Welcome

“‘When we pay attention to Nature’s music, we find that everything on the Earth contributes to its harmony.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

Namaste and wishing you are very warm welcome.  I really hope you find something of interest amongst these pages, do have a good browse, if you need any help, please get in touch.

Always a joy to return to class after a break…and even better to see old (young!!) faces returning.  Great to see you all this week.  Next week (19th April) is a busy week as I am doing a special session on Friday 23rd…when I get the link I will share it.  You are welcome to join in…it is free and from 7pm that evening.

The next masterclass is April 24th.  The theme is on the Nature of  Yoga.  we will look at not just Mother Natures influence on us but also how we work with the essence of Patanjali’s teachings and bit from the Bhagavad Gita.  It is suitable for everyone and we will finish with yoga Nidra.  Really hope you can come and join me.

On the 23rd April I am teaching a Relaxation class for Universal Carers of Derby.  It will be a 90min class and is completely free, but you do need to sign u for it via Jo Woodman at Universal Carers.  Her email is jwoodman@citizensadvicemidmercia.org.uk. She will then be able to send you the zoom link.  It would be super to see you and do spread the news around anyone you think would benefit.  It will be suitable for everyone even complete beginners.

Our BIG fundraiser for us this year is to raise enough for the installation of water pipes and taps into the Nepalese Village of Dada Tol…and we have had a super boost this week.  Thank you lovely generous people.   The proposals for the project and costs are here…Water Project Proposal for Dada Tol.  The total cost is expected to be £33K…I genuinely need help with this one!  A few corporate sponsors would be great.  If you can help in anyway please do get in touch.

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.

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.