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


Butohbutoh class

with Mim King

NEW! 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 preconceived 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.

Led by Mim King of Butoh Brighton.

Date: Saturday 31 Janaury

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £20/£18 conc.

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BNHC Choreo Collectivecd melanie jump

with Melanie Quevedo

BNHC Choreo(graphic) Collective is a series of creative workshops led by Melanie Quevedo and guest artists, allowing dancers to explore and develop their own material in a friendly and supportive environment.

The group will be working in collaboration with The Brighton Dance Network and will have the opportunity to perform at their events as well as sharing at BNHC throughout the term/year. 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!

Dates: Sundays 1 February, 1 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £20/£18 concenssions

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Iyengar® Yoga Workshopiyengar jen good pic

with Jen Henwood

'The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.’ B.K.S. 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 7 February

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

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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: Sunday 8 February, Sunday 1 March

Time: 8-9.30pm

Cost: £10/£8 conc. These are drop-in workshops - no need to book in advance, just turn up and pay on the night.

De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress yoga

with Charlotte Watts

'Free Your Neck and Shoulders' - Saturday 14 February

Modern living and hunching over desks can have us throwing all our stresses up into our neck and shoulders. This has the effect of tightening our jaw and head and can create tiring and tight breathing patterns. In this workshop we will soften into our whole bodies by freeing this area with depth and compassion. We will then explore how upper body fluidity allows us to nurture both strength and relaxation in different flavours of postures.

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 14 February

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost:£26/£23 conc.

Next workshops: 14 March - 'Wringing Out the Tension', 18 April - 'Soften and Release Upright', 23 May - 'From the Ground Up', 4 July - 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)

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BNHC Community Programme FREE Eventiyengar

BKS Iyengar

A Celebration of His Life and Work

Sri BKS Iyengar, yoga teacher and inspiration to millions of yoga students and teachers worldwide, has recently died at the age of 95. This evening will be a tribute to the man and the lineage of his teaching, presented by local teachers who have studied with him and with his son and daughter at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, and have experiences and insights to share. Please join us in celebrating BKS Iyengar's life and work.

Date: Friday 20 February

Time: 6.30-8pm

This event is FREE but please book your place by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Healthy Weight Loss Workshophealthy weight loss

with Claudia Jones

NEW! Find your healthy weight through wholefoods, mindfulness and the breath.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to find your healthy weight
  • How to lose excess weight in a healthy, sustainable way
  • The role of a nutritious wholefoods diet and digestion in maintaining a balanced weight
  • To maintain your blood sugar balance and handle food cravings
  • About herbs and supplements that support you in finding your healthy weight
  • Mindfulness and breathwork techniques to balance body and mind

This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Date: Saturday 21 February

Time: 12.30pm-6.30pm (includes half hour break)

Cost: £52/£46 conc.

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Learn the Healing Art of Reikireiki workshop w15

with Claudia Jones

NEW! Reiki is the Universal Life Force Energy that flows within and around us.

The Reiki healing system teaches us to use this vital force for our health and wellbeing. The Reiki technique is traditionally passed from Master to Student by way of a personal ‘attunement’ to the energy. Reiki is then available to the student at all times for the purpose of healing themselves or others. Reiki works by rebalancing the entire system. It helps to release toxins, relaxes and rejuvenates the body and mind, calms and centres the emotions and uplifts the spirit. Anyone can learn Reiki. It is safe, simple and purely positive.

Reiki Level 1 – First Degree

Completion of the First Degree of Reiki enables the student to practice self-healing treatments as well as offer full healing treatments to others.

Date: Sunday 22 February

Time: 10am-5pm (Lunchbreak 1pm-2pm)

Cost: £150

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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 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.

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 7 March

Time: 1.30pm-5.45pm

Cost: £32/£28 concessions

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Hula Hooping Workshopshoop jo 1

with Jo Mondy

Beginners Hooping

Want to have fun whilst getting fit? Hula hooping is one of the fastest growing exercise and dance crazes in the UK – and it’s easier than you think! In this two hour workshop, you’ll learn how to spin an adult hoop on your body and in your hands whilst building core strength and cardio fitness. A short sequence of moves will be taught for you to take away and practise at home. Suitable for total beginners and those with basic experience.

Date: Sunday 8 March

Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm

Cost: £20/£18 conc.

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Discover Your Hoop Flow! 

Do you find yourself doing the same hoop moves in the same way every time? Or feel rooted to the spot, unable to dance with your hoop tricks? Do you watch Youtube videos of hoopers and wish you could move fluidly like them? If so, then why not join Jo for this hoop dance workshop and discover YOUR flow! Learn fun new tricks to get you inspired, and take part in creative exercises to help you unlock your inner hoop dancer. This workshop is multilevel - suitable for all providing you have been hooping for at least 6 weeks OR have completed the Beginners workshop.

Date: Sunday 8 March

Time: 3pm-5pm

Cost: £20/£18 conc.

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Deepen the Connection to Your Voice

voice circle

'Yoga of the Voice' workshops with Narayani

The Voice of Intuition - The Language of Your Soul

Connect your outer voice to the inner 'voice' of intuition, wisdom and peace through this 'yoga for the voice’ workshop. By deepening the connection to our voices, we can learn to listen to our intuition and begin to express ourselves authentically by accessing the inner 'voice' of wisdom at our centre. This workshop will combine chanting, mantras, movement, sound and song and will use both ancient and modern techniques to open the voice and heart. These techniques are based on the Indian chakra system which unites body and mind energetically and incorporates ancient spiritual mantras said to be infused with intention and universal power. Narayani draws on the techniques taught by The Naked Voice.

Voicework is safe and fun for people with no previous singing experience and rich enough to inspire and challenge those who have been practicing regularly. No skill or experience needed.

Date: Sunday 15 March

Time: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc. 

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Spring It On - Yin and Yang Yoga for the Equinoxyin and yang workshop w15

with Ginny Haswell

Dust away winter cobwebs, emerge from hibernation and welcome the uplifting energy of spring… As we transition from the dormancy of winter into the season of renewal and fresh beginnings, the Spring Equinox offers the perfect opportunity to give our bodies and minds a ‘spring clean’.

A Yin yoga practice of floor based postures held for time will open the afternoon. This quiet and introspective practice will aid detoxification of the digestive system and the mind. Progressing to an energising Yang practice, we will utilise the standing postures to establish a steady foundation and awareness of our centre before moving into heart opening backbends. Along the way, we shall open ourselves to new possibilities with a playful delve into arm balances and inversions. The more challenging postures will be taught progressively so everyone can work at their own level.

The practice in this workshop will be woven with the intention of observing and releasing habits and behaviours that may be holding us back in order to allow us to move forwards in our lives as we leave our mats.

Date: Saturday 21 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

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Dance Into Yogaemma cole dance into yoga w15

with Emma Cole

Float, spin, bend, extend, reach, drop, slide, release...

Beginning with a contemporary dance warm-up, Emma will lead the group through a series of simple exercises enabling gentle, fluid movement and allowing a softening into the body and release of tension. This work will develop into a flowing dance routine. The second part of the workshop will move into a yoga practice, maintaining a sense of freedom and ease. Having danced, the muscles will be warm, stimulated and ready for deep stretching. A flowing, mindful yoga class will open the hips, aid flexibility and promote healthy blood flow to cells muscles and bones.

No need for previous experience - just come along and enjoy!

Date: Sunday 22 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

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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 March 2015

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

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AcroYoga and Thai Massage Workshoppartner yoga beach a14

with Chetana Thornton

This workshop combines the deep, playful connection of acroyoga with the mutually supportive practices of partner yoga and Thai massage. It will begin with a vinyasa warm up followed by some partner yoga - deep, opening stretches supported by someone else, like human leverage! Next up is some Acroyoga: a fusion of yoga, acrobatics and inversion therapy. Again working with a partner, acroyoga is a form of flying yoga massage - one person is supported in the air by another, allowing both static positions and spectacular flows. Click here to see workshop co-ordinators Chetana and Will doing some relaxing flying therapeutics (a form of acroyoga which will be taught in this workshop)...

The afternoon will wind down with the sacred dance of Thai Yoga Massage. Thai massage is a great way to learn the skills of giving and receiving the healing benefit of touch. This will be followed by a guided world peace meditation to close the session.

Working within these sacred traditions encourages us to let go of habitual conditioning within the mind that may have impacted the body. Explore and play together to melt edges and dissolve imaginary boundaries...

Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Date: Sunday 29 March

Time: 2-6pm

Cost: £30 (or £50 for two people - please call us on 01273 600010 to receive this discount - not available online)

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FREE EVENT BKS Iyengar - A Celebration, Friday 20 February
Please join us for an informal tribute to the inspirational BKS Iyengar celebrating his life and work. ... read more
Butoh Workshop, Saturday 31 January
NEW! Butoh (dance of transformation) is an avant-garde dance philosophy/method created in Japan at the end of the 1950s. ... read more
BNHC Choreo Collective, Sunday 1 February
Melanie Quevedo leads a series of creative contemporary dance workshops at BNHC... ... read more
Iyengar Yoga Workshop, Saturday 7 February
In this workshop Jen Henwood will offer students the opportunity to delve deeper into their practice... ... read more
Therapeutic Soundbath, Sunday 8 February
Experience what therapeutic sound can do for you, as you immerse yourself within these stimulating and transformational frequencies. ... read more


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