Welcome


I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.” – Sheng-Yen. 

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

Classes are all back to normal -via zoom! – and it is great to have some some “old” faces return this week.  This months masterclass is on Jan 16th from 2pm to 5pm and the theme is Yoga for Resilience and Strength.  Really hope you can join me…more details are on the Masterclass’s page.  I have just sorted out the next Yoga Retreat Day which will be 27th February.  We should have been having our annual Spring Yoga Retreat but due to everything, it is now scheduled for next year!  Maybe we can do something in the autumn if permitted.

I want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for al the Nepal donations that have come in so far.  Really hope you are still saving a little, turning your wine into water!  I have been given a rare bottle of whisky to auction and will be sharing more information this week about that.

My annual Spring Yoga Retreat in February is cancelled…I am so sorry about this, but both myself and the venue did not think we would be able to run it.  We have a date for March 2022 though!  And, we are hoping to maybe do something later this autumn, bit last minute, if things are looking possible.

The BIG fundraiser for us this coming year…will be the installation of water pipes and taps into the Nepalese Village of Danda Tole.  The proposals for the project and costs are now with us…Water Project Proposal for Dada Tol.  The total cost is expected to be £33K…I genuinely need help with this one!  A few corporate sponsors would be great.  If you can help in anyway please do get in touch.  Initially though over the festive period we would love you to get involved.  And it’s easy…turn wine into water…for every bottle you drink, save a pound and give to the project!  Ruth has put together this flyer Wine to Water Festive Fundraising…if you can share with friends and family that would be fantastic.

All class details can be found HERE. and I really hope you can join me.  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.

The annual Spring Yoga Retreat at Wortley Hall in late February is going ahead…currently!  There will be fewer numbers unless I can use the ball room…if you wish to be placed on the waiting list do get in touch.  Spaces have filled quickly but as we know things change rather rapidly at the moment!

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.

 

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.