workshops

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


BNHC Choreo Collectivecd melanie jump

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!

Dates: Sunday 1 March

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £20/£18 concenssions

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 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.


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


Hula Hooping Workshopshoop jo 1

with Jo Mondy

Beginners Hooping

Want to have fun whilst getting fit? Hula hooping is one of the fastest growing exercise and dance crazes in the UK – and it’s easier than you think! In this two hour workshop, you’ll learn how to spin an adult hoop on your body and in your hands whilst building core strength and cardio fitness. A short sequence of moves will be taught for you to take away and practise at home. Suitable for total beginners and those with basic experience.

Date: Sunday 8 March

Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm

Cost: £20/£18 conc.

Book workshop HERE

Discover Your Hoop Flow! 

Do you find yourself doing the same hoop moves in the same way every time? Or feel rooted to the spot, unable to dance with your hoop tricks? Do you watch Youtube videos of hoopers and wish you could move fluidly like them? If so, then why not join Jo for this hoop dance workshop and discover YOUR flow! Learn fun new tricks to get you inspired, and take part in creative exercises to help you unlock your inner hoop dancer. This workshop is multilevel - suitable for all providing you have been hooping for at least 6 weeks OR have completed the Beginners workshop.

Date: Sunday 8 March

Time: 3pm-5pm

Cost: £20/£18 conc.

Book workshop HERE


De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress yoga

with Charlotte Watts

'Wringing Out the Tension' - Saturday 14 March

Following nature’s design, this workshop will explore the spiralling and twisting that our bodies respond to with such relief and gratitude. While stress and physical habits can leave us feeling locked in and rigid, opening and revolving in and around our spine helps us find space and freedom.

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 14 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

Next workshops: 18 April - 'Soften and Release Upright', 23 May - 'From the Ground Up', 4 July - 'Connect From the Centre Outward'

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


Deepen the Connection to Your Voice

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'Yoga of the Voice' workshops with Narayani

The Voice of Intuition - The Language of Your Soul

Connect your outer voice to the inner 'voice' of intuition, wisdom and peace through this 'yoga for the voice’ workshop. By deepening the connection to our voices, we can learn to listen to our intuition and begin to express ourselves authentically by accessing the inner 'voice' of wisdom at our centre. This workshop will combine chanting, mantras, movement, sound and song and will use both ancient and modern techniques to open the 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. Narayani draws on the techniques taught by The Naked Voice.

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 15 March

Time: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc. 

Book workshop HERE


Spring It On - Yin and Yang Yoga for the Equinoxyin and yang workshop w15

with Ginny Haswell

Dust away winter cobwebs, emerge from hibernation and welcome the uplifting energy of spring… As we transition from the dormancy of winter into the season of renewal and fresh beginnings, the Spring Equinox offers the perfect opportunity to give our bodies and minds a ‘spring clean’.

A Yin yoga practice of floor based postures held for time will open the afternoon. This quiet and introspective practice will aid detoxification of the digestive system and the mind. Progressing to an energising Yang practice, we will utilise the standing postures to establish a steady foundation and awareness of our centre before moving into heart opening backbends. Along the way, we shall open ourselves to new possibilities with a playful delve into arm balances and inversions. The more challenging postures will be taught progressively so everyone can work at their own level.

The practice in this workshop will be woven with the intention of observing and releasing habits and behaviours that may be holding us back in order to allow us to move forwards in our lives as we leave our mats.

Date: Saturday 21 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

Book workshop HERE


Dance Into Yogaemma cole dance into yoga w15

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 22 March

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £26/£23 conc.

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.

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AcroYoga and Thai Massage Workshoppartner yoga beach a14

with Chetana Thornton

This workshop combines the deep, playful connection of acroyoga with the mutually supportive practices of partner yoga and Thai massage. It will begin with a vinyasa warm up followed by some partner yoga - deep, opening stretches supported by someone else, like human leverage! Next up is some Acroyoga: a fusion of yoga, acrobatics and inversion therapy. Again working with a partner, acroyoga is a form of flying yoga massage - one person is supported in the air by another, allowing both static positions and spectacular flows. Click here to see workshop co-ordinators Chetana and Will doing some relaxing flying therapeutics (a form of acroyoga which will be taught in this workshop)...

The afternoon will wind down with the sacred dance of Thai Yoga Massage. Thai massage is a great way to learn the skills of giving and receiving the healing benefit of touch. This will be followed by a guided world peace meditation to close the session.

Working within these sacred traditions encourages us to let go of habitual conditioning within the mind that may have impacted the body. Explore and play together to melt edges and dissolve imaginary boundaries...

Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Date: 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)

Book workshop HERE


Iyengar® Yoga Workshopiyengar jen good pic

with Jen Henwood

'Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence, and benevolence of spirit.’ B.K.S. 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 one year’s experience.

Date: Saturday 25 April

Time: 2pm-5pm


 

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