Christmas CardIt is getting a little festive in this house now!  Lots of things still left to do, but I must admit to be looking forward to cooking some delicious meals and catching up with myself, friends and family.

The coming week (15th December) is our last, as we break for Christmas.  All classes are running as normal…details are on the classes page.  We will then resume on 5th January -although there will be no Tuesday 6th class.

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).

Wishing you all a vey merry Christmas, joyful and healthy 2015.  Love Phillipa xx

Early Morning Class, Chestergreen

If you are interested in coming to this class please get in touch via the contact page. There are more details on the classes page!
Hope you can come along…it’s a lovely group and we finish with a short mindfulness practice, to prepare you for the day ahead!

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. Places are booking up quickly 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


I 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 month:

Sitting with the eyes closed, fix your attention on the interior surface of the cranium.  Gradually the mind becomes steady to reveal your essential nature.

Bhairava Tantra