Courses & workshops

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.

Please contact the workshop teacher for bookings and further information – their details are listed in the course information:

 


Baby Massage Course

Six week baby massage courses are suitable for all babies from birth to 1 year old and their parents or primary caregivers. Some of the benefits of attendance are:

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached and loved
  • Enjoying focused time with your baby
  • Developing your baby’s body awareness and coordination
  • Stimulating your baby’s circulation, digestion and nervous system
  • Socializing with other parents and babies in a welcoming and supportive environment
  • Developing your baby’s social skills
  • Learning to relax whilst having fun, and learning a life-long parenting skill

The course was developed by the International Association of Infant Massage; for more information about the IAIM please visit www.iaim.org.uk.

The classes are small and supportive, and the relaxed atmosphere includes time for informal discussion between parents. Please do not worry about class times coinciding with sleep or feeding times, babies are welcomed as babies, and are expected to cry, sleep, need cuddling, feeding and changing.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Thursdays 12.00-1.15pm
  • Dates: 4th 11th 18th 25th November, 2nd 9th December 2021 
  • Cost: £69.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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Exporing Stillness

A meditation course in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta with experienced local teacher. An opportunity to explore simple meditation techniques in a supportive and open atmosphere. Suitable for beginners and those seeking to develop or enhance a practice.

  • Teacher: Marj Snape
  • Time: Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm
  • Starting 16th September
  • Cost: £40 for 5 week course
  • Mobile: 07769 949947
  • Email: marjsnape@gmail.com

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Gong Sound Bath

The Gong is a sacred and ancient instrument which has been used for thousands of years for deep healing, rejuvenation and transformation. Physically, the resonance produced releases tension and blocks in the body, stimulates the glandular system and helps balance the nervous system. Mentally, the sound of the Gong helps clean out the subconscious mind, rewriting old patterns, slows down brain waves, and aids in reaching Shuniya – a place of stillness within ourselves where we can access our innate wisdom. Playing the Gong after Kundalini Yoga is especially beneficial as the body is even more receptive to the healing vibrations it carries. The whole cellular system can be regenerated at a very deep level which can be profoundly restorative, a perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyles. 
 
“The mind has no power to resist a Gong that is well played.”
 
During the session, we will practise some simple Kundalini Yoga to stretch, energise and prepare the body, followed by a meditation to clear and quieten the mind. I play the Gong while you lay down and relax and let the sound do its work. Loose, comfortable clothing which is easy to move and stretch in should be worn. Please bring your own mat and a blanket, as well as water to drink. 
Please note that Gong baths are not recommended during pregnancy, for those with severe mental health issues, epilepsy or pacemakers.
 
  • Teacher: Arianna Puran Udini
  • Date:
    • 23rd October 11.00-12.30pm
  • Price: £15.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821
  • Email Arianna

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Iyengar Yoga Workshop

Cheree is a certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor who holds a Level 3 certificate. She began practising and later teaching yoga in the greater Dallas area , USA before relocating to Bournemouth, UK. Cheree’s  teaching is characterised by her enthusiasm and humour, encouraging students to refine their practice to develop awareness and intelligence in the mind and body. Her classes are dynamic and precise, while sensitive to the needs of all students.

  • Teacher: Cheree Low
  • Dates:
  • Saturday 25th September 10.00-1.00pm
  • Saturday 6th November 10.00-1.00pm
  • Saturday 4th December 10.00-1.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Please email info@dorchesteryoga.co.uk to book a place

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Mini First Aid

Award Winning Baby & Child first aid class for parents and carers.
The 2 hour class covers CPR, choking, bumps, burns, breaks, bleeding, febrile seizures & meningitis awareness.

  • Teacher : Sue Fisher
  • Date: Monday 27th September
  • Time: 1.00-3.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • sue@minifirstaid.co.uk
  • Mobile:07890400461
  • www.dorset.minifirstaid.co.uk

NCT

We run regular NCT Birth Preparation classes with local teachers Claire Williams and Ellen Simon throughout the year. Please contact the National Organisation to book onto  a course

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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Nurture yourself using Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Through passive and supported stretching using bolsters, blocks, chairs and blankets the body is given time to unwind, the breath to slow and the mind to become present. This will be followed by the practice of yoga nidra, a systematic method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation with body scan and breath awareness. Suitable for all and particular if you are very tired, stressed or recovering from illness. This extended class will finish with tea and delicious, healthy cake from Feed the Soul.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Dates:
    • 3rd October 1.30-4.00pm
    • 7th November 1.30-4.00pm
    • 25th November 7.00-9.30pm
    • 5th December 1.30-4.00pm
  • Cost: £28.00 
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937
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Restorative Yoga For Deep Rest

This monthly Restorative Yoga class is a practise of deliberate stillness for deep
conscious rest. This will reset the nervous system, reduce muscular tension, clear the
mind and create space for the natural breath.
You are invited in this nourishing practise of true self care to rest in long held postures,
fully supported with props.
This form of yoga practise offers the opportunity to find deep and nourishing rest, reduce
feelings of stress and anxiety and leave you feeling truly restored, rebalanced and re-
energised. 

  • Teacher: Tracey Boast
  • Dates: 
    • Thursday 23rd 7.00-9.00pm
    • Sunday 17th 10.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: £20 advanced booking
  • Mobile: 07792150811
  • Email: tbnottinghill@hotmail.co.uk

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Saturday Soundbath Meditation

Come and join Rebecca for a transformational experience with cosmic gongs and crystal tone sound healing bowls with an variety of other sacred healing instruments for a cosmic journey through different soundscapes to take you deep into your own conscious exploration experience.
Rest your eyes and drift into the blissful cocoon created by the wave of harmonics from the gongs, Himalayan & crystal bowls & chimes,

  • 32″ Symphonic gong
  • 32” Chau Gong
  • 30” Sun Gong

Listen to a wide spectrum of Pure Quartz Crystal Singing bowls, Tibetan bowls
and experience a Guided meditation.

Everything you see is in a state of vibration, including us and we are constantly influenced by heard and unheard sound frequencies.
Sound has the capability to affect how we feel and heal here are just a few reasons why a sound bath will be good for you

  • Heals your body by reducing stress and anxiety. …
  • Impacts the human nervous system and decreases blood pressure. …
  • Helps tune out your thoughts and tune in your meditation. …
  • Allows you to open up and reconnect with yourself . …
  • Makes you more relaxed, balanced, and focused.

 I’d like to give you this opportunity to take advantage of bringing along someone special at an investment of £25 per couple. (Usually £15pp)

  • Teacher Bex Leonard ( Sacred Crystal Tones and Healing UK)
  • Dates:
    • Saturday 9th October 2.30-3.45pm
    • Saturday 16th October 6.00-7.15pm
    • Saturday 6th November 3.30-4.45pm
    • Saturday 13th November 6.30-7.45pm
    • Thursday 18th November 6.00-7.15pm
    • Saturday 20th November. 6.00-7.15pm
  • Cost : £15.00 payable in advance
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/733769917184408/
  • Mobile: 07341828482

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Shakti Dance – Yoga of Dance

We are back at the Dorchester Yoga Studio again after a long break, to connect in person with each other, our bodies and souls!
The theme of this session is:
RETURNING TO BALANCE – following the recent equinox.
Shakti Dance is an invitation to look inside yourself and see how to become more creative – in your movements and thoughts – to be in tune with the desires of your soul. Let your body discover how good it feels to be fully awaken, filled with this creative energy!

Shakti Dance is a practice inspired by the wisdom of yoga, combining the awareness of your body, mind and spirit. It uses yoga postures (asanas), different dance styles and free movement. On an energetic level, Shakti Dance helps to develop your intuition, to release blocks in your energy system and to experience mystical states.

My Shakti Dance workshops are enriched by my music, singing and playing different instruments (guitar, dulcimer, drums). I also combine them with astrology, Gene Keys and personal development, taking you on a very special and personal spiritual journey.

 

 

 Yin Yoga 

The next two Yin Yoga workshops with Chrissie are as follows:

Late Summer Yin Yoga

Treat your body, mind and soul to an afternoon of Yin Yoga focusing on
balancing and supporting your energy in preparation for autumn. We will be
concentrating on the energy of the Earth Element which is particularly active
between the seasons of summer and autumn and also for a short period of
time between all the seasons. We will nurture the two Meridians of the
Earth Element, Stomach and Spleen with passive, long held, floor based
poses, all the while maintaining a mindful awareness of the breath,
encouraging a deep connection with the entire body. The session will end
with a long relaxation accompanied by the sound of crystal singing

  • Teacher: Chrissie Haskett
  • Date: Sunday 26th September
  • Time: 3.00-5.30pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email: chrissie.haskett@yahoo.com
  • Mobile: 07341820716

Autumn YIn Yoga

Treat your body, mind and spirit to a morning of Yin Yoga focusing on
balancing and supporting your energy during the Autumn season. After the
heat and bloom of Summer, Autumn is the time of harvest and gathering in
preparation for the cold, short days of winter. So, it is for us, too, we are
slowing down and turning inward. Focusing on passive, long held, floor based
poses, together with a mindful awareness of the breath, we will nurture the
energy of the Metal Element, the Element of autumn in Traditional Chinese
Medicine and its related meridians, the Lung and Large Intestine. We will end
the session with a long relaxation to the sound of crystal singing bowls.

  • Teacher: Chrissie Haskett
  • Date: Sunday 14th November
  • Time: 10.30-1.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email: chrissie.haskett@yahoo.com
  • Mobile: 07341820716

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Yoga For Runners

Join Kim for a specific class to compliment your running training and  run with more efficiency.

  • Improve balance
  • Minimise the risk of injury
  • Run faster
  • Feel stronger
  • Beginner’s to yoga are most welcome.

A fun class for anyone regardless of running and yoga ability!

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