Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.‘ – Eleonora Duse

Hello and Welcome!  I really hope this finds you well.  Do have a browse over these pages and if you can’t find what you need please do email me and I will get back to you asap.

Christmas break is from 13th Dec to 3rd January 2020…back to normal on 6th January 2020.  You are welcome to come along to class that week; but check with me about the Allestree Monday evening class as it is currently full.

The Darley Abbey classes are temporarily being held in Fellowship Room, St Matthews Church, Darley Abbey Drive, Darley Abbey DE22 1EF…we are there on 6th and 13th January.  We are hopeful the roof repairs will be complete by mid January but I will keep you posted.

The next masterclass on 25th January is FULL!  If you would like to be added to the waiting list then do  contact me. 

During the winter months we try to support a local group called Nourish that feeds homeless people in Derby every Monday evening.  If you have any spare packaged, jar or tinned food, crips, chocolates etc..please bring to class and I will happily pass them on.  If you get any unwanted gifts…I will be doing a raffle for them in February!  Happy to help recycle!!

We have been supporting Jan Forrester, one of my wonderful ladies…and she has just returned from India having completed the Himalaya 100 mile Trail Race in 33 hours!!!!  If you would like to sponsor her and keep up with her story it is all on her Just Giving Page….and all money is going to LED.

If you are thinking of trying one of my classes you are very welcome.  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

25th January 2020 – Restorative Yoga and Cacao Ceremony
This class is an annual event as I always feel we need time out to really balance our whole system and what better way than to incorporate a little cacao too!  My lovely friend and fellow teacher and Ayurveda Practitioner Veronica will lead the Cacao element.  This is normally a very busy session so please do book earlier.  This will be a 31/4 hr class and starts at 2.15pm, at Breadsall Memorial Hall DE215LR.

22nd February – Our Heart’s Desire – Every February I do a masterclass around the heart and this is no exception.  We will look at asana and Pranayama and mudra for the heart’s health and also use chanting to help lift our mood.

4th April – Sounds of Spring Masterclass – I am really excited to be sharing a class using sound and the Spring season.  Not formulated it all in my mind yet so do watch out for updates…it will be uplifting and a little fun!

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed until Easter.

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.