Give, even if you have a little. ~ Buddha      


Well, a bleated happy 2017!  Apologies for not updating you all sooner but I have no idea where January has already disappeared to.  Really hope your year has started well and that any challenges are minor ones.  There was no newsletter in January.  I have decided to make big changes there and only do them seasonally!  There is one winging its way out today…end of Winter.  All the newsletters can be found under Our News tab above.

There seems to be a busy schedule for the next couple of months.  Two masterclasses this month…see below.  There is space in both of them, so please do sign up.  The one on 19th February will be cancelled if we don’t get enough interest.  I am excited about them!!

January saw a huge number of new students in class which was wonderful….such great positive energy.  And I am loving how the age group of those in class has changed a little too…yoga is attracting the young as well as us midlifers.  Yoga is truly for everyone.  Although my Tuesday night class has ended the chair class on a Tuesday continues.  There is very limited space but get in touch if you are interested in this type of yoga.

Classes will run through to March 27th and then there will be a break until April 19th.

I’ve  just added the itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek in October 2017... Everest Base Camp Trek Oct 2017


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.

Wortley Hall in the Summer!  Very happy to be using this venue again in the Summer.  It is a busy time for them so the price is a little higher than normal but, worth it.  I am hopeful that Sachiko from Japan will be with us, heloing with the teaching.  Dates are 28th to 30th July.  If you want to book your place then please contact me.


ForgetmenotMasterclass Calendar

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 Mickleover, Derby.  Details on how to book are here.
Full details are on the classes page.


Trekking to Everest Base Camp October 2017.

If you would like to come on a Trekking holiday to Everest this year do get in touch.  We are organising a small group to go out and will be using Sacred Himalaya  – Binay Lama’s company.  His brother will be our guide.  The itinerary is now finalised Everest Base Camp Trek Oct 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.