Courses & workshops

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.

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:  10th 17th 24th June, 1st, 8th, 15th July
  • Cost: £69.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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Baby slings/carriers – learn how to use them

West Dorset Slings at The Yoga Centre!  This session is open to all – with Antenatal teacher and Babywearing consultant, Mary-Clare Buckle – from West Dorset Slings

We look at sling safety, all the different types of carrier available and learn how to tie them. We have a large selection of new and ‘pre-loved’ slings available to buy or hire in all styles and sizes and the expertise to find the right sling for you.  Workshop cost £7 per couple (free if you buy from us on the day)

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Beyond Recuperation- Mindfully Creating a New Future

This last year has been difficult. One great mindfulness teacher, Christina Feldman, describes what we have lived through as a ‘Landscape of Loss.’ As we slowly emerge from this landscape and begin to restart our lives, we have an opportunity to reshape how we are and respond to the world around us. This course will follow an adapted 8-week mindfulness course format. It will explore ways of being with our own experience with acceptance and patience and also bring in an additional dimension of cultivating a more compassionate and balanced quality to our attention. By doing so, it is hoped to be able to recuperate from the past year, with all its difficulties, and face what the world has in store for us with a sense of renewal and resolve.

It is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. If you already have a practice, this course will help you develop generous qualities of attention by building in a more equanimous approach. If you have never practised mindfulness before, you will learn how to explore the present moment with kindness and curiosity. For everyone, throughout the course there will be an emphasis on restoration and rejuvenation.

The cost is on a sliding scale with £220 as the standard fee. There is a subsidised fee for those who are unemployed, low-wage furloughed and NHS key workers of £120 and a supporters’ fee for those who are able to support someone of £290. If you are unable to pay anything, please contact Jem at jem@mindhowyougo.info.

  • Teacher: Jem Shackleford
  • Dates: 24th June – 19th August
  • Day: Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm
  • All day retreat, Sunday 8th August
  • Cost: see paragraph above
  • Bookings: online registration form
  • For more information please contact Jem at jem@mindhowyougo.info.

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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. 
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.
“The mind has no power to resist a Gong that is well played.”
 
  • Teacher: Arianna Puran Udini
  • Time: 10:30 – 12.00pm
  • Date: 24th July
  • Price: £15.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821
  • Email Arianna

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Kinesiology Diploma Course

For students who have passed the foundation level of training, the diploma course is the final step to becoming a qualified Kinesiologist. This course is accredited and verified by the Kinesiology Association and delivers high-quality vocational training incorporating best practice and the current National Occupational Standards (KNOS) in Kinesiology.

What’s Included:

  • 12 weekends (or 24 full days) of classroom training
  • Access to your tutor for support between weekends
  • 270-page comprehensive colour manual and additional handouts to supplement techniques
  • Student log book
  • An online training platform of further resources
  • Fees for a final multiple choice exam
  • Fees for a practical assessment from a trained assessor (not your tutor)
  • Associate level membership of the Kinesiology Association for 12 months

Course dates:  17th/18th April, 22nd/23rd May, 26th/27th June, 24th/25th July, 21st/22nd August, 18th/19th September, 16th/17th October, 13th/14th November, 11th/12th December, 15th/16th January 2022, 12th/13th February 2022, 12th/13th March 2022


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
  • Monday 26th July
  • Time: 10.00-12.00pm
  • 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: new dates to be announced in the Autumn
  • Cost: £28 
  • 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: Sunday 11th July
  • Time: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 12th June
      • Time: 2:30 – 3:45pm
    • Saturday 26th June
      • Time: 5:30 – 6:45pm
  • Cost : £15.00 payable in advance
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/733769917184408/
  • Mobile: 07341828482

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Yin Facial Yoga: Roll and Release Immersion:

Dorchester Yogis, I am back in town for the afternoon of 25th July and I cannot wait to see you.  Please come and join me for a Yin Fascial Yoga: Roll & Release Immersion. You will be my first In Real Life yoga immersion in over a year and I am very excited!! We have a wonderful amount of time to really sink deep and absorb all the benefits of what this practice has to offer 

  • Intuitive Movement: freeing the fascia and dropping into the felt sense of the body with a little integrated whole body movement.
  • Direct Myofascial Release: targeting the knotty spots and softening areas of the body that feel tight and tense with the use of blocks and tennis balls: 
  • Yin Yoga: a few yin stretches to gently tease open the tissues and drop us deeper into the body. 
  • Restorative yoga: the essiential yoga that brings it all together in stillness.
  • Stllness: to let the work sink in and the nervous system settle and restore. 
  • A truly embodied practice that connects you back to the WHOLE of YOU! 

I hope you can make it!

  • Teacher: Dominique Preston
  • Date: Sunday 25th July
  • Time 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £30.00 
  • Email: dominique_100@hotmail.com
  • Mobile: 07971 206491 

 

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