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Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“Look deep, deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better.‘ – Albert Einstein

Namaste!  The first weekend of February is a special time for me…and last weekend was no exception.  We had a wonderful Yoga and EMMETT workshop, followed by the film show of our travels and raising £280 for Nepal.  A massive thank you to everyone that joined me and brought cakes!

The next masterclass is March 2nd...Evolving in Spring…places are filling up so do let me know if you wish to join in.

Last week as well the raffle we ran during January came to an end.  HUGE thanks to everyone who gave me prizes and bought tickets as I have been able to give NOURISH, a group that feeds the homeless in Derby, £400.  Absolutely amazing…and that doesn’t include all the food, hats, gloves, scarfs that I have handed over.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

March 9th, Working Through the Menopause, with Dr Carolyn Sadler.   This will be held at Allestree Memorial Hall form 10am to 12 noon.  The fee is £10, includes refreshments, and all profit will go to LED charity in Nepal.  Carolyn has a special interest in women’s health and will be really informative.  You don’t have to be one of my students…please share with anyone you may feel would benefit from this.

If you are thinking of trying one of my classes you are very welcome.  Please avoid the Monday Allestree class though as it is already very full!  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

2nd March 2019 – 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.  This session is suitable for all abilities.  We will do some chanting too.

27th April 2019 – Yoga of Nature
In autumn 2018 we had a Yoga of Nature class and this is building on that where we will look at the elements and tattwas and bring those into our practice.

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.