practiceliz warrington workshop a15

An afternoon of yoga with Liz Warrington

Liz invites you to find and honour your own rhythm and timing within yoga postures. Deepen the listening of the body and access a soft ‘let go’ through feeling the support of the earth and rest, along with the impulse to dynamically engage the whole body in movement. Explore how the breath can support, guide, inspire and move the body in such a way as to open it up and enliven the spine whilst bringing peace to the mind.

Liz is an experienced yoga teacher and biodynamic cranio-sacral practitioner. She works in a hands-on way, helping students to wake-up to their full potential and achieve an ease and lightness on the yoga mat.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to teachers.

Date: Sunday 18 October

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Yoga Teacher Forumyoga teacher forum

Calling all yoga teachers...

Would you like a regular opportunity to meet with fellow teachers, share ideas about practice and reflect on your experiences?

Come along to our forum and join a yoga teaching community. We meet every 6-8 weeks on Saturday afternoons at BNHC.

Our next sessions will be on 24 Oct and 12 Dec at 2pm.

If you would like to come along to either or both of these dates, please let us know by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Alexander Technique Workshopalexander

with Mark Claireaux

Is the daily grind bringing you down and giving you a pain in the neck or back? Want to feel more comfortable in your body? This workshop aims to help improve posture, relieve pain and remove that stressed out feeling. It’s a great way to help breathing and balance too, and to boost confidence.

The British Medical Journal reported that ‘lessons in the Alexander Technique have long term benefits for chronic back pain’ as a result of a part NHS funded trial in 2008.

Date: Saturday 14 November

Time: 1.30-5.45pm (half hour break)

Cost: £34/£30 concession

Book workshop HERE

De-Stress Yoga Workshops

de-stress yoga

with Charlotte Watts

'Soften and Release Upright' - Saturday 21 November

Modern stress patterns and postural habits can have us curling into ourselves and shutting down the fronts of our bodies. This is often felt from the psoas muscle that allows us to stand upright and where tightness and tension can occur and cause lower back, hip, belly and breathing issues. We will explore this deep muscular channel in a progressively softening, loosening, fluid and opening manner in order to feel release in our whole bodies and minds, allowing easier upright strength.

Open, breathe, relax, let go....

These meditative and deep monthly workshops are suitable for anyone needing to make space and time to breathe deeply, reconnect with their bodies and still their minds. You will experience practical antidotes to the stresses of modern life - from the postural issues of sitting on chairs and hunching over computers to the 'busy brain' effects of constant stimulus and psycho-social pressure.

Gentle and opening asanas (postures) build up to stronger poses and back down again to a restorative practice; all sequenced to prepare the body for meditation, mantra, pranayama and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). Each workshop will have different content.Suitable for all levels and a great complement to a more dynamic practice.

Charlotte is also a nutritionist with 10 years specialising in stress-related and fatigue conditions and the co-author of The De-Stress Diet (Hay House 2010).

Saturday 21 November

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Next workshop: Sat 19 Dec.

NOTE: Pay £5 less per workshop if booking more than one date for the same person at the same time. Please call us on 01273 600010 if you wish to do this (not available online)

Book workshops HERE

Somatic Movement and Scaravelli Yoga Workshopjane manze

with Jane Manze

Trusting our bones - enjoying greater flexibility, strength, ease and freedom in movement and postures.

Jane has been teaching Scaravelli Inspired Yoga for many years. From her Somatic Movement Education she is able to offer individuals a deeper understanding of themselves in yoga postures. This session is suitable for anyone interested in yoga and how they move.

Date: Sunday 22 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Classic Yoga Workshopclassic yoga 1

with Louise Beglin

'Total extension brings total relaxation'B.K.S. Iyengar

An opportunity to deepen your understanding and practice of the yoga postures in order to become more connected to the essence of who you are. Louise will inspire you to work deeper within each posture, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of certain yoga asanas. She will encourage you to work towards your full potential in a non-competitive way and thus help you to experience some of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits that can be achieved through the practice of yoga. Louise has been teaching yoga for over 35 years and has trained many teachers.

This is a fun and informative workshop – come along and discover what yoga can do for you!

Date: Saturday 28 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 conc.

Book workshop HERE

The Inner Voice - A Winter Workshopvoice circle

with Narayani and Mat Baker

The inner voice is our voice of wisdom, our voice of peace, our voice of intuition.

This workshop will explore the relationship between our inner voice of wisdom and our outer singing voice.  Using mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song, we will deepen the connection to our outer singing voice. By learning to express ourselves authentically we can then deepen the connection to the inner ‘voice’ of wisdom at our centre.

Date: Sunday 29 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

CHAIRishing your Yoga Practicecathy chair workshop 1 a15

An Iyengar® Yoga workshop with Cathy Rogers-Evans

In this workshop the group will playfully explore how to enhance their yoga practice through the use of a chair. Cathy brings 25 years of experience as an Iyengar® Yoga practitioner and senior teacher to this unique session. The perfect pre-Christmas treat! All levels welcome.

Date: Sunday 20 December

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Realease and Restoreqigong and yin workshop su15

with Qigong and Yin Yoga

with Jeremy Marshall and Ginny Haswell

This unique workshop combines Qigong and Yin Yoga to assist the elimination of toxins and restore calm to the mind following the overindulgences of the festive season. Jeremy will introduce Qigong exercises and movements to connect awareness to the breath and body. The focus will then move to the lungs and liver/gallbladder, specifically exploring spirals and opening and closing movements to stimulate these organs of detoxification. Continuing this work, Ginny will then guide a Yin Yoga sequence of floor based postures, each held for time, to further restore the healthy flow of chi through the meridians. Settling into this kind of mindful awareness allows us to observe and release any toxic thoughts or beliefs, thus eliminating that which no longer serves us.

Date: Sunday 10 January

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Anatomy and Yoga Workshopchris swain

The Knee in Focus

with Chris Swain

The knee is the largest joint in the body and is described as a ‘pivotal hinge joint’. This workshop will take an in-depth look at the anatomy of the knee, considering its functional role as part of a kinetic chain relating to the hip and the ankle, and the influence of the long levers of the tibia and femur. Having a clarity regarding the anatomy and the functional architecture of the knee helps us to understand how injuries to the knee complex, like torn meniscus or ligament strains might arise. By raising our knowledge and awareness of our body we can help to prevent such injuries occurring.

This workshop will explore the anatomy of the knee in both a theoretical and a practical way with a special consideration of the relationship between asana and anatomy.

Date: Saturday 16 January

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE

Humanistic Yoga Workshoppete blackaby w16 workshop

with Pete Blackaby

When we practice yoga there are a few things we need to bear in mind; it should do us no harm, it should promote healing, and it should diminish the perceived gap between mind and body. In fact yoga should be a pleasurable experience. This workshop will look at ways to make sure this is the case, and that we don’t slip into punishing ourselves in the name of well-being.

Date: Saturday 20 February

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Book workshop HERE



FREE talk '40 years a dancer' with Liz Aggiss, Friday 9 October
After 62 years Liz Aggiss is still at it! In this talk she discusses the unique physical and creative wear and tear sustained in her 40 year - and counting - career in dance. ... read more
Myolastic Movement workshop, Sunday 4 October
'Myofascial Anatomy and Improvisation' - a unique chance to work with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor as they continue their movement investigations... ... read more
Iyengar Yoga workshop, Saturday 10 October
In this workshop Jen Henwood will offer students the opportunity to delve deeper into their practice ... read more
Therapeutic Sound Bath, Saturday 10 October
Relaxing and coming into balance with the healing power of sound. ... read more
Body Awareness workshop, Sunday 11 October
Body Awareness is a form of moving meditation developed by Galit Mersand which connects the physical, mental and emotional to create a truly holistic experience of body and mind. ... read more


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