Workshops


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

 


Acro Yoga

Chris Clayton-Jones from AcroYoga International has had the pleasure of running workshops, classes and jams in various places around the world. He specialises in a fun, safe practice which is accessible to anyone willing and able to take part. All ages are welcome.

The workshop will include:

Warm up sequence, preparatory handstand drills, introduction to basic Acro moves with emphasis on alignment and comfort to aide practice longevity, introduction to therapeutic flying.

Pre-requisites: you need to be healthy or without conditions that would preclude going upside down. This doesn’t include nervousness or lack of experience!

  • Teacher: Chris Clayton-Jones
  • Date: Saturday10th November
  • Time:2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • For bookings: please email Sharon

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Balanced Bellies

Sian  and Jane  combine their knowledge of Yoga, Kinesiology, Aromatherapy and Massage to give you a better understanding of digestive health and show you some tools to support healthy digestion.
This is a workshop for all those interested in improving their digestive health and in particular learning some self-help techniques for symptoms such as heartburn, reflux, IBS and constipation.
The workshop will include yoga nidra (CDs will be available afterwards for home practice), belly self-massage, essential oils, breathing techniques and some anatomy and theory about digestive health.

  • Teachers: Jane Collison (kinesiologist) Sian Alcock (yoga teacher)
  • Date:Saturday November 17th
  • Time: 10.00-1.00pm
  • Cost:  £35 – includes an aromatherapy blend for self-massage, tea and snacks.
  • Mobile: Jane: 07961 184 753 / Sian 07527 052 273
  • Email Jane or email Sian

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Crystal Healing Workshop

What to expect

  • How are crystals created/grown
  • The purpose of working with crystals
  • How to choose a crystal for a specific purpose
  • Cleansing crystals
  • How to programme a crystal
  • Meditate with crystals-experience their depth/love
  • Applying crystals to balance the chakras (practice working with crystal under the tutelage of sakhmet- high priestess

The benefits

  • Transcendental experience in working with crystals
  • Acquire skills to cosmically engage/communicate with crystals
  • Soul connection through crystal work
  • Honouring the divine in crystals
  • Raising your vibrations considerably
  • Tuning into crystals and allowing them to  teach you, enabling you to remember who you are

Please bring lunch to share; attire – white

 

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Digestive Spring Clean

Sarah Burt and Sharon Cox-Button are once again running their “Yoga and Herbs for the Digestive System” Day. This day has easy practical tips to  cleanse, support and improve your digestion. It will help indigestion, irritable bowel, heartburn, weight problems, constipation and many more common digestive complaints. A fun, practical and nourishing day!  The day will include a healthy lunch, and a herbal tonic and supplements to take home.

  • Teachers: Sharon Cox-Button (yoga) and Sarah Burt (naturopathy)
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Date: The next course will be Spring 2019 look out for dates!
  • Cost: £65.00
  • Email: Sharon or Sarah
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937 (Sharon) or  07539 209 781 (Sarah)

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Drum Circle

Magic Drum have a wealth of experience in providing drumming workshops and activities for all sorts of groups – some people may remember their huge drum circles at Dorchester Arts Centre a few years ago.  A drum circle is designed to help everyone express themselves freely through rhythm, beginning with warm ups and ice breakers and progressing towards the whole group both making music in the moment and having lots of fun with percussion.

Co-founder Glyn Bush runs the drum circle at Dorchester Yoga Centre and would like to hear from you if you are interested in attending.  This event will be for anyone over 14. Drums will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own hand drums or percussion of any sort.  No previous drumming experience is necessary.

  • Teacher: Glyn Bush
  • Time:11.00-12.30pm
  • Date: December date has been cancelled, will be rescheduled in the new year.
  • Cost:  £5 per person.
  • If you would like to attend please email Glyn

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Eating For Increased Vitality and Healthy Ageing

This FREE talk by Registered Nutritional Therapist Helen Ross will explain the many benefits to health when incorporating adequate antioxidants, plant-based nutrients and healthy fats into the diet.
This talk is aimed for all ages. Healthy nibbles will be available.

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Gong Bath

The Gong is a sacred and ancient instrument which has been used for thousands of years for deep healing, rejuvenation and transformation.

Physically, the resonance produced releases tension and blocks in the body, stimulates the glandular system and helps balance the nervous system. Mentally, the sound of the Gong helps clean out the subconscious mind, rewriting old patterns, slows down brain waves, and aids in reaching Shuniya – a place of stillness within ourselves where we can access our innate wisdom.

Playing the Gong after Kundalini Yoga is especially beneficial as the body is even more receptive to the healing vibrations it carries. The whole cellular system can be regenerated at a very deep level which can be profoundly restorative, a perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyles.

“The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.” Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga

During the session, we will practise a simple Kriya to stretch, energise and prepare the body, followed by a meditation to clear and quieten the mind. There will be a short relaxation then the Gong will be played.

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing which is easy to move and stretch in, and bring water to drink. Mats and blankets will be supplied. Please note that Gong baths are not recommended during pregnancy.

  • Teacher: Puran Udini Kaur/Arianna  (see Teachers page)
  • Time: 11.30-1.15pm
  • Date: Saturday 3rd November
  • Price: £12.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821
  • Email Arianna
  • Kundaliin and The Gong

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Holistic Yoga Workshop

The morning practice will include: pranayama, preliminary exercises, classical asana both dynamic and held, and savasana.

The afternoon  will include: satsang  (questions and comments / philosophical discussion) and other miscellaneous practices including pranayama rhythms.

Duncan Hulin, MRSS IYC, YRT

Duncan is the principal teacher, founder and director of the Devon School of Yoga. He is a practising yoga teacher and therapist.  Duncan healed himself of asthma using yoga therapy and has now been practising yoga for 40 years and teaching for the past 34 years. In the early eighties, he spent three consecutive winters in South India studying with the late Dr. B. P. Pillai, former director of the Indian government recognised Yoga Therapy Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala. Duncan brings a wealth of experience to his holistic yoga teaching, workshops and courses. He has worked with teenage students with learning difficulties and has led practical stress management programmes in schools. He also teaches weekly classes, including for the MET office. He is a founder member of The Independent Yoga Network and is the director of the Devon Yoga Festival.

  • Teacher: Duncan Hulin
  • Time:
  • Date:  We hope to have Duncan back in 2019!
  • Cost:
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile for Sharon: 07742 821 937

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Introduction To Vedic Chanting

The Vedas are India’s ancient teachings. When we chant from them, we align ourselves with those teachings which inspired the development of yoga, in the language of yoga and of the yoga mantras. Chanting brings many of the same benefits as yoga practice and is a very joyous thing to do. You don’t even have to be able to sing! We use only three notes.

Come and sample the experience. Sarah has been chanting for many years and is still studying it with her teachers, Menaka Desikachar and Kausthub Desikachar. She hopes to run a short monthly course in 2019, if enough people are interested.

  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Time: 10.30-12.00pm
  • Date: Sunday 25th November
  • Email Sarah
  • Landline: 01258 839230

 

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Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid Dorset and Somerset offers 2 hour baby & toddler first aid classes for small groups of parents and carers. Classes are informal, but informative and cover :
choking, basic life support, dealing with burns, breaks and bumps, febrile seizures
& meningitis awareness. A class costs £20 per person.

For more information or to book onto a course please visit the Mini First Aid website

  • Teacher: Sue Fisher (see teachers page)
  • Date: Monday 5th November
  • Time: 10.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Mini First Aid website
  • Mobile: 07890 400 461

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Reiki Training 1 and 2

Reiki 1 certificated

  • Introduction to the History of Energy Healing and the founding father of Reiki, Dr Usui
  • Initiation into Usui Reiki Energy System
  • Practice hands on healing, begin to learn how to read blockages in the physical body. Learn Protection, Grounding.

Reiki 2: Certificated

  • Reflect on practice on self and others
  • Reflect on personal growth
  • Initiation into Reiki level 2 Energy System
  • Introductions to the Reiki Symbols
  • Practice application in pairs. Practice Protection, Grounding.

 

  • Teacher: Sahkmet
  • Dates: Reiki 1:  2nd December, Reiki 2:  1st December
  • Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
  • Cost: Reiki 1: £50.00. Reiki 2: £70.00
  • Mobile: 07816 389 428
  • Email Sakhmet
  • Sakhmet’s Care Website

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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Nuture yourself using Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Through passive and supported stretching using bolsters, blocks, chairs and blankets the body is given time to unwind, the breath to slow and the mind to become present. This will be followed by the practice of yoga nidra, a systematic method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation with body scan and breath awareness. Suitable for all and particular if you are very tired, stressed or recovering from illness. This extended class will finish with tea and delicious cake from Feed the Soul.

  • Teacher: sharon Cox-Button
  • Dates: October 21st, November 18th, December 16th
  • Time: 1:30 – 4:00pm
  • Cost: £28 per workshop or book all three for £75.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

 

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Sacred Geometry Workshop

This will include

  • Historical context of sacred geometry
  • Sacred symbols, their meaning
  • You will be given the opportunity to emotionally/spiritually connect with sacred shapes, patterns and interpret your world through them
  • Experience geometric mediation
  • Introduction to & engage with the platonic solids
  • Experience the energy of sacred geometry and begin to develop the skills of interpretation without the application of a ruler and pencil

The benefits

  • Improve your vibrations, connecting with consciousness at an advanced level
  • You will have experienced the vibrations of the platonic solids  – the building blocks of life
  • You will have raised your vibrations like never before to enable you to engage with mother earth as she advances beyond the 5th dimensions
  • You will experience the vibrations and teachings of metatron’s cube

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Sound Space Meditation

Welcome to sound space meditation where you will be guided through  deep breathing with beautiful hand pan music to drift off and relax to,  as we work with the different elements of the earth.

You will experience the amazing chakra tubes that clean the energy points of the body and in each session we will work with different chakras to unblock any thoughts or energy in that area.

Sound journeys using gongs, tubes, rain sticks, drone flutes and  hand pans will take you off into another world,

I will do a guided mediation to trust and realise your voice and you will be invited to inner chant with me using sounds and vowels if you wish too.

Please wear loose clothing, bring  blankets and small pillows to make your self comfy,

  • Teacher: Chrissy Foster
  • Time: 2.00-3.30pm
  • Dates: Oct 31st , Nov 21st, Dec 5th
  • Cost: £12.00 or £10.00 concessions
  • Email: chrissy.hedge@hotmail.com
  • Mobile: 07840976584

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The Art Of Deep Self Care

Do You need some space, time, energy and nurturing?
This workshop aims to support you in exploring, creating and sustaining true well being in your life with Yoga, Life coaching, Healing, Music, Deep Relaxation and Meditation.

  • Teacher: Sian Lalita’ Alcock
  • Dates: Saturday September 29th, Saturday November 17th
  • Time: 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost:£25.00 (Concessions available on request)
  • Email Sian
  • Mobile: 07527 052 273

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Yoga For Runners

A class suitable for those of us that run or are thinking of getting back to running. Prevent injury, improve strength, flexibility and balance, also breathing and mental focus.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Date: 14th October
  • Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
  • Cost: £10
  • Email: Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990 501 207

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