November 2019 newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter.

In Chinese medicine Autumn is associated with the organ The Lung. The lungs are responsible for bringing clean rich oxygen into the body and removing waste, for bringing Prana or Qi into the body – the primal or vital energy that drives life.

Every organ has a partner; the lung is yin, its yang partner is the large intestine, also responsible for letting go of waste. When the two are in balance they are responsible for taking in the new and letting go of the old, for boundaries and renewal, the constant cycle of life.

So Autumn is a good time to let go of any past experiences or finish old projects that we may be holding on to, let go of emotions and generally clean out. This makes room for new ideas; at this time of year they can be creative, internal, cultivating body and mind, becoming more introspective, turning in and slowing down.

Breathe deeply, let go of negativity in your life, walk outside and enjoy the crisp cool air and enjoy the beautiful colours of Autumn.

Reorganise your surroundings, clean and donate to charity anything you don’t require.

This is all strengthening to the lung energy and therefore balancing to the body and mind.

In October our workshops and classes were full of yin and restorative classes as everyone felt the need to begin to slow down and turn in after the exciting but exhaustive nature of summer. This continues through November as our restorative, yin, reiki and breathing practices support the lung energy.

Keep warm, wear a scarf to protect against the wind, and enjoy the rich colours of Autumn

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

New Classes

Beginners Yoga with Jess Obermaier

Family Classes

After School Club (ages 5-9) Yoga 6 week course with Kim Jones

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

IAIM Baby Massage 6 week course with Sharon Cox-Button

Mum and Baby 6 week Yoga with Sharon Cox-Button

After School Club (Pre-teen) Yoga 6 week course with Kim Jones

Baby Reflexology 5 week course with Rowena Gledhill

Hypnobirthing 4 week Course with Corinne Lukomski

Postpartum Pelvic Floor and Core Recovery 6 week course with Kim Jones

Classes, Courses and Workshops: November

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Gong Sound Bath with Arianna Puran Udini

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Mindfulness Drop-in with Jem Shackleford

Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Cheree Low

Mother and Daughter Yoga with Kim Jones

Jivamukti XL Yoga with Leanne Jones

Yoga Nidra with Sian Lalita Alcock

Reiki One Training with Annabel Fox

The Art of Deep Self Care with Sian Lalita Alcock

Alignment Flow with Victoria Boast

Sound Space Meditation with Chrissy Foster

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Chakra workshop with Jez Culley

Reiki Share with Annabel Fox

Yoga pose under a window