Workshops/Events


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

 

 


Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Taster Day

An introduction to Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, learn how to give a shoulder, head and neck massage. The Ayurvedic Yoga Massage institute diploma is a dynamic fully practical bodywork qualification that teaches you all you need to know to confidently deliver an amazing full body floor based massage. Come and learn all about it.

  • Teacher: Nathan Synge (Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Institute)
  • Date: Sunday 29th March 12.00-3.00pm
  • Time 12.00-3.00pm
  • Cost: 10.00
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Massage website

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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 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.

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Hypno-birthing and Birth Preparation

Are you scared of giving birth? I have been working with couples for 5 years and have been able to give them the tools to look forward to their baby’s birth and to go on and have a positive birth experience. Does your birth partner want to learn invaluable skills to support you? I have space for 3 more couples for this 4 hour hypno-birthing workshop with natal hypnotherapy.
Refreshments will be provided.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Date: Saturday 25th January
  • Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
  • Cost: £50.00 per couple (£10 deposit to secure place)
  • Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990 501 207

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Iyengar Yoga Workshop

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 Purvis, Mary 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.

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Mindscape – Unleash Your Mind

Join International Senior MindScape Instructor Andy Spencer, for a mind-blowing 2 day weekend seminar that teaches you to unleash the latent creative and intuitive powers of your mind.  Utilising the latest discoveries in neuroscience and epigenetics, this seminar will give you the tools to unleash the power of your mind.  You will learn how to utilise a structured framework to open up and work with your powerful intuitive and creative mind in a powerful almost meditative state called the Alpha State. In this state you will be led to create and imagine your own MindScape workshop which will provide a powerful platfom to rewrite the limiting programming stored in your subconscious mind.  Easy to learn but so powerful!

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Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid Dorset and Somerset offers 2 hour baby and 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

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Reiki Share

Our monthly Reiki Share evenings will be lead by different Reiki Masters throughout the year. These monthly evenings will include meditation and group Reiki healing sessions, and will be individual to the leader that takes it . All that come will get to give and receive Reiki. Existing Reiki channels and newcomers welcome. Please text /email so we know you are coming.

 

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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:
    • February Saturday 15th 1.30-4.00pm
    • March Saturday 7th 1.30-4.00pm
  • Cost: £28
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Shakti Dance

Imbolc – Welcoming Of The Spring

Join Magdalena for Yoga & Intuitive Dance Workshop with music & chanting.
Imbolc – an ancient Celtic celebration marks the beginning of early spring and the anticipation of the coming warmer seasons. From 1st of March we can notice that each day is getting longer reaching its balance of equal Day and Night at the Spring equinox. We can not see much yet, but the roots are getting busy, gardeners are planning extensively, there is no doubt, the change is coming!
With this parallel we are also going to our foundations, our roots for growth and expansion, our planting seeds time, seeds of dreams & visions with can grow with our tender self-care and gentleness.
Shakti Dance – the yoga of dance is a very fluid, poetic practice, when reality and visions come together, when we can embody who we truly are and who we are becoming.
We will use the principles of the Shakti Dance session, rooted in the kundalini yoga practice and free self-expression, with sections for yoga stretches, group dance, free dance, relaxation, meditation and chanting.

  • Teacher: Magdalena Atkinson
  • Date: 2nd February 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £15.00
  • Mobile: 07796656869
  • Email: magdalena_atkinson@yahoo.co.uk
  • or via PayPal link paypal.me/MagdalenaAtkinson

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Soundbath

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.

Being February 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:
    • 8th Feb 2.00-4.00pm
    • 29th Feb 2.00-4.00m
    • 12th March 6.30-8.30pm
    • 14th March 2.00-4.00pm
    • 2nd April 6.30-8.30pm
    • 9th April 6.30-8.30pm
    • 11th April 2.00-4.00pm
    • 16th April 6.30-8.30pm
    • 7th May 6.30-8.30pm
    • 9th May 2.00-4.00pm
    • 23rd May 2.00-4.00pm
  • Cost : £15.00 payable in advance
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/486210125266778/
  • Mobile: 07341828482

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Sound and Silence, Mantra and Meditation

A rare opportunity to experience Kausthub’s teaching in the UK, this seminar will be about the ancient art of mantra, one of the main tools of traditional yoga, particularly in the areas of healing and spirituality. Mantra-s are very powerful, influencing change from within, taking us to the silence of our deepest self.

It will be both informative and practical, including discussion and potent meditative practices. The seminar is open to all, and is especially suitable for those who wish to journey to the core of yoga and its implementation in daily practice. It will also be invaluable for anyone considering delving deeper into the authentic teachings of Yogacharya T Krishnamacharya.

Kausthub is an amazing yoga therapist who has helped many people around the world.

  • Teacher: Dr Kausthub Desikachar
  • Dates: 28th, 29th  February, 1st March 2020
  • Times: 9:30am – 12.30pm, 2:00 – 5:00pm each day
  • Cost: early bird price is £270; it will be £300 after 28th January 2020
  • Places are limited; early booking is advised
  • Email for more information and bookings

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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
  • Time: 1.30-2.45pm
  • Dates:
    • 15th January
    • 12th February
    • 18th March
    • 22nd April
    • 13th May
  • Cost: £12.00 or £10.00 concessions
  • Email Chrissy
  • Mobile: 07840 976 584

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Strength in Asana

This workshop will look at the principles and reasons for working with strength in asana, teaches specific techniques to develop strength in key areas, and how to move in and out of asana using strength.  Bringing strength into our physical practice allows us to be safe.

Zoe says “In my experience Yoga Teachers and seasoned practitioners are already incredibly flexible but sometimes not so strong. Yet we need to have the necessary strength to support the joints.”

This will be a day of activity, discussion and humour, perfect for developing your own practice but also how to teach this to your own classes

Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor (DCT) for the British Wheel of Yoga and also their DCT Training Officer. She has over 40 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in a detailed style of teaching. Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible. Asana are broken down and analysed.  Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose.

Zoe has taken the additional BWY modules in Pranayama and Pregnancy.  As well as running regular yoga classes, the Foundation Course, Teacher Training and travelling round the country giving Workshops and taking In Service Training, Zoe is a popular teacher at BWY Congress and runs regular yoga holidays.

Costs and Contact

  • Teacher: Zoe Knott
  • Date: Saturday 22nd February 2010, 10.00-4.00pm
  • Cost: £45.00
  • Email: info@dorchesteryoga.co.uk
  •  07742821937

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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 8th February 2.00-5.00pm
    • Sunday 8th March  10.00-1.00pm
    • Saturday 4th April 2.00-5.00pm
    • Saturday 23rd May 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £30.00 (Concessions available on request)
  • Email Sian
  • Mobile: 07527 052 273

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The Chakras

A series of monthly workshops exploring one chakra each session. The  practice will include specific yoga asanas, pranayama, bija mantra, mudra, and discussion and visualisation of the colour, shape, location and related issues to each chakra.

You are welcome to attend individual sessions or block book all seven workshops for a discounted price. £25 per workshop or £140 for all seven workshops 🙏

Chakras are vital energy centres which relate to and affect the body, mind and emotions. When they work well our energy flows and we feel balanced, centred and at peace with ourselves. This is a key part of our overall holistic health.

  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Dates:
    • 28th March (Base Chakra) 10.00-1.00pm
    • 25th April (Sacral Chakra) 1.00-4.00pm
    • 30th May (Solar Plexus Chakra) 1.00-4.00pm
    • 27th June (Heart Chakra) 10.00-1.00pm
    • 25th July (Throat Chakra) 10.00-1.00pm
    • 22nd August (Brow Chakra) 10.00-1.00pm
    • 26th September (Crown Chakra) 10.00-1.00pm
  • Cost: £25 per workshop paid in advance, £30.00 drop -in (£140.00 for all 7 workshops booked in advance)
  • Email Jez
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622

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Wellness Workshop- Taking control to let go!

This workshop will guide you to explore different relaxation techniques to enable you to listen to your inner voice and intuition for self-healing and wholeness. Jez will use yoga asanas, breathing techniques and mudras to stretch and de-stress to prepare the body and mind for a deeply relaxing day away from the busy-ness and demands of daily life.

Tilia will offer an introduction to Autogenic Relaxation Training, a form of self-hypnosis and progressive muscle relaxation, both techniques that have proven to significantly improve physical and mental well-being.

In the afternoon we will explore how to access our intuition through a guided meditation by Tilia who will introduce you to Bach Flowers as a tool for holistic well-being. Although no remedies will be available, you will be able to explore the energies of the essences and their holistic support for treatment of physical and mental health.

Suitable for all levels and abilities. Please bring a plate of vegan food to share for lunch.

  • Teachers: Jez Culley and Tilia Lenz
  • Date: Saturday 7th March
  • Time: 10.00-4.00pm
  • Cost: £50.00 for the first 10 places, thereafter £60.00
  • Mobile: 07580169622
  • Email: helioscolouryoga@gmail.com

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Yin Fascial Yoga

A super restful afternoon of yin yoga, restorative yoga, free movement and lots of self myofascia release.
In this workshop you’ll be introduced to self myofascial release techniques to help unravel and unwind tension that typically accumulates around the Shoulders, Neck and Back… we’ll be blending these techniques with the therapeutic qualities of free movement and yin & restorative yoga to aid relaxation and bring your full Self into a more peaceful place of wellbeing.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a fluid and interconnected web of connective tissue that weaves & binds and slides & glides through, around, in-between and throughout every part of us. It is literally everywhere. It holds us together, gives us our form and allows us to experience our felt sense of connection and continuities of movement…when healthy it keeps us mobile and bouyant, and when it’s not, it can get really knotty, rigid and sore .
We’ll move through a complete practice that will leave you feeling mentally, physically and heartFULLY relaxed, rested replenished, and ready for the week ahead!
  • Teacher: Dominique Preston
  • Date: 1st February 11.00-2.00pm
  • Cost: £30.00
  • Mobile: 07971 206491
  • Email: dominique_100@hotmail.com

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