Courses & workshops

Spring 2024

We have new teachers joining us this Spring!! Clare Jones is offering a Yin and Yang class on Sundays at 4.30pm, Fred Burnham is offering a Men’s Yoga class on Wednesdays 4.45-6.00pm and Claire Pullinger is offering a meditation class on Tuesdays 6.15-7.45pm staring March 19th. A new Pilates class starting with Sharon Morgan Wednesday mornings 8.00-8.45am.

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

 


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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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 21st September  1.00-4.00pm
    • Saturday 19th October 1.00-4.00pm
    • Saturday 16th November 1.00-4.00pm
    • Sunday 15th December 10.30-1.30pm
  • 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
  • Dates:
    • new date coming soon!
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email Sue
  • Mobile: 07890 400 461

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NCT

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

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Reiki Share

The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ literally translates as universal life force energy. This system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui the early 20th century. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that has been taught and used in the UK since the late 1900s, but Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things. Reiki supports orthodox medicine or can be used alone but is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatments. It is not based on any belief, faith or suggestion, yet, scientific research using quantum physics is starting to help us to understand how Reiki healing may work to benefit the individual. It has been suggested that in years to come it may be known as energy medicine based on scientifically measurable energy emitted from the practitioner’s hands.

A reiki share is a gathering to give and receive Reiki in a casual atmosphere of friendship, honour, positive energy and devotion.If you are new to Reiki and interested in joining please contact either Reiki Masters: Peter Griffiths or Saira Francis who will both be offering Reiki Shares throughout the year,The following dates are planned: 

Dates:

  • Friday July 26th 6.30-9.00pm Saira Francis. £10.00
  • Saturday August 31st. 2.00-3.30pm Peter Griffiths £5.00
  • Friday September 27th 6.30-9.00pm Saira Francis £10.00
  • Saturday October 26th 2.00-3.30pm Peter Griffiths £5.00
  • Friday December 27th 6.00-8.30pm Saira Francis £10.00 

You can contact Peter and Saira via:

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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:
    • Sunday October 13th 1.30-4.00pm
    • Sunday November 17th 1.30-4.00pm
    • Saturday 14th December 1.30-4.00pm
  • Cost: £30.00 
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Restorative Yoga for Deep Rest

A practise of deliberate stillness for deep conscious rest to reset your nervous system, reduce muscular tension, clear your mind and create space for the breath.
You are invited in this nourishing practise of true self care to rest in long held postures, fully supported with props for the opportunity to find deep and nourishing rest, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety and leave you feeling truly restored, rejuvenated and replenished.
Investment is £20 paid in advance to book your space and booking will be confirmed once payment has been received. 

  • Teacher: Tracey Boast
  • Dates:
    • 21st July 2.00-4.00pm
    • 8th September 10.00-12.00pm
    • 6th October 10.00-12.00pm
    • 10th November 10.00-12.00pm
    • 1st December 10.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • 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:
    • new date coming soon!
    • Time 5.30-5.45pm
  • Cost : £15.00 payable in advance
  • Mobile: 07341 828482

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Sound Healing With Crystal Bowls

Sound healing/journey/therapy is an ancient practice for wellness, self care and meditation. A sound journey involves getting comfortable and cosy and relaxing into the sounds and vibrations made by the Quartz Crystal Sound bowls. These vibrations can help bring us back into balance and alignment. The intention is that the sessions are deeply relaxing, as the vibrations help us to achieve a different level of brain waves, which allows our subconscious mind the space to explore what is needed for clarity. Having said that, if you just need the space to be and relax, it can be that too. I encourage you to bring a journal and pen to these sessions to capture any thoughts when you return from the deep relaxation. I end my sessions with a sweet treat and the offer of an oracle card. The sweet treat helps to ground us back into the hear and now. The oracle card can offer further guidance if needed.

Sound healing has a couple of contraindications – those who are in the first trimester of pregnancy; those with any internal metal work; or those active mental health issues, are all advised to seek medical guidance before attending a sound healing session. If you are unsure please contact me to discuss in confidence.

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The Alchemy of Sound Healing – Singing Bowls and Voice

Learn how to play Tibetan bowls, tone your voice and create your own sound journey

An amazing half day special with Rj Noble- Sound Bowl Master/ teacher and healer from Sweeping Sounds and Magdalena Atkinson – singer/songwriter, music teacher and Shakti Dance yoga of dance facilitator.

Come and join this amazing collaboration of two divine healing modalities.Rj will be teaching the art of playing vibrational sound using his full range of antique Tibetan bowls, bells, tinsha’s and Chinese gong. Magdalena will allow you to explore the expanses of your vocal range using breathing techniques, seed syllables, toning and chanting. You will be able to sing with more confidence  but also feel more empowered and free while using your voice.Towards the end of the session you will be invited to combine the two modalities, creating your own amazing sound journeys for all to enjoy.

Suitable for adults of all levels of ability (ages 14+).

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The Mystery Of Perception

‘From the unreal to the real. What am I and what is all this?’

What is real?
This life is beautiful, inspiring and also challenging and mysterious. Every moment I experience myself and a physical world around me. Is reality all this that I see and feel, or is something else going on? How can I look more deeply into the hidden nature of the mystery and what will I find?

Vedanta is a powerful and time tested spiritual wisdom, offering inspired answers to these profound and exciting questions.

For those who are motivated to deepen their spiritual vision, experience and understanding, this is a life-enhancing opportunity.

Derek Thorne is a renowned Advaita Vedanta teacher. Deeply established in the Vedanta vision, he leads the Vedantarama spiritual community and is an inspiring and influential speaker.

During the session Derek will give teachings on ‘The Mystery of Perception’. The morning will include discourse, some chanting from the Vedas, meditation and a question and answer session.

  • Teacher: Derek Thorne
  • Cost: £30  Pre-booking necessary.
  • Date:: Saturday 28th September
  • Time: 10.00-1.00pm 
  • Booking:

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Tuning Fork Stress Release

A soothing relaxation to calm the mind and body.

Lay back, get comfy and enjoy a tuning fork sound bath and meditation to reduce anxiety and promote healing with sound therapist and spiritual life coach Nicki Greenham.

This is a fabulous way to leave the world behind and discover a place of peace and calm. Enjoy a unique blend of the Om, heart and Solfeggio frequencies to bathe your body, mind and soul with the optimum frequencies for wellbeing.

Dress in comfortable clothes, with layers to take off or put on as you need them.. Yoga mats, blankets and cushions are provided and you are also welcome to bring your own pillow/ cushions to lay on if you want to.

This is an allergy-friendly event so no perfumes or fragrances. Please leave mobile phones outside.

About NIcki:

Nicki Greenham is a spiritual life coach, accredited sound healer, artist and one of the UK’s leading experts in Low-Tox Living. Through a unique combination of intuitive healing conversations, sound therapy and grounded, practical action plans she is passionate about helping people to release their creative and emotional blocks, so they can empower themselves to be who they truly are.

For more information about Tuning Fork Sound Therapy see: www.GetYourLifeBack.today/sounds

 

 

Vedanta Group

 

 A unique opportunity to deepen into authentic spiritual practice in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta and to integrate it fully into daily living. Are you curious about your own true nature and the reality of this experience ? A 3 year course of Spiritual Awakening focusing on Meditation and  the progressive teachings  (prakriya) of Vedanta . We will meet 4 times a year (with monthly catch up meetings) for meditation, discourse and discussion on themes such as the nature of creation, the nature of consciousness, the nature of love. Suitable for students new to meditation and spiritual enquiry.

  • Teacher : Marj Snape
  • Sunday 13th October
  • Time: 10.00-1.00pm
  • For more information or to book a place please contact Marj –
  • Email: marjsnape@gmail.com 
  • Mobile: 07747429559
 

Vedic Chanting

 
Vedic chanting is a wonderful thing to do, and complements yoga practice beautifully: it helps to deepen our experience. The Veda-s are the amazing ancient teachings of India, in which you can see the beginnings of yoga. They are in Sanskrit, the language of yoga and of mantra, and go back thousands of years. (Passed on orally for a very long time, they were only written down about three thousand years ago). Chanting them helps with self-expression, and gives us joy…. and you don’t have to be able to sing! There are only 3 notes!
I have been fortunate enough to be learning this practice for over 30 years, and still have lessons with my teacher.
If you decide to continue, you will need to buy the book that has the chants we shall be using, but you wont need this to begin with.
Sarah  teaches the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali from 10.30-11.45am before this class, and the two are wonderful together as both are written in the ancient text of Sanskrit and complement each other.  Both are also the beginnings to our modern yoga practice. This class is a donations based class and all proceeds will go to the charity:
 
Practical Action 
Your gift will support people around the world in tackling their toughest challenges. Adapting to and withstanding the worst affects of climate change. Harnessing the transformational power of clean energy. Improving sanitation and living conditions in overcrowded cities. Recovering from the long term impact of the pandemic. 
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  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Day: Saturdays 12.00-1.00pm
  • Dates:
    • 13th July
    • 7th September
    • 5th October
    • 23rd November
    • 14th December
  • Cost: Donations,  see above
  • Landline: 01258 839230
  • Email Sarah
 
 

Viniyoga Therapy Training

Self  empowerment and healing through body, breath, mind and spirit

This course will offer in-depth training in applying the holistic principles of Yoga as a complementary healing system. It is most suited for those who want to become Yoga Therapists and those who wish to develop individualized complementary Yoga Therapy processes for students with different ailments or health concerns.

By undergoing this intense training, students learn about the therapeutic aspects of Yoga so that they may facilitate others in the journey towards self-empowerment, healing and personal transformation. It will also provide trainees an excellent opportunity to develop their unique strengths as healers.

The main faculty for this training program will be Dr Kausthub Desikachar. This is the first ever Viniyoga Therapy Training offered in the UK!

In the classical Viniyoga® tradition, Yoga Therapy is practised with the following orientation:

  • As a self-empowering process, where the Care Seeker is responsible for his/her healing process

  • In an individualized, one-to-one setting

  • As multi-dimensional in its approach, often utilizing many tools of Yoga

  • As a process focused on the individual, not just the illness

  • As a context-sensitive method, respecting the age, occupation, ability and other parameters of the individual

  • As an evolving process, not an instant solution

  • As a personal and spiritual development path, a process for developing one’s own unique potentials

  • As a collaborative and complementary system of self-health care

 

 

 

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Yin Yoga Monthly

Monthly Yin Yoga class, suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.
 
Yin Yoga is for you if you ~
 
 Would like to slow down and relax.
 Are recovering from illness and are looking for a gentle practice to restore health
 Are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, the menopause or hormonal imbalance, insomnia or any chronic illness (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lupus etc)
 Want a meditative practice that will help you gain greater understanding of your mind & emotions and how they relate to your body
 Want to maintain or restore your range of motion
 Find it difficult to switch off the chatter of your mind
 Need a balance to a busy life, a chance to rest & listen to your deeper self
Want to build your relaxation skills
 
Yin yoga is a slow-paced, passive type of yoga that incorporates long holds and deep breaths for a stretch that gets into the connective tissues and joints.  Designed to prepare the body for comfort in seated meditation, Yin yoga is the perfect complement to more vigorous Yang-based practices like Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Power Yoga.
 
These classes offer a space for serenity in stillness, an opportunity to experience a surrending sensory awakening that melts away residual stress, and allows for release of repressed or stored emotions, leaving the yogi feeling lighter, clearer and completely relaxed.

 

  • Teacher: Toni Franklin
  • Days: Last Friday of the month 
    • Time: 6.00-7.30pm
  • Cost: £10.00
  • Mobile: 07570 345541
  • Email: tonifranklin6@googlemail.com

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 Yin Yoga

Come and join me for an afternoon of relaxing and rejuvenating Yin Yoga and Myo Fascial Release. We will be
focusing on supporting and balancing the energy of the Meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Workshops will start with some Myo Fascial Release techniques to encourage hydration, increase circulation and
release knotty areas in our tissues. We will follow with gentle, floor based, long held Yin poses to open and stretch
the body, allowing plenty of time for rest and stillness for the absorption of the work.
The session will conclude with a long relaxation accompanied by the sound of crystal singing bowls.

  • Teacher: Chrissie Haskett
  •  Date:
    • 28th July 10.00-12.30pm
    • 22nd September 2.30-5.00pm
    • 27th October 2.30-5.00pm
    • 15th December 2.30-5.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email: chrissie.haskett@yahoo.com
  • Mobile: 07341820716

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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.The ideas behind yoga practice are fascinating and extremely useful, helping us to better understand ourselves and our life. Do come and join us. These monthly meetings work as stand-alone sessions – you don’t have to have attend each month.

Sarah  teaches Vedic Chanting directly after this class at 12.00-1.00pm and the two are wonderful together as both are written in the ancient text of Sanskrit and complement each other as both are the beginnings to our modern yoga practice.
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  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Time: 10:30 – 11.45am
  • Day: Saturdays
    • 13th July
    • 7th September
    • 5th October
    • 23rd November
    • 14th December
  • Cost: £12.00  per class
  • Landline: 01258 839230
  • Email Sarah

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