Welcome

“Ease of being has to start somewhere.  This breath is my first step.” – Danna Faulds

Namaste!  Welcome to Oakwood Yoga.  I really hope you find something of interest on these pages.  Do get in touch as I am always happy to talk yoga!

It’s holiday time…all classes back to normal 1st July 2019.

I am excited to be on holiday now, although I always miss classes and obviously the people.   There will be a newsletter coming out in late June….with lots of info in it!  The next masterclass will be August 3rd and the theme that day is Summer and Meditation.  We will look at various ways of meditating or being mindful.  The class on 31st August is going to be super special as my friend Anita Nathan is joining me.  Anita is a yoga teacher but also a Sound Therapist, so we have got a lovely session planned.

If you visiting this page for the first time and do contact me about coming to class, you will receive an email from Sarah as I won’t be on wifi very much!  But I will get back to you during that first week of July.  Have a look at the resources page though as there’s lots of info there to get you started!

If you want to join me on a masterclass, please contact me and let me know.  It is always good to have an idea of numbers and you can just pay on the day.  Please note that all masterclasses will now be at Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall DE21 5LR.  Do check the times as these will vary and a couple of classes will be a little longer than normal.

Don’t forget about Jan Forrester, who is running the Himalaya 100 mile Trail Race in November.  If you would like to sponsor her and keep up with her story it is all on her Just Giving Page….and all money is going to LED.  It is such a wonderful, crazy, thing she is doing…do follow and share her story.

If you are thinking of trying one of my classes you are very welcome.  The full class schedule will give you times and locations.  Please do bring your own mat, block and a blanket/cover for relaxation.  Wear comfy clothing…don’t worry about shoes as we remove those from the outset!

Masterclass Calendar

3rd August 2019 – Yoga & Meditations for Summer
The theme is summer, but I will be aiming to make it a meditative practice, but harnessing the energy of summer.  It will be ideal for those with at least 1 year regular yoga practice.  If you have never meditated before that is fine.

31st August 2019 – Yoga and Sound
I will be collaborating with Anita Nathan on this day and we will do a 3hr session.  Anita is a yoga teacher but also a sound therapist.  If you have never experienced sound therapy this will be a fantastic session to come to…and even if you are a regular user of sound…Anita is such a wonderful lady you will have a super experience.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed until Jan 2020…how is that for being organised!  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.