June 2021 newsletter

We are open!!! And it is wonderful!!

Throughout lockdown many of our therapists and counsellors have been continually working to offer their skills and support, and many of our yoga and pilates teachers have been working online.  We opened cautiously in April for a baby massage course and a Kinesiology Diploma course and now it feels fabulous to have the whole centre full again. We are back to a full timetable and the studios are vibrating with energy, laughter, focused work and positivity.

baby massage group in yoga studioZoom classes were great, and indeed we still have a zoom timetable for those who decided it suited them better or for those who aren’t quite ready to return to normal. But for me the smiles on students’ and teachers’ faces as we opened up on the 17th May said it all.

I, for one, am very grateful for some amazing training I was able to do with amazing tutors from around the world who I would not have normally been able to work with.

kinesiology course equipment in studioBut there is a shared energy; a coming together of like-minded people, whose belief in health and happiness with love and compassion for the world is wonderful to share.

Our classes are still restricted in number, and we are operating carefully so that everyone feels safe, but everyone seems to be delighted and relieved to be back! Doing what they know keeps them healthy and happy!

Thank you to all the regular teachers who have gone through the move (once again) from online classes of Zoom/facebook  and back again with enthusiasm!

We have our usual list of yoga, pilates, and tai chi classes. We welcome back Martial Arts’ teacher Pete who used our studio last year when many of his old venues were closed due to Covid.

We have spaces in many of our classes but please check the website and contact the class teacher to make sure there is room as we cannot accept drop-ins.

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 with new teachers

We have three new teachers who have started teaching: Sharon Morgan, Helen Heger and Tim Button.

Pilates with Sharon Morgan

  • 9:15 – 10:15am and 5:00 – 6:00pm on Tuesdays
  • These are run as short courses as an introduction to how Sharon works.
  • More about Pilates

Gentle Yoga with Helen Heger

  • 9:30 – 11:00am on Tuesdays
  • This is a slow class suitable for older students who may have health issues or be recovering from operations /illnesses.
  • More about Gentle Yoga

Qi Gong with Tim Button

Mixed Ability Yoga with Katie Pitney

New classes with old teachers

Pregnancy Yoga with Kim Jones

Gentle Yoga with Kim Mackie

Chair Yoga with Kim Mackie

Children’s classes

We are pleased that Kim Jones is once again teaching her children’s class and Kim Mackie is teaching a Teenagers’ class. Contact them if your children would like to have a taster.

Yoga and Mindfulness for children with Kim Jones

Teen Yoga with Kim Mackie

Classes, Courses and Workshops: June

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

6 week Baby Massage Course with Sharon Cox-Button

Rajadhiraja Yoga with Jez Culley

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard

Summer Yin Yoga with Chrissie Haskett

Jivamukti Yoga with Leanne Jones

Beyond Recuperation – Mindfully Creating a New Future with Jem Shackleford

Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard