workshops

We run weekend and other workshops throughout the year. To make a booking, click on the links below. 


RestREST 2

with Leonie Taylor

An immersive mini retreat into slow, deep, responsive yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and nidra. This workshop will revitalise and restore balance and flow, allowing you space to listen to and acknowledge old stories and patterns in body and mind, unlocking fluidity and appropriate movement.

Leonie Taylor is a Senior Vajrasati trained yoga teacher, with 500hours+ YA accreditation and over a decade of teaching classes, workshops and facilitating yoga and mindfulness based support groups. Leonie teaches weekly post-natal and parent & toddler yoga classes at the centre.

Open to all levels and all bodies, with a particular invitation to anyone recovering from injury and women who are post-natal, peri- and menopausal.

Date: Saturday 27 May

Time: 2-4.30pm

Cost: £25/£22 concession

Book workshop HERE 


Classic Yoga Workshopclassic yoga

with Louise Beglin

‘Total extension brings total relaxation’ BKS 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!

Dates: Saturday 3 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 


Qigong and Yin Yogajeremyginny

Summer Workshop

with Ginny Haswell and Jeremy Marshall

This workshop will focus on the 'fire' element and practices to bring us into alignment with the yang energy of summer. Ginny and Jeremy will incorporate movements and exercises to resonate with this idea and ultimately connect us to the joy of the heart, the residence of the spirit.

Jeremy will begin by drawing on the Tai Chi tradition to open the body and get our Qi moving.

Ginny will then take us into a Yin practice of floor based postures organised in a 'flow', working on one side of the body before repeating on the other.

Finally Jeremy will lead us through some partner work with simple push hands exercises, to explore the ideas of listening, following and fun. The session will close with loving kindness meditation.

Dates: Sunday 4 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 


De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress free you neck and shoulders

Free your neck and shoulders

with Charlotte Watts

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. 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 author of The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015).

Date: Saturday 10 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 

OFFER: Pay £5 less per workshop if booking more than one date at a time for the same person. Please call to book: 01273 600010 (not available online)

Next workshops: Saturdays 15 July - Soften and release upright, 2 Sept - Transition into Autumn, 7 Oct - Connect from the centre outward, 11 Nov - From the ground up, 9 Dec - Winter mood & motivation


Yoga Teacher Forum hosted by BNHC and run by the Brighton Yoga Festival

Working with trauma in a yoga practice using iRest Yoga Nidra

with Paul Collins

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For the past few years, we at the Brighton Natural Health Centre have been running an ongoing series of low-cost forums for local yoga teachers as part of our community programme. In 2017 we teamed up with the Brighton Yoga Festival who now organise and run these events hosted by us at Brighton Natural Health Centre. Details of the upcoming event below...

iRest Yoga Nidra is endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General for dealing with PTSD and is now used in over 30 VA hospitals as well as homeless shelters and other settings for people dealing with chronic physical pain, sleep issues, unseen mental health and emotional issues.

Paul Collins has worked with his Yoga practice that integrates the iRest protocol in Drug rehabs, mental health units, prisons, a hospice and with groups of military personal as well as private clients who have been deeply traumatised from all kinds of life experiences for the last 17 years. He will share his experience of working in these environments, offer an introduction to trauma sensitive Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra as well as delivering an iRest Yoga Nidra practice.

Date: Sunday 11 June

Time: 1.30-3.30pm

Cost: £5

Book workshop HERE


 Iyengar® Yoga workshop

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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 style 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.

Dates: Saturday 17 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 


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Therapeutic Sound Bath

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 wellbeing. Experience what therapeutic sound can do for you, as you immerse yourself within these stimulating and transformational frequencies.

Dates: Sundays 18 June, 2 July

Time: 7.30pm-9pm

Cost: £12/£9 concession

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


TransformLeojanie17

with Leonie Taylor

How do you respond to change? Are you experiencing a time of challenging shifts in work, life, physicality?

Do you recognise the effects of stress, overwhelm, fatigue playing out in your everyday reactions?

Perhaps you are moving into a new phase of life, a new sphere of experience, and would like to explore how these changes are affecting you on a physical and emotional level and how you could find simple tools to respond with ease?

In this immersive workshop we will explore yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and nidra to allow us to listen and trust that we can respond intuitively to shift, creating space to acknowledge and release old patterns in body and mind. Open to all levels and all bodies, with a particular invitation to anyone recovering from injury and women who are post-natal, peri- and menopausal.

Date: Saturday 24 June

Time: 2-4.30pm

Cost: £25/£22 concession

Book workshop HERE 


Butoh Workshopbutoh yael karavan

with Mim King

Butoh (dance of transformation) is an avant-garde dance philosophy/method created in Japan at the end of the 1950s. The 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. Mim has been a professional performer, dancer, and teacher for over 30 years and has trained with numerous Butoh masters.

Suitable for all levels of dance/movement experience including complete beginners.

Dates: Sunday 25 June

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £23/£21 concession

Book workshop HERE


Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Workshop

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For your spine

with Ginny Haswell

 
This is the perfect workshop for anyone who suffers from occasional or chronic back ache, neck stiffness and tension headaches.

Self myofascial release is applied using our body weight on tennis balls and other props. We will target common trigger points - a term used to describe a congestion point in a muscle that refers pain or dysfunction to other areas of the body - leading to discomfort, poor posture and loss of mobility. As such, the myofascial release work will be approached from a whole body perspective.

We will practice a Yin Yoga sequence specifically for the spine. Holding the poses for several minutes each at a moderate depth whilst allowing muscles to relax, places appropriate stress on the fascia and ligaments, helping to restore the strength and pliability of the connective tissue system. This double sided approach will bring balance into the structure of our bodies and help to prevent pain and injury in the long term.

Date: Saturday 1 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE


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Therapeutic Sound Bath

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 wellbeing. Experience what therapeutic sound can do for you, as you immerse yourself within these stimulating and transformational frequencies.

Dates: Sunday 2 July

Time: 7.30pm-9pm

Cost: £12/£9 concession

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


Becoming aware of our energy centres
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A somatic movement exploration into a scaravelli inspired yoga practice

with Jane Manze

Join Jane for an afternoon of Scaravelli inspired yoga practice and somatic movement.  This workshop will focus on bringing awareness to energy centres - our glands / our chakras to support us in yoga, movement and in stillness.

Dates: Saturday 8 July

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE


De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress soften down to release upright

Soften and release upright

with Charlotte Watts

Modern stress patterns and postural habits often have us curling into ourselves and shutting down the fronts of our bodies. This is often felt from the psoas muscle that allows us to stand upright and where tightness and tension can be the cause of many lower back, hip, belly and breathing issues. Here we will explore this deep muscular channel in a progressively softening, loosening, fluid and opening manner to be felt into release in our whole bodies and minds, allowing easier upright strength.

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. 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 author of The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015).

Date: Saturday 15 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 

OFFER: Pay £5 less per workshop if booking more than one date at a time for the same person. Please call to book: 01273 600010 (not available online)

Next workshops: Saturdays 2 Sept - Transition into Autumn, 7 Oct - Connect from the centre outward, 11 Nov - From the ground up, 9 Dec - Winter mood & motivation


Vital Woman Yoga - Inner Body Wisdomvital woman

summer energy

with Sophie Cleere

A workshop designed specifically for women.

In this workshop, we will explore more feminine aspects of yoga movement and connect with our own inner body wisdom, truly coming into relationship with ourselves. 

We will work with more dynamic asana, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) and discussion. As we will be in mid summer (as in our feminine cycle) the desire to be more active, to flow and challenge ourselves can be our natural leaning. While this workshop will be more dynamic it will be a supportive energising workshop, balanced with the self care of deep rest and nurture. 

Blocks, blankets and mats are provided but feel free to bring a favourite blanket, socks or anything you need to feel comfortable. Suitable for women with an existing yoga or movement practice.

Dates: Saturday 22 July

Time: 1.30-3.45pm

Cost: £22/£19 concession

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Tracing the Origin of the Asanacathy-web

focus on backbends workshop

with Cathy Rogers-Evans

This Iyengar® yoga based workshop will focus on backbends practised in stages to enable you to make progress. Fear and anxiety can be released and energy discovered with these wonderful poses. The use of simple yoga equipment or props will help you perform the asanas safely and beneficially.

Date: Sunday 16 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Flight School: An inversions workshop

with guest teahers Anna Sugarman & Richard Husseini

Heart over head. Unite the mind and body.

What? Practice fundamental alignment for crow, headstand, and handstand. Build up knowledge and break down advanced postures and transitions. Integrate arm balances and inversions into familiar yoga sequences

How? 1. Breathe. Techniques to power and ease your elevation and inversion control.

2. Train. General and specific exercises to increase your ability to safely invert.

3. Activate. Prepare your mind and body to go upside-down, for rockin benefits.

4. Progress. Build from basics to confidently discover and expand your limits.

Why? Good for the spine. Great for the soul. Shine : On and Off the Mat…

2 hours of practice and play, for beginners and advanced upside-down’ers!

Date: Saturday 12 August

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Booking opens soon...


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Transition into autumn

with Charlotte Watts

Moving from warmer to colder temperatures can create a constriction and drawing in as we acclimatise to feeling more protective of our heat and comfort. For many this time of year can also signify deep change - the new school year is programmed in many of us as the beginning of a new phase. In this workshop, we'll explore how our bodies are feeling about that and how we can use movement and awareness to help with the courage, release and openness needed for smooth transitions.

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. 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 author of The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015).

Date: Saturday 2 September

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 

OFFER: Pay £5 less per workshop if booking more than one date at a time for the same person. Please call to book: 01273 600010 (not available online)

Next workshops: Saturdays 7 Oct - Connect from the centre outward, 11 Nov - From the ground up, 9 Dec - Winter mood & motivation


Discover the power of Kirtanvoice circle

A Kirtan immersion

with Narayani

Deepen your understanding and discover the power of Kirtan.

Connect more deeply to your voice and the power of sound on your body, emotions and sense of wellbeing. Build confidence to teach and share kirtan and mantra with others. Using voicework, Kirtan, rhythm and discussion, we will immerse ourselves in mantra and our voices as tools for transformation and peace.

Whether during yoga practice or singing with a group, repeating Sanskrit mantras creates a meditative and uplifted mental state, and helps to melt inhibitions that can suppress our voices and expression. It can take us deep inside to a place of inner peace and stillness.

Date: Sunday 24 September

Time: 12pm-6pm

Cost: £45/£40 concession

Book workshop HERE 


De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress connect from the centre outwards

Soften and release upright

with Charlotte Watts

We can have mixed relationships with our bellies, but exploring and nourishing this central region of our bodies can have profound ripples outwards to the whole of our bodies and minds. In this workshop, we will not only explore how to physically move from the abdomen to support posture intelligently, but also to listen to the deep nervous system tissue here and kindly listen to what we really need from our practice.

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. 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 author of The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015).

Date: Saturday 7 October

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 

OFFER: Pay £5 less per workshop if booking more than one date at a time for the same person. Please call to book: 01273 600010 (not available online)

Next workshops: Saturdays 11 Nov - From the ground up, 9 Dec - Winter mood & motivation


Yoga and Anatomy Workshopchris swain

with Chris Swain

Chris graduated as a prize winning osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy in 2000 after a 4 year full time course, with an honours degree in osteopathy. His studies included a year of human dissection studies at Guy’s Hospital in London. Combined with 30 years experience as a yoga teacher, he also specializes in teaching anatomy to yoga teacher trainees, being on the faculty for several yoga teacher training courses including Triyoga in London.

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Alexander Technique Workshopalexander

with Mark Claireaux

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Feedback from a recent workshop participant:

"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!”


Myloastic Dynamics Workshopconnective iq moves symbol s15

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

Myolastic Movement is a physical training for shape, posture, action and energy. It draws on dance, martial art, somatic bodywork and anatomical fascial research. 

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This open workshop is suitable for people with no Myolastic experience, those who have and the curious.

Date: TBA

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LATEST NEWS

Closed Bank Holiday Monday 29th May
Brighton Natural Health Centre is closed this Bank Holiday 29th May, no classes will be running.  ... read more
Rest - Yoga Workshop, Saturday 27 May
Join Leonie Taylor for an immersive mini retreat into slow, deep, responsive yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and nidra. ... read more
New courses start in June - Don't miss out, book now...
Beginners, Continuers & Advanced courses in dance, pilates/body work, qigong, yoga and more... ... read more
Classic Yoga workshop, Saturday 3 June
Louise Beglin leads this afternoon session allowing students will to delve deeper into and and broaden their knowledge of certain yoga postures. ... read more
Qigong and Yin Yoga workshop, Sunday 4 June
In this workshop Ginny and Jeremy will focus on the 'fire' element and practices to bring us into alignment with the yang energy of summer. ... read more

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