Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“Time and again we miss out on the great treasures in our lives because we are so restless.  In our minds we are always elsewhere.  We are seldom in the place where we stand and in the time that is now.’ – John O’Donohue

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.  

We are moving into our final week of classes for 2018 and what an exciting year it has been for me.  Getting married was my highlight obviously!  But having new classes and venues and meeting so many new people, and especially bringing yoga to people for the first time, has been overwhelming wonderful.  I do hope you can join me this week and that the final push for the Winter Solstice and Christmas is a joyful one for you.

Obviously this time of year inevitably brings back memories of those no longer part of our daily life as they may have died this year or in previous years.  Sometimes I find a great deal of help in prose and I put this together the other day on Poetry on Life and Death

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

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.

2nd February 1019 – Heart Centred Yoga & EMMETT Therapy
This is a collaboration session between myself and Claire Stone.  I will be teaching a heart centred practice whilst Claire will be moving around the room giving mini adjustments using the EMMETT technique to those that wish to experience it.  It is a very subtle approach to helping the body fine ease.  In the afternoon I will be giving a film show on our travels in Nepal, Peru and Japan and giving an insight to what is like trekking from a woman perspective.  The donations from this element will go into our Nepal fund.  Do book your place February Film Show for Nepal

2nd March 1019 – Evolving into Spring
An uplifting but gentle reminder of Spring energy, taking a little time to look at the real meaning of Spring and to connect with the season.

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