December 2022 newsletter

Half of the teachers at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre
At our last teachers meeting in September we grouped for a photo. There are 24 of us in total; there are 13 in the photo as 11 teachers couldn’t be there.

We have been operating throughout this year offering a wide range of classes. We would like to thank you all for supporting the centre, attending our classes and workshops and generally making the centre feel like a positive and calming place in Dorchester. 

Not forgetting our 15 therapists offering their wonderful services in the therapy room, if I can ever get them all together I will hopefully get a photo of them too!!

From us all,  we wish you a Reflective Winter Solstice, a Merry Xmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Yoga reverse chair pose

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

December Garden Meditations

Give yourself time this Xmas for reflection and meditation.

Step into your garden or the countryside around you and sense the peace.

Everything is going to sleep; mammals are tucked away, perennial plants die back to their roots and insects snooze in hollow stems or piles of dry leaves. Feel the slumber and think about the fact that nature needs this period of deep rest, and that we are part of it, and we do too. We are at the darkest end of the year, when there is more night than day. 

Step out in the early evening as night falls and look up at the stars and think about how the piece of earth on which you stand now is tipped way from the sun and towards the dark and the cold. Look up into the eternal night sky, look back to the beginning of time. 

And know also, as you gaze into the endless dark and cold, that we are at the turning point of the year. After the Winter Solstice this month, the northern hemisphere will start to slowly tip back towards our warm, welcoming, lifegiving sun. The gardens, the creatures and the plants will immediately sense it and within weeks will start to rouse themselves. 

This point in the year may be the darkest, but it is a moment for great hope and rejoicing. 

It all gets lighter after this. There is much to look forward to.

river frome in dorchester in winter

Classes, Courses and Workshops: December

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Sarah Ryan

Qoya with Vikki Smisek

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher

Iyengar Yoga with Cheree Low

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard

Restorative Yoga for Deep Rest with Tracey Boast

Om Shanti/Kirtan with Magdalena Atkinson

Yin Yoga with Chrissie Haskett

Candlelight Winter Solstice Yoga with Kim Jones

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

~ Calvin Coolidge ~