January 2020 newsletter

Welcome to a New Year, a New Decade, a New Beginning!

January is a great time to make a Sankalpa.

Sankalpa is a Sanscrit word. One of its meanings is an intention formed by the heart and mind – a solemn vow, determination, or positive will. In practical terms a Sankalpa means a one-pointed resolve to focus both psychologically and philosophically on a specific goal. It is a tool meant to refine the will, and to focus and harmonise mind and body.

Cute baby doing yoga

We repeat a Sankalpa at the beginning and the end of yoga nidra practice, when the mind is quiet and in a perfect state to let the Sankalpa take root. Any time when the mind is in such a state can you repeat your Sankalpa, always using the same short precise sentence to make an impression on the mind for example when you are meditating, walking in nature, first thing in the morning, anytime when the mind is quiet and receptive.

The power of thought is amazing!

It  begins to activate new neural networks in your brain. These networks begin to fire, and re-wire and create new pictures. These pictures signal to the limbic brain to create neural peptides. These are chemical messengers that signal hormones, and with the hormones dock onto receptor sites of cell.

These cells get a new message, and signal new genes which makes new proteins. New proteins mean the expression of life, and the expression of life is a healthy body.

This all comes from just choosing a positive thought.

Whatever your age or ability, we have something for everyone, take a look at our new timetable.

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

Happy 2020 from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

New Classes: January

(the starting date is the date listed)

Mixed Ability Yoga (weekly) with Natasha Hope

Yin Yang Yoga (weekly) with Jacqueline Wigglesworth

Monthly Rocket Yoga (monthly) with Jess Obermeier

New Courses: January

(the starting date is the date listed)

Beginners Ashtanga 12 week Course with Kim Mackie

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction 8 Week Course with Jem Shackleford

Family classes, courses and workshops

(the starting date is the date listed)

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children 6 week course with Kim Jones

Yoga and Mindfulness for Young people 6 week course with Kim Jones

Mother and Baby Yoga 6 week course with Sharon Cox-Button

IAIM Baby Massage 6 Week Course with Sharon Cox-Button

Hypnobirthing and Birth Preparation Workshop with Kim Jones

Mini First Aid Workshop with Sue Fisher

Hypnobirthing 2 day Course with Corinne Lukomski

Monthly Classes and Workshops

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Mindfulness Drop-In with Jem Shackleford (NB change of day)

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Taster Day with Nathan Synge (Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Institute)

Gong Sound Bath with Arianna Puran Udini

Iyengar Yoga workshop with Cheree Low

New year Sufi-Style Workshop with Yogi Lea

Winter Yin Yoga with Chrisie Haskett

Sound Space Meditation with Chrissy Foster

Jivamukti Yoga with Leanne Jones

Yoga Sutras with Sarah Ryan

Reiki Level One with Annabel Fox

Coming in February

Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course with Toni Roberts

Sound and Silence, Mantra and Meditation 3 Day Seminar with Kausthub Desikachar