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: Tuesdays 9.30-10.45am.
  • Date: 5th, 12th,19th,26th June, 3rd, 10th July
  • Cost: £68.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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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.

  • Teacher: Marj Snape
  • Time: 6.15-7.15pm
  • Dates: 19th  26th April, 3rd and 31st May, 7th June
  • Cost: £35 for 5 weeks
  • Email Marj
  • Mobile : 07769949947
  • Fordington Yoga website

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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: Thursday 17th May
  • 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 the 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: Saturdays 10.30-12.30pm
  • Dates: 15th, 22th, 29th September,  6th,  30th,  October, 3th, 10th, 17th November.
  • Cost: £180
  • Email Jem
  • Mobile: 07709 911987
  • Mind How you go 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:  April 29th,  June,  10th July 15th, September 16th
  • Time: Sunday 10am-12.30pm (prior booking not necessary)
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Sarah’s website
  • Landline: 01258 839230

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