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”
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
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.
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
- Saturday 1st 11:00am – 2:00pm
- More about Yin Fascial Yoga Workshop
Shakti Dance with Magdalena Atkinson
- Sunday 2nd 3:00 – 5:00pm
- More about Shakti Dance
Mindfulness Drop-in with Jem Shackleford
- Monday 3rd 7:00 – 8:30pm
- More about Mindfulness Drop-in
Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button
- Friday 7th 7:00 – 8:30pm
- More about Breathing and Yoga Nidra
Sound Bath with Bex Leonard
- Saturday 8th 2:00 – 4:00pm
- More about Sound Bath
The Art of Deep Self Care with Sian Lalita Alcock
- Saturday 8th 2:00 – 5:00pm
- More about The Art of Deep Self Care
Sound Space Meditation with Chrissy Foster
- Wednesday 12th 1:30 – 2:45pm
- More about Sound Space Meditation
Rocket Yoga with Jess Obermeier
- Friday 14th 6:00 – 7:00pm
- More about Rocket Yoga
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan
- Saturday 15th 10:45am – 12:15pm
- More about Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-button
- Saturday 15th 1:30 – 4:00pm
- More about Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Cheree Low
- Sunday 16th 10:00am – 1:00pm
- More about Iyengar Yoga workshop
Gong Sound Bath with Arianna Puran Udini
- Saturday 22nd 11:00am – 1:00pm
- More about Gong Sound Bath
Strength in Asana workshop with Zoe Knott
- Saturday 22nd 10:00am – 4:00pm
- More about Strength in Asana workshop
Alignment Flow with Victoria Boast
- Sunday 23rd 10:00 – 11:30am
- More about Alignment Flow
Sound Silence, Mantra and Meditation with Dr Kausthub Desikachar
- Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 1st 9:30am – 5:00pm
- More about Sound Silence, Mantra and Meditation
Sound Bath with Rebecca
- Saturday 29th 2:00 – 4:00pm
- More about Sound Bath