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: 13th, 20th , 27th January, 3rd, 10th February 2022 
  • 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 : next course coming soon!
  • 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:
    • Sunday 5th December 11-12.30pm
  • Price: £15.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821
  • Email Arianna

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Honouring The Winter Solstice

This Winter Solstice is a time when the sun stands still and we  teeter on the brink of a new year, from darkness into a gradually  awakening light as we welcome in the slow return of the sun and  lengthening days. While still deep in the quiet of our personal  hibernations, embracing the teachings that come from our natural  world, we come together to honour our journey of the year and  plant into our consciousness the seeds that will gradually emerge  and bear fruit for the new year ahead.  

This process is supported with various practices including Yoga,  Nidra, Free movement, Music, Reflection, Life Coaching and  Meditation.  

A welcome opportunity to take a breather from all the busy-ness of  the season and connect with our deeper selves as we give thanks for  all the gifts we have received, let go and open our hearts to receive  the blessings of what is to come. 

  • Teacher: Sian Lalita Alcock
    Date: Sunday 19th December
  • Time: 10.00-1.00pm
  • Price: £35.00
  • Mobile: 07527 052273
  • Email: sian.sacredshores@gmail.com

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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 4th December 10.00-1.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Please email info@dorchesteryoga.co.uk to book a place

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Kirtan /Om Shanti-Interactive Concert

Hearts open when all co-create the soundscape together – with singing and drumming, chanting and dancing.

Welcome to a live soulful event with chanting, music making and being together! 

What to expect? Magdalena’s Interactive  Concerts and workshops are the unique original blend of Magdalena’s  spiritual music woven into the community spirit. Nothing touches us more  deeply individually or collectively then being fully engaged in a  joyous & positive activity. Interactive concerts have been created on  the foundation of this principle. The structure of the concert falls between a chanting / kirtan category and concert with audience participation.

During the  concert  you can choose how much you want to participate, by listening, singing or playing together. Everyone has an opportunity to be fully engaged, invited to join with a voices and rhythms. Magdalena performs her music and skillfully  teaches her original chants and songs to the audience, gradually  introducing more instruments and more freedom of expression. She creates  a thriving environment, leading all to the community music making, full  of exuberant joy and healing.

Watch a video about Magdalena’s Interactive Concerts: https://www.magdalenaatkinson.co.uk/thrive-interactive-concerts.

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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 24th January
  • Time: 12.30-2.30pm
  • 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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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 Karen. The class will be led by Reiki Masters Karen Giles and Wrio Russell.

  • Teachers: Karen Giles and Wrio Russell
  • Dates: new dates in January 22
  • Time: 2.30-4.00pm
  • Cost: £5.00
  • Email: info@dorchesteryoga.co.uk
  • Mobile: Karen  07880 353260
  • Email:karenc.giles@yahoo.com

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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 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 2nd December 7.00-9.00pm
    • Sunday 12th December 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)

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Shakti Dance – Yoga of Dance

 
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 

Xmas Yin Yoga Workshop

You are invited to join me for a nurturing afternoon of Yin Yoga and sound. We will gently unwind our bodies with a
series of passive, floor based postures supported by bolsters and props, all the while maintaining an awareness of the breath to support the practise, encourage relaxation, calm the mind and bring our attention fully into the present
moment. The session will end with a long relaxation to sound of crystal singing bowls.
The class is a fund raiser for a charity that is very dear to my heart, Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, which is located in
the heart of Aida refugee camp, on the outskirts of Bethlehem. The centre was founded in 1998, to help give
children the resilience and means of self-expression needed to counter the harsh realities of everyday life in the over-
populated camp, abutting the separation wall. It is a grassroots organisation run by and for the community to
teach children to be promoters of peace. To read and see more visit www.alrowwad.org .

  • Teacher: Chrissie Haskett
  • Date: Saturday 4th December
  • Time: 3-5.30pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email: chrissie.haskett@yahoo.com
  • Mobile: 07341820716

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