You learn a great deal by watching, watching the things about you, watching the birds, the tree, watching the heavens, the stars, the constellation of Orion, the Dipper, the Evening star. You learn just by watching not only the things around you but also by watching people, how they walk, their gestures, the words they use, how they are dressed. – Krishnamurti
All classes are running as normal now until Christmas. The new one in Spondon has some room in it if you are just looking for a quiet hour in the week just for you! There are also two spaces available in the Monday 7.30pm class at Allestree.
So this month we have our fund raiser for Nepal. A Christmas Craft Fayre on 27th November in Darley Abbey Village Hall. All the information is on Facebook (Derbyshire Unites for Nepal) but we will be open from 10am to 4pm and all the artists are local. Lots of variety and an opportunity to do your Christmas shopping and help local people and Nepal at the same time. We will also have Jenni Pizer with us to talk about the work she has done in Nepal over the last 30years with her husband Barry. A very interesting couple. Much of the money we have raised has been distributed through them.
I have some new workshop dates booked as well…both in Allestree Memorial Hall…7th Jan and 18th Feb. More details will follow but the January one will be based on meditation and yoga nidra.
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! 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!
7th January 2017 – a morning of meditation and yoga nidra. Time to reset for the year ahead. We will also look at the gunas in a little detail!
18th February 2017 – a morning of … not quite decided yet…but possibly on 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.
Time to unwind and relax in a truely luxurious setting. All the details are on the Kerala Page.
There are a few spaces left on the second week, 8th to 16th April 2017.
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
This class (Tuesday early evening) is 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
I 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.