Workshops

Workshops

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


Ashtanga Primary Series Workshop

An exciting opportunity to improve and deepen your Ashtanga practice with visiting teacher, Jane Piddington – Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher of Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury.

The day will consist of a led Primary Series practice in the morning. There will be a break for lunch and in the afternoon the postures well be practiced in more depth with a focus on alignment. By working with a partner the postures will be accessed more deeply.

  • Teacher: Jane Piddington
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00pm
  • Date: Sunday 15th October
  • Price: £50.00
  • Mobile: 07772 945 880
  • Email Jane

 

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EmBody and MIND Yoga Workshop

In this workshop we will use yoga, mindfulness and embodied movement practices to explore the mind-body connection and how this influences and relates to our relationship with food, our eating patterns, body image and emotions.
This is a workshop for anyone who may experience problems around body image, eating patterns, emotions and self acceptance…the tools of these practices can be used to help better understand this relationship, as well as offer practical exercises to help integrate mindfulness and yoga into everyday challenges around eating and body-image.

See Facebook link for more details and get in touch if you have any questions or if you’d like to book…
Spaces are limited to 8.

 

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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
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Date: 9th September
  • Price: £12.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506821
  • Email: ariannamoretti@aol.com
  • Kundaliin and The Gong

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Journey Into Backbending BWY IST Day

For British Wheel of Yoga members:
Study the kinesiology, revise precautions, and
develop a knowledge as to why, when and how to use resources.
Appreciate the principles of Back Bending,
Learn how to approach Back Bending in the safest way
Practice specific stages to teach and build up when teaching.
Understand why we work in Back Bends (physical and esoteric)

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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
  • Time: 11.00-1.00pm
  • Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Mini First Aid website
  • Mobile: 07890 400461

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Massage Training Institute ( South West)

Focus on Centering and Hips

The next Southwest MTI CPD Self Care & Supervision sessions will focus on Centering and Hips. This is a workshop for body workers. This session will focus on how we centre ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically as we explore our posture whilst sitting, moving and working as well as creative, practical exercises for getting present with our client and tips and techniques to open the hips and pelvis. 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).

MTI and their Practitioner Association Council (PAC) Regional Reps, aim to provide support and share best practice with you for your confidence, continued professional development, self care and growing a successful massage practice which sets a high standard. Often our continuing professional development (CPD) is to take on more skills rather than develop or reflect upon our existing practice. Sometimes we can work in isolation, feel unsupported or out of touch. In response to practitioners requests, as well as improving our professional standards, our aim is to develop something which will best enable you.

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Past Life Regression and Meditation

Allow your soul to journey with the Indigo group. Regression work teaches us that we can overcome many old, outmoded ‘ideas/issues” and rid ourselves of chronic aches and pains. I do hope that you can come and join us on a Sunday morning to be more in touch with your own wonderful journey from this life and many others.

As those of you who have already joined us know, we also do a variety of energy exercises to get in touch with the electromagnetic field of ourselves and the Universe. Our past life regressions and meditations help with:

  • deep relaxation
  • stress relief
  • mind expansion
  • a re-vitalized body-mind connection
  • joy and ease of being
  • the soul- level empowerment that comes from meditation and being in touch with past life when we need a new perspective
  • the experience of time slowing down

 

  • Teacher: Dr Susan Phoenix
  • Time: Sundays 10.00-1.00pm
  • Dates: new dates in the Autumn to be announced
  • Cost: £30.00
  • Susan’s website
  • Mobile: 07984 860 191

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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.”In the first of these two workshops 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.

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Silent Yoga

Nurture your true nature with Leanne Jones and SHUSH Events

“Your mind is a flower, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds” ― Unknown

Shush…. Can you keep a secret?

The newest thing in Yoga, growing in popularity in Australia and the US and now here in the UK. Yoga, with the use of headphones, connects you more intimately with the teacher. It enables you to have a deep focus in and out of the postures as you are drawn away from external distractions. Just feel the rhythm of your own breath alongside the soothing background music coming through the headphones. It will guide you through a sequence of flowing postures that are linked together consciously with the breath, this is known as vinyasa. Leanne will also use some massage lotions and hands on assists to heighten your sensual experience, taking you deeper in the practice. The Shush DJ’s will be playing music to immerse you into the Silent Yoga experience, and will also be lighting the room to create the perfect environment for Leanne to work her magic.

If you’ve not heard of Silent Yoga, take a look at this Daily Mail article and
this Youtube link

  • Teacher: Leanne Jones and SHUSH events
  • Dates : New dates to be announced when Leanne has had her baby!
  • Time: 5.00-6.30pm
  • Cost: £15 (The price includes use of wireless headphones, your yoga teacher, hands on adjustment and massage, two DJ’s, lighting, a bottle of water and glow sticks!)
  • For more info contact Leanne or Mark:
  • Leanne mobile: 07766 221848 or Email Leanne
  • Mark mobile: 07515446244 or Email Mark

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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 Raja Dhiraya 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
  • Date: 2nd July 2017
  • Time: 10.00-1.00pm
  • 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.

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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)
  • Date: Sunday 26th November 2017 N.B. This date has changed!
  • Time: 10.00-4.00pm
  • Email: scoxbutton@gmail.com/sarahcooknd@icloud.com
  • Mobile: 07742 821937/07539 209781
  • www.sarahburtnd.co.uk

 

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