Newsletter May 2016


The horse chestnut tree outside the yoga centre has just burst into life, flooding the studios with its vibrant green. And just as in nature we see the awakening of the potential from Winter into Spring, it is reflected in our centre:

Sue, a yoga beginner, achieving her first Arda Chandrasana:

Ardra Chandasana pose by Sue






Steve enjoying baby Isabella in baby massage:

Baby massage with dad Steve







Our strong and courageous pregnant mums as they contemplate bringing their babies into the world:

pregnant yoga






We really hope to offer something for everyone, and welcome any suggestions for classes that you would like to see here. This newsletter is mostly about workshops coming up this month, so don’t forget the lively ongoing schedule of all sorts of yoga:

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

Today! Finish the week with the first of our monthly Friday evening classes:

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

See all our Friday evening monthly classes including Kirtan, Shakti Dance, Reiki Share

May 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)

The following Saturday has a new workshop with Magdalena Atkinson…

Shakti Voice with Magdalena Atkinson

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

  • Sunday May 15th 2-5pm
  • £30
  • More information on Jivamukti Yoga workshop

Last Saturday Leanne gave a wonderful free taster to her new workshop, with vigorous vinyasa flowing sequences, kriyas and pranayama, chanting and meditation,  with a back drop of music and some bodywork. Not suitable for beginners, and suited to astanga and more dynamic approaches to yoga. You will enjoy this…

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. This physical class will include an exploration of Patanjalis 1 Yama (Moral restraint) Ahimsa, which is also the 1 tenet of Jivamukti yoga. Master Patanjali describes it as the yogic science of Non-violence in thought, word & deed. You will learn how to apply this philosophy both on & off your mats.

We are delighted to have our second Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

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.

Looking ahead to June

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.

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.

Please check the timetable for all classes, workshops etc.