Welcome

Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“Live in the moment fearlessly. Live and Laugh.” – Ananda Rupa

Namaste!  Wishing you a very warm welcome to Oakwood Yoga!  I’ve been having a fun couple of weeks and hope you are too.  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. 

A couple of weekends ago we had the Summer Yoga and Nurture Retreat…it was such a great weekend even if I do say so!  We had excellent food from Dena Smiles, great company, drumming, walks, massages and other therapies.  Life changing for some.  So…it is booked again for next year… check out the retreat page.

This coming Saturday, 22nd, I am running a class on Tree of Life…there are still some spaces if you want to join me.  Contact me.

There are a couple of changes coming around Thursday evening classes but I will say more about that later next week.  I am very hopeful that I will have more space for a chair yoga class.  Am excited about this one!

Do take a look at the recources page as there are recordings on there, handouts and recipes.  I really hope they encourage you to do some home practice.  Do get in touch if you need more information.

Coffee Morning in aid of Nepal – 3rd November, Darley Abbey Village Hall. 10am to 2pm

Once again we are holding a fund raiser for Nepal…we are helping the rebuild of homes for a Dalit village in Western Nepal.  Please come and support us, bring your friends, and if you can make a cake to donate that would be fabulous too!  There will be a raffle, preserves, plants and gift stall, handmade Nepalese gifts, painted stones and handmade jewellery, Probiotic Love & Praxis Probiotics products, and well being from Claire Stone giving mini EMMETT Technique treatments and selling Neals Yard goodies.

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

22nd September 2018 
The Tree of Yoga 
I have a deep love of trees and they are a great tool to help us with our practice.  This morning we will look at what yoga really is, taking us back to the roots of it.  A great resource of quotes, simple but powerful practice, meditation and relaxation.

27th October 2018 
Meditation on Sound 
Sound is very personal to all of us and some of us love it, some of us enjoy complete silence…which I would suggest has its’ own sound.  We will make sound, we will listen to sound and we will find silence too.  There will be a long meditation during this mornings practice along with a sound based yoga Nidra.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed for the rest of the year.  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.