April 2022 Newsletter

Despite unknown origins, Yoga was documented for the first time in the form of the Yogasutra, authored by the great Yogi Patanjali (we study this text once a month with Sarah Ryan). This text documents the entire philosophical system of yoga, exploring our deep psyche, and helps to facilitate personal and spiritual transformation. Yoga is not just a physical exercise, tying yourself up in knots!

Sutra 1.12: Abhyasa-vairagyabhyam tat-nirodhah

“Mastery of the fluctuating mind comes from practice (concentration/meditation) together with detachment.”


As life ‘seems’ to become ever more bonkers, it seems our meditation practice and detachment is needed more than ever. Detachment doesn’t mean ignoring or being selfish to what is going on around you, but it does mean choosing carefully when to watch news/read newspapers, and choose your sources carefully. News is always biased and always someone else’s opinion.

Remember to feed yourself on all levels with good things: music, books, laughter, pets, nature, exercise and quiet contemplation, life has so many wonderful things on offer….

I have spent the weekend in mid Wales, doing just that. A friend invited me for walking and yoga in the Welsh mountains and it was just what I needed. To be taught rather than teach, to walk rather than sit at a computer, to eat healthy food that someone else made! It doesn’t take much, just two days in my case to come back restored; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, all the many layers that make us whole. To make us feel like we can cope with our everyday commitments and chores. It is worth it! You are worth it.

You may not not be able to find a weekend away but hopefully we have plenty on offer that I hope will feed you too!

A bit of outside yoga: a hip opener as I dried my feet after a very cold paddle in an icy lake:

Happy Easter to you all 🙂

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

Courses update


Classes, Courses and Workshops: April

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Om Shanti/Kirtan with Magdalena Atkinson

Yin Yoga with Chrissie Haskett

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Rajadhiraja Yoga with Jez Culley

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

Iyengar Yoga with Cheree Low

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard

Shakti Dance with Magdalena Atkinson

“Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment.
When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.”

~ Judith Hanson Lasater ~
~ Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life ~