Workshops

Workshops

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

 

 


General Day of Yoga

This workshop will bring a fresh approach to every day asana; considering areas that need to be strong, areas that require flexibility, relevant preps and how to move in and out of asana safely. A day of activity, discussion and humour; perfect for developing your own practice but also relevant for teachers.

Zoe Knott

Zoe has over 35 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with.  Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible.  Asana are broken down and analysed.  Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose.

Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor for the British Wheel of Yoga and is also their DCT Training Officer.

  • Teacher: Zoe Knott
  • Day:  20th January 2018
  • Time: 10.00-4.00pm
  • Cost: £40.00
  • For bookings email: scoxbutton@gmail.com
  • Mobile:  07742821937

 

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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: 1.00-2.30pm
  • Date: 3rd December
  • Price: £12.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506821
  • Email: ariannamoretti@aol.com
  • Kundaliin and The Gong

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Herbal First Aid Workshop

Sat 10th March 10am – 3pm

In this interactive sensory workshop, we’ll be taking a journey through the Herbal First Aid Kit. Come and Learn about choosing remedies for everyday complaints.

Fiona is an experienced herbalist and teacher.  She has treated hundreds of people with herbal first aid at outdoor events over the years.  She has 2 children, both brought up with herbal medicine.

 

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Holistic Yoga Workshop

Come and join Duncan Hulin from The Devon School of Yoga for  a lovely day of holistic yoga.

The day will include: breath only kriyas, asana, savasana, satsang, therapeutic asana and pranayama.

Duncan is a practicing yoga Teacher/Therapist and Shiatsu practitioner. He healed himself of asthma using yoga therapy and has been teaching for the past 35 years. In the early eighties he spent three consecutiove winters in South India  studying with  the late Dr Pillai,  former director of the Government recognised Yoga Therapy Foundation, Kerala. Duncan  brings a wealth of experience to his holistic teaching.

 

  • Teacher; Duncan Hulin
  • Time:10-4.30pm
  • Date: February 18th 2018
  • Cost: £40.00
  • For bookings  Email: scoxbutton@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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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)
  • Time: 11.00-1.00pm
  • Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Mini First Aid website
  • Mobile: 07890 400461

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Massage Training Institute ( South West)

 CPD Creating a Mindful Massage

This session will explore the difference a mindful approach can bring to our practice.  We will focus on intention, setting and how we centre ourselves and clients mentally, emotionally and physically to be truly present in our treatments and wider practice. Creative and practical tools to enhance your bodywork practice and lengthen healthy working careers, along with goalsetting and reflections as we move towards
2018.
CPD certificate given 4.5 hours.

Sharon Bull will facilitate this session which will include a time for group supervision to support you and reflect upon your bodywork practice (so
bring any questions or ponderings)CPD certificate given 4.5 hours.
Sharon Bull will facilitate this session which will include a time for group supervision to support you and reflect upon your bodywork practice (so bring any questions or ponderings)

 

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Refining Your Practice: In Search of Flow

The meditative heart of yoga can be found in stillness and in flow.“Flow is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus, full involvement and enjoyment.”I

In this workshop we will look at how the balance of ease and effort in our yoga practice can invite ‘flow’. We will explore this in movement and stillness, in asana, pranayama and meditation.

  • Teacher: Isabelle Taylor (see teacher’s page)
  • Date: Sunday 19th November
  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Cost: £20, payable in advance
  • Email Isabelle
  • Mobile: 07970 772963
  •  Yoga Sadhana website

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Sound Meditation Workshop

Join Jez and Chrissy for a blissful Sunday morning combining gentle yoga stretches with beautiful meditations. Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the handpan as you are guided through various meditations to a deeper state of relaxation.

The morning will begin with some simple pranayama (breathing exercises) to settle and prepare the mind. We will then stretch and energise the body with a gentle yoga class, followed by relaxation. Our morning will incorporate guided meditations including those using colour breathing and visualisation techniques to attune with the vibrational energy in the body and chakras, helping you to feel more balanced and at peace with yourself. Each of our meditations will be accompanied by the beautiful sound of the handpan, expertly played by Chrissy to transport you to a magical place of healing.

This workshop will enable you to connect with yourself on a deeper level, allowing you to feel energized yet fully relaxed.

Jez Culley is a regular yoga teacher at the Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre and is also a qualified colour therapist. Chrissy Foster regularly sings and plays handpan with her band the Lost Tribe of the Tea Cup Turtles, who perform gigs across Dorset.

The handpan draws its roots from the steel drum family, mirroring the traditional steel pans of the Caribbean Islands, reverberating the warm, resonant sound of the island drums, enchanting its listeners with a steely, hypnotic draw. The handpan, by its very name is played with the hand instead of a stick and produces a much mellower and more enchanting sound. The rhythm of the pan resonates with the very essence of the human heart, beating in harmony with our very own internal percussion as it pumps our life force around our bodies. It is claimed that the handpan can relax the tense, energize the tired, and heal the emotionally wounded. It connects an external instrument with the internal spirit, and through rhythm and focus, the player and listener is able to externalise, and potentially master their issues and anxieties leading to a deeper place of peace and relaxation.

  • Teachers: Jez Culley and Chrissy Foster
  • Dates:  Sunday 10th December
  • Time: 10.30-1.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

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Yin Fascial Yoga Workshop

Yin Fascial Yoga combines Yin Yoga, Myofascial Release, Dao Yin and Traditional Chinese Medicine and explores the many ways we can help release tension, tightness and trauma held within our body. Like a traditional Yin yoga session we’ll be gently stretching and accessing the deeper aspects of the body with long held seated postures, but also using dao yin practices and myofascial release to stimulate and release tension and energy blockages held within the fascial network system. Using yoga, myofascial release and eastern movement practices as well as aspects of TCM, we’ll work to release energy blockages within the subtle and physical body that can arise due to stress, injury or trauma.

  • Teacher: Dominique Preston
  • Date: N.B. This date has changed. Sunday 10th December 2017
  • Time: 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Email Dominique
  • Facebook page

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Yoga and Herbs for the Menopause

Western culture often views and treats menopause as a disease or a decline into old age, but menopause can be a celebration, a time of creativity and a new beginning.

Find out how herbs and yoga can support you throughout the changes in your body. Learn what your hormones are doing during peri-menopause and menopause , how they may affect you emotionally, physically and mentally. Manage /alleviate symptoms such as heavy bleeding, hot flushes, mood and low libido, with yoga  herbs, diet and attitudinal shifts. This workshop is suitable for all regardless of how much or little yoga you have done. For more information please contact Sharon or Sarah.  Prices includes a healthy lunch, a herbal tincture for flushes and hormonal balance,  recipes and  yoga sequences.

 

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button (Yoga) and Sarah Burt (Naturopathy) (see Teacher’s page and Therapist’s page)
  • Date: Sunday 26th November 2017
  • Time: 10.00-4.00pm
  • Cost : £65.00 (to include lunch, a herbal tincture, free samples and yoga practices)
  • Email: scoxbutton@gmail.com/sarahcooknd@icloud.com
  • Mobile: 07742 821937/07539 209781
  • www.sarahburtnd.co.uk

 

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