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Yoga Lily is in Milton Keynes.20 hours ago
#YOGA : SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY CLASSES
12:00 - Hatha Slow Flow Yoga (60min) David
Our classes: http://yogalily.com/classes/
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Yoga Lily is at Yoga Lily.2 days ago
#YOGA : FRIDAY THOUGHTS
Have a lovely weekend everyone ❤️
Our classes: http://yogalily.com/classes/
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Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily is at Yoga Lily.3 days ago
#YOGA : THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY CLASSES
18:30 - Dynamic Hatha Yoga (75min) Lily
19:30 - Slow Flow Hatha Yoga (75min) David
Our classes: http://yogalily.com/classes/
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Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily3 days ago
#YOGA : WITH GRATITUDE
A very big heart felt thank you to herbalist and yogi Anya, for the delicious Green Tea to help me wind down after a wonderful class tonight with all the lovely Wednesday yogi graduates! Thank you, David 😊🙏
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Yoga Lily is at Yoga Lily.3 days ago
#YOGA : Could your dog use some relaxation? 😉
Yoga Lily
Yoga Lily is at Yoga Lily.4 days ago
#YOGA : WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY CLASSES
09:30 - Morning Flow Yoga (75mins) small group
18:00 - Slow Flow Yoga (75mins) small group
18:15 - Beginners to Improvers Yoga (60mins) David
19:45 - Slow Flow Yoga (75mins) small group
Our classes: http://yogalily.com/classes/
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    Wednesday Beginners to Improvers Class

  • Small Group Yoga Classes

    Balance Mind & Body

    Yoga Lily's Small Group home studio in Furzton, Milton Keynes.
    Class max. 6 yogis

  • Yoga Classes at Oxley Park Community Centre

    Yoga is the start of an amazing journey, come and start yours today! Suitable for Beginners and Improvers.

  • Slow Flow Yoga Classes. Develop your practice.

    Slow Flow Hatha Yoga with David. Thursday evenings at St John Ambulance, Furzton. Suitable for Beginners & Improvers.

  • Explore Yoga Poses and more

    Learn essential yoga poses and expand your knowledge in our blog
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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.

Explore yoga poses and more

Learn essential yoga poses and expand your knowledge in our blog

Parivrtta Utkatasana, Revolved Chair Pose

23/02/2018
How to do Parivrtta Utkatasana, Revolved Chair Pose Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Parivrtta Utkatasana – Squatting is a powerful innate body posture that puts us in touch with our connection to the earth. In the Revolved Chair Pose version, twisting the upper body gives the abdominal muscles a massage, while the legs are strengthened. 1. Stand in Mountain Pose with the feet hip width apart. Inhale, extend the arms over the head and lengthen the spine. Exhale and fold forward with bent knees, bringing the chest forward and hands to the floor. Inhale, press down into the soles and lift the arms and chest forward, away from the thighs. Keep lifting the chest, extending through fingers until the spine and arms are parallel to the floor. 2. Lift the sitting bones up towards the ceiling. Breath smoothly and evenly as you establish a steady grounding through the heels. You will feel the thighs working hard. Lower the buttocks more toward the heels even has the arms and spine extend upward more. Lower the hands to the heart and press the palms together in prayer position. 3. On an exhalation, turn the chest toward the right and lean forward to wedge the left elbow at the outer right knee. Press the elbow into the knee, While at the same time press the knee back to the elbow to twist deeper. Keep the hands at the heart pressing the palms firmly together. The right knee forward to be level with the left. Feel a spiralling of the upper body from the sacrum upward. Turn the head to look over the right shoulder. Sit down more deeply into the buttocks. Move your body weight back slightly so that the knees are not forward of the toes – this will engage the powerful muscles of the upper thighs more deeply. Stay here for five breaths. 4. Release as you inhale, allowing the arms to lift you back up to stand in Mountain Pose. Repeat on the other side. Tips Gaze: Sideways or through the raised elbow to the ceiling Build-up Poses: Deep Forward Fold Chair Pose Revolved Triangle Pose Counter Poses: Mountain Pose Tree Pose Lighten: Bend the knees less Rest hands on the hip and knee of the side toward which you are turned. Effect: Invigorating   Parivrtta Utkatasana, Revolved Chair Pose Counter Poses In yoga we use a counter pose in a sequence; For example, a twist follows a backbend to “neutralise” the spine, or a forward bend follows a backbend to help lengthen the spine and calm the nervous system.    

Warrior Pose 3, Virabhadrasana III

08/02/2018
How to do Warrior Pose 3, Virabhadrasana III Virabhadrasana III – Warrior Pose 3 strengthens the legs and abdominal muscles. Just like all balance postures it also helps to focus the mind. A fixed gaze will make you more stable. Create a mental line of energy that runs along the back side of the body. Use this to lengthen the heel of the raised leg to the fingertips. 1. From the lunge position of warrior pose 1, with arms extended and gaze upward, extend through the fingers and stretch this spine upward. As you exhale, fold that torso forward across the top of the right thigh so the back and arms are now parallel with the floor. Keep your chin tucked in and the back of the neck long. 2. As you inhale, gradually lift the left foot off the floor until the leg is fully extended behind you. Rotate the outer edge of the left thigh downward, so both hips remain level with the floor and the sacrum fairly flat. 3. Straighten the right leg, pressing strongly into the big toe and spreading the sole of the foot wide across the floor. Stay here for five breaths, extending the energy of the spine forward through the fingertips and backward through the raised leg at the same time. Feel the strength and balanced beauty of this powerful pose. 4. To release exhale as you lower the raised leg to the floor. Inhale as your arms and chest lift up into Warrior Pose 1. Straighten the right leg and lower the arms as you exhale, stepping the left foot to stand in Mountain Pose. Repeat on the other side. TIPS Gaze: beyond the hands Build-up poses: Tree Pose  Half Moon Pose Standing Half Bow Balance Counter Poses: Deep Forward Fold Mountain Pose Lighten: Do not do the leg lift, but keep the big toe of the back foot on the floor. Keep your arms extended backward, hands near hips. Use a wall to balance against. Effect: Focusing   Warrior Pose 3, Virabhadrasana III Counter Poses In yoga we use a counter pose in a sequence; For example, a twist follows a backbend to “neutralise” the spine, or a forward bend follows a backbend to help lengthen the spine and calm the nervous system.      

Yoga : Breath

26/01/2018
Breath Breathe, the mindful breath, the rhythm, in and out, the wave that washes through our days, creating space for stillness, sorrow, joy, or exaltation. Full, then empty, ebb and flow, breath accompanies each step into the unknown. In the breath, the soul finds an opportunity to speak. Images or intuition, poetry or wordless wisdom come and go – no effort but to breathe and listen.  

Yoga for Beginners Course

26/12/2017
Small Group Yoga for Beginners Course – Starting January 2018 for 6-weeks New date added for our very popular small group yoga for beginners courses! Taking your first step onto the yoga mat is an exciting new beginning. On this course you will be introduced to fundamental yoga poses, concentrating on healthy alignment and establishing a deeper awareness of your body through breath, movement and focus. We will build the practice week-by-week and also introduce meditation and relaxation techniques to cultivate a feeling of calm and the ability to better deal with stress. So, if you are looking for a new challenge to boost your health and wellbeing, help yourself stay in shape, or simply have a little ‘me’ time; We look forward to welcoming you to our 6-week, fun, relaxing and de-stressing Yoga for Beginners course with David at South Furzton Meeting Place or Oxley Park Community Centre, Milton Keynes. Small Group Yoga for Beginners Course 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. This course is not suitable during pregnancy but is a fantastic postnatal way to rebuild flexibility and muscle tone, as well as some precious ‘me’ time. As places are limited please book today to avoid disappointment. Slow Flow Hatha Yoga 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.   Course Details South Furzton Meeting Place (Fully booked) Starts Wednesday 10 January 2018 Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Duration: 6 weeks Course cost: £66 Maximum 10 people The South Furzton Meeting Place course is now fully booked.   These courses are very popular and spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, book now to avoid disappointment. Oxley Park Community Centre (Fully booked) Starts Monday 8 January 2018 Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Duration: 6 weeks Course cost: £66 Maximum 10 people The Oxley Park Community Centre course is now fully booked.   Courses Before committing to a course, we recommend you can attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme as it is not possible to roll-over classes missed.   Venue: South Furzton Meeting Place. 1 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK4 1DS   Venue: Oxley Park Community Centre Redgrave Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TA  

Restorative Yoga Evening for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì)

13/12/2017
LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEXT RESTORATIVE YOGA SEASON AS ‘SPRING BEGINS’ Restorative Yoga Evening for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì) We warmly invite you to join us and take time to let go stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Restorative Yoga evening on the longest night, 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). The postures practiced in this style of yoga are passive and designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of relaxation and enabling the body to move toward greater balance. Open to all levels, from complete beginners to more experienced students. Cost: £22 Fully booked Places are limited so book your space today for this special event. Date & Time: Thursday 21st 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 in the benefits of this nourishing yoga practice. Benefit from full and deep stretches Enhances flexibility Deeply relaxes the body Quiets the mind Improves capacity for healing and balancing

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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