workshops

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


Introductory Pilates Workshopemily wilson pilates workshop

with Emily Wilson

This workshop will focus on the 8 principles of Pilates: relaxation, concentration, alignment, breathing, centring, co-ordination, flowing movements and control. Becoming familiar with these core ideas can help get you started on your Pilates journey or simply improve an existing practice. Learning to recognise your own postural type and habits and tendencies within your body can allow you to improve your posture and alleviate aches and pains within the body.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience who want to refine their practice.

Date: Saturday 7 May

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Maintain your correct weight through life - with Yoga

Iyengar® Yoga Workshopcathy rogers evans for workshop a13

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. According to these principles, an excess of Kapha brings a heaviness, not only to our bodies but to our minds. By carefully adjusting our practice of asana and pranayama we can learn to stabilise our weight. 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 Kapha in our bodies.

Date: Sunday 8 May

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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De-Stress Yoga Workshopsde-stress expanse freedom and space

with Charlotte Watts

'Expanse, freedom and space' - Saturday 14 May

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

Date: Saturday 14 May

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Next workshops: Sat 11 Jun 'Wringing out the tension', Sat 30 Jul 'Soften down to 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)

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Moving Body Awarenessbody awareness

with Galit Mersand

Moving Body Awareness is a form of moving meditation developed by Galit Mersand. It integrates a combination of physical movement and meditation practices with techniques derived from her knowledge and experience of various dance forms, yoga and energy work. This workshop will explore movement techniques and patterns, focusing on how to execute them in a meditative manner. The practice is low impact yet invigorating and dynamic, and is accompanied by music throughout. Moving Body Awareness connects the physical, mental and emotional to create a truly holistic experience of body and mind. Open to all.

Date: Sunday 15 May

Time: 2pm-4pm

Cost: £17/£15 concession

Book workshop HERE


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 15 May

Time: 2.30-4.30pm

Details of the session to follow...

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.

See below for details of our next workshop - a session with Lilith Bailey-Kroll on injury prevention.


SPECIAL EVENTsoundbath new pic a14brighton yoga festival logo round
Brighton Yoga Festival presents:

Therapeutic Sound Bath

with Catherine Hutchinson

Sunday 15 May • 7.30pm-9pm • £10 (with all profits going to the festival)

BNHC is proud to be involved in this year’s Brighton Yoga Festival, the only non-profit making festival of its kind in the UK. A number of special events are taking place in the build up to the big day itself including this fantastic evening of therapeutic sound 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.

Not to be missed!

Book event HERE

Brighton Yoga Festival takes place on Saturday 23 July at Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange.

www.brightonyogafestival.org


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 21 May

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 conc.

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Contemporary Dance Workshops

with Hannah Pickett

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!

Date: Sunday 22 May

Time: 3pm-6pm

Cost: £23/£21 concession

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Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Workshopginny yin workshop w15

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 4 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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Myolastic Dynamicsmyologo

'An interactive exploration of Fascia and the Myolastic Method'

with Laurie Booth and Tracey Mellor

Myolastic Dynamics is a movement training which investigates ways in which our fascia and movement mutually interact with each other. The aim of this workshop is to help us understand how the phenomena of movement is formed and physically shaped by the fascial system. The training increases our range of movement, facilitates ease of action and stimulates our neuro-muscular senses. Open to all and of particular value to those with experience of other movement trainings (Pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, dance, sports, bodywork, massage).

Laurie Booth, is a widely experienced choreographer, Gyrotonic instructor and founder of Myolastic Dynamics. Tracey Mellor has been teaching Pilates incorporating fascia research findings for the last decade and is the only Fascial Fitness Master Trainer in the UK.

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 5 June

Time: 12.30pm-6pm

Cost: £41/£36 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.

Date: Sunday 12 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 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 18 June

Time: 1.30pm-5.45pm (half hour break)

Cost: £35/£31 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.

Date: Sunday 19 June

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.


Deepen the Connection to your Voicevoice circle

'The Authentic Voice'

with Narayani and Mat Baker

Our singing voices are the most direct connection to our deepest expression. In this workshop Narayani and Mat will support you on a journey to access your inner voice and thus encourage open and honest expression. Learning to use our singing voice in this way can help us connect more deeply to our authentic selves. The workshop will combine mantras, movement, rhythm, sound and song to explore the relationship between our voices and our inner most beings.

Date: Sunday 26 June

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

Book workshop HERE


Find your Artistic Pathfind your artistic path

with Gregoire Aubert

The aim of this workshop is to give participants the tools to discover their artistic path. Think of it as a laboratory where you can dive into your own artistic universe and connect to yourself more deeply in a non-judgmental and free-spirited environment.

The afternoon will start with a warm-up inspired by relaxation exercises, yoga postures, physical and vocal training - a collective time to prepare the body and mind for the journey. Employing basic contemporary dance principles, the group will then explore the possibilities of the body and how to express feelings, emotions and stories through movement and gestures. The last part of the workshop will focus on building little performances where words, gestures, sound and movements come as one. No physical or performance skills are required, come as you are! Be ready to surprise yourself and enjoy a moment of creativity and fun.

Date: Saturday 2 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £23/£21 concession

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Yoga Teacher Forum

Preventing and Addressing Yoga Injurieslilith workshop

with Lilith Bailey-Kroll

As part of the BNHC Community Programme we are running an ongoing series of events for the local yoga teacher community.

This term we welcome Lilith Bailey-Kroll, an experienced teacher specialising in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. In this session Lilith will explain the top three poses that can lead to a yoga injury and how you can safely and consciously strengthen, lengthen and change dysfunctional patterns.

Open to local yoga teachers

Date: Sunday 3 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £25 with all profits going to support our community outreach classes

Book workshop HERE


Scaravelli Yoga and Somatic Movement

Exploring developmental movement patterns to support and deepen a yoga practice

with Jane Manzejane-manze-s16

The process of embodiment through these pathways allows us to better experience the fullness of our human being, and enables us to move through our Practice and Life with greater ease, flexibility, strength and awareness.

Jane has been teaching Scaravelli inspired yoga for many years. From her somatic movement education she is able to offer students a deeper understanding of themselves in yoga postures.

This session is suitable for anyone interested in yoga and how they move.

Date: Saturday 9 July

Time: 2pm-5pm

Cost: £28/£25 concession

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