Workshops/Events


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

 


Free Hypnobirthing Taster Class

A fantastic opportunity for all pregnant women and their partners to find out why hypnobirthing has become so popular and how it can help you achieve a joyful, comfortable and empowering birth experience.

  • Teacher: Corinne Lukomski
  • Date: 2nd August
  • Time: 7.30-9.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Mobile: 07535 705408
  • Email:corrinetw5@aol.com

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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.

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Honouring The Winter Soltice

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: Saturday 21st December 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: £30.00
  • Pre-booking essential
  • Email Sian
  • Mobile: 07527 052 273

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Kinesiology Course

Learn Systematic Kinesiology in beautiful Dorset

We offer the only Foundation Training course in Dorset certificated by The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology and 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. The tutor, Jane Collison, is passionate about sharing her love of kinesiology and all aspects of natural health. She teaches this course in a small group of no more than 6 students, one weekend per month for six months.

Look at Jane’s website for more information and to book your unique opportunity to change your health and your life in 2019!

  • Tutor: Jane Collison
  • Dates: 21-22 September, 19-20 October, 16-17 November, 14-15 December, 11-12 January 2020, 8-9 February (9:30am – 5:00pm each day)
  • Cost: £1,295 which includes: 90 hours of classroom teaching, access to online resources and support, course manual, handouts, a magnet, tea, treats and more! Payment plan available: £395 deposit then instalments of £150 per weekend.
  • Email Jane
  • Mobile: 07961 184753

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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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 Morning Iyengar Yoga Workshop 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 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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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.

  • 07742821937
  • info@dorchesteryoga.co.uk
  • Cost: £7

Dates:

  • July. – no Reiki share in July
  • August 22nd 6.30-8.30pm – Annabel Fox
  • September 27th 6.30-8.00pm – Chrissie Haskett
  • October – to be confirmed
  • November 28th 6.30-8.30pm – Annabel Fox
  • December

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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
  • Time: 1.30-4.00pm
  • Dates: these workshops will back at the end of September!
  • Cost: £28
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Runners Workshop

This class caters to runners/ athletes and anyone who thinks they’re “too stiff to do yoga.” Emphasis is on opening the hips, hamstrings and lower body, building core strength, optimizing breathing and establishing balance. Yoga is a great supplement to any well-rounded workout. Increase your energy, build strength (in body & mind) and meet fellow runners from the local area.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Date: July 7th, September 8th
  • Time: 2.30-4.00pm
  • Cost: £10.00
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email Kim

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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:  (No class July and August) 11th September, 16th October, 13th November, 11th December 2019
  • Cost: £12.00 or £10.00 concessions
  • Email Chrissy
  • Mobile: 07840 976 584

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Summer Yoga

Wednesday morning Summer Yoga classes have been running in Dorchester for many years, with different localnteachers, a lovely get together!!

  • Teachers: a different qualified teacher each week
  • Dates: Wednesday 24th July – Wednesday 28th August (6weeks)
  • Time: 10:00 – 11.30am
  • Cost: £8
  • For more information contact Marj or Sharon
  • Marj Snape: 07769 949 947 or Email Marj
  • Sharon Cox-Button: 07742 821 937 or Email Sharon

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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  21st September, 26th October, 16th November 2019
  • Time: 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: 29th June (Root),  20th July (Sacral) , 31st August (Solar Plexus), 28th September (Heart), 26th October (Throat), 23rd November (Brow), 14th December (Crown)
  • Time: All workshops are 10:00am – 12:30pm except 26th October which is 11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Cost: £25 per workshop or £140 for all seven workshops
  • Email Jez
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622

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Yin Fascial Yoga

This afternoon practice will be dedicated to slowing down, turning inward and getting grounded as you drop deep into yin fascial yoga; a wonderful combination of traditional yin yoga, myofascia release, fluid movement and mindfulness.

Similar to a traditional yin yoga practice we’ll be gently stretching and accessing the deeper parts of the body with long held yin postures, as well as working with myofascia release techniques, movement practices with some lovely undulating, spiraling and free, fluid movement to help encourage the unraveling of tension and tightness in the muscle and fascia throughout the body as well as stimulating and releasing energetic blockages held within the energetic pathways.

This will be a slow & mindful practice with the intention of staying connected to breath and body; a complete practice that will leave you feeling mentally and physically relaxed, rested and ready for the week ahead.

  • Teacher: Dominique Preston
  • Date: next date coming soon!
  • Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Email Dominique
  • Mobile: 07971 206 491

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