Welcome

“Lovely weather so far; I don’t know how long it will last, but I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

Namaste and wishing you are very warm welcome to these pages.  I really hope you find something of interest, do have a good browse, if you need any help, please get in touch.   

As I write this we have just finished classes for June and I now have an extended break…we return to normal on August the 1st.  I so hope you can join me then.  I am sorry about this break but family calls!  There are no classes in July.

I will try to record short practices and add to the resources page.  Here are a couple, based around our June theme of Manipura Chakra, the solar plexus:

Meditation on the senses...an idea of how you can connect with nature…or wherever you may be…a quick 6mins.

Yoga Nidra, based around Manipura chakra, the solar plexus.  You need about 20 mins.  Some say it was energising and some say it sent them to sleep.

All links for classes are here… Class Schedule page. Please feel free to share my details with friends and family as I would love new people to come along if they are thinking of trying yoga.

If you have never been to one of my classes before, please complete the Oakwood Yoga Health Form GDPRBWY and EMAIL it to me prior to joining a class.  When I receive it I will send you the payment methods…please pay prior to class.  If you are a new student we also need to arrange a 15 min call.  If you are unable to pay that is fine…just let me know.

Due to my housing situation…I have had to cancel this years Craft and Coffee morning in November.  What I am thinking though, is that we could do it in the Spring and maybe change the format a little.  Will keep you posted.

NEPAL UPDATE

Huge thanks to Sarah who has enabled me to share the  Final report of Sambute khola water project, with you.  It makes interesting reading as it names everyone who worked on the project and shows they all got paid…which was exactly how I wanted things to happen…the village did it for themselves, learnt some new skills, earned some much needed money and will be able to look after it all in the years to come.   A massive thank you to everyone who supported this huge project and made it happen.  Click here for a little video from Binay… I love how this lady has her plants on top of the tap.

 

Yoga for Those Living with Cancer

When I was about to complete my training with the British Wheel of Yoga, I was allowed to join a course that was specifically to teach yoga to people living with cancer.  It was a really in-depth course run by Julie Friedeberger, who herself had had breast cancer.  She taught us so much and I have been fortunate enough to share the learnings with so many groups since then.
If you are someone that is in this situation, please do get in touch as there is so much I can share with you.  You will be able to come to a regular class or I can work 1:1 with you if that is preferred.  Yoga is hugely beneficial in so many ways.  As a dear friend said once to me…’my regular weekly yoga practice helps me reconnect to my body’…she found that she was angry with her body for putting her through the trauma of having cancer.  She is great now.  If you would like to have a chat about how yoga can help then please do get in touch.

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.
The emphasis of our work together, is on gentle but strengthening movements, simple breathing techniques, visualisations, meditation and relaxation practices, including Yoga Nidra.  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.