‘And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’ ~ Roald Dahl
A quick update on classes for August…some confusion in classes so I thought I would make it crystal clear!
There will only be classes as normal on the following dates in August: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Feel free to come along to any of these days & classes. Classes return to normal 5th September.
The main bit of news I can share is that there will be a new class starting on 5th Septmeber in Spondon. This is a class suitable for everyone…with very gentle movement, meditation, relaxation and yoga nidra. I feel very strongly that we all need a little time out each week, so this hour on a Wednesday morning could be your time. Do contact me if you are interested in joining us…as I already have a few on the list!
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! Use this link and the special code ‘Oakwood’ to get a little discount…YogiChi Yoga Clothing
2016 has been a great year so far in many ways. Classes are filling beautifully and some already are full. 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.
One of the big excitements so far this year is running a yoga and ayurveda holiday to Kerala, India next year. There is one space on the first week and the second week is nearly full too. If you would like more information have a look on the retreat page or send me an email. It is a beautiful place and really luxurious. Can’t wait!
Our fund raising for Nepal continues to grow. 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. We are desperately raising money to take with us in April for a school and another house build.
29th October – Let’s Meditate. Do join me on this day. 2.5 hours of working with different ideas around meditation and looking at what it is and is not.
Full details are on the retreat page.
Time to unwind and relax in a truely luxurious setting. All the details are on the Kerala Page.
There are a few spaces left on the second week, 8th to 16th April 2017.
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.