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Hari Om!
Welcome to July... Really hope you are all well and looking forward to a sunny holiday or time in the garden!  Hasn't it been a fast year so far...really need to make time to be a little still.
If you remember, at the beginning of June we spent a few weeks working with the Moon Sequence and Chandra Namaskar.  Such beautiful energy and there were a lot of positive comments from all the classes.  I have written the Moon Sequence for you.  You can vary this to how you feel and it can be done standing or sitting.  Remember as you practice the shape of the moon up the sides and down the back.  Also when taking the arms in a circular movement you can visualise the moon.  Can you tell I am a little passionate about it!!

Big excitment this month - I have finally set the date for us to have a Craft Fair - November 27th, Darley Abbey Village Hall. This is new territory for me but I do have a wonderful helper in Sally who will look after all the stall holders.  Please do let me know if you would like a stall...charge will be £15 and a donation for the raffle.

The other excitement for me is that I have the chance to work with one of my favourite Italy!!!  Feel ever so naughty doing this but I am lookng forward to the learning.  It just means that the class dates in August have changed, so do check out the info below about it.

Time for all of us is very precious and I have been stuggling recently to keep on top of things.  Due to this I have made the decision to run fewer masterclasses.  The next one for me, rather than Nepal, will be October 29th.  This will be a morning of meditational practice with some asana.  I teach meditations from the Tantras.  It will be suitable for all.  I strongly believe that meditation helps us in so many ways; mentally and physically.  Really hope you can join me.  We will be in the OAP Hall in LIttle Eaton - 10am to 12.30pm.  Investment £15.
The Summer Solstice Day in June was wonderful and I will run it again next year.  Loved doing it - thank you SO much to all who came along.

I have also been thinking about my retreats and I LOVE doing these.  Wortley Hall is booked for March 2017 (17th to 19th); I am also thinking of a long weekend in France in July; and another trip to Nepal in October.  We are also getting closer to booking Japan for 2018!  Life is really exciting at the moment!  A little more information here.

Little Reminders:
23rd July - Sanctuary Retreat Day - FULL - if you want to be on the waiting list let me know.  A whole day of self care and all profit will go to the Nepal fund.  The morning will be restorative yoga; after lunch there will be some different therapies to try; we will join together at the end with yoga nidra. 

Yoga and Ayurveda holiday to Kerala, India April 2017,  read more>>
A space on the first week has become available - 1st to 9th April 2017.  Please let me know if you are interested.  There are some spaces on the second week.  Flights can now be booked and I have those details.

29th October - Let's Meditate - OAP Hall, Barley Close, Little Eaton
A morning of gentle asana and lots of meditation.  I will teach you some simple practices you can take away and do at home.  Meditation really is an essential key to our ongoing good health - physically and mentally.  Please book in advance as place will be limited.  Investment £15.  10am to 12.30pm

27th November - Craft Day for Nepal - Darley Abbey Village Hall
This is a fun, fund raising day for Nepal and time to do your Christmas shopping!  If you want a stall do let me know.  Come and try a little Nepalese food too...and cake! 

Thank you again for your lovliness.  I feel hugely honoured that you come to class, and read this!!!
Have an amazing month and may life be joyous for you too.

Sending you love, joy and peace. 

Phillipa  xx
There have been changes to what I gave in the last newsletter.

July - classes as normal.

August: NO Thursday classes;
NO classes at all weeks beginning 15th and 29th. 
Classes as per normal 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th.

Really sorry for any inconveniece this causes but you are welcome to join one of the classes that will be running.
Normal service resumed from 5th September!
Some changes to what I have previously advertised.
23rd July - 1000 to 1600, Ilkeston.  Sanctuary Retreat Day - FULL, reserve list
29th October - 1000 to 1230 - Lets Meditate, Little Eaton OAP Hall
27th November - 1000 to 1600 - Craft Fair, Darley Abbey Village Hall
November 27th, 10am to 4pm
Darley Abbey Village Hall
If you would like a stall please get in touch. 

Fund raising money for Nepal. Table hire is £15, plus gidt for the raffle.

There will be a talk from Jenny and Barry Pizer about the work they do in Nepal and to whom we have given money for house building and sanitary towels.  Simon and Ann will hopefully be able to come along as well and talk about their Nepal experience immediately post earthquake and since.

There will be Nepalese food to try.
Most of all, lots of fun and time to get your Christmas shopping done.  Can't believe I have just written that!  But do stick the date in your diary and please tell your friends.
One of my lovely ladies is making hand muffs for the Dementia Unit at Derby Royal Hospital.  She is always on the look out for things that she can include on these hand muffs...that make a noise, have different textures or shapes or colour.  If you have any items you could donate, even unwanted wool; do bring to class and I will pass it on.  A couple of pictures to show what she is doing.  The idea is that they are stimulating to the senses.

1st to 9th April 2017 and
8th to 16th April 2017

A place for the first week trip has become available...if you are interested do let me know. 
The second week only has 4 places left .
All the flights can be booked now too!

This luxury retreat, to Northern Kerala, India, includes 7 days hermitage stay and is ideal for those that want to dip into the sea or infinity pool; to practice varied yoga and meditation either in the Patanjali Hall or on the beach; to experience 5 ayurveda treatments; be surrounded by unspoilt nature.
To discuss or book your place please contact me.  Full details on the whole trip can be found here.
And if you are wondering why I have chosen this venue, above all others, have a look at Slow Life.
Yoga Bags

These beautiful bags are £35, including a little purse too. 
I only have two left of the warm brown tones.  But if you would like a different colour take at look at Yogichi.
  I love my tops and leggings from Yogichi.  They have a sale on at the moment too.  Don't forget to use your discount code 'Oakwood' you will get a discount. 
You can get your yoga bag as well.  Go take a look.
Fundraising for Nepal

I love how the money for Nepal keeps appearing!
June raised £131 in the magic silver tin.  Thank you so much.  It was really boosted by a plant sale at the Allestree Wednesday class by Anne.
We have a day on 23rd July to help raise a little more; and November 27th will be our Craft Fair.

Join our Facebook page for regular updates.   Derbyshire Unites for Nepal.
EMM-TECH Short Course
Recently I went along to see Claire Stone who did some Emmett on me.  Very light touch of her magical fingers and I could really feel the difference.
I am so excited about it that I have signed up to do her day course in September.
Why don't you come and join me?  She is a great teacher and really fun lady. 

Claire Stone on 07908 254175 or email
Please excuse my drawings!!  Hope you remember doing this and don't need to rely on the pictures!  So many of you asked for it.
Hopefully you will use on Monday 4th July as we have a new moon at 11.01.
There are no rights or wrongs with this...just enjoy and really feel it.  Moon Sequence.
Yoga is the Key
The greatest need of the world today is the message of love.
Kindle the light of love in your own heart first. Love all.
Include all creatures in the warm embrace of your love.
Nations can be united by pure love only. Wars can be ended by pure love only.
Love is a mysterious divine glue that unites the hearts of all.
It is a magical healing balm of very high potency.
Charge every action with pure love.
Realize that you are neither body nor mind,
That you were never born nor will you ever die,
That you are invincible,
That nothing in this world can hurt you,
That you are the sun around whom the whole universe revolves.
All knowledge is treasured up within the chambers of your heart.
Procure the key and unlock the doors of knowledge.
Yoga is the key.  
Yoga brings perfection, peace and everlasting happiness. 
Swami Sivananda
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