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Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley

At Yoga Lily you will experience traditional, relaxing and invigorating Yoga as practiced in Asia for thousands of years at her home studio in Milton Keynes; it is a little more holistic in nature, meaning, it covers not just the physical aspects of yogic practice (like asanas or poses, mudras or locks), but also the meridian energy pathways, breathingmeditation and restorative yoga techniques sometimes lacking in the modern practice.

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Yoga for Beginners Course

17/01/2017
Small Group Yoga for Beginners Course Starting Monday 20th February New time and venue added for our very popular small group yoga for beginners courses! Taking your first step onto the yoga mat is an exciting new beginning. If you are looking for a new challenge that will boost your health and wellbeing, help yourself stay in shape and completely detox, or have a little time just for you; We look forward to welcoming you to our 6-week, fun, relaxing and de-stressing Yoga for Beginners course with David at Oxley Park Community Centre, Milton Keynes. This is a small group course, giving you a better teacher / student balance.  It is aimed at complete beginners or those with a little experience who are looking to improve their understanding and build a strong foundation of Yoga. As places are limited please book today to avoid disappointment. Anyone can do Hatha Yoga because its practice is aimed toward relaxation, stress reduction and management. The Yoga for Beginners Course will cover the basics of this ancient Eastern tradition; so you will learn how to breathe properly and centre your attention on clearing mental clutter – all the while staying fit, improving posture and reaping the physical benefits of the yoga tradition. Find out more about the benefits of yoga and how yoga changes your body, starting the day you begin.   Booking Yoga for Beginners Course Monday: 6pm – 7pm Duration: 6 weeks Course cost: £66 Maximum 10 people Places are limited so book today to avoid disappointment!   Venue: Oxley Park Community Centre Redgrave Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TA   Anyone can do Hatha Yoga because its practice is aimed toward relaxation, stress reduction and management. The Beginners and Improvers Yoga Class will cover the foundations of this ancient Eastern tradition; so you will learn how to breathe properly and centre your attention on clearing mental clutter – all the while staying fit, improving posture and reaping the physical benefits of the yoga tradition.

Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes

31/12/2016
Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes with Yoga Lily If you are looking for Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes or just a new challenge. Come and explore my traditional yoga in a relaxed and friendly environment – a great, healthy way to share time with friends and like-minded people. My small group yoga classes are based on traditional Hatha Yoga principles aiming to balance the mind and body with the exploration of physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. We will incorporate meditation, mindfulness with both Yin & Yang sequencing, building strength, vitality and deep flexibility, into your practice. I look forward to welcoming you to my fun, relaxing and de-stressing yoga classes, based at my home studio in Furzton. Mats, Bolsters and blankets are all provided, so just turn up and enjoy!   Small Group Class Cost: Drop-ins  –  £12 5 class pass  –  £50 10 class pass  –  £90   Location Yoga Lily Home Studio 172 Favell Drive, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1AT Enter via garden gate to my conservatory studio   About Yoga Lily Lili is an experienced certified yoga teacher, she teaches the traditional, relaxing and invigorating Yoga as practiced in Asia for thousands of years; it is a little more holistic in nature, meaning, it covers not just the physical aspects of yogic practice (like asanas or poses, mudras or locks), but also the breathing, meditation, mindfulness and restorative techniques sometimes lacking in the modern practice. Yoga is part of who she is, from practicing yoga in the parks of China as a child, to graduating from YogiYoga(China) Institute in 2007, Lili has loved helping and inspiring people ever since. You can help balance your mind and body to give a sense of wholeness and great happiness.   Lili Chen is an Advanced Level registered RYT 500 teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance UK.”

Yoga Gives Back for Alzheimer’s Research UK

13/12/2016
Yoga Gives Back for Alzheimer’s Research UK Do some good with your Yoga this Christmas at David’s last class before the Festive & New Year break. His class on Monday 19th December is in aid of raising funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK this year; there is NO CHARGE for the class but in return if you would kindly make a DONATION of the class cost, or  if things are a little tight, whatever you can spare, that would be greatly appreciated.  You can give your donation to David on the day (thank you so much to all those who already have) and we’ll make the donation for you all in one go. If you’d like to come please contact us as spaces are limited.   Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, it can affect anyone, but everyone can play a part in fighting back this Christmas. Santa Forgot, narrated by Stephen Fry, imagines a world where Santa is living with the effects of dementia and no longer visits children on Christmas Eve. But we believe in the power of research to change the future. Do you? – Alzheimer’s Research UK

Restorative Yoga Evening for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì)

26/11/2016
The Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga Evening is now fully booked. Look out for our next Restorative, coming soon!   OUR NEXT RESTORATIVE YOGA SEASON: Follow our seasonal solar journey in to restorative yoga as we enter the first of the 24 solar terms, Spring. 立春 lìchūn Spring Begins The first Solar Term Yin Restorative Yoga Evening Date: Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7:45pm – 9:45pm Venue: St John Ambulance HQ, 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA Contact us for bookings and more information.     Restorative Yoga Evening for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì) We warmly invite you to join us and take time to de-stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Restorative Yoga evening on the longest night (22 December), influenced by the Chinese Solar Calendar. At the Winter Solstice in China (冬至 dōngzhì), we believe that the bodies Yin energy (prana) is at its lowest point and is a time to slow down the pace of life and to store our energy for the long cold days ahead. Though in these modern hectic times with the coming of the festive season, the winter days and nights may seem more stressful and busier than at any other time of the year. For 90 minutes Lily will take you slowly through a relaxing restorative yoga practice which unwinds deep tensions helping you slowly let go of stress; Then David will guide you through a 30 minute Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that induces total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Who is it for? Restorative yoga is suitable for ‘every body,’ whether you are new to yoga or a regular yoga practitioner. Just bring yourself, warm stretching clothes and socks, and if preferred your favourite warm blanket (blankets not required as we supply, but if it feels more cosy with your own, your welcome to bring one). Cost: £25 Places are limited so book your space today for this special event. Date & Time: Thursday 22nd December at 7:30PM – 9:30PM Venue: St John Ambulance HQ. 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA What is Restorative Yoga? Sometimes you’ve just got to slow everything right down. When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety, through the use of props that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching. Poses like Child’s Pose, Legs-Up-the-Wall, and Savasana are held for up to 15 minutes using bolsters, blankets, pillows, straps, blocks, sandbags, walls, chairs and eye pillows, to support your body in a full, long, and comfortable, relaxing stretch so that tension can slowly be released. The more fully your body is supported, the deeper your sense of relaxation and surrender will be. Because the body and mind relax, literally becoming softer, we also create space to get in touch again with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self.   Benefits of Restorative Yoga Here are the top reasons to spend a little extra time opening up and breathing

Viparita Karani, Legs Up the Wall

19/11/2016
How to do Viparita Karani or Legs Up the Wall Pose (easy inversion) – restorative yoga inversion. Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Viparita Karani – Legs Up The Wall Pose is a passive pose that relieves congestion in the legs and is restorative for the entire nervous system. Many inversions are not beginner’s poses but this pose can be safely practiced by those new to yoga. 1. Sit with your right hip and shoulder touching a wall and have your knees bent and heels close to your buttocks. 2. Keep the hip near the wall as you lean back on your hands. Take your legs up the wall as you lower onto your elbows. Then lay on your back on the floor and check your body is symmetrical. 3. With the buttocks close to the wall and legs vertical, choose your arm position. Take your palms to the abdomen or your arms out to the side. Alternatively, take the arms overhead, elbows softly bent. If you wish, tie a soft belt around the mid thighs so the legs are passively held together. Allow the shoulders to soften and relax into the floor. Keep the back of the neck long. Tune into the rhythm of your breath. 4. Allow the tongue to rest on the floor of the mouth and the eyeballs to sink toward the base of the skull. Stay here for up to 10 minutes (slowly working up to 20 minutes over time), breathing deeply through the whole body.   5. To vary this pose, bring the soles of the feet together and slide the heels down the wall, so the outer edges of the feet are against the wall and knees wide apart [A]. Alternatively, you can let the legs fall out to a wide ‘V’ shape to stretch the inner thighs [B].   TIPS Gaze: Close the eyes and focus on releasing with the breath. Counter Poses: Any standing posture. Lighten: Bend your knees a little if it is difficult to bring your buttocks against the wall. Bend the knees down to the chest if your feet get numb. Effect: Restorative, calming. CAUTION Inversions should not be practised by anyone who is suffering from high blood pressure or has eye problems, such as detached retina or glaucoma. They should be avoided by women during menstruation. In the case of previous neck injuries, heart problems, or pregnancy, the advice of an experienced teacher should be sought. Most inversions are not beginner’s poses and it is strongly recommended that the postures are learned from an experienced teacher.

What you’re saying

Myself and my wife Marylia started Lily’s classes on Monday evening 8 months ago, I found it very challenging at first but excellent and slept so well afterwards. Now we make sure we go every week and try not to miss a class. Marylia used to have back problems but since starting she has had no problems and is much more relaxed. Great class, just need time to be able to do more classes.

Simon Burke
Simon Burke, Yogi

Absolutely amazing teacher. Loved my beginners yoga course that much i’m continuing after Christmas, as I asked for this as my present! Thanks David and Lily x

Bekki
Bekki, Beginners Course

Lily is a brilliant teacher. Very attentive & encouraging with lots of knowledge to share.

Tracy Hayes
Tracy Hayes, Yogi

I’ve started beginners yoga – I’m loving it, in today’s class we got detox tea – I love it thank you.

Abi Daffurn
Abi Daffurn, Yogi

Lily’s classes are truly amazing. I felt instantly comfortable like i’d been going for years. Lily is an excellent teacher & very encouraging!

Lesley Northy, Yogi

I’m addicted to Lily’s yoga classes. It tests your body completely and it’s amazing how good it makes you feel inside and out. Thank you Lily. X

Tina Surti, Yogi

Its great to find a class where the teacher will look after you and encourage you whatever your ability.

John Knight
John Knight, Yogi

A very lovely calm class. I have already improved so much and can do much more now from when I started. I look forward to it every week.

Stephanie Gowing
Stephanie Gowing, Yogi

About Yoga Lily

Lily is an experienced Yoga Alliance yoga teacher. She teaches the traditional, relaxing and invigorating Yoga as practiced in Asia for thousands of years at her home studio in Milton Keynes; it is a little more holistic in nature, meaning, it covers not just the physical aspects of yogic practice (like asanas or poses, mudras or locks), but also the meridian energy pathways, breathing, meditation and restorative yoga techniques sometimes lacking in the modern practice. Yoga is part of who she is, from practicing yoga in the parks of China as a child, to graduating from YogiYoga(China) Institute in 2007, Lili has loved helping and inspiring people ever since. You can help balance your mind and body to give a sense of wholeness and great happiness.

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