April 2018 newsletter

As you read this I will be deeply immersed in a yoga retreat in India!! So you can look forward to some great photos in the next newsletter!!

We are looking forward to an exciting April with some new teachers, classes and courses.

Sophie Russell photoI would like to introduce Sophie Russell, Pilates and fitness instructor, who will be offering two new classes, Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am. Also welcome back to Leanne Jones after having her second baby (well done!). She is going to run a 2 hour monthly Jivamukti class on a Friday evening. Nadiya Wynn is moving her restorative class to Tuesday evenings at 6pm to give all of those at work a chance to relax and restore!

See below for the regular monthly classes and a few exciting new workshops.

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

Introducing Sophie Russell and her Pilates

Originally from Dorset, I have spent most of my adult life in Melbourne, Australia initially working in the corporate world and then, when I realised I simply couldn’t sit still any more, I leapfrogged into the world of health and fitness with a particular interest in Pilates.  As sharp a left turn as this was (or toadstool boing) it was definitely the right one for me.  I have worked in large gyms and small studios, taught in boardrooms and on the beach and it is this variety, both in clientele and location, that has continued to inspire and educate me and I hope I can try to pass some of that enthusiasm and knowledge on to others.

Sophie Russell photoI recently made the move back to Dorset because the pull of family and friends here became too strong to resist. I thought I had timed it to perfection by relishing my final Aussie summer and then landing back into Spring. Not so Mr Snowman!

My classes are suitable for all levels, ages and abilities with a strong focus on tuning into your body’s current needs and aiming to release the knots and tighten the loose bits… more or less!  I always include modifications and progressions for those who want a challenge or quite simply not and hope that everyone leaves the studio feeling a couple of inches taller. I look forward to meeting and working with all the wonderful people at Dorchester Yoga and therapy Centre and bid you all a warm welcome to come and drop by one of my Pilates classes.


Classes, Courses and Workshops: April


Mindfulness Drop-in with Jem Shackleford

Reiki Taster with Karen Giles and Elaine Harris

The Art of Deep Self Care with Sian Alcock

Unlocking the secrets of The Bhaghavad Gita with Acharya Bankim Gossai

Pilates class with Sophie Russell – NEW

Pilates class with Sophie Russell – NEW

Restorative Yoga with Nadiya Wynn

Exploring Stillness with Marj Snape

Jivamukti Extended Monthly Yoga Class with Leanne Jones

Herbal First Aid day with Fiona Heckels

Digestive Spring Clean with Yoga and Herbs with Sharon Cox-Button and Sarah Burt

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

Yin Fascial Yoga Workshop with Dominique Preston

Reiki Share with Karen Giles

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

The Chakras with Sarah Ryan