February 2018 newsletter

Welcome to our February newsletter. We hope that your New year is off to a good start, and all your new year resolutions are going well. If you have found it hard to kick the Xmas indulgences you might want to take some inspiration from our Kinesiologist Jane Collison who shares her new year cleanse below (and some delicious recipes on her website).

Have a great February, and enjoy the snowdrops and glimpses of the first bulbs beginning to push their way up!

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

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

My New Year Cleanse by Jane Collison

Like most people, in December I tend to eat foods I don’t usually – and drink more alcohol. So, I’m doing a gut cleanse this week. Here’s what I’m doing:


  1. NO alcohol or caffeine
  2. At least two litres per day of still mineral water and herbal teas. I use whole leaf tea – the flavour and quality is so much better. I have a teaball for single cups and a teapot for when hubby joins me. I get my loose herbs from Helen’s Whole Foods in Weymouth or Buy Wholefoods Online. My current favourites are: nettle, dandelion, lemon verbena, fennel seed and dried ginger.
  3. I’m planning to include some home-made raw juices with plenty of fresh turmeric and ginger (but I haven’t got round to it – it’s something to do with the weather I think!)


  1. NO dairy (except small amounts of butter)
  2. NO sugar
  3. NO grains
  4. Low carb (very little rice or potatoes)
  5. Maximise veg, herbs and spice intake (I ordered in extra veg from Riverford this week along with organic turmeric and ginger root which I’ve been adding to everything)

You can visit Jane’s website for more information on what she has been eating day by day and to download some delicious recipes, or call her for help on a tailored program to suit your needs.


Classes, Courses and Workshops: February


Mindfulness drop-in with Jem Shackleford

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Pre-School ‘Tots’ Yoga Taster with Kim Jones

Yoga Sutras with Sarah Ryan

The Chakras with Sarah Ryan

6 Week IAIM Baby Massage Course

Kids Yoga Course (age 5-9) with Kim Jones

5 week Mother and Baby Yoga Course with Sharon Cox-Button

Kids Yoga (9-12) course with Kim Jones

Reiki Share Karen Giles

The Art of Deep Self Care with Sian Alcock

Alignment Flow with Victoria boast


Looking Ahead to March


A Day of Holistic Yoga with Duncan Hulin


Introduction to Work on the Third Eye with Christopher Matthews


Deal with the body Heal the Mind with Kaustub Desikahar