workshops

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


Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Workshopginny yin workshop w15

with Ginny Haswell

The physiological effects of Yin Yoga go beyond our muscles, working deeply into our connective tissues and joints. In this workshop you will learn the importance of maintaining the health of the body's connective tissues - ligaments and fascia - for the benefit of our structure as well as our overall health. We will complement this work with self-myofascial release techniques, using our body weight on tennis balls and other props. Think of it as a very effective deep tissue massage that you can give to yourself! This is so beneficial for most people as we all have tight or achy spots from time to time, be it from a desk job, running, cycling, sports, carrying young children or simply getting older. You will leave this workshop with a calm mind accompanied by a greater sense of comfort and ease of movement in your body.

Date: Saturday 4 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Myolastic Dynamicsmyologo

'An interactive exploration of Fascia and the Myolastic Method'

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

Myolastic Dynamics is a movement training which investigates ways in which our fascia and movement mutually interact with each other. The aim of this workshop is to help us understand how the phenomena of movement is formed and physically shaped by the fascial system. The training increases our range of movement, facilitates ease of action and stimulates our neuro-muscular senses. Open to all and of particular value to those with experience of other movement trainings (Pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, dance, sports, bodywork, massage).

Laurie Booth, is a widely experienced choreographer, Gyrotonic instructor and founder of Myolastic Dynamics. Tracey Mellor has been teaching Pilates incorporating fascia research findings for the last decade and is the only Fascial Fitness Master Trainer in the UK.

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Date: Sunday 5 June

Time: 12.30pm-6pm

Cost: £41/£36 concession

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De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress wringing out the tension

with Charlotte Watts

'Wringing out the tension' - Saturday 11 June

Following nature’s design, this workshop will explore the spiralling and twisting that our bodies respond to with such relief and gratitude. While stress and physical habits can leave us feeling locked in and rigid, opening and revolving in and around our spine helps us find space and freedom.    

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 author of The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015).

Date: Saturday 11 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Next workshops: Sat 30 Jul: 'Soften down to release upright', Sat 10 Sep: 'Transition into autumn', Sat 15 Oct 'Connect from the centre outward', Sat 19 Nov: 'Free your neck and shoulders', Sat 17 Dec: 'Winter comfort'

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)

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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 at least one year’s experience.

Date: Sunday 12 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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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 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 18 June

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

Cost: £35/£31 concession

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Feeling Sound - Therapeutic Sound Bathimage soundbath

with Catherine Hutchinson

Lie back, relax and recharge to the soothing and energising sounds of Himalayan gongs, singing bowls 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: Sunday 19 June, Sunday 21 August, Sunday 25 September

Time: 7.30pm-9pm

Cost: £12/£9 concession

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


Deepen the Connection to your Voicevoice circle

'The Authentic Voice'

with Narayani and Mat Baker

Our singing voices are the most direct connection to our deepest expression. In this workshop Narayani and Mat will support you on a journey to access your inner voice and thus encourage open and honest expression. Learning to use our singing voice in this way can help us connect more deeply to our authentic selves. The workshop will combine mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song to explore the relationship between our voices and our inner most beings.

Date: Sunday 26 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Find your Artistic Pathfind your artistic path

with Gregoire Aubert

The aim of this workshop is to give participants the tools to discover their artistic path. Think of it as a laboratory where you can dive into your own artistic universe and connect to yourself more deeply in a non-judgmental and free-spirited environment.

The afternoon will start with a warm-up inspired by relaxation exercises, yoga postures, physical and vocal training - a collective time to prepare the body and mind for the journey. Employing basic contemporary dance principles, the group will then explore the possibilities of the body and how to express feelings, emotions and stories through movement and gestures. The last part of the workshop will focus on building little performances where words, gestures, sound and movements come as one. No physical or performance skills are required, come as you are! Be ready to surprise yourself and enjoy a moment of creativity and fun.

Date: Saturday 2 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £23/£21 concession

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Yoga Teacher Forum

Preventing and Addressing Yoga Injurieslilith workshop

with Lilith Bailey-Kroll

As part of the BNHC Community Programme we are running an ongoing series of events for the local yoga teacher community.

This term we welcome Lilith Bailey-Kroll, an experienced teacher specialising in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. In this session Lilith will explain the top three poses that can lead to a yoga injury and how you can safely and consciously strengthen, lengthen and change dysfunctional patterns.

Open to local yoga teachers

Date: Sunday 3 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £25 with all profits going to support our community outreach classes

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Scaravelli Yoga and Somatic Movement

Exploring developmental movement patterns to support and deepen a yoga practice

with Jane Manzejane-manze-s16

The process of embodiment through these pathways allows us to better experience the fullness of our human being, and enables us to move through our Practice and Life with greater ease, flexibility, strength and awareness.

Jane has been teaching Scaravelli inspired yoga for many years. From her somatic movement education she is able to offer students a deeper understanding of themselves in yoga postures.

This session is suitable for anyone interested in yoga and how they move.

Date: Saturday 9 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Yin Yoga with Myofascial Release workshop, Saturday 4 June
Yin Yoga goes beyond muscle alone, working deeply into the connective tissue and joints, offering great benefits to overall health... ... read more
Myolastic Dynamics workshop, Sunday 5 June
'An interactive exploration of Fascia and the Myolastic Method' with Laurie Booth ... read more
De-Stress Yoga workshop, Saturday 11 June
'Wringing out the tension': Following nature’s design, this workshop will explore the spiralling and twisting that our bodies respond to with such relief and gratitude. ... read more

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