Welcome


“Speak nought, move not, but listen, the sky is full of gold.  No ripple on the river, no stir in field or fold.  All gleams but nought doth glisten, but the far-off unseen sea…” – William Morris

Namaste and wishing you a very warm welcome to these pages.  I try to share things happening in class in the resources pages, recipes if I am feeling inspired in the kitchen and generally what is going on in my yoga and natural world.  It all is very fluid at the moment as things keep changing so much!  But I do hope you enjoy browsing…if you can’t find what you need do get in touch.

The next Yoga Retreat Day will be December 13th…details are on the Masterclass page!  Do let me know if you are joining me.  I have changed the date as I wanted to do a course on the 12th!  This day is to raise funds for Nepal…which I really hope you help with!

Despite all the current Covid changes, classes will remain on line and to be honest I think they will be online until after Easter.  A couple of my halls are not opening anyway.  But if I can do live classes I will but they will be limited.  The next newsletter will have more information.

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.

The annual Spring Yoga Retreat at Wortley Hall in late February is going ahead…currently!  There will be fewer numbers unless I can use the ball room…if you wish to be placed on the waiting list do get in touch.  Spaces have filled quickly but as we know things change rather rapidly at the moment!

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.