Welcome

Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“We live in the world when we love it.” – Tagore

Namaste!  Wishing you a very warm welcome to Oakwood Yoga!  I do hope you find what you are looking for here but if I can help in any way please do get in touch.

It feels so good to be home enjoying all this wonderful hot weather!  Cannot believe the challenges my body is going through…one minute it copes with temperatures below -5 and the next up in the high 20’s!!!  Loving it.  We have had such a wonderful time in Peru and the scenery has been amazing and on top of that sharing it all with great people.  But…it is always good to get feet back on the ground…and to appreciate simple things like running water!

Today, 9th July, classes are all back to normal.  There is the Coachoga class on 21st July…details below…and don’t forget the next masterclass is August 25th on Exploring Prana.  Very excited about that one…and I do need more of you to book on!!  Hopefully see you soon…sorry but just a quick update for now.  More info will be added over the weekend.  Enjoy the sunshine.

One of the best practices I know for the mind, in terms of meditation, is the practice of Antar Mouna.  It is not the easiest, granted, but is hugely beneficial if you are willing to put in the work.  I have created a information sheet  Antar Mouna – Inner Silence  and I have also made a meditation recording for you to help get you started. Do take a look at the resources pages.

My next masterclass is an outdoors one…but we do have the option of shelter if needed!  We will gather together on 21st July at The Land in Little Eaton.  In the morning…Phillipa Bray and myself will run a Coachoga session which is based around the heart, and in the afternoon Sue Carey will be giving us a very information talk on Nutrition.  The investment for the day is £35, do bring lunch, but there will be some healthy nibbles to share too.  If you would like to join us either let me know, or you can book directly on The Land website.

More details on the Coachoga day and other weekend classes are on the Masterclass page.

The Summer Retreat in September at Grindleford.is filling and has one room left.  This is a three night retreat and will be time for you to nurture with nature as we will not only practice yoga and meditation daily but also go on local walks.  All food will be vegetarian, and wholesome.  For more details do contact me.

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

21st July 2018 – Coachoga and Nutrition, on The Land, Little Eaton – see above!

25th August 2018 – Exploring Prana.  What do we mean by Prana/prana?  Time to explore the differences and the different types and work with practices that help us.

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.