Welcome

Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.” – Chines proverb

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

Last weekend, 3rd Nov, we had a wonderful coffee morning in aid of Nepal and raised £1200…phenomenal, a massive thank you to everyone that helped, baked, had stalls, made things and came along and supported.  It means we have been able to send money for two more roofs and money to LED, who are actually funding a teacher for a school in the village of Thame.

No classes this Thursday 8th November.

We are moving into a quieter period now on the run up to Christmas and our focus in class this month is boosting the immune system.  So do come along as often as you can.  The new chair class at Breadsall Memorial Hall on a Thursday at 5pm is great for those unable for health reasons to come to a regular class.   There is also the regular class at 7pm which is a great way to start your weekend or end your week…whichever way you look at 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
10th November 2018 – Nature of Yoga
We will look at the cycles of Nature and mandalas and yantras…this is going to be a fun class and a real mix of what yoga and nature naturally give us.  A couple of places available

5th January 1019 – Restorative Yoga
A deeply restorative class, finding space and time to just be and to rejuvenate after the festive period.  Yoga Nidra will be an integral part of class.  Do bring everything you need to really help the body relax.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed until March 2019.  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.