workshops

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


Divine Union - Partner Yoga and AcroYoga Workshopspartner yoga beach a14

with Chetana Thornton

Opening with human mandalas, these sessions will journey into the mutually supportive and unifying practice of partner contact yoga, progress to AcroYoga therapeutics (inversion therapy, flying yoga massage) and wind down to the sacred dance of Thai Yoga Massage. The afternoons will close with a guided world peace meditation and Kirtan sacred chants. Working with these sacred traditions encourages us to let go of habitual conditioning and blockages within the mind that may have impacted the body. Explore and play together to melt edges and dissolve imagined boundaries…

Dates: Saturday 28 February, 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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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.

Date: Sunday 23 November

Time: 12.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: £30/£25 concessions - please turn up and pay on the day if you would like to join this workshop.


BNHC Choreo Collective

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with Melanie Quevedo

NEW! 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 30 November, 1 February, 1 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £20/£18 concenssions

Book workshop HERE


Winter Wellness Workshopclaudia jones

Survive the Holiday Season with Mindful Eating, Yogic Diet and Pranyama

with Claudia Jones

NEW! Christmas and New Year are wonderful times of year, but we all know that overindulging in food and alcohol can be hard to resist and this can impact badly on our health. Using practical tools and techniques, Claudia will offer simple strategies to help us enjoy the festivities without succumbing to too much excess.

Pranayama (breath work) is a fantastic tool for re-balancing body and mind, and helping to manage food (and other) cravings. This can restore inner peace and counter the harmful effects of stress. Mindful eating can help us to know when we are full and nutritionally satisfied, thus preventing overeating as well as deepening our connection with the food we eat. Through the yogic approach to diet we can understand the effect the food we eat has on both our body and mind. With this knowledge we can make more intelligent choices to help us stay balanced and healthy through the holiday season.

Date: Saturday 6 December

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

Receive a £10 discount if booking the Wellness course and workshop together.

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Therapeutic Sound Bath Workshopssoundbath new pic a14

with Catherine Hutchinson of Feeling Sound

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: 7 December, 18 January, 8 February, 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

'Connect from the Centre Outward' - Saturday 13 December

We have mixed relationships with our bellies, but exploring and nourishing this central region can have a profound ripple effect on our entire bodies and minds. In this workshop we will explore how to physically move from the abdomen to support posture intelligently, and also how to listen to the deep nervous system tissue in this area to help us understand what we really need from our practice.

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 13 December

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost:£26/£23 conc.

Next workshops: 10 January, 14 February, 14 March

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


Rejuvenate and Energise Iyengar® Yoga Workshopcathy rogers evans for workshop a13

with Cathy Rogers-Evans

Bring yourself to life with this pre-Christmas workshop. A wonderful chance to re-charge tired bodies and frazzled minds before the festive period begins.

Cathy Rogers-Evans has been teaching Iyengar® Yoga for 25 years in several countries. For the past 12 years she has been certified to teach at Senior Intermediate Level III and is also an approved Iyengar® teacher trainer and assessor, training new teachers across the UK, USA and Mexico.

Suitable for all levels.

Date: Saturday 20 December

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

Book workshop HERE


Deepen the Connection to Your Voice

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'Yoga of the Voice' workshops with Narayani

As the stillness of winter gathers around us, join Narayani for an afternoon of voicework. 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.

In this workshop you will explore the relationship between your inner voice of wisdom and your outer singing voice. Using mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song, you will deepen the connection to your voice. By learning to express yourself authentically in this way you can deepen the connection to the inner ‘voice’ of wisdom at your centre.

Voicework offers an experience of your voice, your unique expression, and a sense of connection to a greater whole. It can bring to the surface patterns and habits that emerge when we 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 regularly. No skill or experience needed.

Date: Sunday 21 December

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

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Exploring the Hips in Yogalara warren exploring hips workshop

with Lara Warren and Chris Swain

As a 'ball and socket' joint the hip has great potential for movement. However, restrictions and misalignments can produce compensations in other parts of the body from the spine through to the knee, ankle and foot. Natural resistance to stretching the tendons of the hamstrings and limitations in range of motion in the hips (usually due to years of sitting in chairs) can restrict physical freedom and ease of being. Opening the hips and lengthening the hamstrings are the keys to balancing the pelvis, finding proper extension in the spine and preserving the health of the knees and lower back. In this workshop the focus will be on dissolving tensions held in the hips to create space and make forward bends, backbends and balances possible. These relationships and interactions will be explored by moving from preparatory to more advanced poses, each building on the previous. This will be combined with a close reference to the anatomy of the hips and thighs to enhance our understanding of the working of the hip joints and help deepen our connection to our bodies.

Date: Saturday 24 January

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £30/£25 conc.

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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

Book workshop HERE


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.

Book workshop HERE


 

LATEST NEWS

BNHC Choreo Collective, Sunday 30 November
NEW! Melanie Quevedo leads a series of creative contemporary dance workshops at BNHC ... read more
Winter Wellness Workshop, Saturday 6 December
NEW! Claudia Jones' workshop will offer practical tools and techniques to help survive the holiday season, through mindful eating, yogic diet and pranayama. ... read more
Therapeutic Soundbath, Sunday 7 December
Experience what therapeutic sound can do for you, as you immerse yourself within these stimulating and transformational frequencies. ... read more
De-stress Yoga workshop, Saturday 13 December
 Connect from the Centre Outward: Join Charlotte for this deep, mediatative afternoon exploring and nourishing the abdomen... ... read more

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