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

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.

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The Inner Voice - A Winter Workshopvoice circle

with Narayani

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

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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.

Date: Sat 5 Dec, Sun 10 Jan, Sun 7 Feb, Sun 13 Mar

Time: 7.30-9pm

Cost: £12/£9 conc.

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

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 weekend afternoons at BNHC.

The theme of the December meeting is ‘Teaching Inspirations'. Please bring a story to share about who or what led you into teaching.

Date: Saturday 12 December

Time: 2-4.30pm

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We're looking for a volunteer to lead the asana practice and yoga nidra. If you would like to offer your fellow teachers a 45 minute asana sequence and a 20-30 minute yoga nidra then please get in touch with Jenny on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress winter comfort

with Charlotte Watts

'Winter Comfort' - Saturday 19 December

The cold months can have us curling in and looking for warmth and comfort. As we start the holidays, moving stresses through whilst creating a little heat through muscles, joints and tissues can also be kind, opening and supportive. In this workshop we explore how we can create strength for the coming months alongside the nurturing that allows emotional resilience.          

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).

Date: Saturday 19 December

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Next workshop: Sat 9 Jan 'New Year: Letting Go With Grace', Sat 13 Feb 'From the Ground Up', Sat 19 Mar 'Connect From the Centre Outward'.

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

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

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Release 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

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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

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Workshop for Yoga Teachersjim tarran

Why and How – What is Yoga?

Practice and Theory to Inspire and Inform Your Teaching

with Jim Tarran

As part of the BNHC Community Programme we are running an ongoing series of events for the local yoga teacher community. This term we are happy to host Jim Tarran, Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher and founder of the Vajrasati School of Yoga. Jim has been teaching since 1992 and devises and runs teacher training programmes. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a highly experienced practitioner. A must for all yoga teachers!

Open to all local yoga teachers.

All profits will go to supporting our community outreach classes.

Date: Sunday 17 January

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £25

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Next free teacher forum date: Sun 21 Feb.

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 23 January

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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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 24 January

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: £16/£14 concession

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Butoh Workshopbutoh class

with Mim King

Butoh (dance of transformation) is an avant-garde dance philosophy/method created in Japan at the end of the 1950s. This workshop will explore the main elements of Butoh, including metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, alignment, awareness and the tension between opposites. The aim is to free the body from its mundane pre-conceived set of gestures in order to access a deeper and more authentic essence of movement and archetypal expression.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with experience in dance, movement, somatic disciplines or performing arts.

Date: Saturday 30 January

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £22/£20 concession

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Yoga and Mindfulness Afternoonlucy deere workshop w15

'Beginner's Mind' with Lucy Deere

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.’ Shunryu Suzuki

Join us for a nourishing afternoon of yoga and mindfulness meditation designed to help us reconnect with ourselves after the festive season. The theme of the workshop is 'Beginners Mind'. This approach will help us to look at the yoga practices with fresh eyes and gives us an opportunity to let go of old, unnecessary habits, opening up space for change. The workshop will include yoga asanas (both energising sequences and held postures), pranayama breathing exercises, guided meditation techniques and deep relaxation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Lucy has been teaching yoga to a wide range of ages and abilities for 15 years. She is a student of the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn and takes part in regular retreats at his monastery, Plum Village.

Date: Sunday 31 January

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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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: Saturday 6 February

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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BNHC Choreo Collectivecontemporary kate a 2015

Contemporary Dance Workshops

with Kate Szkolar

BNHC Choreo(graphic) Collective is a series of creative workshops led by Kate Szkolar and guest artists, allowing dancers to explore and develop their own material in a friendly and supportive environment. The workshops will consist of a short warm up followed by choreographic and improvisation tasks designed to generate material both as individuals and a group. Open to all dance enthusiasts!

Date: Sunday 7 February

Time: 3-6pm

Cost: £22/£20 concession

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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

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Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Workshopginny yin and yang a15

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 27 February

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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Embodied Scaravelli Yoga Workshopjane manze w16

Dynamics and Stillness in Asana's and Movement

with Jane Manze

In this workshop we will take time to explore our spines as the centre of postures and movement. By finding space between our vertebrae we release and experience our nervous system - the body’s inner and outer communication network – and thus learn to make more useful movement choices, sensing ease and support for dynamic action.

Date: Saturday 5 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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Myolastic Dynamicsmyologo

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

There is an increasing awareness of the role connective tissue/ fascia has in our wellbeing. At all levels of our anatomical organisation this amazing substance supports and sustains our bodies. It is the medium which allows our movement shapes to flow, providing both elasticity and plasticity to our patterning. It plays a crucial role in establishing longevity and remodelling/healing for traumatised or dysfunctional tissues. This workshop will look at the elemental dynamics of the fascial bodyscape including evolution, gravity, postural habits, breath and mind. These are the fundamentals of our somatic awareness and our evolutionary bio mechanical inheritance. Through guided movement we begin to consciously remodel our fascial reality. We change our mind with our bodies and our bodies with our minds. The workshop is open to all but is of particular use to movers and body workers.

Further info: Laurie Booth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or Facebook 'The Myolastic Project '

Date: Sunday 20 March

Time: 12.30-6pm

Cost: £40/35 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 9 April

Time: 1.30-5.45pm (half hour break)

Cost: £34/£30 concession

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