Phillipa Oakwood Yoga 201501

The idea is to just stop.
Just wait.  Don’t react.
Therein lies the whole universe.
Just don’t react. ~ Yogi Bhajan



Well, I am back from a fabulous trip to Nepal with an amazing group of women who shared so warmly and openly.  Nothing against guys (love you!) but travelling with ladies and spending a lot of time with them is inspiring and so supportive.  Thank you ladies.

I am off again though for a week.  So, there are NO CLASSES week of 2nd May.
All classes return to normal from 9th May.

I have just sent out the newsletter for May.  The report on Nepal will have to wait until June…just couldn’t fit everything in!

I am planning another trip to Nepal in 2017.  And a yoga and culture trip to Japan in 2018.  Let me know if you are interested in either!  There is so much flying around in my head and life is all about taking the opportunities as they present themselves. Just go for it is my new motto!!

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!  Use this link and the special code ‘Oakwood’ to get a little discount…YogiChi Yoga Clothing

2016 has been a great year so far in many ways.  Classes are filling beautifully and some already are full.  Please do check I have space in the class you are interested in as some rooms are small and I have to limit the numbers.  Send me a quick email.

One of the big excitements so far this year is running a yoga and ayurveda holiday to Kerala, India next year.  With little advertising the first week is fully booked.  I have just been told I can run a second week….8th to 16th April 2017.  If you would like more information have a look on the retreat page or send me an email.  It is a beautiful place and really luxurious.  Can’t wait!

Our fund raising for Nepal continues to grow.  So much is going on that the best place to look for updates is on our Facebook page Derbyshire Unites for Nepal….so do come and join us.  Updates will also appear in my monthly newsletter so do sign up for that too.  We are desperately raising money to take with us in April for a school and another house build.

ForgetmenotMasterclass Calendar

25th June – Summer Solstice – a day of honouring the suns energy and light.

23rd July – Sanctuary Retreat Day in aid of Nepal.  Yoga in the morning and gentle therapies in the afternoon with yoga nidra to complete your day.

Full details are on the retreat 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 a few 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

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

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.