‘Live life abundantly and with heartfelt joy’ – Phillipa Wilson
It’s autumn, the clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, change is visible every day (yesterday the acer had leaves today it has none!) and yet I am full of energy. It is wonderful. It must be yoga and my new diet! I am just incredibly happy to be here in this moment and sharing what I do.
The latest newsletter is out. Not on the Our News page yet as I have forgotten how to do it and my trusty Virtual Administrator is on holiday! You can find it on facebook though.
I am really excited as well as I am teaching yoga nidra on a retreat day for patients from the oncology unit at Derby Royal Hospital. And there is other bits of work in the pipeline on a similar vein. Am also hopeful of a new chair/gentle yoga class…can’t say too much yet but will let you know as soon as I can. It will be a daytime one.
Since our Holistic Day for Nepal money is still coming in and the total collected so far has topped £9625. An amazing effort and I am overjoyed about it as it is making a difference. We are hoping to sponsor a child, maybe two, who were orphaned, and help put them through school. to keep upto date the Facebook group called Derbyshire Unites for Nepal…is still being run by me….so do come and join us.
All the details are here for the next six months of classes. Not all the titles are in place yet but do feel free to start booking your space. All will be held at Allestree Memorial Hall on Cornhill, Allestree from 1000 to 12.30. The next one is 28th November ~ Stillness and Dynamism. This will be a look at the Yin style of yoga where you hold the postures a little longer – observing the physcial body changes as well as how the mind changes. It will be my take on it!
I am really excited to let you know that dates are now set. We will travel on 6th April and return on 21st April. The itinerary is still be pulled together but getting cheaper flights booked was a bit of a priority for me. If you want to join me on this mini adventure to a beautiful land please email me as you really need to book your ticket fast!
We will spend time in Kathmandu, but most of our visit will be based from Pokhara. I aim on making it as interesting a trip as we can. If this is your first time in a country like Nepal you will be well looked after. I do hope you can come along and see why I am so in love with the place! A little more detail can be found here.
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.