February 2023 newsletter

We have had another snap of very cold weather but I have been amazed at the dedication of our students who have turned up on the coldest, frostiest days and nights with such enthusiasm. Thank you.


It seems that we are desperate for our sangha, our yoga community, especially after the cruel periods of lockdown.

Lockdowns created isolation from our social and working worlds. The latest report from MIND states that:

“… Isolation and loneliness have made people’s mental health worse – with young people particularly badly affected. Similar can be said for older people especially those in care homes. The unintended consequences of removing activity, family and social interaction from the elderly may be more serious than the direct disease consequences of covid.”

Coming together to share our hearts and minds, is what makes us glad to be alive, whether it be yoga, our reading group or walking the dog with a friend.

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says in his latest viniyoga newsletter:

“… In a time when we are driven by a consumer culture where we tend to put products before people, it is a timely reminder that we need to change this and put people before products. Coming together to connect with our hearts and experience the authenticity and presence of each other is far more valuable than the hoarding of products in our closets…. It reminds me of why my father T.K.V Desikachar chose the title of his book, The HEART of Yoga…as it is indeed the heart connection that is the centre of life. A heart connection to those who matter to us, a heart connection to life and a heart connection to the divine.”

There are still a few places left on Dr Kauthub Desikachar’s 3 year Yoga Therapy Course starting here at The Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre on 16th March.

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 Class

Saira Francis doing yoga
We are very pleased to welcome Saira Francis to the Yoga centre. She has been teaching in Dorset for many years and we have finally found a slot for her to come and join us.

She will be teaching a Vinyasa class on Mondays 7:45 – 9:15pm. Please contact her if you would like to join her class.

Looking ahead to March

Sarah Burt is offering a short introduction to Iridology, with the view of running a longer course in the Autumn if there is enough interest. Iridology, the study of eyes to diagnose health, is a fascinating subject. And Sarah Burt, who has more than 20 years experience in this field as a naturopath, will have lots of useful tips to keep you healthy.

Workshops and Events: February

Breathing and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Free Yourself From Fear Yoga Workshop with Gong Sound Bath with Arianna Puran Udini

Yoga Sutras with Sarah Ryan

Iyengar Yoga with Cheree Low

Holistic Yoga with Duncan Hulin

Saturday Soundbath with Bex Leonard

Drum and Chant with Magdalena Atkinson

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Sharon Cox-Button

Menopause Yoga Workshop with Kim Jones

Shakti Dance with Magdalena Atkinson

Restorative Yoga For Deep Rest Tracey Boast

“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”

~ T.K.V. Desikachar ~