Sharing brings us closer to realisation of our common Source; excessive individualism takes us away.               Swami Nischalananda


Well, what a busy month with preparations for Christmas, birthdays and next years events!  Really hope you are all coping.  The January newsletter will have a relaxation in it which I hope you will find useful…will try to get out to you before the end of this month.  All the newsletters can be found under Our News tab above.

I want to thank everyone who took part and helped at the Christmas Fayre for Nepal on November 27th.  It far exceeded all my expectations and we raised £1953.  With that and what we already had in the bank I have sent £3000 to the Bhimkori Disaster Fund which means another home will be built and it will have solar panels fitted.  If we could build a house a year what a difference that would make.  Next years Craft Fayre will be on November 26th…let me know if you want a stall or want to help.  The stall holders this year did really well and the atmosphere was fabulous.  Thank you so much.

Classes will run up to and including 22nd December…although the Wednesday 7pm at Stanley Common will finish on the 14th December as the hall is being decorated.

Classes return to normal on 9th January.

This week I made a difficult decision to stop running my Tuesday evening classes in Little Eaton.  The class at 7.30pm will continue with Christina Mathison.  We both trained through British Wheel of Yoga and Christina will bring you a balanced practice.  If you want to continue coming to me, you are more than welcome to join one of my other classes.  See the details here.

Please check out YogiChi…a yoga clothing company based in Lancashire.  I have had a few new items from them.  The quality is good and the fit is brilliant…especially for someone like me who likes a little generosity!  I can vouch that the leggings are not see through, and they don’t go ‘kneey’!!  Use this link and the special code ‘Oakwood’ to get a little discount…YogiChi Yoga Clothing.

One of the big excitements for me in 2017 is the yoga and ayurveda holiday to Kerala, India.  If you are looking for a retreat around Easter then do get in contact.  This will be an opportunity to try Ayurveda in its homeland with qualified and respected practioners, gentle yoga daily and meditation and yoga nidra as extra classes.  We will spend some time on a houseboat and visit local temples and artisans.  Oh…and the food is delicious and fresh!  It is a beautiful location and really luxurious.  Can’t wait!

I have been spending a lot of time trying to find a venue for a retreat in Europe.  But calendars just weren’t matching up. So….I have booked Wortley Hall again for the Summer!  Very happy to be doing this.  It is a busy time for them so the price is a little higher than normal but, worth it.  I am hopeful that you may have two of us teaching you…still planning that.  Dates are 28th to 30th July.  If you want to book your place then please contact me.


ForgetmenotMasterclass Calendar

7th January 2017 – a morning of meditation and yoga nidra.  Time to reset for the year ahead.  FULLY BOOKED
18th February 2017 – Working with the Heart Chakra, Anahata.  So a loving, expansive practice.
19th February 2017 – I will be teaching a half day for the BWY in Tibshelf.  Details to follow and how to book…but stick the date in your diary.
Full details are on the classes page.


April 2015Yoga & Ayurveda, Kerala April 2017.

Time to unwind and relax in a truely luxurious setting.  All the details are on the Kerala Page.
There are two spaces left on the second week, 8th to 16th April 2017.


One Voice

When I was training to teach yoga to those living with cancer, I worked with a group of ladies who were part of a study in how yoga can help when you have cancer. They have written a book called One Voice about their personal journey with a gynaecological cancer. Each lady has written a poem or couple of paragraphs sharing their experience in order to help others and bring some awareness to gynae cancers. If you would like a copy (£10, all proceeds go to the Gynaecological Research Fund at Royal Derby Hospital) please let me know. It is a beautiful quality hardback – and the photography of us all is beautiful! Even the teachers have a little bit in there!

Chair Yoga Class

From January 2017 my chair class is changing venue.  It is a class suitable for anyone who wishes a more gentle, theraputic yoga class. It is a mixed class, suitable to the beginner, those with cancer, ME, MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis… Yoga is available to us all, no matter what our level of ability or health condition. There is something for everyone.
The emphasis of our work together, is on gentle but strengthening movements, simple breathing techniques, visualisations, meditation and relaxation practices, including Yoga Nidra. The only requirement is that you can get on and off the floor unaided. If you wish to attend, or if you know of anyone that may be interested in coming along, please contact me for details.

Restorative Yoga for Everyone

EverestI get many enquiries from people wanting to come to a yoga class, but feeling a little unsure if yoga is the right thing for them and if my classes are suitable.
Yoga is beneficial to everyone…no matter what age you are or what your physical ability is. If you are breathing you can do yoga! It really is that basic! My classes are inclusive to all; there are no expectations other than you taking what you need at that very moment and enjoying it. Our work is balanced; making the connection between mind and body.
I provide a safe environment where everyone is supported.