Courses

Courses

Please contact the course teacher for bookings and further information – their details are listed in the course information.


Baby Massage Course

Six week baby massage courses are suitable for all babies from birth to 1 year old and their parents or primary caregivers. Some of the benefits of attendance are:

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached and loved
  • Enjoying focused time with your baby
  • Developing your baby’s body awareness and coordination
  • Stimulating your baby’s circulation, digestion and nervous system
  • Socializing with other parents and babies in a welcoming and supportive environment
  • Developing your baby’s social skills
  • Learning to relax whilst having fun, and learning a life-long parenting skill

The course was developed by the International Association of Infant Massage; for more information about the IAIM please visit www.iaim.org.uk.

The classes are small and supportive, and the relaxed atmosphere includes time for informal discussion between parents. Please do not worry about class times coinciding with sleep or feeding times, babies are welcomed as babies, and are expected to cry, sleep, need cuddling, feeding and changing.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Thursdays 1.30-2.45pm
  • Date: 4th 11th 18th 25th January, 1st 8th February 2018
  • Cost: £68.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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Modified Pilates Course

Sammie deconstructs traditional pilates exercises and then ‘layers’ up the various elements. Over the weeks, with regular practice, this ensures the client can perform  with excellent body awareness and controlled technique. Modifying the moves allows everyone to work at their own level within a mixed ability group. Develop core strength, reduce pain, lengthen muscles and improve balance.  Anyone can come to this class and work at their own level. The exercises are modified to suit the individuals in the room, providing challenge without strain.Each new half term block starts a new routine that develops across the term. Classes are booked in half term blocks.

  • Teacher: Sammie McFarland
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 9:30 – 10:30am
  • Cost: £50.00 for 5 week course
  • Email Sammie
  • Mobile: 07807 090 013

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Exploring Stillness

This is a  5 week ‘Introduction to Meditation’ course. Marj has been practising Yoga for 30 years and teaching in the Dorchester and Weymouth areas for over 15 years. Marj trained with Derek Thorne and is a prominent member of the YogaLiving Community. She teaches meditation and Yoga in the Advaita Vedanta tradition .  This is an ancient and authentic wisdom teaching which directs us to the oneness and truth underlying this whole experience. This is suitable for beginners, or people who wish to refresh their practice.

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Kid’s Yoga

Yoga for children provides children of all ages with a rewarding physical and mental experience by incorporating the core values of Yoga and the Montessori teaching method.  Kim trained with YogaBeez which is built on the  foundation of respect for the child as an individual creative being. Emphasis is placed on educating, empowering and exercising the WHOLE child.

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Learn to Teach Children Mindfulness Level 1

Learn to teach children mindful activities through the beginners Connected Kids™ course. This one-day course will teach you how effective mindfulness can be for children of all ages, and enable you to begin to develop both scripted and non-scripted methods to deliver to your child, or children you work with. Written by the founder and author of Connected Kids™ Lorraine Murray, the course also includes the best-selling “Calm Kids” book. Taught by Nikki Harman, an experienced Connected Kids™ tutor, trainer and registered nurse.

  • Teacher: Nikki Harman
  • Time: 9.30-5.00pm
  • Date: new dates in the Spring
  • Course booking page
  • (enter FRIENDS50 at the checkout for your discount of £50 when you book two places)
  • Mobile: 07747 838 180
  • Facebook: teach children meditation campaign

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Learn To Teach Children Mindfulness Level 2

Learn to teach children mindful activities through the  Connected Kids™ course. This two- day course is for those who have already done the one-day course. This will enable you to teach meditation to children/teens on a professional basis.  Written by the founder and author of Connected Kids™ Lorraine Murray, the course also includes the best-selling “Calm Kids” book. Taught by Nikki Harman, an experienced Connected Kids™ tutor, trainer and registered nurse.

 

  • Teacher: Nikki Harmen
  • Time: 9.50-5.00pm
  • Dates: new dates in the Spring
  • Course booking page
  • (enter FRIENDS50 at the checkout for your discount of £50 when you book two places)
  • Mobile: 07747 838 180
  • Facebook: teach children meditation campaign

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course with Jem Shackleford

A full 8 week course designed for people who wish to integrate mindfulness into their lives.

This course aims to help you take better care of yourself and get the most out of living. The majority of people completing the course report lasting benefits including:

  • being better able to relax
  • having more energy and enthusiasm for life
  • improved self-confidence
  • an increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.

The aim of the programme is to learn new ways to handle challenging physical sensations, feelings, moods or social interactions. For more information please see Mind how you go website

This full course costs £180 and includes eight weekly 2 hour sessions, an all-day retreat, all course materials, pre-course telephone interview and supporting telephone calls/emails between sessions should you need to discuss elements of the course.

  • Teacher: Jem Shackleford
  • Time: Tuesdays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Dates: 16, 23, 30 January, 6, 13, 20, 27 February, 6 March 2018, Sunday 25th February 10.00-4.00pm
  • Cost: £180
  • Email Jem
  • Mobile: 07709 911987
  • Mind How you go website

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Mother and Baby Yoga

This class runs continuously in 5 or 6 week courses. A small, friendly, supportive class where we do some stretching, breathing and relaxation to counteract the stresses and strains of motherhood, and some stretching, playing and singing with our babies. Babies are welcomed as babies, and are expected to cry, sleep, need cuddling, feeding and changing. Some of the benefits of attendance are:

  • Flexibility (not only in body but in life!)
  • Helping to realign and strengthen your body
  • Addressing pelvic floor and abdominal issues
  • Releasing shoulder and upper back tension (from feeding and carrying)
  • Nourishing body and mind with much needed calm
  • Plenty of hilarity and fun!

It is run in 5 or 6 week courses, and you can do as many courses as you like. (Please note this is a small class with limited places.)

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Thursdays 10.45-12.00pm
  • Dates: 4th 11th 18th 25th, January 1st 8th February 2018
  • Cost: 6 week course £54.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Postnatal Pilates

The perfect class for new Mums and their babies.  We work on building the strong foundation thats required for your return to formal exercise and functional activity.  Gentle restorative exercises to restore alignment, core and pelvic connection. Receive a deep pre screen and a tummy gap check (diastasis recti) to ensure exercises are appropriate &  know that you are working towards total birth recovery.

Sammie is an experienced maternity nurse and breast feeding consultant so you can relax knowing you really are in specialist hands. There is time at the end of each session to chat with new Mum friends & Sammie. Classes are booked in half term blocks.

  • Teacher: Sammie McFarland
  • Day: Starting Tuesday 9th January 2018
  • Time: 10:45 – 11:45am
  • Cost: £50.00 for 5 week course
  • hello@sammiemcfarland.co.uk
  • Mobile: 07807 090 013

 

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Restorative Yoga

Open to all abilities and anyone interested in profound rest and self care. This four-week block of classes will introduce you to the ‘art of relaxation’ and spirit-nourishing yoga. We will explore gentle, subtle postures that use yoga props for support and active-relaxation, bringing the nervous system into balance, and creating a sense of wonderful rejuvenation. This will be a lovely, calming floor based practise with limited places to allow plenty of time and space to set up.

Some of the benefits of Restorative yoga:

  • Creates a neutral, harmonious state of being
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Deeply relaxes the body
  • Clears the mind
  • Improves capacity for healing and re-balancing
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Develops self-compassion

 

  • Teacher: Nadiya Wynn
  • Day: Fridays
  • Time: 12.45pm – 2pm (term time only)
  • Price: £54 for 6 week block + FREE eye pillow. (£12 for individual classes – please call first to check availability.)
  • Mobile: 07800 712998
  • Email Nadyia
  •  Nadyia’s website

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The Chakras

Yoga is a system built on ideas about energy and the way it flows around us and through us. Central to this idea is the chakra system – vital centres which relate to, and affect, the body, mind and emotions. When they work well, our energy flows, and we feel balanced and at peace with ourselves. When there are problems, we can feel blocked, unbalanced, weak, unable to do what we want or express ourselves. Understanding the chakras can help us understand our self better, and ultimately work to heal old injuries and become freer.

The first of the eight sessions will be an introduction to the subject, and then each of the subsequent sessions will deal with a particular chakra. Each session will include a practice.

  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Dates: Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 3, and 5 more workshops continuing in 2018
  • Time: Sunday 10am-12.30pm (prior booking not necessary)
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Sarah’s website
  • Landline: 01258 839230

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