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Phillipa Oakwood Yoga

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.  Stay centred by accepting whatever you are doing.  This is the ultimate’ – Chiang Tzu

Namaste!  Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2019.  I so hope it brings all that you need.

Thursday 24th January….NO EVENING CLASSES.  Belper morning class at Strutts, 10am, on as usual.

I am holding a film show on February 2nd, 1330 to 1530 at Allestree Memorial Hall in aid of Nepal...will show trekking photos of Nepal and Peru and pictures from my recent trip to Japan.  Tea and cake available free.  Suggested donation £5…but more is happily accepted.  Let me know if you are joining us.

If you are thinking of trying one of my classes you are very welcome.  Please avoid the Monday Allestree class though as it is already very full!  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


2nd February 1019 – Heart Centred Yoga & EMMETT Therapy – waiting list
This is a collaboration session between myself and Claire Stone.  I will be teaching a heart centred practice whilst Claire will be moving around the room giving mini adjustments using the EMMETT technique to those that wish to experience it.  It is a very subtle approach to helping the body fine ease.  In the afternoon I will be giving a film show on our travels in Nepal, Peru and Japan and giving an insight to what is like trekking from a woman perspective.  The donations from this element will go into our Nepal fund.  Do book your place February Film Show for Nepal

2nd March 1019 – Evolving into Spring
An uplifting but gentle reminder of Spring energy, taking a little time to look at the real meaning of Spring and to connect with the season.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed until April 2019.  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.