Yoga holiday in France 25th August to 1st Sept 2015.  Places are filling for this trip so please book your place.  This will be a time to relax and renew and hopefully learn a couple of new practices.  I will also be offering meditation and yoga nidra sessions.  

Yoga in Nepal March 2016 – this trip is going ahead and I am confirming details as I write.  I will be limiting numbers to 12 so please let me know if you are interested.  By the end of April I hope to have dates and prices confirmed.

Yoga for the less able – I have been asked to share a day of yoga for those with health concerns by the Nottingham BWY team.  This will happen on July 12th in Papplewick Village Hall.  It is suitable for those who want to learn some new yoga tools, for teachers and for those in this catergory.  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.

Strutts Community Centre, Belper ~ Thursdays from 10am to 11.30am.  There is room for more students so please share.

Shipley Parish Rooms, The Field, Heanor DE75 7JH.  ~ Thursdays 1pm to 2.30pm, will run through April and then we will see what happens.  Use it so you don’t loose it!!!

 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

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 ~