“May we be protected
May we be nourished
May we work together with great energy
Let what we study be invigorating
May we not resent each other
OM.  Peace” ~ Katha Upanishad

A very busy time ahead for me…so this quote and picture is a reminder of what life is all about…some fun and looking after ourselves as well as others!

The next master class is on March 14th when we will look at the Koshas.  There are more master classes now in the planning stage too…check out their page.

The Belper at the Strutts Community Centre on Thursdays from 10am to 11.30am has now started and will definitely run through March. Check out the class page for full details.

The Shipley class will start on March 5th at Shipley Parish Rooms, The Field, Heanor DE75 7JH.  If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested please let me know.  Thursday 1pm to 2.30pm.

For the next few weeks Jhulana Lurhakanasana will be part of our programme and someone asked me for a sheet on it so they can practice.  You can find it here, and on the resources page.

 If you have trouble finding anything on here please let me know.  You can check out my Oakwood Yoga facebook page or you can find me on twitter @oakwoodyoga (links at the bottom of this page).

Yoga Retreat – 17th to 19th April 2015P1050897

Wortley have very kindly offered me more rooms…so if you do fancy a weekend of yoga and looking deeper into the practice you are welcome to join us.  Just let me know.
We will be returning to Wortley Hall in South Yorkshire for our annual yoga weekend in these beautful surroundings. There are only a couple of places left, so please let me know sooner rather than later if you intend coming along. There is more information on the masterclasses and retreats page or you can contact me.

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.

Quote of the week:

Calm is the basis of right perception and understanding.  Calm is strength.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~