teaching has its roots in the three major schools of yoga of the last century, those of: BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and Sivananda.
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:
Dynamic Flow with Isabelle Tuesdays 7pm and Thursdays
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.
The Tuesday class is an intermediate level and
assumes some yoga experience whilst the Thursday class is a more gentle class with beginners in mind or anyone desiring a gentler class.
The cost is £10.00 for drop-in or £80 for ten
classes, to be used within three months on either or both days.
General Class with IsabelleMonday to Thursday, each
These classes are held in our home studio and are
adapted to whoever is present. There is a limit of six 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 Leaon Wednesday and Friday mornings, and
Wednesday and Friday classes take place in Sutton
Poyntz. The Sunday class is in Dorchester. Booking is essential for the Friday class. Mindful Yoga places a lot of emphasis on noticing moment-to-moment what is happening. Attention is constantly
brought back 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.
Private Sessions with Isabelle & Yogi Lea
There are various reasons for booking a one to one
yoga session. It may be you are new to yoga and would like to be more confident about joining a class. You may be looking for help with back pain or your posture or recovering from illness. Or you
may just want the extra focus and attention that one2one can offer, at a time and place that suits you.
The cost for private yoga sessions is £35 for one
person, £40 for two or more at our home studio.