The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched … but are felt in the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Happy Spring Time! It feels so good to be home from India – what a wonderful trip in so many different ways. Look out for the next trip there in 2019 – dates will be released soon. Everyone loved it, hard not to! But it is good to be home to see all the blossom and hear the birds doing their thing. Love this time of year.
So there is no time to rest really! The Summer Retreat Weekend July 28th to 30th only has 4 places left on it. I will start to promote so do let me know if you are interested. The workshop on August 5th titled Yoga, Tea and Origami with myself and my Japanese friend Sachiko, if quickly filling up. To book your place I do need payment upfront for that one. There is more information on the events page.
Classes are running as normal for the next couple of weeks….it was so good to get back into the groove this week. The gentle mindful movement class on a Wednesday morning in Spondon has space if you are thinking of coming along. It is an hours class and the emphasis is purely on genlte movement, the breath and relaxation.
A reminder that there are NO classes 8th to 11th May; 20th to 22nd June and 14th to 24th August as I am on a meditation course.
Please check out YogiChi…a yoga clothing company based in Lancashire. I have had a few new items from them. The quality is good and the fit is brilliant…especially for someone like me who likes a little generosity! I can vouch that the leggings are not see through, and they don’t go ‘kneey’!! Use this link and the special code ‘Oakwood’ to get a little discount…YogiChi Yoga Clothing.
Wortley Hall in the Summer! I am so happy to be using this venue again in the Summer. Sachiko from Japan will be with us, helping with the teaching, sharing some Japanese culture and yoga and some Nepalese yoga with us. Dates are 28th to 30th July. If you want to book your place then please contact me.
5th August 2017 – Yoga, Tea and Origami. A day with myself and Sachiko from Japan, where we will share yoga, traditional Japanese tea ceremony and some craft origami with mantra. To book please contact me.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp October 2017
If you would like to come on a Trekking holiday to Everest Base Camp, do get in touch. We are organising a small group to go out and will be using Sacred Himalaya – Binay Lama’s company. His brother will be our guide. The itinerary is can be found here Everest Base Camp Trek Oct 2017
Trekking to Cordillera Huayhuash Peru June 2018 – FULLY BOOKED!
If you would rather come to Peru in 2018 and are a seasoned walker then take a look at the itinerary. We will be with Val Pitkethly who has so much knowledge of the area and she runs the trips for KE Adventure. She also set up the charity LED which we have helped support through our fundraising efforts for Nepal. Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Peru, June 2018
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 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. Space is really limited at the venue so do please contact me to check availability.
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.