workshops

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


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

Book workshop HERE 


Flight School: An inversions workshopFlight School 2

with Anna Sugarman & Richard Husseiny

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…

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

Date: Saturday 12 August

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress transition into autumn

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



Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Workshop

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with Ginny Haswell

 
Theme and details tbc. General info below:

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 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: Sunday 3 September

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 10 September

Time: £12/£9 concession

Cost: 7.30-9pm

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



Yoga Workshop:Sarah Williams A17 Workshop

Stillness in motion

with Sarah Williams

This workshop will explore the ‘space in between’. Expect a slow, dynamic sequence, which will cultivate a practice of deep awareness and strength. There will be a specific focus on how transitions into postures are as important as the postures themselves. Come prepared to ask questions about your practice and delve a little deeper to light up every cell in the body. This breath centred exploration will tap into restrictions in the body and create a sense of moving meditation leaving you feeling light and at ease.

This workshop is aimed at those with some experience of Yoga but beginners are welcome. The practice will be a strong sequence leading up to pranayama and a closing Yoga Nidra practice.

Date: Saturday 23 September

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE 



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

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Combat stress using Alexander's Discoveries

with Mark Claireaux

Alex Tech

70% of Doctor’s visits are said to be stress related. This may even involve back neck or shoulder pain, RSI, etc. We say things like "The kids are stressing me out" or "Work is getting me down" or "Everything is getting on top of me"... But the question is: IS STRESS A THING? or is it our REACTION to things?

Some people including sports people and successful business people may even thrive on an element of stress. Stress or anxiety usually manifests itself in our muscles. Tension patterns can become habitual and the brain registers this as normal and so can go unnoticed for some time. However this can build up particularly in our neck and shoulders affecting blood flow, possibly leading to headaches or migraines and other symptoms associated with stress.

This workshop will help you to become more aware of what is happening in your body in certain situations, we are then able to use some very useful tools to minimise these negative reactions enabling us to respond better in such situations alleviating that ‘Stressed’ feeling. We may even alleviate our back, neck or shoulder pain. No special clothing is required for this workshop however you maybe lying on the floor for part of the session so you might want to avoid wearing a shirt or dress.

Date: Saturday 30 September

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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

Theme to be announced

yoga festival

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...

Date: Sunday 1 October

Time: 1.30-3.30pm

Cost: TBA

Booking open soon...



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

Connect from the centre outward

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



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. 

myolastic fascial fitness logo

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

Date: Sunday 8 October 

Time: TBA

Cost: TBA

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 8 October

Time: £12/£9 concession

Cost: 7.30-9pm

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



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!

Date: Saturday 14 October

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25pm

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 Iyengar® Yoga workshop

iyengar 1

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.

Date: Saturday 28 October

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 conc.

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Humanistic Yoga WorkshopPeter Blackaby

am I doing it right?

with Pete Blackaby

In yoga there is a widely held perception that alignment and adjustment by teachers is a significant part of asana practice. In some quarters this is such an important aspect of practice that it is unquestioned.

However if we pause for a moment, we can ask the question, alignment to what?

Behind this pursuit for perfect alignment is the supposition that there is something helpful about the shape of the asana itself, and that by achieving this shape the body will be endowed with some significant benefit. However this reasoning is deeply suspect, there is very little evidence to support the idea that being able to assume these postural shapes is helpful, particularly if they do not relate to anything useful in the human repertoire of movement. Secondly the reliance of having a teacher to ‘adjust’ you tends to take you away from your own felt sense, and it is the felt sense that is most significant when learning about movement and the embodied self.

When we align ourselves to a posture through a list of detailed instructions and adjustments all we find out about ourselves is how good we are at following instructions. On the other hand when we get more in touch with the feeling of the body we start to learn about ourselves and create the conditions for significant change.

Date: Saturday 4 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £30/£27 conc.

Book workshop HERE



De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress from the ground up

From the ground up

with Charlotte Watts

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.

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 11 November

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: 9 Dec - Winter mood & motivation



Feeling Soundsoundbath new pic a14

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 12 November

Time: £12/£9 concession

Cost: 7.30-9pm

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



Exploring our bandhas in yoga practiseJane Manze - bandhas

with Jane Manze

A somatic exploration of our diaphragms... our inner support, control and stability within asana and pranayama. Join Jane for an afternoon of Scaravelli inspired yoga practice and somatic movement.

Dates: Saturday 18 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE



Anatomy & Physiology Workshop

chris swainShining a light on conditions

with Chris Swain

In many cases we have heard the names of common physical conditions and injuries, but don’t really have a clear understanding of what they are. This is a workshop to clarify what a few of those common conditions are. In addition to describing each condition we shall also explore some of the possible reasons as to why they might occur, including their associated factors.

The conditions we will discuss are:

Osteoarthritis (OA) – how does OA differ from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?  //  Shoulder issues – what is meant by a ‘frozen shoulder’ (Adhesive Capsulitis)?  //  What muscles are involved in rotator cuff strains?  //  Knee issues – what is a knee meniscal (cartilage) tear?  //  What is the difference between the cruciate and collateral knee ligaments?  //  What is a ‘prolapsed’ disc?  //  What is a stroke?

This workshop may be of especial interest if you are a teacher of yoga, pilates, dance or indeed any form of physical exercise.

Date: Saturday 25 November

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £30/£27 conc.

Book workshop HERE



Yoga WorkshopREST 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: Coming soon

Time: TBA

Cost: TBA

Book workshop HERE 



Feeling Soundsoundbath new pic a14

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 3 December

Time: £12/£9 concession

Cost: 7.30-9pm

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



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: Coming soon...

Time: TBA

Cost: TBA

Book workshop HERE



 

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