workshops

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


Feeling Sound – Therapeutic Soundbathresonance - small

with Catherine Hutchinson

Lie back, relax and recharge to the soothing and energising sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, gongs and crystal bowls. A therapeutic soundbath 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.

Date: Sundays 20 April, 25 May & 22 June

Time: 8pm-9.30pm

Cost: £10/£8 concessions

These are drop-in workshops so no need to book in advance. Just turn up and pay on the night.


The Myolastic Project: Lock, Load, Release, Flowmyologo

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

The Myolastic Project is a series of investigations which focus on the 'organ of movement', the myofascial system. Using current fascia research as a foundation, it enhances and develops our movement skills and our knowledge of fascial anatomy through individual movement and partner work.

Lock, Load, Release and Flow: A series of experiential workshops examining how we use the responsive rebound/recoil quality of the fascial web. This simple technique is applied to the Myolastic Flow patterns which form the basic templates of our movement. We will thoughtfully examine the nature of movement as being the only proactive sense and explore how it affects the vectors of all the other senses.

These workshops are open to all.

Dates: Sunday 27 April, Sunday 15 June

Time: 12.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: £30/£25 concessions

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Contemporary Dance Intensivecd melanie jump

with Melanie Quevedo

Looking for a challenging experience in an enjoyable environment? This workshop will start with a dynamic technique class focusing on quick shifts of the centre of gravity and using momentum and off-balance as a trigger to initiate movement. It will also incorporate floor work leading to learning repertoire. The second part of the workshop will involve creative tasks and improvisation. You will be given the opportunity to explore your own movement through dynamic's and rhythm, and your relationship to the space as an individual and as a group. You will be invited to share your energy and enthusiasm by taking part in group improvisation and partnering work.

This is an advanced level workshop, but those with a good level of dance experience are welcome to attend.

Date: Sunday 11 May

Time: 2-6pm

Cost: £30/£26 concessions

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De-Stress Yogade-stress yoga

with Charlotte Watts

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 17 May - Theme: From the Ground Up

We root to the ground through our feet and connection from this body part furthest from our busy minds is a source of connection and calming for our bodies and minds. In this workshop, we explore waking up the architecture within our feet to access calming points for the nervous system, to create strong platforms to support more energised and standing postures and then supported inversions to raise their perspective and blood flow down to our heads for a soothing effect.

Future workshops: 14 June, 12 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 concessions 

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 6000010 if you wish to do this (not bookable online)

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Deepen the Connection to Your Voicevoice circle

'Yoga of the Voice' workshops with Narayani

Join Narayani for an afternoon of voicework. Discover the joy of loving your voice as it is right now. Whether you want to learn to access your singing voice for the first time, or you wish to explore using your voice to access the inner 'voice' of wisdom at your centre, these workshops will take you on a powerful journey to your authentic voice, your unique expression. Connect your outer “singing” voice to the inner ‘voice’ of intuition, wisdom, peace and centredness.

Narayani combines chanting, mantras, sound and song in a way that will both support and expand you. The practice she offers will bring out new voices and emotions. Singing and sounding in this way helps to release stuck energy and emotions, leading to a sense of lightness, clarity- and often a new kind of stillness.

Date: Sunday 18 May

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 concessions

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BNHC Community Project

Spring term events

Eating for Healtheating for health

A FREE talk by Peter Deadman

Peter is co-founder of Infinity Foods and The Brighton Natural Health Centre. He currently writing 'Live Well, Live Long' - a book on the healthy living teachings of traditional Chinese culture. This event free but please book your place by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Date: Friday 2 May

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Community Base

Early Summer Walksummer walk pic

Join us for a lovely summer stroll on Sunday 8th June - a great opportunity for students, staff and trustees to come together, socialise and meet others from the wider BNHC community. The walk will start at 11am from the parking area at the former Sunblest Bakery site at Woodingdean (accessible by bus or car). Bring goodies for a 'bring and share' picnic and tell your friends!

Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your place.

(Please note: weather permitting)


"Venture From the Known to the Unknown"cathy evans

Iyengar® Yoga workshop

with Cathy Rogers-Evans

In this afternoon workshop the group will explore, through ‘on the mat practice’, some of the less known yogasanas and pranayamas by progressing from what is familiar to us. Open to students with some yoga experience.

Date: Saturday 31 May

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 concessions

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Iyengar® Yoga workshopjen

with Jen Henwood

When an asana is done correctly, there is lightness in the body and freedom in the mind.” BKS Iyengar

An afternoon workshop in which there will be time to explore familiar asanas (postures) a little more deeply, try some less familiar ones and experience how the practice of asana benefits the whole being. Jen has been practising Iyengar® yoga for more than 25 years and teaching since 2005. This workshop will be suitable for students with at least one year’s experience.

Date: Saturday 7 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 concessions

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Yoga this Summer Solsticejane manze s14 workshop

with Jane Manze

Solstice means 'sun standing still'...why not take a little time out this solstice to enjoy an afternoon of Scaravelli Yoga, including breathwork to open our hearts as we acknowledge, celebrate and connect to the energy of midsummer before the sun sets on the longest day of the year.

Jane came to Hatha Scaravelli Yoga from a background in dance, martial arts and bodywork. She has studied yoga in both the UK and India. Her knowledge and experience give her teaching a clarity in identifying and working with the physical limitations and possibilities of the body. Suitable for beginners to yoga and those with experience.

Date: Saturday 21 June

Time: 3pm-5pm

Cost: £17/£15 concessions

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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 you improve posture, relieve pain and remove that stressed out feeling. It’s a great way to improve breathing and balance too and improve 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.

Feedback from a recent workshop participant:"I thought the workshop on Saturday was very informative and helpful. Some of the eye opening facts really moved me on. I am moving differently now and it is as if your instruction has unlocked my body. I only wish I had been on one of your courses earlier. I tried jogging and walking and find I can go further. I know I am only a novice but it has made a great difference. I am recommending the Alexander Technique to my friends!"

Date: Saturday 28 June

Time: 1.30pm-5.45pm (with half an hour break)

Cost: £32/£28 concessions

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Classic Yoga Workshopclassic yoga 1

with Louise Beglin

“Total extension brings total relaxation” BKS 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 yoga teachers.

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

Date: Sunday 29 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23concessions

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Anatomy for Yoga - Spinal Intensivechris swain spinal intensive s14

with Chris Swain

The spine, our backbone, is the central column of the body, providing structural support and facilitating a remarkable range of movements. It also forms a protective column for the spinal cord. Having an understanding of the construction and biomechanics of the spine is essential for understanding the movements which are possible at each level of the spine within yoga and other physical disciplines. Injuries can occur when people try to move areas of the spine in ways which they are not designed to move, i.e. there is very limited capacity for rotation in the lumbar spine and limited extension in the thoracic spine.

The anatomy content of this workshop will be presented in an interactive way using pictures, models and practical exercises to bring it alive and make it fun. Comprehensive notes will be provided to accompany the workshop.

Date: Saturday 5 July

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 concessions

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LATEST NEWS

Easter Weekend Opening Hours
Classes taking place over the Easter weekend... ... read more
Eating for Health - FREE talk by Peter Deadman, Friday 2 May
BNHC is proud to announce this free event as part of our Community Project. ... read more
The spring programme is here!
 ...choose from Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness Meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, Seiki, Feldenkrais, Hula Hooping, Alexander Technique, Ballet for Adults, Zumba, Belly Dance and plenty more besides.  ... read more
Therapeutic Soundbath, Sunday 20 April
Experience what therapeutic sound can do for you, as you immerse yourself within these stimulating and transformational frequencies. ... read more
The Myolastic Project: Lock, Load, Release, Flow workshop, Sunday 27 April
with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor. The Myolastic Project is a series of investigations which focus on the 'organ' of movement; the Myofascial system.  ... read more

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