Phillipa Oakwood Yoga 201501

I offer you peace
I offer you love
I offer you friendship
I hear your need
I feel your feelings
My wisdom flows from the highest Source
I salute that source in you
Let us work together for unity and love.

Mahatma Gandhi


So much to be happy about – I am hugely grateful to all that find this page and make it to one of my classes.  There seems to have been a surge in people wanting to try yoga – maybe New Year resolutions.  Let us hope their appetite keeps growing!

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.

My next masterclass is on February 13th on the Bandhas.  There are some spaces if you are interested.  It will be an informative morning.

Weekend retreat at Wortley Hall from March 18th to 20th – only two spaces left.

The Shamanic Yoga Day…bringing two ancient traditions together….with Leah Bracknell on 13th March, filled really quickly.  We may run another so do get in touch if you are interested.  .

Our fund raising for Nepal continues to grow.  To date we have raised a staggering £10890.  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.

ForgetmenotMasterclass Calendar

All the details are here for the next two months of classes. All will be held at Allestree Memorial Hall on Cornhill, Allestree from 1000 to 12.30.  The next one is 13th February – 10am to 12.30pm – Exploring the Bandhas.  I will explain exactly what these are and why they are so important.  We will work with each of them.  After such a busy morning we will end with a Yoga Nidra.  You do need to have 2 years of regular yoga experience in order to attend.


101_0755Yoga in Nepal April 2016 – fully booked.

I am looking for school books, stationary to take out with me…if you can help do get in touch.

We will spend time in Kathmandu, but most of our visit will be based from Pokhara.   We will also have three nights at The Famous Farm in Nuwacot and I will teach the yoga there.  It is an ideal place to get to know the culture a little without the fast pace and noise of Kathmandu and Pokhara.  If this is your first time in a country like Nepal you will be well looked after.  I do hope you can come along and see why I am so in love with the place!

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.