“Acceptance of the world requires that I bow even to you, Master of the night.“~ Mary Oliver
Namaste! Wish you a very warm welcome! Happy browsing, but if you can’t find what you need…please do email me and I’ll get back to you asap. Happy to help if I am able to.
Ive just treated myself to a new book – Mary Oliver’s Blue Horses. I love her poetry and the quote above (from ‘Owl Poem’) I love. I have just been watering my plants before the big heat tomorrow (31st July!) and watched the bats flying around. There is a real sense of peace and quiet…until a motorbike tried to race down the road but missed a gear…I didn’t smile much!!
Anyway lovely people, I really hope you are all keeping well and finding a little space for yourself. I decided to do some extra classes on Saturday 1st August as a Retreat Day…if you can join me it would be super to see you…all details are here. Each class is a stand alone one but as they are all themed on the chakras you will be doing some things we may not do in class very often.
Although things are changing it looks like I will be doing Zoom classes through to 2021 and beyond as they are so convenient…and great for the planet! Many of our halls are slowly reopening but the guidelines at the moment are not conducive to a pleasant warm atmosphere for us to practice in. I am hopeful things will change and will keep you updated. But if you can continue supporting me via Zoom that would be wonderful.
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.
If like me you are planning for next year, our Summer Yoga Retreat will be September 2nd to 5th. If you wish to join me do let me know. It will be a slightly different format to normal so help make it more affordable to everyone…but still a wonderful relaxing time away. At the end of February we have the early Spring retreat at Wortley Hall…I will be emailing about that in late September. Fingers crossed it will be possible to run!
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.