Classes

Coronavirus Guidance – updated 17/5/2021

We are back to our full timetable. Our class sizes are restricted, mats are 2 metres apart and we cannot accept drop-ins. You must book through the teacher.

You will need to follow the following guidelines:

1. Please bring your own mat and yoga equipment. 
2. Equipment is available to buy if you don’t have any.
3. Please bring a pillowcase to cover bolsters/cushions.
4. Please wear your mask when entering the building, and in all communal areas until you are on your mat/ in your place. (Mats must be placed in the measured floor tape).
5. Please do not come if you or a family member feel unwell with Covid symptoms.

 

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We are open.  

Please book in with a teacher as our classes are limited to 12 students whilst following Covid procedures and we cannot accept drop-in students.

If you are new to yoga and wondering which classes are suitable for beginners, you can choose from any of the following: beginners, gentle, hatha, mixed ability, lunchtime yoga or beginners ashtanga vinyasa course. Or check the class description and it will say if it is suitable for beginners.

If you need help choosing a class please email: info@dorchesteryoga.co.uk

Weekly

(Please see below for fortnightly and monthly classes)

Fortnightly/ Monthly Classes


Beginners Yoga

 These classes are suitable for beginners and those with a little experience. Classes will be a varied mix of flowing asana that link movement to the breath and still postures, with breathing practices and relaxation. Each teacher will have their own style of teaching, please read the teachers profile for more information about their class.

  • Teacher; Sam Stevens
  • Time: Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm  FULL
  • Cost: £8 drop-in (please book your place)
  • Mobile: 07484 831090
  • Email: acornyoga@hotmail.com

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  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Time:
    • Wednesdays 8.15-9.30pm
    • Fridays 9.00 -10.15am
  • Cost: £30 for 4 weeks
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email: helioscolouryoga@gmail.com

Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Course

An introduction to self practice.Suitable for beginners.

Ashtanga Vinyasa is an energetic and fast-paced practice based on a fixed sequence of flowing postures. Exploring yoga through synchronicity of breath, body and mind. This course will provide a safe space to develop and start an enquiry into what may become a lifelong practice that you can take away and use whenever and wherever you are on life’s journey.

*up to 5 additional spaces drop in for current practitioners, wishing to explore a section of the sequence in their current self-practice. Contact Kim for more information.

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Breathing and Yoga Nidra

Suitable for beginners

This class begins with simple breathing practices to relax and prepare for Yoga Nidra. The Yoga Nidra practised is a simple technique adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. It is a systematic method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation which is suitable for all, with breath awareness, body scan, sankalpa and visualisation. This class is suitable for beginners.

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Chair Yoga. 

Suitable for beginners  

Experience the health benefits of yoga with the use of chair. This is a very gentle class suitable for beginners, men and women with physical limitations, e.g. difficulty sitting and kneeling on the floor; those recovering from ill health or surgery or those simply seeking a gentle class.

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Early Morning Meditation Class 

Suitable for beginners

This early morning meditation session  will include mantra and an extended period of silence. Marj’s personal meditation practice is Self Enquiry in the Advaita Vedanta tradition and  ideally this will appeal to those with some experience of meditation ( in other traditions), but beginners are welcome. Practising together at this time of the day will bring benefits of peace and clarity for the day ahead.

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Gentle Yoga

Suitable for beginners

Gentle yoga is suitable for beginners, or for those who have some experience of yoga but want to go at a slower pace. The class includes gentle postures (asana), breathing practices, meditation and relaxation.

  • Teacher: Helen Heger
  • Time: Tuesdays 9.30-11.00am
  • Cost: £9 (£45 for 6 if booked in advance)
  • Mobile: 07958042131
  • Landline:01305 267174
  • Email: helenheger11@gmail.com

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  • Teacher: Nancy Chantrell
  • Time: Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm 
  • Cost: £8
  • Landline: 01305 750174
  • Mobile: 07956 534152
  • Email: nchantrell@uwclub.net

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Intermediate Yoga

Not suitable for beginners.

Intermediate classes are suitable for those with several years experience, and are looking to delve deeper into postures, breathing and meditative practices. The classes will include core movement principles and tools to expand your yoga beyond the mechanics of physical exercise to an enriching and complete practice. Classes will generally be a slow, absorbing way of working with attention to detail, as well as flowing movements. Eclectic in terms of drawing on different styles of yoga.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Days:
    • Mondays 7:40 – 9:10pm  FULL
    • Fridays 10:30am – 12.00pm   FULL
  • Cost: £34 for 4 weeks
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937
  • Email Sharon

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Jivamukti Yoga XL Monthly Class

Not suitable for beginners.

These specially extended Jivamukti yoga open classes will explore the Focus of the month teachings. Jivamukti yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings.  Each month one of the senior teachers of the method, from around the world, will write a short essay relating to an aspect of yoga philosophy. This is what we will explore in each class. An open class is open to all levels, although a little previous experience is preferred as the class is taught with very little demonstration. The class will consist of chanting, vigorous asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation along with discussion on the months focus.

Leanne is a 300hr Jivamukti yoga teacher, 500hr BWY teacher and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner so expect hands on assists and massage during the class (if you would like).

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Kundalini Yoga

Suitable for beginners
Kundalini Yoga is an ancient form of Yoga and is inspiring, empowering and transformative. 
Also called the Yoga of Awareness, we work on the breath (Pranayama), postures (Asana) which may be dynamic or static, Mantra (Sacred Sound) and Mudras (hand positions). Classes end with a deep relaxation followed by a meditation.
Yoga has many proven positive effects on the body both physical and subtle: helping to strengthen and balance the spine, aiding in flexibility and mobility, improving  awareness of and connection to the breath. In addition the nervous system will benefit, as well as the  immune system and general glandular health. Regular meditation helps to release old, unconscious patterns. Classes leave you feeling relaxed, energised, and joyful.
This is a general level class and is suitable for all levels; it’s friendly and everyone is welcome.

 

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Led Ashtanga Vinyasa

An energetic and fast-paced practice based on a fixed sequence of flowing postures. It can be quite challenging for beginners and those less physically able. Frequent practice is advised (e.g. at least three times per week) to benefit most from this practice.

  • Teacher: Kim Mackie
  • Times:
    • Mondays 6.15-7.45pm 
    • Wednesdays 6.30-7.45pm 
    • Saturdays 9.00-10.30am  
  • Cost: £8.00 for 90 minute class
  • Mobile: 07990 978949
  • Email: kim@km-yoga.com

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Lunch-Time Yoga 

Suitable for beginners.

An hour class to fit into your lunch break, with asana (postures), breathing and relaxation, suitable for all.

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Mindfulness Drop-in

Suitable for beginners

This is a monthly class for those who have completed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course with Jem and want to continue having group based support. (See courses and workshops page for more information)

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Mixed Ability Yoga

Suitable for beginners

This is a general class suitable for women/men who are both new to yoga or have some previous experience. The class is friendly and relaxed and adaptions are made to suit individual needs. There is an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in asana (postures),  to bring about optimal stretch, ease and release in the body. Pranayama (breathing),  relaxation and meditative postures are also practised as part of the holistic approach.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Days:
    •  Mondays 1:30 – 2:45pm       FULL
    •  Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15pm FULL
  • Cost: £30.00 monthly (4 classes)
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937
  • Email Sharon

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  • Teacher: Natasha Hope
  • Days: 
    • Thursdays: 7.35-9.05pm 
  • Cost: £7.50 or £28 monthly (4 classes)
  • Mobile: 07984 663 526
  • Email : Natashahopeyoga@outlook.com

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  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Day
    • Thursdays 11.00-12.15pm
  • Cost: £42.00 for 6 classes to be used in a 10 week period
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

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  • Teacher:Katie Pitney
  • Day:
    • Monday 7.45- 9.00pm
  • Cost £8 or £30 for 4 classes
  • Mobile: 07398 497 663
  • Email: bodyofgrace108@gmail.com

 

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Pilates

Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. We have three pilates teachers, please see the teacher’s profile for more information about their teaching style.

  • Teacher: Sharon Morgan
  • Six week introductory course: Tuesday 18th May to 22nd June 2021
  • Days:
    • Tuesdays 9.15-10.15am
    • Tuesdays 5.00-6.00pm
    • Cost £30.00 for 6 weeks
  • Mobile:
  • Email: osopilates@gmail.com

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  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Days:
    • Thursdays 9.30-10.30am 
    • Cost: £6.00
    • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

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  • Teacher: Michelle Skelland
  • Days:
    • Wednesdays 10.15-11.15am 
  •  Cost:
    •  £24 for 4 weeks
    •  £6.50 per session.
  • Mobile:07771305199
  • Email: mich@mich-pilates.uk

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Post-Natal Wellness Class

Have you had a baby in the last year? Then this is the class for you. Whether you had a natural birth or C-section this is a whole body approach to healing and recovery incorporating postnatal friendly exercise.Suitable from your postnatal GP check. Babies are welcome up to crawling.

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Pregnancy Yoga

Improve your general well-being with yoga adapted for the pregnant body. Incorporating strengthening, dynamic, restorative and relaxing postures.

Yoga can alleviate many of the ailments which may occur in pregnancy, and it can also prepare you for a positive birth experience with active birth, breathing and relaxation techniques.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Days:
    • Tuesdays 5.45-7.00pm 
    • Wednesdays 7.30-9.8.45pm
  • Cost: £34.00 for 4 classes
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

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Qi Gong

Qi Gong is the modern term for a number of different Chinese health exercises that combine stretching, movement, meditation and attention to the breath. The exercises are gentle and easy to learn, but with regular practice can bring significant health benefits. 

The classes will focus on promoting good health through gentle stretching, moving and standing. We will utilise an understanding of the principles of Qi Gong practice, traditional and modern Health Qi Gong routines, such as  Ba Duan Jin, and some Tai Chi movements too. The exercises will help focus the mind, regulate the breath and improve circulation within the body. The practice can bring a sense of well-being to the practitioner affecting both physical and mental health. 

The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows stretching and for the body to breathe. Qi Gong is relaxing and enjoyable; smiles and a sense of humour are essential. 

  • Tim Button
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 8.00-9.00pm
  • Cost : £7 drop-in or £25.00 per month
  • Mobile: 07857 118959
  • Email: 1timbutton@gmail.com

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Rajadhiraja Yoga

Raja Dhiraja yoga was first developed over 2000 years ago and is the most complete and all round systematic process for the development of body, mind and soul. Time is always given for deep relaxation for assimilation of the results of the physical asana practice and to rejuvenate and revive oneself. ‘Raja’ means ‘royal’, implying that the yogi never feels subjugated by anyone.

  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Day: Friday 11th June
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • Cost: £9
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

 

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Teen Yoga

Classes include postures, breathing exercises, meditation and understanding of how yoga helps the body, mind and heart. A friendly, safe space to explore, connect and feel. No devices, no exams, no judgement.
 
  • Teacher: Kim Mackie
  • Age: 13-17years
  • Days: Wednesdays
  • Time: 4.15-5.00pm
  • Cost: £4.00
  • Mobile: 07990 978949
  • Email: kim@km-yoga.com

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Yin Yoga – A Point of Stillness

Suitable for beginners

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time. Enjoy long held floor based postures to revive and invigorate your energy, combined with mindful awareness of body and breath.

  • Teacher: Chrissie Haskett
  • Days 
    • Wednesdays: 10:30am – 12:00pm  Finished now until September
  • Cost: £8 a session, or £35.00 for a course of five
  • Mobile: 07341 820 716
  • Email: chrissie.haskett@yahoo.co.uk

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Yoga and Mindfulness For Children

This class is aimed at the school aged child from 5 -11 years old. Mums or dads are welcome to stay, join in and have fun (optional). We have weekly themes to encourage exercise, manage emotions and promote happy and healthy lifestyles. It is term-time (paid half termly)(FREE TASTER SESSIONS are available if there is space). Kim is DBS checked and fully insured.  Please bring your own mat.
 
  • Teacher Kim Jones
  • Day: Mondays 4.30-5.15pm  Finished for Summer
  • Cost: £6 a class paid half termly (Concessions available for those on low incomes)
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

Yoga Therapy Class

Suitable for beginners. 

Yoga can be an effective therapy in helping with the physical symptoms of Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, and supporting the emotional challenges that come with it, using breath work, asana ( physical postures), relaxation and meditation. This class is tailored to meet the specific needs of both diseases by improving mobility, balance, strength and well-being and giving tools to help with stress levels and anxiety.  It may also be suitable for other conditions with similar physical deterioration. It is a small class supportive class tailored to individual needs.

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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, probably composed around 2,000 years ago, are universally recognised as the classic teaching and ultimate authority on yoga. Amazingly, they are still completely relevant to our life and times.

They consist of 195 short aphorisms, because they were designed to be learned by heart. They therefore have to be explained and discussed with a teacher who has learned them with a teacher. Sarah Ryan has been studying the sutras for many years and has a wealth of information.

Each session is a mix of teaching, discussion and practice, with one or two sutras studied in depth each week. It is not only very suitable for yoga teachers who can use it as In-Service Training, but also for any student who wants to know more about yoga.

  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Time: 10:45 – 12:15pm
  • Day: Saturdays 
  • Cost: £13.00  per class
  • Landline: 01258 839230
  • Email Sarah

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