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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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Gentle Sun Salutation

25/05/2020
Surya Namaskar, the Sanskrit name for ‘salutation to the sun’. Historically, when practiced in any of its various forms, the Sun Salutations are done so with the intention of aligning our individual selves and lives with the greater, more collective pulse of creation. Thus making it one of the most useful methods of broadening and expanding our awareness and consciousness. Traditionally the sun salutation sequence is a complete, systematic practice in and of itself. As it so perfectly combines asana, pranayama, mantra, chakra stimulation and meditational techniques. All of which contribute to the induction of heightened physical health, mental clarity, emotional stability, and overall vitality. “There is a sun within every person.” — Rumi

Five Animals Qigong with English Instruction

04/05/2020
The Five Animals Qigong is a wonderfully fun and easy daily exercise with instruction for people of all ages. It improves both physical and mental health, wellbeing and your immunity system. Discover within you, the courage and strength of the tiger, the serenity and poise of the deer, the steadiness and solidity of the bear, the nimbleness and dexterity of the monkey, and the swiftness and grace of the bird. Why Qigong? Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise & healing technique. Combining movements in stillness, mental connection, tradition Chinese medicine, self cultivation, breathing and meditation to increase balance and vital energy Qi.  Gentle, relaxed, slow yet strong, and suitable for everyone – its smooth movement is as flowing water and floating clouds – it instils a calmness in both body and mind. The Five Animals Frolics Health Qigong practice is a simple daily exercise for people of all ages to improve their physical and mental health, and sense of wellbeing. TIGER | Element : Wood | Organ : LiverDEER | Element : Water | Organ : KidneyBEAR | Element : Earth | Organ : SpleenMONKEY | Element : Fire | Organ : HeartTIGER | Element : Metal | Organ : Lung Medical Heritage Wu Qin Xi (五禽戏) – is still taught today to Chinese doctors in training, and to their patients in recovery. The Five Animal Frolics can be regarded as the earliest form of Medical Qigong in Chinese history, a system designed by Hua Tuo, a leading physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). YouTube Channel Practice our meditative and calming Five Animals Frolics without instruction once you are familiar with Five Animals practice. Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, to make sure you stay up to date with all of our new Qigong and Yoga videos.

DRAGON FLOW | HEALTH QIGONG

27/04/2020
DRAGON | Element : Water | Organ : Kidney Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise & healing technique; Combining movements in stillness, mental connection, tradition Chinese medicine, self cultivation, breathing and meditation to increase balance and vital energy Qi. A gentle, relaxed, slow yet strong, suitable for everyone…smooth movement as flowing water and floating clouds; it instils calmness in both body and mind. A wonderful and simple exercise for people of all ages to improve both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Online Classes Booking Now

Thank you for helping support our NHS staff, doctors and nurses

27/03/2020
We wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for helping us raise £260.82 at our online class charity fundraiser for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. The money raised will help support them buy food, personal protection clothing and equipment for the wards. Looking forward to seeing you online, Tuesdays Slow Flow at 7pm, Thursdays Hatha Flow 6:30pm, every other Friday for a Yin or Restorative yoga weekend wind down, and Saturday mornings 9:30am for Qigong. Booking Now

Eight Brocades Qigong Yoga Course

29/02/2020
Eight Brocades Qigong Yoga Course – postponed due to Coronavirus situation We are thrilled to announce our new qigong yoga course! Bring health and balance to your life. Find a fitter, calmer, more focussed you by taking your first steps into the combined practices of Qigong and Yoga. Qigong brings enlightened awareness into your physical life, while yoga takes you to a place of peace. 5-week Qigong Yoga Course Starting on 8th March, Lily will be leading a five-week qigong yoga course; we will learn the Eight Brocades (Ba Duan Jin) Qigong, breaking down the sequence over 5 weeks into a fuller and deeper practice. These classes aim to balance the mind and body with the exploration of physical postures, focused breathing and the calming of the mind through movement, relaxation and meditation. We hope you will join us…Complete beginners welcome. Course Details Starting 8 – postponed Time: 9:30am to 10:30am Duration: 5 weeks* 5-week block: £50 Drop in: £12 These courses are very popular and spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, book now to avoid disappointment. See terms & conditions below. *Course dates: Postponed until further notice Benefits of Qigong & Yoga Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that combines movement, mental concentration, traditional Chinese medicine and breathing to increase and balance your vital energy, or ‘Qi’. Pronounced ‘chee-gong’, it loosely translates as ‘vital energy cultivation’ or ‘mastery of your energy’. Sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent to yoga, qigong is more than a physical practice, with many health & healing benefits for the body, mind and spirit. You can practise it as an individual mind-body exercise – as it’s probably most commonly known in the western world – but also as a health & healing practice within Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yoga is a Ayurvedic (therapeutic) mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. A combined Qigong & Yoga practice – Just as there is a wide variety of benefits, there are also a wide variety of forms. These combined practices focus more on breathing, and movement meditation, bringing together these gentle yet powerful qigong practices and more dynamic yoga movements. Across all, the aim is to increase and balance our vital energy, health and wellbeing Venue: Oxley Park Community Centre Redgrave Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TA

Yoga Lily Team

Lily

Lily has been studying and practising yoga and qigong in China & UK over 20 years, and teaching since 2007. She draws inspiration from her training within established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, hatha vinyasa in its gentler form, yin, yin/yang, and restorative yoga styles, pranayama and meditation; blending the roots of Chinese healing traditions into a more holistic practice.

For her, practice covers not just the physical aspects of yoga but also aligning and unblocking the bodies meridian energy pathways to release Qi energy (prana) which flows through the bodies energy highway, bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance.


“I am continually humbled by my students and teachers, my aim is always to teach from the heart and from the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening and learning, to embody this deeply spiritual tradition” – Lily

David

David teaches a slower paced yoga, weaving held poses with slow flows, mindful movement, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) in a simple, down-to-earth way, to help you completely unwind and relax after your hectic day.

Based in Hatha yoga roots, whilst embracing and exploring modern yoga’s styles and movement. David’s classes are active yet calming, he offers soft pauses, stillness and challenges throughout, to create balance for mind and body, as well as the spirit. Through his encouraging style he hopes to share, yoga’s toolbox of self discovery, nurturing both physical and mental wellbeing.


“I find my peace in movement and breath, the pause within the yoga pose my meditation. My wish is to share how these magical moments of stillness within movement will help you find your peace and calm” – David

What our customers are saying about us

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

I’ve just completed a 5 week beginners course with Yoga Lily. David has been a wonderful, patient, kind and inspiring teacher and through his classes I have begun to find a deeper level of inner peace and mindfulness. Although some of the poses have been challenging, I really enjoy this and am already seeing improvements in my core strength and flexibility. I’m looking forward to continuing my journey with David, further deepening my understanding of yoga and extending the considerable benefits that it is already bringing to my life. Thank you David.

Elizabeth, Beginners Course

I joined a beginners course a complete novice and immediately loved it! David is an excellent teacher. Patient, kind and calming. Nearly six months on I’m absolutely loving my yoga classes. I leave each class feeling fantastic! My long term hip & back pain no longer trouble me. I feel fitter, more flexible and most importantly calmer & able to deal with life’s challenges. I always thought I’d like to give yoga a go & can honestly say it’s been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Thank you David & Yoga Lily

Angie

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