February 2020 newsletter

Welcome to our February newsletter.

February can be a difficult month for many people, with cold dull days and nothing to look forward to, and a seemingly long wait to brighter days. But for me the longer days, and lighter evenings and the appearance of the first Spring flowers reminds me that we are at the beginning of a new cycle of growth. The first snowdrops are up in my garden; such strength beneath that delicate appearance;

“She too pursues her ends,
Brutal as the stars of this month,
Her pale head heavy as metal”
(Ted Hughes).

There are lots of wonderful events to choose from this month. Magdalena Atkinson is offering Imbolc – an ancient Celtic celebration which marks the beginning of early Spring and the anticipation of the coming warmer seasons. Her Shakti Dance workshop is an afternoon of Yoga & Intuitive Dance, music & chanting.

If it’s the ‘strength’ side of things you need to work on to hold up that heavy head, try a full day of yoga with BWY tutor Zoe Knot’s Strength in Asana, or a morning of Iyengar yoga with Cheree Low, or Rocket Yoga with Jess Obermeier.

For those of you still hibernating and feeling the need to nurture yourself, we have our usual abundance of Yin and  Restorative Yoga and plenty of Sound Baths. The month ends with the rare  opportunity to work with Dr Kausthub Desikachar in his Sound Silence and Meditation Seminar, exploring the ancient art of mantra. Mantra is one of the main tools of traditional yoga, particularly in the areas of healing and spirituality. Mantras are very powerful, influencing change from within, taking us to the silence of our deepest self.

I am sure you will find something to get you through February!

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

We are very pleased to have Diane West join the centre. She is a very experienced Iyengar teacher. She will be offering a Mixed Ability Iyengar class on Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00pm, starting on Thursday February 6th.

Newly qualified teacher Sarah Barrett is hoping to get some teaching experience and will be offering an Early Bird morning class on a Thursday morning 6.30-7.30am. This will start on 20th February.

Bex Leonard from Sacred Healing Tones and Healing UK will be offering her soundbaths several times a month, sometimes on a Thursday evening and also at the weekend.

New Courses

Toni Roberts is once again offering her 8 week course: Yoga Therapy For the Mind. This starts on the 4th February 6:00 – 8:30pm.

Corinne Lukomski’s next Hypnobirthing course is on the 22nd and 23rd February, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Classes, Courses and Workshops: February

Yin Fascial Yoga Workshop with Dominique Preston

Shakti Dance with Magdalena Atkinson

Mindfulness Drop-in with Jem Shackleford

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Sound Bath with Bex Leonard

The Art of Deep Self Care with Sian Lalita Alcock

Sound Space Meditation with Chrissy Foster

Rocket Yoga with Jess Obermeier

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-button

Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Cheree Low

Gong Sound Bath with Arianna Puran Udini

Strength in Asana workshop with Zoe Knott

Alignment Flow with Victoria Boast

Sound Silence, Mantra and Meditation with Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Sound Bath with Rebecca