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December 2018 newsletter

Person walking through wintery woodlandChinese medicine teaches us to live in harmony with the seasons.

Each season has many associations and if we change our habits as the seasons change, we create more balance between our bodies and our external environment.

It is believed that by harmonising oneself with the seasons you can stay healthier and prevent disease.

Winter represents the most Yin aspect in Chinese medicine. Yin is the dark, cold, slow, inward energy.

Winter is associated with the kidneys which hold our body’s most basic and fundamental energy. Rest is important for revitalising the kidneys, which is why some animals hibernate in winter. It is a  time to look inward, reflecting on ourselves with meditation, writing, or other inward practices such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, slow yoga practices and meditation. These practices help us to connect to our inner selves and help to support kidney energy. They are very helpful to relax the mind, calm our emotions and raise the spirits.

The sense organ associated with the kidneys is the ears, and our ability to hear clearly is related to kidney health. The quiet and stillness of winter allows us to hear more of the world than the buzzing activities of summer.

Many of our workshops this month are slow and nurturing, offering a yin aspect of turning in and slowing down. This in turn may help us to cope with the business of the festive period. Fit one or two in and find some balance.

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

With best Xmas wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre
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November 2018 newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter. Photos this month are from bumps to babies…

This November we go into our fourth year as the Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre with ever more classes being added to our timetable.

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – on our newly super-fast-er website – please check it!

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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October 2018 newsletter

Welcome to our October newsletter. It is certainly feeling Autumnal and the colours of the Horse Chestnut trees outside our studios are looking gorgeous!

We have had a very busy September with everyone seemingly enthusiastic to be back to their classes and a wonderful variety of workshops that have been very well attended. October continues to be busy with still more teachers and therapists joining us and new classes on the timetable.

Calling all children!  We have space in our childrens’ classes, Mondays 4:30 – 5:15pm (ages 5 – 9), Thursdays 5:00 – 5:45pm (9 – 12 years).  Please call Kim Jones on 07990 501 207 if you would like a taster.

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

We will be taking the website down for maintenance at some in point mid-October – so if you can’t see it for a few days – don’t panic! It’s at the Big Yoga Website Garage In The Cloud for some tinkering.

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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July August 2018 newsletter

We hope you are out and about enjoying the weather and the beautiful Dorset coastline, a dose of sunshine is certainly good for the body, mind and soul without a doubt!!Man doing headstand on paddle board on the sea

This newsletter will cover July and August as the summer will be a quieter time for us regarding workshops as everyone will be holidaying or enjoying the outdoors.

We still have all our regular monthly classes though. Maybe the summer will be a good time for some paddleboard yoga with Jez on Kingston Maurward Lake, or be a bit more adventurous like my son and try a headstand on the sea!

Do keep an eye on the calendar to make sure your regular class is on in case your teacher is away!

We are running our usual Wednesday morning Summer Yoga Classes starting on the 25th July on a Wednesday morning (10:00 – 11.30am for 6 weeks). This has been a tradition in Dorchester for many years when most teachers stopped for the summer, so that students could keep their practice going. It will be taught by a different British Wheel teacher each week. Although yoga is much more accessible through the summer now, it is still enjoyed and a lovely social occasion for those who have been doing it for many years. Anyone is welcome to drop in.

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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April 2018 newsletter

As you read this I will be deeply immersed in a yoga retreat in India!! So you can look forward to some great photos in the next newsletter!!

We are looking forward to an exciting April with some new teachers, classes and courses.

Sophie Russell photoI would like to introduce Sophie Russell, Pilates and fitness instructor, who will be offering two new classes, Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am. Also welcome back to Leanne Jones after having her second baby (well done!). She is going to run a 2 hour monthly Jivamukti class on a Friday evening. Nadiya Wynn is moving her restorative class to Tuesday evenings at 6pm to give all of those at work a chance to relax and restore!

See below for the regular monthly classes and a few exciting new workshops.

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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March 2018 newsletter

Hello

Yes it is freezing, but we know Spring is just around the corner, and Jonathan Austin our Osteopath has some useful tips below for all you gardeners out there and for those of you who just work too hard!!

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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February 2018 newsletter

Welcome to our February newsletter. We hope that your New year is off to a good start, and all your new year resolutions are going well. If you have found it hard to kick the Xmas indulgences you might want to take some inspiration from our Kinesiologist Jane Collison who shares her new year cleanse below (and some delicious recipes on her website).

Have a great February, and enjoy the snowdrops and glimpses of the first bulbs beginning to push their way up!

As ever, the details are below and in the calendar – please check it!

With best wishes from Sharon and all the teachers and therapists at Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre

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