‘Forgiveness can be one of the hardest qualities to summon.  However, consider that when you truly live in the present, so that the past simply falls away, forgiveness ceases to require any effort. It is what is left when resentments are annihilated by acceptance.’




It’s holiday time….no classes now until October 17th…and then we run all the way to Christmas.  So much to do inbetween though!

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 is the yoga and ayurveda holiday to Kerala, India in 2017.  Unfortunately a couple of people have had to cancel in both weeks. If you would like more information have a look on the retreat page or send me an email.  It is a beautiful location and really luxurious.  Can’t wait!

Our fund raising for Nepal continues to grow.  Our next big even is November 27th when we are running a Christmas Fair, all with local artisans.   Updates are on our Facebook page Derbyshire Unites for Nepal…. 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

28th October – I will be teaching a relaxation class at Tranquility Holistic Therapy Centre from 6pm to 8.30pm.  If you would like to come and join me, places are limited, you need to book via Eventbrite.  So hope you can come along.  The numbers are limited to 12 so do book early!
29th October – Let’s Meditate.  Do join me on this day.  2.5 hours of working with different ideas around meditation and looking at what it is and is not.
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 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.