Our teaching has its roots in the three major schools of yoga of the last century, those of: BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and
The philosophy of
yoga and the ancient physical practices of yoga date back thousands of years and these three teachers are credited with delivering this ancient art in a form which has becoming increasingly popular, the world over, in the last fifty years.
More recently there have appeared numerous styles
of yoga, each offering a different emphasis; however they are all simply recent variations and mixtures of the yoga taught by these three great Indian gurus.
The style of a teacher or school is a reflection
of the study and understanding of an individual on his/her personal yoga journey and although labels can be useful you will find that each teacher offers their own unique blend in their
These are the classes we offer at the
Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre and at our home studio:
Yoga at Dorchester Yoga
Centre Tuesdays 6pm - 7.30pm
These classes include flow sequences based on the
classic sun salutations as well as longer held postures. There is an emphasis on the breath and the meditative possibilities of the practice.
Previous yoga experience is recommended before you join this
Classes are bookable for five or ten weeks at
General Class with Isabelle Weekday mornings, 9.30 to 11am
These classes are held in our home studio and are
adapted to whoever is present. There is now a limit of five students for each class which allows space and time for personal attention and guidance. These classes tend to be booked up well in
advance, but do enquire if they are of interest.
Mindful Yoga with Lea in the Misssion Hall
Mindful Yoga places a
lot of emphasis on noticing moment-to-moment what is happening. Attention is constantly broughtback to the sensations in our
bodies, the quality of the breath and the thoughts running through our minds. It is deeply grounding; helping students to be more in the here & now and less on "automatic pilot." It is excellent
for stress and pain, for example, and can be adapted for different levels of fitness, flexibility and experience. Drop-in is welcome for the Wednesday morning class at the Mission Hall for £5 per