workshops

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


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: Sundays 5 October, 23 November, 25 January

Time: 12.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: £30/£25 concessions 

Book workshop HERE


BNHC Community Programme

Summer term event

Yoga and Mindfulness, Allies in the Fight Against Stress
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A FREE Talk by Lileth Bailey-Kroll and Tyler Phan

Everyone who has attended a yoga class or sat for meditation knows the feeling of relief and relaxation that they offer. Science on the other hand is just starting to unpack what actually happens when we practice yoga and meditate.

Join Lileth Bailey-Kroll and Tyler Phan for a light-hearted discussion about science and the keys to 'mindfulness'. Part discussion, part practice, Lileth and Tyler will guide you in the application of fundamental tools that help to regulate your nervous system and bring calm.tyler phan

Date: Friday 25 July

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: BNHC

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


BNHC Summer Club Saturday Specials!childrens yoga 7-15yrs

Hatha Yoga for 7-15 year olds

with Lucy Deere

In these relaxed sessions, children will learn yoga positions alongside basic human anatomy plus techniques to help them deal with emotional worries and stress. They will be encouraged to take an active role in the classes and share which aspects of yoga they would like to learn more about.

Dates: Saturday 2 August and Saturday 30 August

Time: 12.15pm-1.15pm

Cost: £5 advance bookings (£6 on the day)

Book workshops HERE

Part of the BNHC Summer Club - school holiday classes for all the family.


SPECIAL ASTANGA YOGA EVENTmanju 2

Manju Jois at BNHC

Manju Jois returns to BNHC this September with a very special programme of Astanga Yoga events. He will lead Mysore Style Astanga yoga sessions over two days PLUS a week long Teacher Training Intensive. Don't miss this opportunity to work with, and learn from, one of the most famous Astanga teachers in the world!

Manju, oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Astanga yoga, has taught the true Mysore Astanga method for over 47 years. His intention is to instruct in the way of the ancient tradition in order to bring the many benefits of Astanga yoga to his students. He aims to deliver ‘better concentration and understanding’ in a world full of distractions and to encourage each student to ‘unite with him/herself’.

Mysore Style Self-Practice sessions

This is the traditional form of Astanga yoga as taught by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, South India. Students practice the Astanga sequence at their own pace and are given individual physical adjustments and verbal instructions by the teacher.

Saturday 6 September • 8am/9.15am start • £15

Sunday 7 September • 8am/9.15am start • £15

Book workshops HERE

Teacher Training Intensive

BNHC is delighted to announce a five day Teacher Training Intensive with Manju. This is an amazing chance for students to deepen their relationship to their own practice whilst learning from the most senior Astanga yoga teacher in the world. The intensive will run across five mornings at a cost of £450.

Monday 8 September to Friday 12 September • 8am – 12.30pm • £450

For full information see HERE


De-Stress Yoga Workshops

de-stress yogawith Charlotte Watts

Wringing out the Tension

Saturday 20 September

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 to 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 co-author of The De-Stress Diet(Hay House 2010).

Saturday 20 September

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost:£26/£23 concessions

Next workshops: 18 October: Soften and Release Upright, 15 November: From the Ground Up, 13 December: 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 6000010 if you wish to do this (not available online)

Book workshops HERE


Ease into Autumn - Yin and Yang Yoga Workshopginny haswell workshop sep 14

with Ginny Haswell

As the season changes from summer to autumn, we can support our health and wellbeing by aligning our yoga practice with nature. The shorter, darker days of autumn invite introspection, routine, letting go of attachments and conserving energy for the colder months to follow. In this workshop, Ginny will informatively guide students through a well balanced exploration of yoga practices designed to nourish both body and mind. Suitable for all levels.

Yang: A slow and steady sequence of asanas and pranayama with the qualities of balance, grounding and turning inward.

Yin: A quiet practice of floor-based postures held for time, allowing us to work more deeply into the joints and connective tissues whilst cultivating acceptance through mindfulness.

Yoga Nidra: A long, guided relaxation to offer deep rest for body and mind.

Date: Saturday 27 September

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

Book workshop HERE


Deepen the Connection to Your Voicevoice circle

'Yoga of the Voice' workshops with Narayani

Open Voice, Open Heart

The heart and the voice are initmately connected. In this workshop we will explore connecting to our voices, without any need of skill or experience, as a way of allowing our hearts to open. Narayani's experience in Bhakti Yoga and Voicework will support us on a journey of accessing our voice and exploring moving from a place of love and compassion, while all the time acknowledging our authentic and very real experiences and emotions. Using mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song we will explore the relationship between our voices and heart.

Voicework offers you an experience of your voice, your unique expression, and a sense of connection to a greater whole. It can help to surface the patterns and habits that emerge when you seek to express yourself. 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. Voicework is safe and fun for people with no previous singing experience and rich enough to inspire and challenge those who have been practicing voice work regularly.

In this workshop you will learn how to use your voice as a tool for expressing what you really feel by accessing the inner ‘voice’ of love at your centre.

Date: Sunday 28 September

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 concessions

Book workshop HERE

Next workshop: Sunday 21 December


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 8 November

Time: 1.30pm-5.45pm

Cost: £32/£28 concessions

Book workshop HERE


 

LATEST NEWS

FREE talk: Yoga & Mindfulness, Allies in the Fight Against Stress, Friday 25 July
Come along to this free event as part of the BNHC Community Programme... ... read more
Summer Club at BNHC!
Fun and fitness for the whole family with our great selection of school holiday classes. ... read more
Saturday Specials Hatha Yoga for 7-15 year olds
Relaxed yoga classes for children with Lucy Deere. Book in advance and pay just £5! ... read more
Manju Jois Astanga Yoga events, September
BNHC is proud to announce a return visit from the wonderful Manju Jois this September. He will lead Mysore style workshops across a weekend PLUS run a week-long Teacher Training Intensive ... read more
De-stress Yoga workshop, Saturday 20 September
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 mind ... read more

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