We hope you have had a wonderful Summer, enjoyed the outdoors and relaxed. I was lucky enough to swim in beautiful clear mountain lakes, walk in the pure fresh air of magnificent mountains and have some time with old friends on my Summer holiday. It relaxed me, recharged me, it allowed me to shift gears.
Taking in the views, swimming, reading novels, cooking and enjoying simple camp food felt like one long meditation. A meditative connection with my surroundings, allowing me to shift from the rush of everyday life… a shift to a low vibrational state of peace that immersed me and connected me deeply with nature. I observed others on holiday busy, with a need to do this and go here and there… and was thankful for my own situation. My daily yoga practice was mostly pranayama; I had time to explore my breath in a deeper way, reaping the benefits, helping me slide effortlessly into relaxation.
The coming month is a time to move into a calmer pattern and more regular rhythm after the high energy and excitement of Summer. We hope some of our workshops support you in finding your rhythm. Meanwhile, all our regular classes resume and as we settle back into our routines.
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
We have a busy September kicking off with the second module of the 3 year Yoga Therapy Course with Dr Kausthubha Desikachar. Dr Kausthub Desikachar is the current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. We are very lucky to have him.This module is for 10 days which will mean that some of our weekly daytime classes will not run so please check the calendar or contact your teacher to see if your class is affected.
He will be able to offer one to one yoga therapy sessions for anyone who is interested. Contact Sarah Ryan for more information or to book a session.
We are delighted that Derek Thorne is visiting the Yoga Centre in September. Deeply established in the teachings of Advaita Vedanta (the oneness at the heart of all things) Derek is able to bring clear, insightful and inspiring vision to these timeless teachings and to articulate them with clarity and flair.
Derek leads the Vedantarama Community (formerly YogaLiving) and has over 25 years experience guiding and directing people in applying the profound teachings of Vedanta in daily life and navigating this human experience.
The session will include discourse, simple guided meditation and the opportunity for Q & A. Suitable for all levels of experience. Derek will be teaching on the theme of “The Miracle and Meaning of This Life”.
To book please contact Nancy Chantrell:
- 01305 750174
New classes, workshops and courses for September
We are delighted that Sarah Ryan is teaching a monthly Vedic Chanting class. This will take place after the monthly Yoga Sutra class, a donations based class depending on what you can afford going towards a local charity.
Sarah Burt is offering a short course on Iridology, an ancient method of diagnosis how studying the eye can offer insights into health.
Sharon Morgan is offering a short Pilates course, with a free session for anyone new to pilates and would like to find out more about it.
We are pleased to have Hannah Lovegrove (pictured), an experienced Dorset Iyengar teacher, offering workshops throughout the Autumn. The first one is at the end of the month.
To celebrate the Autumn Solstice we have a drumming workshop with Nicki Greenham who has recently joined us with her wonderful monthly Tuning Fork workshops.
Jane Collison is starting an exciting new weekly group called Heart Healing. This will initially run for 4 weeks.
Classes, Courses and Workshops: September
Breathing and Yoga Nidra Sharon Cox-Button
- September 1st 6.30-7.30pm
- More about Breathing and Yoga Nidra
Gong Bath with Arianna Puran Udini
- Sunday 3rd 10.30-12.00pm 10.30-12.00pm
- More about Gong Bath
Mini First Aid with Sue Fisher
- Monday 11th 11.30-1.30pm
- More about Mini First Aid
Tuning Forks for Stress relief with Nicki Greenham
- Friday 15th 7.00-8.30pm
- More about Tuning Forks for Stress Relief
Heart Healing Group with Jane Collison
- Wednesday 20th 6:30-8:00pm
- More about Heart Healing Group
Satsang with Derek Thorne
- Saturday 23rd 10.00-1.00pm
- More about Satsang
Iyengar Yoga workshop with Cheree Low
- Saturday 23rd 2.00-5.00pm
- More about Iyengar Yoga
Solstice Drumming with Nicki Greenham
- Saturday 23rd 7.00pm
- More about Solstice Drumming
Free Taster for Pilates Short Course with Sharon Morgan
- Sunday 24th 10.00-11.00am
- More about Free Taster for Pilates Short Course
Yin Yoga Monthly with Toni Franklin
- Friday 29th 6.00-7.30pm
- More about Yin Yoga Monthly
- Saturday 30th 10.00-12.30pm
- More about Parentmed
Yoga Sutras with Sarah Ryan
- Saturday 30th 10.30-11.45am
- More about Yoga Sutras
Iridology Short Course with Sarah Burt
- Saturday 30th 11.00-1.30pm
- More about Iridology Short Course
Vedic Chanting with Sarah Ryan
- Saturday 30th 12.00-1.00pm
- More about Vedic Chanting
Reiki Share with Wrio Russell and Karen Giles
- Saturday 30th 2.00-3.30pm
- More about Reiki Share
General Yoga Workshop with Hannah Lovegrove
- Saturday 30th 2.00-5.30pm
- More about General Yoga Workshop