Classes

Coronavirus Guidance – updated 5/8/2021

We are back to our full timetable. Our class sizes are still restricted, 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 any yoga equipment. Blocks and bricks can be borrowed at your own risk.
2. Equipment is available to buy if you don’t have any.
3. Please bring a pillowcase to cover bolsters/cushions.
4. 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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Welcome

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)

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 8.00-9.15pm
    • Fridays 9.00 -10.15am
  • Cost: £9 drop in or £75 for a 10 class pass
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email: helioscolouryoga@gmail.com

 


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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  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Time: Friday 10.30-11.45am
  • Cost: £9 drop in or £75 for a 10 class pass
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email: helioscolouryoga@gmail.com

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Meditation

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.

Friday Afternoon Meditation

This is a 30 minute guided meditation and varies each week between a mantra meditation, different guided visualisations, colour breathing/ meditation yoga nidra etc. No experience necessary and suitable for all – can sit on a chair or lie down if required

  • Teacher:Jez Culley
  • Time: 4.00-4.30pm
  • Day: Fridays 
  • Cost: Free when you do the 3pm yoga class, or by donation if you just do meditation
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email: helioscolouryoga@gmail.com

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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 7:45-9.15pm  
    • Fridays 10:30am – 12.00pm   FULL
  • Cost: £34 for 4 weeks
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937
  • Email Sharon

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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 6.00-7.30pm 
    • 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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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 classes are friendly and relaxed and adaptions are made to suit individual needs. The classes will include 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       
    •  Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15pm 
  • Cost: £30.00 monthly (4 classes)
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937
  • Email Sharon

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  • Teacher:Katie Pitney
  • Day:
    • Monday 7.45- 9.00pm
    • Saturdays 10.45-11.45am 
  • Cost £8 or £30 for 4 classes
  • Mobile: 07398 497 663
  • Email: bodyofgrace108@gmail.com

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  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Day: Thursdays 11.00-12.15pm
  • Cost: £40.00 for 5 classes
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

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  • Teacher: Natasha Hope 
  • Days: 
    • Thursdays: 7.45-9.00pm FULL
  • Cost: £32.00 for 4 classes or drop-in £8.50
  • Mobile: 07984 663 526
  • Email : Natashahopeyoga@outlook.com

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  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Day: Fridays 3.00-4.00pm
  • Cost: £9 drop in or £75 for a 10 class pass
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

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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
  • Days:
    • Tuesdays 8.00-9.00am Better Balance Standing Pilates
    • Tuesdays 9.15-10.15am Beginners/Intermediates
  • Dates: 7th, 28th September; 5th, 12th, 19th October 
    • Wednesdays 9.15-10.15am
  • Dates: 7th, 28th September; 5th, 12th, 19th October
  • Cost: 5 weeks £35.00 (book two classes weekly £65.00)
  • Mobile: 07855 548404
  • Email: osopilates@gmail.com

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  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Days:
    • Thursdays 9.30-10.30am 
  • Cost: £35 for 5 weeks
  •  Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

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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.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Day: Tuesdays 11.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: £35 for 5 classes
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

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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: £36.00 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

Not suitable for beginners.

A slightly more challenging class consisting of a focus on pranayama and breath holds in postures to channel prana, sun salutations, includes some different postures you may not be familiar with/ more challenging variations of more well know postures. Asanas are presented in ‘layers’ so you can make it as challenging, or not as you wish. Less instruction given for commonly known asanas than in beginners class. Relaxing savasana and then a 15 minute traditional mantra meditation (given to me in the Himalayas) to complete the class. Candlelit and very cosy! – 

  • Day: Second Friday of he Month
  • Time: 6.30-8.00pm
  • Cost: £9 as a stand alone class (not included as part of class pass).
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

 

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Tai Chi

Tai chi is an old Chinese form of exercise that promotes overall good health. It can help strengthen muscles and bones, improve balance and co-ordination, improve breathing and circulation and is a great way of tackling stress. Originally a martial art, Tai Chi is now largely taught as a health exercise although the meanings of the movements ought to be understood for the full benefit of the art.
These classes are suitable for beginners and those with experience as well. A number of different forms will be taught as the student gains in experience. Each class will begin with gentle stretching and then some different exercises to complement the form and a better understanding of Tai Chi. I hope you will feel both relaxed and energised by the end of each class as well as having a smile on your face. Everyone is welcome to come and have a try at this rewarding exercise. Please wear loose lightweight clothing.

  • Teacher:Tim Button
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 6.00-7.30pm
  • Price: £8.00 per class
  • Email: 1timbutton@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07857 118959

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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
    • Mondays.       10.30 -12.00pm   
  • 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 Therapy Class

Suitable for beginners. 

This class is comprised of mainly students with Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. To help 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 monthly (16th Oct, 20th Nov, 11th Dec)
  • Cost: £13.00  per class
  • Landline: 01258 839230
  • Email Sarah

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