May 2019 newsletter

The horse chestnut tree is looking fabulous as it casts its dappled shade into the studios and reminds us of the passing of the seasons. The newly formed buds have literally doubled in size every day over the past few weeks, and now the leaves are at their most luscious!!

This reminds us of the upward moving and expansive energy of Spring, and just as nature expresses determination and creativity we too want to engage in activities that require this determination and creativity.

We feel the excitement of the summer approaching and begin to plan our summer activities. It is a perfect time to spring clean the body as we do our homes, and it’s a good time to let go of stimulants such as coffee and alcohol and use the lighter, longer and warmer days to fuel ourselves instead.

Our lives change in many ways with the seasons; our food, hobbies and of course our yoga practice. The outside grass begs handstands and cartwheels, more dynamic postures and energetic classes (of course only if it suits you).

We hope you find lots to feed your creative Spring energy.

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


We are pleased to announce that on Friday June 21st International Yoga day we will be holding an evening of yoga classes, to celebrate yoga in all its components and to offer you the chance to try something new. We will have much more information about this event in the June newsletter and on the website.

We have also teamed up with Wagamamas and hope to be offering free early Morning classes in the fountain area of Brewery Square, again showcasing our full range of yoga classes along with tai chi, pilates, family yoga, children’s yoga and meditation. We hope you can join us for these events.

We have a wonderful range of workshops this month, our usual workshops and a few special ones such as Derek Thorne’s chanting of Sri Rudram,  Sacred Geometry with the very talented Sakhmet and another Daoist yoga workshop with Robert Joyce. Jem Shackleford is starting a new Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course.

Classes, Courses and Workshops: May

Mindfulness Drop-in with Jem Shackleford

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

Yoga for Back Care with Katy Murrell

Gong Bath with Arianna Puran Udini

The Art of Deep Self Care with Sian Lalita Alcock

Yin Fascial Yoga with Dominique Preston

Qoya with Vikki Smisek

Chanting of Sri Rudram with Derek Thorne

Yoga and Sufi Dance with Yogi Lea

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course with Jem Shackleford (NEW)

Sacred Geometry with Sakhmet

Alignment Flow Yoga with Victoria Boast

Runners Yoga Workshop with Kim Jones

Sound Space Meditation with Chrissy Foster

Daoist Yoga workshop with Robert Joyce

Jivamukti XL with Leanne Jones