Welcome

“Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.” – Shunayu Suzuki

Namaste!  Welcome to Oakwood Yoga.  I really hope you find something of interest on these pages.  Do get in touch as I am always happy to talk yoga!  The latest newsletter has just gone out so there is lots of new stuff on the resources pages as well.  Happy browsing!

Due to the European Elections on 23rd May Breadsall Memorial Hall is once again the polling station…so no evening classes.  I am really sorry.

 

There are few new things in the resources page as I am trying to do little videos to help you develop your own practice.  Love the two new ones…Earth Sequence and Moon Sequence as the birds were really asking me to leave their garden!

I’ve updated the information on masterclasses for the rest of the year too.  If you want to join me please contact me and let me know.  It is always good to have an idea of numbers and you can just pay on the day.  Please note that all masterclasses will now be at Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall DE21 5LR.  Do check the times as these will vary and a couple of classes will be a little longer than normal.

Don’t forget about Jan Forrester, who is running the Himalaya 100 mile Trail Race in November.  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.  It is such a wonderful, crazy, thing she is doing…do follow and share her story.

If you are thinking of trying one of my classes you are very welcome.  We even have space in the Monday Allestree class at 7.30pm.  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

1st June 2019 – Summer Rocks
I am really looking forward to this one as summer will be our theme with a little flow but also chanting and if we can get outside we will.  It will be an energising practice but still suitable for everyone.   As I am passionate about yoga Nidra we will finish on that high note!

3rd August 2019 – Yoga & Meditations for Summer
The theme is summer, but I will be aiming to make it a meditative practice, but harnessing the energy of summer.  It will be ideal for those with at least 1 year regular yoga practice.  If you have never meditated before that is fine.

31st August 2019 – Yoga and Sound
I will be collaborating with Anita Nathan on this day and we will do a 3hr session.  Anita is a yoga teacher but also a sound therapist.  If you have never experienced sound therapy this will be a fantastic session to come to…and even if you are a regular user of sound…Anita is such a wonderful lady you will have a super experience.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed until Jan 2020…how is that for being organised!  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.