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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Celebrating The Summer Solstice with Shamanic Yoga

Summer Solstice is a time when the Sun stands at the height of its power and the Earth seems to pulse with delight at the verdant exuberance, exulting in the abundance of colour and life.  Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that started at the Winter Solstice. A welcome time to stop and be still, to listen, to learn and to understand. A time to count our blessings and open to our expansiveness as we celebrate each other with generosity and goodwill. A time also, to gently prepare and nurture ourselves for the coming months as we head slowly into the quieter, darker and more restful times of our winter caves.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 that is happening at this vital time of year and ground ourselves as we give thanks for all the gifts we have received, let go and open our hearts to receive the blessings to come.

  • Teacher: Sian Lalata Alcock
  • Date: Saturday 22nd, June 2019 –
  • Time: 11 am – 2 pm.
  • Cost: £30
  • Pre-booking essential
  • Email: sian.sacredshores@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07527 052273

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Chanting of Sri Rudram

Hear this ancient mantra chanted for peace, protection and well being. Listen to a live performance by Derek Thorne of Yoga Living and enjoy 15 minutes of meditative silence. Free admission, donations to local charity.

  • Teacher: Derek Thorne
  • Date: Thursday 16th May
  • Time: 700-8.00pm
  • Cost: Free admission, donations to local charity
  • No need to book
  • For more information ring Marj Snape : 07747 429559 or
  • Email : marjsnape@gmail.com

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Crystal Healing

Programme and Content:

  • How are crystals created and grown
  • The purpose of working with crystals
  • How to choose a crystal for a certain purpose
  • Cleansing crystals
  • How to programme a crystal
  • A transcendental experience meditating with crystals
  • Applying crystals to balance the chakras

Benefits:

  • Transcendental experience in working with crystals
  • Aquire skills to cosmically engage communicate through crystals
  • Soul connection through crystal work
  • Honouring the divine in crystals
  • Raising your vibrations considerably
  • Tuning into crystals and allowing them to teach you, enabling you to remember who you are and your purpose here

 

Bookings information:

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Daoist Yoga

Robert Joyce has been training in Shaolin Kung Fu under the same instructor for 18 years.   While Robert’s major form is Tai Chi to which he teaches full time, Robert also specialises in Daoist Yoga postures from his teachers Kung Fu system.    The workshop is normally held once a year but due to feedback and popularity of previous workshops this will increase to twice a year with the Dorchester workshop being the first of two for 2019.

Rare Daoist Yoga featuring 11 postures including Dragon, Crane, Eagle and Monkey is designed to train;
Internal Energy (Shen Qi)
Breathing (Qi Gong)
Body Balance (Song Kua)
Mind Intent (Shen Yi Qi).

Postures are learnt, held static and then the 11 animals are flowed through in sequence.
You will leave the workshop feeling grounded, calm yet very energised and whilst working hard, and having fun at the same time.

For martial artists the animals represent real roots of many arts, for yogis it is whole body stretching, sinew metamorphosis and Shen (spirit) training.

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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 am – 1 pm.
  • Cost: £30.00 
  • Pre-booking essential
  • Email: sian.sacredshores@gmail.com
  • 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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Massage With A Partner

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, family member 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: 29th June 2019
  • Time: 2.00-5.30pm
  • Cost: £30 per person
  • Email: janehcollison@gmail.com
  • 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: Tuesday 6th June
  • Time: 10.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00 per person
  • Mini First Aid website
  • Mobile: 07890 400 461

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 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 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
  • Dates: Saturday 15th June 1.00-4.00pm, Saturday 14th September 10-1.00pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Qoya

This workshop is an opportunity for an introduction into the unique and incredible practice of Qoya…or the chance to delve deeper if you are already familiar with it! Qoya is described as Movement with Meaning. It was founded by Rochelle Schieck in New York and is just celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary. Qoya is based on the simple idea that through movement we remember, we remember as women that we are Wise, Wild and Free. These aspects draw reference to the movement forms that are practiced in Qoya;

Wise – the wisdom of the ancient practice of yoga

Wild – the wildness from the expression of dance

Free – the freedom of feminine movement

Qoya gives us the opportunity to;

  • be less in our heads and more in our bodies
  • tap into the well of wisdom that we all carry inside of us
  • become more creative
  • be more in touch with our ‘truth’
  • enjoy moving our bodies to music
  • connect to a sisterhood of likeminded women

There is no way that you can do Qoya wrong and no prior experience of any of the movement forms is necessary. This workshop is open to all women of all ages. Come as you are and leave as more of who you are!

  • Teacher : Vikki Smisek
  • Date: Saturday 15th June
  • Time: 10-12.30pm
  • Cost: £12.00
  • Email: vstherapyandtraining@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07906 559113

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Reiki Share

The evening will include meditation and group Reiki healing sessions. Reiki Mawashi (sitting in circle, holding hands and streaming Reiki) will be included. All that come will get to give and receive Reiki. Existing Reiki channels and newcomers welcome. Please bring a blanket and a pillow. Please text /email so we know you are coming. Cost: £7

 

  • Teacher : Annabel Fox
  • Date: Thursday 23rd May
  • Time: 6.30-8.00pm
  • Cost: £7
  • Mobile: 0790 007 6789
  • Email:

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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: 19th May
  • Time: 2.30-4.00pm
  • Cost: £10.00
  • Mobile: 07990 501207
  • Email: kimlinares@hotmail.com

 

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Sacred Geometry

 

PROGRAMME:

HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF SACRED GEOMETRY, SACRED SYMBOLS, AND THEIR MEANING
YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EMOTIONALLY/SPIRITUALLY CONNECT WITH SACRED SHAPES, PATTERNS AND INTERPRET YOUR WORLD THROUGH THEM
EXPERIENCE GEOMETRIC MEDIATION, ENGAGE WITH THE PLATONIC SOLIDS,
EXPERIENCE THE ENERGY OF SACRED GEOMETRY AND BEGIN TO DEVELOP THE SKILLS OF INTERPRETATION WITHOUT THE APPLICATION OF A RULER AND PENCIL

BENEFITS:
IMPROVE YOUR VIBRATIONS, CONNECTING WITH CONSCIOUSNESS AT AN ADVANCED LEVEL
YOU WILL HAVE EXPERIENCED THE VIBRATIONS OF THE PLATONIC SOLIDS – THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE
YOU WILL HAVE RAISED YOUR VIBRATIONS LIKE NEVER BEFORE TO ENABLE YOU TO ENGAGE WITH MOTHER EARTH AS SHE ADVANCES BEYOND THE 5TH DIMENSIONS
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE VIBRATIONS AND TEACHINGS OF METATRON’S CUBE

  • Teacher : Sakhmet
  • Date: 18th May
  • Time:1.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £45.00
  • Bookings: sakhmet@sakhmetscare.com
  • Mobile: 07816 389428
  • Website: Sakhmet’s Care

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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 Magdalena’s website

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

  • Teacher: Magdalena Atkinson
  • Dates: next date coming soon!
  • 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:  22nd May, 12th June, (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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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 052273

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The Wisdom of The Upanishads

A morning workshop based on the timeless spirituality and philosophy of The Upanishads. Chanting, meditation, teaching and discussion in the tradition of Jnana Yoga.

  • Teacher; Marj Snape
  • Date: 22nd June
  • Time: 10.00-1.00pm
  • Cost £ 25.00 (Early bird £20.00)
  • Email: marjsnape@gmail.com
  • Marj Snape : 07747 429559

 

 


Yoga and Sufi Dance

Designed to both refresh and energise, this Sufi-inspired Yoga Workshop uses especially composed music for a Sufi Dance/Movement sequence. We begin with a mindful warm-up and yoga practice and, after learning the Sufi Dance, finish with a long, guided relaxation. We will explore working with the chakras, notably Anahata, the seat of unconditional love, joy and compassion, and engage Sankalpa (our resolve, sowing the seed of change). This two and-a-half hour workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced students. All you need to bring is yourself, warm, comfortable clothing and an open mind!

  • Teacher: Yogi Lea
  • Date: Saturday 18th May
  • Time: 10.00-12.30pm
  • Cost: £20.00
  • Mobile: 07973 268836
  • Email: yogilea@gmail.com

 

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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: Sunday 12th May
  • Time: 2.00-5.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Email: dominique_100@hotmail.com
  • Mobile: 07971 206491

 

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