“It takes courage to talk at the front of the room; it takes even more to listen.” – unknown

Namaste!  Wishing you a very warm welcome to Oakwood Yoga!  I do hope you find what you are looking for here but if I can help in any way please do get in touch.

I have just finished putting together our latest newsletter…it will be coming out later this week.  There are a couple of new things in the Pranayama section of the resources page you may like to check out; and some new summer recipes.

The next masterclass is August 25th on Exploring Prana.  Very excited about this one…and I do need more of you to book on!!  We will take a look at what prana means to us, how it makes us feel and how we can increase it.  We will use asana, pranayama and meditation to help us.  And we always finish with a well deserved Yoga Nidra.  It is a 2.5 hour class and fee is £15.

One of the best practices I know for the mind, in terms of meditation, is the practice of Antar Mouna.  It is not the easiest, granted, but is hugely beneficial if you are willing to put in the work.  I have created a information sheet  Antar Mouna – Inner Silence  and I have also made a meditation recording for you to help get you started. Do take a look at the resources pages.

The Summer Retreat in September at Grindleford.is now full…but happy to add you to the standby list should someone need to drop out.  So excited about it!

I do try and keep things up to date but do watch out on my facebook page or the class schedule on here for any changes.

Masterclass Calendar

Phillipa… Oakwood Yoga

25th August 2018
Exploring Prana.
What do we mean by Prana/prana?  Time to explore the differences and the different types and work with practices that help us.

22nd September 2018 
The Tree of Yoga 
I have a deep love of trees and they are a great tool to help us with our practice.  This morning we will look at what yoga really is, taking us back to the roots of it.  A great resource of quotes, simple but powerful practice, meditation and relaxation.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed for the rest of the year.  Happy to take bookings.

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.  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.