Newsletter April 2016

We would like to celebrate the range of classes that we cover at the yoga centre.

From one of our youngest yogis from Mother and Baby Yoga:

cute baby doing yoga




to one of our more senior yogis from Chair Yoga:

senior citizen doing yoga




We really hope to offer something for everyone, and welcome any suggestions for classes that you would like to see here.

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

Kirtan with Ian Davies

  • Tonight! 1st Friday of the month 7.00-8.00pm
  • £5

More information about Kirtan

Some new courses for April


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.

And a reminder that Jem does a monthly drop-in  class on Thursdays for all those that have done a mindfulness course. This is normally the first Thursday of the month but in April it is Thursday the 14th.
More information about Jem’s mindfulness drop-ins

Baby massage with Sharon Cox-Button

Six week baby massage courses are suitable for all babies from birth to 1 year old and their parents or primary caregivers. The course was developed by the International Association of Infant Massage. 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.

If you are not quite ready to start the above course, the dates for the next course are:
Thursdays 5th May 1.30-2.45pm (5th, 12th, 26th May, 9th, 16th, 23rd June)

Sharon does a monthly Baby Massage drop-in
First Friday of the month 1.30-2.45pm for all those that have completed the 6 week IAIM baby massage course.
More information about Sharon’s baby massage drop-ins

Yoga Sutra study with Sarah Ryan

  • Mondays 4.15-5.45pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20, July 4, 11, 18.
  • £9 a class or the option to pay for the course
  • More information about Yoga Sutra

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, probably composed around 2,000 years ago, are universally recognised as the classic teaching and ultimate authority on yoga. Amazingly, they are still completely relevant to our life and times. They consist of 195 short aphorisms, because they were designed to be learned by heart. They therefore have to be explained and discussed with a teacher who has learned them from another teacher.



Our April workshops

Well-Woman with Sian Alcock

Well-Woman yoga nourishes every aspect of our lives as women, at whatever phase of our journey we find ourselves, helping us to reconnect with and embrace our naturally arising inner feminine wisdom, bringing us healing and vitality.  In a nurturing and creative space and through our practices we are able to honour our sacredness and power.
Well Woman Yoga “…brings us home to ourselves as women. To honour the natural cycles of our … life is to dance in time with the cosmic rhythms of the universe.” Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Runners workshop with Kim Jones

To improve flexibility, balance, body strength, mental focus and endurance

Shakti Dance with Magdalena Atkinson

Shakti Dance: the power of intension, This workshop is dedicated to the creative power of our intensions. In Shakti Dance we are using tools to unify the Body-Mind-Spirit, using yoga stretches, intuitive movements, dance, meditation and the intension. While calming the mind and engaging the body, the practice is freeing our intuition and strengthening the connection with the soul.


Looking ahead to May

Shakti Voice with Magdalena Atkinson

Magdalena’s new workshop. Connecting the Body-Mind-Spirit with the inner and outer voice. All, singers and non singers are welcome! The workshop will include  intuitive voice work, chanting, body movements, shakti stretches, dance and  drumming. For more information contact Magdalena.

Jivamukti Yoga with Leanne

Ahimsa -Becoming a Spiritual Warrior. A specially extended 3 hour open class designed for those who want to learn a little more about the Jivamukti method. Leanne will use the time to teach you about the background & lineage of Jivamukti Yoga and inspire you on your journey to becoming a Spiritual Warrior. The class will include an exploration of Patanjalis 1 Yama (Moral restraint) Ahimsa, which is also the 1 tenet of Jivamukti yoga. Master Patanjali describes is as the yogic science of Non-violence in thought, word & deed. You will learn how to apply this philosophy both on & off your mats.