July 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our July newsletter.

The Fire element is associated with the season of Summer, and combined with coming out of lockdown… WOW!… all that energy!

woman doing a yoga backbendWomen doing a yoga inversion on a chair in yoga studio

There have been lots of energetic inversions and backbends in classes and lots of joy and laughter at being together again. So our workshops in July are a reminder that a balance is always required and perhaps after all our excitement we need to calm down again.

woman doing a relaxing yoga backbendsoundbath equipment in yoga studio

We have Soundbaths and Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes for you to find your balance (an Iyengar workshop with Cheree for those still enjoying their yang energy!).

We still have restricted numbers in our weekly classes, and although this means some of our classes are full, we have room in many other classes so please check the classes page to see what spaces are available.

I would like to welcome a new therapist to our therapy rooms, Roger Mortimer who is a hypnotherapist.
More about Roger, and Hypnotherapy, on the Therapies page

International Yoga Day 21st June – the longest day of the year, was celebrated around the world by many yogis. I celebrated with my own students in my Monday evening class. The lights were on, the blankets came out, and in spite of the vigorous backbends, the weather was cool and it felt like December 21st.

I am sure there will be plenty of sunshine to come over the next few months, so enjoy the outdoors.

Yogis believe that air is our most essential food, and one should look to find air that is more highly charged with prana or life-force and marked by negative ionization. This air is by the sea, in the mountains, by lakes and in large open spaces.  We are lucky in Dorset to have so many wonderful outdoor places in which to breathe deeply.

Our leaders and politicians seem to care little for the planet and the health of its nation, as we have had air pollution problems in Britain for many years. We must look after our own health and we must look after these beautiful spaces. Let’s try to reduce our use of cars, share our journeys, use public transport or even go electric! And we need to remind our politicians of the need for better public transport systems. Practicing your breathing, meditation and asana in these special places is a joy to be thankful for.

There will be no newsletter in August, but you will find all the information on the website for classes and workshops in August.  Thank you for supporting us through lockdown and now that our doors are open again we are so pleased to see so many of you back again with us.

I hope you enjoy your Summer.

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

Classes, Courses and Workshops: July

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Emergency First Aid Day for Teachers

Mindfulness Drop-In with Jem Shackleford

RajaDhiraja Yoga with Jez Culley

Restorative Yoga for Deep Rest with Tracey Boast

Jivamukti XL with Leanne Jones

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard

Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Cheree Low

Gong Sound Bath with Arianna Puran Udini

Yin Fascial Yoga: Roll and Release with Dominique Preston

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard