workshops

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


BNHC Community Programme Spring Event

FREE TALKpete deadman s15 talk a

working with the mind and emotions

for health and longevity

by Peter Deadman

In the Chinese nourishment of life (yangsheng) tradition, regulation of the mind and emotions comes first.This is both because disordered and chaotic emotions directly cause disease, and because without a still centre and the ability to cherish ourselves, we are unable to cultivate positive health behaviours. This presentation will cover what the yangsheng tradition teaches about the mind and emotions, how excess of the harmful emotions injures the body and how we can learn to gain some control over our feelings, cultivate positive emotional states and expand our consciousness. Peter will draw on his ongoing work on a new book ‘Live Well, Live Long’ and will reference both classical Chinese sources and comprehensive modern lifestyle research.

Date: Friday 29 May

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG

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

Part of the BNHC Community Programme


SPECIAL EVENTliz warrington headstand

Brighton Wellbeing Project

FREE workshop for yoga teachers

with Liz Warrington

As part of the Brighton Wellbeing Project, BNHC is running a series of free events for the local yoga teacher community.

This term we are happy to host Liz Warrington, an experienced teacher in the Scaravelli tradition, who will be leading a workshop on how to work with students new to yoga and body work.

www.lizwarringtonyoga.com

Date: Saturday 30 May

Time: 2-5pm

This workshop is FREE but spaces must be booked by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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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  have the opportunity to share thier work 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!

Date: Sunday 7 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £22/£20 conc.

Book workshops HERE


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 13 June

Time: 1.30pm-5.45pm

Cost: £34/£30 concessions

Book workshop HERE


Deepen the Connection to Your Voice

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'Yoga of the Voice' workshops with Narayani

Connect the ‘singing’ outer voice to the inner ‘voice’ of intuition, wisdom, peace and centredness. Create sound in new ways, chanting sacred mantras to illuminate aspects of your deeper self. Learn to love your unique voice.

Voicework offers an experience of your voice, your unique expression, and a sense of connection to a greater whole. Narayani combines chanting, mantras, sound and song in a way that both supports and expands. She draws upon ancient and modern techniques to open 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. 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.

Date: Sunday 14 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 conc. 

Book workshop HERE


Yin and Yang Yoga Workshop: Work, Play and Restginny yin and yang workshop s15 a

with Ginny Haswell

If life feels rushed and chaotic with no time to fit everything in, how do we juggle our commitments and find space to pause and take rest?

On our mats we will balance our commitment to working hard and pushing our boundaries by adding playful intervals and moments of quiet introspection, at times when least expected!

Standing postures will build physical and mental stamina with a focus on alignment and breath. Fun transitions and variations on poses sprinkled with a few arm balances and inversions will bring out our adventurous side. All important rest breaks in the form of meditation, pranayama and yin postures will be dotted throughout.

We will strengthen our ability to adapt to frequent changes of pace whilst staying grounded and present in the process.

Date: Saturday 20 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 conc.

Book workshop HERE


Connective IQ Moves (CIQ) Workshop Series

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

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Inspired by dance, martial arts and Tom Myers (author of ‘Anatomy Trains’), these workshops are of value and relevance to anyone with an interest in any movement based activity. The work is an evidence led response to current fascial research.

Workshops can be attended separately or as a series.

Sun 21 Jun • 2-5pm • £27/£24 conc. Archaic Accessories: Using archaic retro gym equipment to increase the load bearing and recoil function of fascia.

Sun 12 Jul • 2-5pm • £27/£24 conc. Fascia and Creative Movement: Using Connective IQ Moves as a resource for revealing the hidden creative imagination locked down in the body.

Book workshops HERE


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.

Date: Sunday 21 June

Time: 8-9.30pm

Cost: £12/£9 conc. This is a drop-in workshop - no need to book in advance, just turn up and pay on the night.


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 27 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 conc.

Book workshop HERE


De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress yoga

with Charlotte Watts

'Connect from the centre outward' - Saturday 4 July

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 4 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 conc.

Next workshops: 8 August 'Free your neck and shoulders', 26 September 'Wringing out the tension', 21 November 'Soften and release upright'

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


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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 26 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £22/£20 conc.

Book workshop HERE


 

LATEST NEWS

Spring Bank Holiday at BNHC
The centre is closed on Monday 25 May. No classes will take place on this day. ... read more
£5 taster sessions at BNHC
Try something new in June with our special £5 tasters... ... read more
FREE talk 'working with the mind and emotions for health and longevity', Friday 29 May
Peter Deadman leads this FREE presentation as part of the BNHC Community Programme ... read more
FREE workshop for yoga teachers, Saturday 30 May
BNHC is happy to announce this free session for yoga teachers taught by Liz Warrington on how to work with students new to yoga and body work ... read more
BNHC Choreo Collective, Sunday 7 June
Melanie Quevedo leads a series of creative contemporary dance workshops at BNHC ... read more

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