Links to great small local businesses I can recommend. I try to promote local shopping and mindful lifestyle and so suggest companies that reflect that ethos. Simply just click to open new window to access each business. If you would like to link, please use the email contact form.
There some great local resources in and around Oxford & Yoga generally
Excited to introduce my new venture with the wonderful organic, eco and all natural aromatherapy products of Neal’s Yard Therapies Organic range. Host your event with friends or family, and get great benefits. Enjoy a coffee morning or sip wine and soft drinks while sampling the wonderful lotions and aromatherapy. Likewise we can chat through the opportunities this great company offer.
Choosing alternative therapies can really help our well being or recovery. Denyse also now offers Indian Head massage too! Hands on Feet with Denyse Ritz. Reflexology is directly massaging the feet and pressure points yet affects the whole body and energy levels.
Sometimes we all need a bit of tlc and time out to resolve life’s ups and downs or define how we work to the goals we would like to. Counselling by Paula, based at Witney Therapy centre, registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Try something different – Links to local Classes
Gently guided by Baby College Oxfordshire, friendly classes are a great place for your special time together. A carefully designed range of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games and exercises to enjoy together in class and at home.
Up-cycle in style and learn a new skill. Jan Donley is an inspirational teacher of Upholstery but get in touch quick as her classes get very full. Based in Botley.
Create a handmade piece of Beaded jewellary on a refined scale or expand your mind and creativity on one of Sara Withers courses.
Open in 2014, these community halls, bring their local community together:
- Botley the Deancourt Community Centre has lots of events such as food swap and a great craft group meeting once a month, you could join after the earlier yoga class!
- Horspath the former Chapel is now the Hub. Has a Friday coffee morning with homemade cakes. The weekly events are listed on the monthly calendar, including their craft group and chair yoga.
Yoga linking in the wider picture
The British Wheel of Yoga is the governing body I belong to and has a postcode search for teachers, across the UK.
Yoga pages is a great website for information, teacher and class search and a wealth of information and yoga tips.
Chair Yoga If you need to slow down or restricted movement then try Chair based Yoga. Age UK helps fund classes:Monday mornings in URC hall in Cumnor and on Wednesday morning in Deancourt CC and The Hub, Horsapth.
Isle of Mull: Arle Lodge is a simple walkers Lodge with the friendly Morris Family
Bicester: Yoga Being, is a great teacher, Elaine Whitaker offering a couple of local popular classes.
London: Bram Williams is the most mindful, spiritual, and funniest teacher I know. Yoga and Kum Nye classes in West/Central London.
London: Will Slator has written for inspirational summerbucketlist website with ideas to try something new and different. He follows Jivamukti Yoga which is a more fluid and dance inspired style of yoga, give it go if you are visiting London.
Links to Charities for donations if you missed the class:
Get involved with local charity organisation as a hands on helper, behind the scenes, organising events for Karma yoga. If your time is short donate to keep these amazing resources that help so many folk both locally and nationally.
Well done Lara on teaching her first class this morning, 17 October 2016 as a student teacher covering the Monday Cumnor class. The group donated £78.00 for her class to Water Aid. Missed class then do donate now to this great charity changing lives with clean fresh water.
Ongoing recently, with student classes and raffles, we have also supported:
- Help teenagers be in wards for their age group across the UK Teenager Cancer Trust
- With tough times Maggie’s is a lifeline. They give free practical, emotional and social support with their journey with cancer. Based here in Oxford’s JR, the Maggie’s Centre is invaluable.
- The amazing work at Sobell House Hospice. True respect for all the thoughtful work and care. Special thanks to the volunteers supporting the main team.