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September 17 newsletter

Welcome to our September newsletter.

We hope you have had a lovely summer and enjoyed some healthy outdoor activities. Here are some of ours :

We have a busy Autumn with some new classes and lots of workshops coming up. This newsletter will only contain September’s events but do check the website if you want to get in early for other events in the Autumn.

We welcome back Grace Martin and Sammie McFarland our Pilates teachers and Yogi Lea who have both had a break over the summer.

As ever, please check the calendar for all our regular and new classes on offer this Autumn.

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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September 2017 newsletter

Welcome to our September newsletter.

We hope you have had a lovely summer and enjoyed some healthy outdoor activities. Here are some of ours :

We have a busy Autumn with some new classes and lots of workshops coming up. This newsletter will only contain September’s events but do check the website if you want to get in early for other events in the Autumn.

We welcome back Grace Martin and Sammie McFarland our Pilates teachers and Yogi Lea who have both had a break over the summer.

As ever, please check the calendar for all our regular and new classes on offer this Autumn.

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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Therapist Jane Collison

Jane Collison photoHi, I’m Jane Collison and I’m really excited to join the team of therapists at DYTC.

I offer Systematic Kinesiology, Meridian Aromatherapy Massage and Nutritional Therapy.

I work with high-quality, food-state nutritional supplements, essential oils, Bach flower remedies, herbal extracts and other natural remedies to create balance where it’s needed so your body and mind can return to great health.

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July 2017 newsletter

Welcome to our July newsletter.

We hope that those of you who attended our International Yoga Day on the 21st June enjoyed your class. Phew that was a hot day!

The centre will quieten down as we approach the summer, a time to be outdoors doing your yoga! Plenty of weekly classes but not so many weekend workshops. Please do send us any photos of your yoga practice in unusual places to share in our September newsletter.

This newsletter will cover July and August and so the next newsletter will be for September.

Please check the calendar for teachers’ holidays, and maybe try a different class if your teacher is away. You can drop in to any class.

Have a fabulous summer from all the teachers and therapists at DYTC

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Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Pranayama

The fourth step is Pranayama.

The word is composed from two Sanskrit words:

  • Prana: meaning life force (noted particularly as the breath), and
  • either ayama: to restrain or control the prana (implying a set of breathing techniques where the breath is intentionally altered in order to produce specific results)
  • or ayāma: meaning to extend or draw out (as in extension of the life force)

Generally translated as breath control, Prana is the life force or energy that exists everywhere and flows through each of us through the breath.

The basic movements of Pranayama are:

  • inhalation
  • retention of breath
  • exhalation

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June 2017 newsletter

In this month’s newsletter I introduce the third of the 8 limbs of yoga described by Patanjali.

As ever, please check out the studio calendar and classes pages on the website for more details, and June’s classes, workshops and courses are below.

With best wishes from Sharon and all the yoga teachers and therapists.


Asana: more commonly translated as posture, is derived from the Sanskrit root “to stay” “to be” or ”to sit”.

Last month we looked at the first two limbs of yoga, yamas and niyamas, would it not be enough to be compassionate, truthful and content? Surely we should work at these? Why do we need to stretch our bodies?

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May 2017 newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, I introduce the first two of the eight limbs of the yoga sutras: yama and niyama.

As ever, please check out the studio calendar and classes pages on the website for more details, and May’s workshops and courses are below.

We wish you happiness for the month of May, with best wishes from Sharon and all the yoga teachers and therapists.


Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – yama and niyama

The Yoga Sutra, widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, is a collection of aphorisms, outlining the eight limbs (or steps) of yoga. Continue reading “May 2017 newsletter”

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – yama and niyama

The Yoga Sutra, widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, is a collection of aphorisms, outlining the eight limbs (or steps) of yoga.Patanjali statue

These “threads” (as sutra translates from Sanskrit) of wisdom offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life.

There are 196 of them and they were written by the ancient sage Patanjali, possibly at least 1,700 years ago. Patanjali reflected on the nature of woman and man and the norms of his society at the time and he systematically expressed his observations in the sutras which deal with the entire span of life.

They begin with a code of conduct and end with the ultimate goal: emancipation and freedom. Continue reading “Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – yama and niyama”

April 2017 newsletter

Welcome to our April newsletter – from all us at the centre we would like to wish you a Happy Easter. Spring is a time of new growth and we are in the midst of having a new therapy room built. Apologies for any disturbances but it won’t be long now!

Please can you help us by adding a google review? It should take 5 minutes max. We would really appreciate it. If you have the time and inclination, follow the steps in our short howto guide.

As ever, please check out the studio calendar and classes pages on the website for more details, and April’s workshops and courses are below.

Best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at the centre.

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