‘Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without’    ~ Buddha~




Happy Summer to you all!  Really hope it warms up soon…so wonderful to have all this light with us though.  I love the seasons.

Yoga holiday in France 25th August to 1st Sept 2015.  Unfortunately a couple of ladies have had to cancel their places for this trip.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come on a yoga holiday in a beautiful French village with two sessions of yoga a day, meditation and yoga nidra and chanting.  There will be plenty of time to walk, swim or simply relax.  There are more details here.

Holistic Day for Nepal.  Put the date in your diary… 12th Sept.  This is a day I am putting together with a number of friends to raise money for Nepal.  Do sign up for my newsletter so I can keep you informed, or go and like the Oakwood Yoga page on Facebook.  We will have loads of activities and if you want to offer anything or any help please do.

Yoga in Nepal March 2016 – since the earthquake in Nepal my efforts have been around helping raise money to send to local communities to help them eat and shelter.  At the moment it is uncertain the proposed trip will run in the format I wished for…but who knows.  The Nepalese are resilient and if we visit it will help improve the local economy.  So do keep saving and I will keep you updated.

Yoga for Life Changing Illness – 12th July 2015 – I will be sharing a day of yoga for those with health concerns at Papplewick Village Hall on this day.  It is suitable for those who want to learn some new yoga tools, for teachers and for those who already have a life changing illness.  One of the best things about yoga is that it is suitable for the whole of our community.  Contact me for more details.

The new set of master classes are now listed….check out their page. 
The next one is July 11th and there is still some availability.

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P1060250Earth Day….not just one day of the year but everyday.  Hopefully you found a tree to sing to, to connect with.  I sure did…and do it quite often.

‘If you desire a glorious future, transform the present’ ~ Patanjali.

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.