Workshops at the Loft

Weekend Workshops

There are a wide range of weekend workshops held at The Loft throughout the year. Keep your eye on this page to see what is going on in our wonderful, bright studio space. Or even better, why not sign up to our newsletter and we will let you know what’s coming up on a regular basis. The Loft is an ideal venue, centrally located in Brighton’s North Laine area easily accessible on foot, by car or public transport. See the map and address at the bottom of the page.

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Workshops 2020


Family Constellations Workshop

Hosted by Towards Wholeness Constellations

Sunday, March 8 - 2pm to 7pm


Systemic Family Constellations is a brief solution-focused therapy that helps us understand the dynamics that maintain our difficulties as well as possibilities for change, healing and growth. We can use this tool to explore difficulties in any relationships we have and any symptoms, illnesses or limitations that we want to understand better and resolve.

While most therapeutic approaches focus on the individual, systemic family constellations look at the widest possible view of our difficulties by including everyone and everything that has a place in it. Through this work we can unite what has become fragmented and separate what has become entangled in our lives.


In a constellation (a piece of work) you are either an issue holder, a representative, or an issue holder:

• Issue holder is the person who has a constellation done

• Representative is a person that represents a part in someone else’s constellation

• Circle holder is a person sitting in the outer circle through a constellation, observing and holding the outer energy

The steps of a constellation are:

• I invite the issue holder to share some information about what they would like to work with and what they hope to get from the constellation.

• Together with the issue holder we choose to open a constellation that will bring movement to the issue at hand. I ask the issue holder to choose representatives (for family members, feelings etc.) and to place them in the space.

• The constellation is set, and the representatives allow themselves to experience their positions. I support this process of unfolding by offering sentences and bringing the narrative together.

During the day, not everyone will have their constellation done however this is not the only valuable position in the day. In these workshops we are all touched by the work and experience its benefits. Being a representative is a beautiful gift that supports our own healing journey and paves the way for opening up to our own future constellations. We will work in a respectful, confidential, well held and supported space attending with care to establishing inner connection and outer presence.


• experiencing family conflict
• wanting to create healthy and satisfying relationships
• healing past trauma
• struggling with physical or mental health problems, addictions, painful relationship patterns, or career struggles
• experiencing grief
• working in therapeutic, healing and spiritual professions that want to enrich their practices with new insights about health and human behaviour
• wanting more love, freedom, and clarity in their lives and relationships

Issue holder spaces : £60
Representative spaces : £40



Chakradance Spring Equinox Celebration

Sunday March 21 at 2pm

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" — Robin Williams

After the darkness of winter which invited us to retreat, following natures wisdom to hibernate so we could rest, reflect and regenerate, we are now tempted  by the return of the light , to re-emerge so we may once again blossom and bloom!

March 20th marks the astronomical beginning of Sprintime  when the alignment of the Sun and Earth give us a moment where light and dark become equal.

This Chakradance event welcomes the arrival of the eagerly awaited SPRING EQUINOX!

Spring is such a magical time, both the body and spirit rejoice with the increase in sunlight and a wakening world.
This RE-AWAKENING workshop feeds into that natural exuberant energy and combines all the unique elements of Chakradance.

We begin this event with a short opening meditation,
then a gentle warm-up dance,
followed by seven dances of 15 minutes each
starting at the base chakra and dancing up through each chakra to the crown.
The workshop ends with mandala art and then a closing meditation.
There will be time for connection and feedback.
The overall feel of this workshop is dynamic.
Aligned with the vitality of Springtime!

As always, we dance with eyes closed in a darkened, candlelit space and guided visualisations spoken through the (fantastic) music assist in connecting with the energy of each chakra.

No dance experience is necessary, no steps to learn, only a willingness to surrender to the vibrational music and let your body move as it wants to.

Chakradance puts us in touch with the sacred within ourselves. It helps us to re-connect with our own soul, unique and beautiful.
As a practice, it helps us to feel more balanced, more joyful, and to radiate our own true colours out into the world.
It's a most wonderful well being dance practise for this pivotal time of year!

I look forward to warmly welcoming you to this gathering where we will dance to celebrate NEW LIGHT, NEW LIFE ,NEW CREATIONS- clearing out the old to make space for the new connecting to the vitality of the planet as we sow the seeds of our intentions and nurture new beginnings and growth in our lives.

You only need to bring some water and wear your comfy clothes. Eye-masks will be available.

Open to all ages 16+

EARLY BIRD until 10th March £25
March 11th onwards £35

Once you have purchased your ticket I'll message you to confirm your place

Special Note : If you would like to come to this it would be good to have done at least one Introduction to Chakradance workshop so you know whether this longer and deeper dance is for you.

If you haven't yet, drop in intro class is weekly every Thursday at 7pm See my page @ Chakradance Brighton with Lesley on Facebook for all info and to message me.

Payment options:

OR bank transfer :
Lesley Hughes
60 95 34


Wild Woman Circle - New Moon in Aries

Saturday 28th March 4.30pm to 6pm


Come activate your inner fire, your passion, your enthusiasm for life with like minded women 🧡We will get deep into the energy of Aries by calling forth the gifts of our core: digestion, strength, vitality, will. As Wild Women we always turn to the natural world so we will tune into the hot core of the Earth for guidance, as well as discuss how to direct powerful energy for our greater good. Bring your fiery outfits if you wish (red, black, orange, yellow colours!) 😘 Expect an introduction to Aries energy, visualisation/meditation to deepen our experience, optional sharing, intention setting and chat after circle.

Our wild woman circle is a space where we are heard, we open our hearts, and set intentions in a sacred moment of connection, magic and self-care with Marie Bouzounie, circle leader from the Wild Woman Project.
When : SAT 28th MAR 2020 ~ 4.30-6pm (+ time to chat, chill and have tea informally afterwards)

Where : at THE LOFT at Little Dippers 40-42 Upper Gardner St, Brighton BN1 4AN Brighton 🔥💜🔮
You are invited to a special time to gather without judgment, where we can share, AS WE ARE 💜 (Yes, we want you to feel like you can come over here comfortable, practically in your pyjamas! 😂). Bring a journal, your favourite blanket (there are some in the studio you can use but you might want to bring yours for extra cosiness!) and an open heart.

Tea and light refreshments provided.

As space is limited, booking is required here :
For any info


What Lights You Up?

How to get clear on your values & set meaningful goals

Sunday March 29, 2pm

An interactive & reflective workshop using evidence-based psychological tools to help you find direction and decide your next steps.

To book click here to go to the Facebook Event

More info below the image

Changes in life are inevitable, such as switching careers, moving in with a partner, or the children leaving home. These can leave us feeling a bit lost and needing to adapt to new circumstances. We're at a crossroads, seeking a change of direction. But it's difficult to know how to move forwards if we're unclear about which way to go.

Finding our direction takes listening in to ourselves, knowing what's important to us and identifying our values. Values are like a compass that show us which way we want to go. Our values drive us and give us passion and energy to keep going and do the things that really matter to us. When we use our values to set goals, it becomes easier to take action.


This workshop will help you to:

1. Get really clear on what your values are.

2. Consider areas of your life where you feel out of alignment with your values.

3. Set meaningful goals based on what's important to you.


This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Alice Liddell, Clinical Psychologist specialising in adult mental health and group work. For more info see Bio on Facebook @HeartBrightWoman

My intention is to provide a clear, grounded and practical session. You'll be guided through individual pen and paper tasks, discussions in pairs and there'll be space to feedback to the group as a whole. I'll be drawing from multiple evidence-based psychological tools and integrating them for a unique experience.

Places are limited so please book in advance to secure your spot. My last two workshops sold out.


Feedback from previous workshops:

10/10 "A well-structured, purposeful workshop, providing tools to try in day to day life."

9/10 "It was inspiring and much food for thought."

10/10 "Felt like a safe space."

10/10 "The facilitation was great, thank you Alice. You bring a good balance of calm and structure."


Top tips for an enjoyable workshop:

-Come with a friend or partner if that helps you feel comfortable talking.

-The more personal discussions will be in pairs and the group feedback is more generic/ optional - don't worry you won't have to say anything about your personal circumstances if you don't want to!

-Handouts and pens will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own journal if you wish.

-Wear comfortable clothing.


Important information. The content of this workshop is informed by psychological theories and practice but it is not therapy. Your health and safety remain your responsibility and I am unable to offer any individual support outside of the workshop. If you are struggling with a severe mental health problem or have strong suicidal thoughts/planning, this workshop is not suitable for you at the current time. Please seek professional help from mental health services and/or your GP.


Hot, Sweaty Tapas Yoga Flow and Inversion Class

Sunday 5th April, 2pm to 4.30pm

Re-ignite your passion for yoga and life!

with Lexi - ‘Lexi is a senior yoga teacher based in London.
With over 15 years of experience and a love of general wellbeing, she is trained in Ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa, reiki, meditation and personal training. Lexi has taught in various countries including USA, Finland, Sri Lanka and India. Her teaching style has been described as fun, motivational and therapeutic.‘






The Holistic Approach To Redefining Cancer

Weekend Workshop

Date: 6-7 June 2020



The Holistic Approach Weekend Workshop is an experimental journey that investigates the holistic, multidimensional resourcefulness of human consciousness, how it influences and interacts with our physical and nonphysical realities, and, consequently, how it influences and interacts with our general state of health. Disease and self-healing are not events that happen without our collaboration. Holistic awareness is the key to understanding that personal responsibility (or lack of accountability) towards a collaborative system, both physical and metaphysical, is a concept that can either make or break us, therefore, this workshop will challenge many of our assumptions and misconceptions; not to mention underlining the powerful impact personal responsibility and conscious choice bestows upon us if we choose to embrace the holistic approach.

This workshop offers participants the possibility to reflect upon what it proposes - making the journey from the head back to the heart. Although open to anyone, it is particularly suitable for patients and relatives accompanying them during treatment and recovery, offering all the possibility to investigate, and experiment personally, how to disempower a socially negative stigma like cancer.

The workshop is constructed around Kay’s case, who in 2005 was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable, relapsing, remitting cancer. This case is investigated in The Holistic Approach To Redefining Cancer, which is an optimistic and inspiring example intended to motivate both patients, their friends and close relatives, as well as those who desire to adopt the policy: prevention is better than cure. In all cases, participants will be encouraged to acknowledge any physical, emotional and spiritual issues that may arise during the weekend. The challenge is to embrace whatever arises in the moment. Even though we may not like what happens and how it makes us feel, painful feelings deserve to be acknowledged, honored, respected, and given space just as we would treat positive feelings, consequently, the workshops objective is to stimulate its participants to begin questioning and observing how, and if, they holistically embrace their bodies, have a flexible mind, express healthy emotions and nurture their souls.

Workshop Details

The group is facilited by Caroline Mary Moore A.I.S,T.D. A.I.P.O ITALIA

Caroline, born in London in 1962, is an Associate member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing since 1981. One time professional dancer and choreographer, today Caroline is a registered Holistic Counselor (AIPO ITALIA - Associazione Italiana Professionisti Olistici) specialized in the metaphysical breath of the subtle light bodies (Metaphysical Energy Work). Practicing in Mantua, Italy, Caroline is dedicated to coaching the Holistic Approach & Energy Hygiene while helping her clients rediscover their strengths and resources, empowering and supporting them during transitions and personal transformation.

Assisted by Jack Michael Pallister (H.N.Dip)

Date: 6-7 June 2020

 Time: 09.30am – 17.30pm. (Please arrive at 9.15am)

Place:  ‘The Loft at Little Dippers’, 42 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton. East Sussex, BN1 4AN

Price: Per person £195.

Early Bird Offer £175 per person (for bookings 6 weeks before the designated date)

To book:  Please pay by bank transfer (email for bank details). On booking you will receive a booking confirmation.​

You Will Receive: A welcome email with attachments (sensory channel test) and a copy of the Sensory Channel Manual.

A copy of the book “ The Holistic Approach To Redefining Cancer” Balboa Press.


All participants must be 18+ and are required to come dressed in comfortable attire.

Optional: yoga mat/blanket and cushion for meditation purposes.

Please bring a A5 note book and pen.

Please print, fill out and bring the Sensory Channel Test completed to the workshop.

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November 13 - 15

• A 30 hour diploma in Yoga Nidra, registered by Yoga Alliance (RYS-300)
• A tailormade teacher training focusing on what you would like to dive deeper into.
• Plenty of time to reconnect with your own practice, and to recharge if you’re feeling drained.
• Support from non dogmatic and experienced teachers: the emphasis is on empowering you to find YOUR authentic way of teaching yoga nidra and to obtain knowledge to see what is needed for different students; there isn’t one size fits all for this practice (or any style really!)
• Chance to practice teaching with expert constructive and supportive feedback



Jennie Wadsten E-RYT 500
Melanie Cooper E-RYT 500

Early bird: £395 (8 spaces)


Please fill in the application form:




• A 30 hour diploma in Yoga Nidra, registered by Yoga Alliance (RYS-300)
• A tailormade teacher training focusing on what you would like to dive deeper into.
• Plenty of time to reconnect with your own practice, and to recharge if you’re feeling drained.
• Support from non dogmatic and experienced teachers: the emphasis is on empowering you to find YOUR authentic way of teaching yoga nidra and to obtain knowledge to see what is needed for different students; there isn’t one size fits all for this practice (or any style really!)
• Chance to practice teaching with expert constructive and supportive feedback

=== WHO CAN JOIN? ===

We recommend that you have done a 200 hour teacher training (any style) but it’s not necessary: let us know if you haven’t and we will look into what other experiences you have. You can also attend the course for your own self inquiry only: no need to put the pressure on yourself to teach if you don’t want to.
The intention is to give you, as a teacher, more tools, to broaden your teaching skills as well as your target groups. Perhaps you have done a training in a dynamic yoga style and would like to add a slow style to your teaching menu as well?
We have a set structure in line with Yoga Alliance’s criteria, but on top of that we have a certain amount of hours that we can tailor made for YOU – and as far as we know, this is quite unique: for you, as participants, to be able to take part in forming the course content!
We (Melanie and Jennie) have worked together for almost 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and have 15 - 20+ years of experience from teaching yoga and teacher trainings full time.

We have experienced a lot over the years – and what we keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching! Working as a yoga teacher is amazing – but it also takes a lot of energy – and can be very draining if you are not looking after yourself. (And it’s so easy to not give ourselves that time/attention/selfcare – so in the training we will also put emphasis on how to create space for your own health and practice: to stay balanced and mentally strong!


• A non-dogmatic approach. We will cover the main techniques and modern schools of Yoga Nidra and what they offer. You’ll get the chance to compare and explore different methods to see which works the best for you.
• Yoga Nidra scripts. Online resources: You’ll get ready made scripts in different methods. Together we will also explore and develop a treasure trove of ideas and scripts for teaching your own yoga nidra – as well as incorporating it in your own practice.
• The structure A detailed look at each stage of the practice; the intention behind it and how it affects the body and mind.
• Modifications. Contra-indications. How to adapt your teaching for different students
• Basic science of Yoga Nidra. Brainwaves, Hypnagogia, Basic anatomy of the brain, states of consciousness
• History and Philosophy
• Stress
• Your own practice


• Yoga Nidra teacher training manual – Melanie Cooper (included in the price)
• Pre-homework: 10 – 20 hours depending on your previous experience of yoga teacher trainings.

=== EXAM === Nope!

No written tests: you don’t have to “prove” anything: rather: we are interested in seeing that you have gained an understanding and knowledge, that you can apply to each individual student depending on his/her needs. You are not attending the course to perform: you are attending it to learn and to spark your interest in embarking or continuing on this fascinating journey as a yoga teacher!

=== WITH ===

• Melanie Cooper: (UK/India):
• Jennie Wadsten: (Sweden/India)


Friday 13 November 1 pm - 6.30 pm
Saturday 14 November 9 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday 15 November 9 am - 6.30 pm

=== SIGN UP ===

To register: please fill in the application form:

Questions? Just send an email to and we're happy to help.

A deposit of £250 is required to secure your space.
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