Workshops/Events


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


Acro Yoga

Chris Clayton-Jones from AcroYoga International has had the pleasure of running workshops, classes and jams in various places around the world. He specialises in a fun, safe practice which is accessible to anyone willing and able to take part. All ages are welcome.

The workshop will include:

Warm up sequence, preparatory handstand drills, introduction to basic Acro moves with emphasis on alignment and comfort to aide practice longevity, introduction to therapeutic flying.

Pre-requisites: you need to be healthy or without conditions that would preclude going upside down. This doesn’t include nervousness or lack of experience!

  • Teacher: Chris Clayton-Jones
  • Date: next date to be announced
  • Time:2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • For bookings: please email Sharon

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Body Dialogue

The physical body has a voice, and sometimes has different voices, that can speak for it. In Body Dialogue a direct contact is opened with the intelligence of the body and when we tune into and activate this intelligence we can receive remarkable information and guidance, with all that this may bring for transformation and healing.

Significantly, many of the individual parts of the body are able to give specifically targeted information. We can contact, for example, the throat, the stomach or the neck – and dialogue this part directly while at the same time listening for any selves that may also be present, for instance an overworked self that might wish to have its say, or an inner child that is longing to play, or be creative.

As an aid to contacting the body in Body Dialogue we will be using Embodied Breathing, a simple and effective technique that opens many possibilities for growth and transformation. This technique has been developed and deepened by Trilby and her partner Peter during the last eighteen years of their work training students at Transforming Dialogue.

We will work both with group exercises and individually. The starting place is the body itself. Using grounding, breathing and some gentle movements to connect with our inner sense of presence the invitation is then to sense into the physical body. Where is the energy in the body, how is it feeling? Which part or parts in the body are asking for attention – is there some pain or tension going on? These questions and more will be used for a personal enquiry, using the breathing to create space in a particular part of the body, and then to stay with it, give it attention and be with whatever comes up from this in a gentle and accepting

Trilby has been passionate about Voice Dialogue for the last forty years. She trained as a Transformational Psychologist with the innovators of this method, Hal and Sidra Stone. She is a founder member of Transforming Dialogue, using an awareness of the different inner selves that make up the personality to open and transform the nature of the dialogues that we have with ourselves and with others. She worked as health psychologist within the health system in Holland for ten years before moving to Dorset and continuing her practice here.

For the last eighteen years she and her partner have been training students both in Holland and here in Dorset in this exciting and innovative method.

  • Teacher: Trilby Fairfax
  • Dates:  Thursday 21st February 7.00-9.15pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email Trilby

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Crystal Healing Workshop

Please bring lunch to share and attire – white

What to expect on the day: Find out how crystals are grown. The purpose of working with crystals. Choosing a crystal for a specific purpose. Cleansing crystals. How to programme crystals. Applying crystals to balance the chakras (Practice working with crystals under the tutelage of Sakhmet-high priestess)

Benefits: Transcendental experience of working with crystals. Acquiring skills to communicate with crystals. Soul connection through crystals. Honouring the divine in crystals. Raising your vibrations considerably.

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Gong 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 Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.” Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga

During the session, we will practise a simple Kriya to stretch, energise and prepare the body, followed by a meditation to clear and quieten the mind. There will be a short relaxation then the Gong will be played.

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing which is easy to move and stretch in, and bring water to drink. Mats and blankets will be supplied. Please note that Gong baths are not recommended during pregnancy.

  • Teacher: Puran Udini Kaur/Arianna  (see Teachers page)
  • Time: 11.30-1.15pm
  • Date: Sunday 23rd March 2019
  • Price: £12.00
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821
  • Email Arianna
  • Kundaliin and The Gong

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International Womens Day: Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra

Honouring The Sacred Feminine

A nourishing and powerful way to access the deep feminine that resides in all – come and lie down and let yourself be taken on an inner journey to leave you feeling profoundly rested and well.  For both women and men.

  • Teacher: .Sian Lalita’ Alcock
  • Date: Friday March 8th
  • Time: 5:30 – 630 pm..
  • Cost:£10 with concessions available upon request.
  • Email:sian
  • Mobile: 07527 052273.

 

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Kinesiology Course

LEARN SYSTEMATIC KINESIOLOGY IN BEAUTIFUL DORSET!

I offer the only Foundation Training course in Dorset accredited by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology. This course is for those who want to:

  • massively improve their own health
  • help family and friends with their health
  • go on to train to become professional Systematic Kinesiologists
  • add muscle-testing and other kinesiology techniques to their existing therapy work
  • have fun learning about natural health with like-minded people

Systematic Kinesiology (SK) is a truly holistic natural therapy which uses easy-to-learn, non-invasive techniques to bring about balance in all four areas of health: structure, biochemistry, emotions and energy. The origins of SK lie in chiropractic and in Chinese medicine but the Foundation course is open to those with no previous health knowledge.

Contact me for more information and to book your unique opportunity to change your health and your life in 2019!

**SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK AND PAY BEFORE END JANUARY 2019 – GET £100 OFF (£950 or £100 deposit* + 6 x £150)** 

  • Teacher: Jane Collison
  • Dates:  9-10 March. 6-7 April, 2019, 11-12 May, 8-9 June, 6-7 July, 27-28 July
  • Cost: £1,050 – includes: 90 hours of classroom teaching, access to online resources and support, text book, handouts, a magnet … tea, treats and more! Payment plan available: £200 deposit* then instalments of £150 per weekend (£1,100).
  • Email: janehcollison@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07961184753

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Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid Dorset and Somerset offers 2 hour baby & toddler first aid classes for small groups of parents and carers. Classes are informal, but informative and cover

  • Choking
  • Basic life support
  • dealing with burns, breaks and bumps
  • Febrile seizures
  • Meningitis awareness

For more information or to book onto a course please visit the Mini First Aid website

  • Teacher: Sue Fisher (see teachers page)
  • Date: Monday 4th March
  • Time: 10.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00 per person
  • Mini First Aid website
  • Mobile: 07890 400 461

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Morning of Iyengar Yoga with Cheree Low

Improving Yoga Asanas through Awareness of Action and Alignment

A Junior Intermediate Level 3 certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Cheree has practised yoga since 2001. She began her studies in the United States, studying under Senior Iyengar teachers George PurvisMary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks. She continues her studies in England with Senior teacher Mary Heath. She has also had the pleasure of studying under Dr Geeta Iyengar at the Reflection Iyengar Yoga convention in 2010 and Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar at the IY(UK) Convention in 2014.

Cheree Low’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.

Cheree has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. In addition to her yoga practice, Cheree enjoys spending time with her husband Matt & daughter Evelene, teaching saxophone and reading science-fiction and fantasy.

  • Teacher: Cheree Low
  • Date: 23rd February
  • Time: 10.00am – 1:00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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 Massage

Learn how to:
– choose & blend oils suitable for massage
– prepare to give & receive massage at home
– massage safely & effectively
– hand, foot, leg & back massage
Jane Collison first qualified in massage & aromatherapy in 1997. In this workshop, she will share how to indulge your friend or partner with a therapeutic massage at home. Massage is hugely beneficial for health – it improves circulation, helps detoxify and relieves stress and aches/pains.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BOOK THIS WORKSHOP WITH A FRIEND/PARTNER
**If you might have difficulty kneeling to massage, please let me know – a chair and/or massage couch can be provided**

  • Teacher: Jane Collison
  • Date: 16th February
  • Time: 2.00 – 6.00pm
  • Cost: £30 perperson
  • Email Jane
  • Mobile: 07961 184 753

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Reiki One and Two

I am trained in the USUI SYSTEM OF REIKI. I have attuned many students over the years. I ensured I attained Master level on 2 separate occasions, meaning I was initiated by 2 different Masters, to be sure.

What is Reiki?  It is the most gentle of the numerous healing systems out there. In terms of Energy Healing, It is a very good place to start when you are ready to become aware of your connection to consciousness. An Attunement is where the Reiki Master etherically switches on the key at the base of your spine to allow you to tune into the gift of Reiki that we all possess. That is my definition, and I am very happy with it. The Practitioner tunes into the energy each time they need to heal themselves or someone else. Animals, plants and children tunes into the energy quite profoundly. Reiki is very effective in Distance Healing. Reiki reminds you who you are. It can be hands on or hands off Healing

It is always such an honour to attune anyone to Reiki. Its one of the most helpful tool to have in your kit bag which you can call on at any moment.  When you start to practice Reiki, you will soon heal yourself on so many levels and you will soon want to explore other Healing Modalities.

I am offering Reiki One on Saturday 2nd March and Reiki Two on Sunday 3rd March.

  • Teacher: Sakhmet
  • Dates: Reiki One: Saturday 2nd March, Reiki Two: Sunday 3rd March
  • Times: 11.00am – 4:00pm
  • Cost: Reiki One: £50.00 Reiki Two: £90.00
  •  Email Sakhmet
  • Mobile: 07816 389 428
  • Sakhmet’s website

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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Nuture 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 cake from Feed the Soul.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Dates: Sundays 1.30-4.00pm : 24th March, 14th April
  • Dates: Thursdays 7-9.30pm 7th March
  • Cost: £28 per workshop (£25 if you book 3 or more)
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Sacred Connections – Yoga and relationships

“Yoga is relationship“- Sri T.K.V. Desikachar

When we think about our life, we soon realize that its quality depends mainly on the quality of our relationships. All the relationships we share can be categorised into three fundamental sets – The relationship we have with our own self, the relationship we have with others and the environment, and the relationship we have with the Divine, or source consciousness.

Yoga philosophy teaches that in essence, these three relationships are all inter-connected and  sustain each other. The way we relate, value, see and treat ourselves determines how we relate, value, see and treat others and the environment around us. Similarly, the more we connect to our own higher self, the more we will feel guided by the source consciousness that connects us all. All projections that we play out in our daily life, from simple judgments of others to negative behavioural patterns that we repeat in relationships, mirror core beliefs and imprints that we have accumulated in our life or that have been transmitted through upbringing and ancestry.  Yoga calls these imprints Väsana-s (when they are subconscious / subliminal) or Smriti-s (when they become part of our memory). Yoga helps us not only to realize and understand these patterns and projections from a place of clarity, but also to clear energetic imprints that do not serve us on our path.

This talk is recommended for anyone who is on a spiritual path and who wants to form a better relationship with themselves, with others or the Divine. Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Yoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser.  His objectives include the sharing of the authentic teachings of Yoga to the modern era, as well as building bridges between different healing modalities to promote physical, emotional social and spiritual health. As well as teaching, he works as a yoga therapist, offering clients astute and effective solutions for all sorts of physical, mental and emotional imbalances and problems.

  • Dr. Kausthub Desikachar
  • Date: Tuesday 2nd April
  • Time 5.30-7.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Shakti Dance

Awakening of your potentials
Awakening of your dreams
Awakening of Nature and Celebrate the coming of the spring!

After a break Shakti Dance – the yoga of dance, is back at the Dorchester Yoga Centre.
Do you love to feel energised yet calm and centred?
Do you love to feel free yet connected?
Do you love to be inspired yet creative?

Shakti Dance is the invitation to look inside and see how to become more creative in life, in our movements, thoughts, to be in tune with the desires of our souls. Let your body discover how good it feels to be fully awake and filled with this creative energy!

During the workshop we will explore the fluid and free yoga stretches, awakening the body for movement meditation, group dance, free dance, relaxation with yoga nidra and a meditation with a mantra and movement, called in Shakti community as Celestial Communication.

Magdalena Atkinson is a singer-songwriter, a shakti dance teacher, a mother, a dreamer… more info on www.magdalenaatkinson.co.uk

Booking essential, please let me know directly if you are planning to come, bring a friend and celebrate with us!

  • Teacher: Magdalena Atkinson
  • Dates: 16th March 2019
  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Cost: £25 (£20 concessions ask for details), £45 for two
  • Email Magdalena
  • Mobile:07796 656 869

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Sound Space Meditation

Welcome to sound space meditation where you will be guided through  deep breathing with beautiful hand pan music to drift off and relax to,  as we work with the different elements of the earth.

You will experience the amazing chakra tubes that clean the energy points of the body and in each session we will work with different chakras to unblock any thoughts or energy in that area.

Sound journeys using gongs, tubes, rain sticks, drone flutes and  hand pans will take you off into another world,

I will do a guided mediation to trust and realise your voice and you will be invited to inner chant with me using sounds and vowels if you wish too.

Please wear loose clothing, bring  blankets and small pillows to make your self comfy,

  • Teacher: Chrissy Foster
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 12.30-2.00pm
  • Dates: 20th February, 20th March 2019
  • Cost: £12.00 or £10.00 concessions
  • Email Chrissie
  • Mobile: 07840 976 584

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The Art Of Deep Self Care

Do You need some space, time, energy and nurturing?
This workshop aims to support you in exploring, creating and sustaining true well being in your life with Yoga, Life coaching, Healing, Music, Deep Relaxation and Meditation.

  • Teacher: Sian Lalita’ Alcock
  • Dates: Saturday 23rd February, 6th April, 11th May, 8th June 2019
  • Time: 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £30.00 (Concessions available on request)
  • Email Sian
  • Mobile: 07527 052273

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The Floor Is Your Friend

A day of yoga with Tara Fraser exploring the use of the floor as a tool for understanding the way the body responds to touch and environment. Learn new ways to move and work with the concepts of sthira and sukha in patterns of resistance and yielding. Try familiar yoga postures in unfamiliar ways. Discover the remarkable benefits of rolling around on the floor for fun!

This workshop is open to all levels of ability, experience and skill in yoga, it will be accessible for those with injuries and illness and contain stimulating and challenging material for experienced practitioners and teachers of yoga and other movement disciplines.

Tara Fraser has had a lifelong interest in yoga, has been teaching since 1993 and is a BWY Diploma Course Tutor. She believes yoga can help everyone to live well, feel good and age gracefully. Her teaching style draws on several traditions but is heavily influenced by the personalised and therapeutic approach of TKV Desikachar which has been her own practice for many years. In recent years she has been working with Scaravelli inspired teachers who have added a new and exploratory angle to the yoga she practices and teaches. This has been further supported by her training to become a Rolfer with BARSI

Tara is the founder / co-director of Yoga Junction where she teaches workshops and BWY teacher training programmes.

  • Teacher: Tara Fraser
  • Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Cost: £45.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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