Sign up to attend our Menopause Winter Workshop to raise funds or donate direct
Dear yoga friends, can you help us keep a valuable community resources
open? Whether you live in Brighton or not, this Centre is part of our British yoga history for more than 40 years! Its trustees are dedicated to supporting those most in need.
Petra Coveney - founder of Menopause Yoga - and Jo Darling - founder of Menopoised - have partnered to deliver a live online workshop on November 30th which will nurture the wisdom of our heart energy to sustain us through the winter months. 100% of the funds raised by this event will be donated to the BNHC.
If you are unable to join this live event online, we will send you a video recording to keep - you just need to book a ticket HERE.
Brighton Natural Health Centre charity, based in the North Laine, faces the threat of closure after 41 years.
BNHC is the longest-running yoga and well-being centre in the city of Brighton & Hove, and one of the oldest in the UK. It was set up in 1981 by Infinity Foods on the site of its former warehouse which burned down in mysterious circumstances.
The centre has been hugely influential in developing the vibrant yoga and well-being community in the city (as well as offering low-cost and funded free classes to meet the needs of various disadvantaged groups).
Thousands of people attended their first ever yoga class there, and hundreds of yoga teachers taught their first classes at BNHC, supporting a new generation of yogis. It is an iconic institution in the city and well loved by locals for its community outreach work with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of people.
Sadly, challenges such as Covid, the cost of living crisis and online classes have impacted the centre's finances. Campaigners have set up a financial appeal to save the centre and are urgently asking people to donate funds to keep its doors open, while its trustees develop on a long-term sustainable model for BNHC, working with local community organisations and other partners.
Davy Jones from Brighton Yoga Foundation, said: “There has never been a greater need for a well-being centre like BNHC. It would be a tragedy to lose such a well-loved resource in the city. We will do everything we can to keep it going.”
You can donate to the appeal here:
About BNHC charity: https://brightonnaturalhealthcentre.org.uk/charity/
A brief history of Brighton Natural Health Centre
Infinity Foods, founded in 1971, was a pioneer in promoting health and wellbeing through the provision of natural and organic foods. In an extension of these aims, Infinity Foods set up its own charity – Brighton Natural Health Centre – in 1982 to provide classes in what were them largely unknown practices such as yoga, tai chi and more. In the 40+ years since, thousands of people in Brighton & Hove have benefitted from BNHC and the centre hopes to continue to serve the City for years to come.