workshops

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


De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress new year letting go with grace

with Charlotte Watts

'From the ground up' - Saturday 13 February

We root to the ground through our feet, and making connections from this body part - furthest from our busy minds - can be a source of calmness for both body and mind. In this workshop we will explore waking up the architecture within our feet in order to access calming points for the nervous system, and to create strong platforms to support more energised standing postures. We will also look at supported inversions where the perspective of the feet is raised allowing blood to flow downwards to the head for a soothing effect.

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

Date: Saturday 13 February

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

Next workshops: Sat 19 Mar 'Connect From the Centre Outward'. Sat 23 Apr 'Free Your Neck & Shoulders'.

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


Humanistic Yoga Workshoppete blackaby w16 workshop

with Pete Blackaby

When we practice yoga there are a few things we need to bear in mind; it should do us no harm, it should promote healing, and it should diminish the perceived gap between mind and body. In fact yoga should be a pleasurable experience. This workshop will look at ways to make sure this is the case, and that we don’t slip into punishing ourselves in the name of well-being.

Date: Saturday 20 February

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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Yoga Teacher Forumyoga teacher forum

Calling all yoga teachers...

Would you like a regular opportunity to meet with fellow teachers, share ideas about practice and reflect on your experiences?

Come along to our forum and join a yoga teaching community. We meet every 6-8 weeks on weekend afternoons at BNHC.

Date: Sunday 21 February

Time: 2-4.30pm

This is a free event but please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know you are coming.


Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Workshopginny yin and yang a15

with Ginny Haswell

The physiological effects of Yin Yoga go beyond our muscles, working deeply into our connective tissues and joints. In this workshop you will learn the importance of maintaining the health of the body's connective tissues - ligaments and fascia - for the benefit of our structure as well as our overall health.

We will complement this work with self-myofascial release techniques, using our body weight on tennis balls and other props. Think of it as a very effective deep tissue massage that you can give to yourself! This is so beneficial for most people as we all have tight or achy spots from time to time, be it from a desk job, running, cycling, sports, carrying young children or simply getting older. You will leave this workshop with a calm mind accompanied by a greater sense of comfort and ease of movement in your body.

Date: Saturday 27 February

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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Find Cheerfulness and Courage by Balancing Your Pittacathy rogers evans for workshop a13

An Iyengar® Yoga workshop with Cathy Rogers-Evans

Yoga and Ayurveda share a common heritage of Vedic culture. A central concept of Ayurveda (and Yoga) is that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily humours or “doshas” called Vata (motion), Pitta (heat) and Kapha (water). The dosas are thought to control all functions of the body. The site of Pitta in the body is between the heart and the navel. Yoga postures or asanas done with correct expansion of the chest provide energy. This gives courage and makes one feel happier. In this workshop Cathy will make this concept accessible, on a practical level, by teaching a specifically designed sequence of yoga asanas to balance the Pitta in your body!

Date: Sunday 28 February

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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Embodied Scaravelli Yoga Workshopjane manze w16

Dynamics and Stillness in Asana's and Movement

with Jane Manze

In this workshop we will take time to explore our spines as the centre of postures and movement. By finding space between our vertebrae we release and experience our nervous system - the body’s inner and outer communication network – and thus learn to make more useful movement choices, sensing ease and support for dynamic action.

Date: Saturday 5 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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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 12 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 conc.

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voice circle

Deepen the Connection to your Voice

Sing Into Spring

with Narayani and Mat Baker

Voice, poetry and movement as a tool for self-discovery and transformation.
Spring is a time of awakening and opening, perfect for connecting to our voices and learning to express ourselves fully and authentically. In this workshop we will explore connecting to our voices without any need for skill or experience, as a way of allowing our hearts and voices to open. Using chanting, mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song we will awaken ourselves into spring.

Date: Sunday 13 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £27/£24 concession

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Feeling Sound - Therapeutic Sound Bathimage soundbath

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

Dates: Sun 13 Mar (spring dates to follow...)

Time: 7.30-9pm

Cost: £12/£9 concession

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


Myolastic Dynamicsmyologo

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

There is an increasing awareness of the role connective tissue/ fascia has in our wellbeing. At all levels of our anatomical organisation this amazing substance supports and sustains our bodies. It is the medium which allows our movement shapes to flow, providing both elasticity and plasticity to our patterning. It plays a crucial role in establishing longevity and remodelling/healing for traumatised or dysfunctional tissues. This workshop will look at the elemental dynamics of the fascial bodyscape including evolution, gravity, postural habits, breath and mind. These are the fundamentals of our somatic awareness and our evolutionary bio mechanical inheritance. Through guided movement we begin to consciously remodel our fascial reality. We change our mind with our bodies and our bodies with our minds. The workshop is open to all but is of particular use to movers and body workers.

Further info: Laurie Booth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or Facebook 'The Myolastic Project '

Date: Sunday 20 March

Time: 12.30-6pm

Cost: £40/35 concession

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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 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.

Date: Saturday 9 April

Time: 1.30-5.45pm (half hour break)

Cost: £34/£30 concession

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Iyengar® Yoga Workshopiyengar jen good pic

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 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 at least one year’s experience.

Details of spring workshop to follow...


BNHC Choreo Collectivecontemporary kate a 2015

Contemporary Dance Workshops

with Kate Szkolar

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

Details of spring workshop to follow...


 

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De-Stress Yoga workshop, Saturday 13 February
'From the ground up': We root to the ground through our feet. Join Charlotte Watts and explore how making connections from this body part - furthest from our busy minds - can be a source of calmness for both body and mind. ... read more
Humanistic Yoga workshop, Saturday 20 February
Pete Blackaby returns to BNHC to teach this unique session looking at the very essence of yoga. ... read more
Brighton Yoga Teacher's Community Forum, Sunday 21 February
BNHC continues it's series of FREE events for the local yoga teacher community with this informal afternoon get together... ... read more
Yin Yoga with Myofascial Release workshop, Saturday 27 February
Yin Yoga goes beyond muscle alone, working deeply into the connective tissue and joints, offering great benefits to overall health... ... read more

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