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18:00 - Slow Flow & Yin Restorative (Lily) Small Group in Furzton
*NEW* 19:00 - Slow Flow Yoga (David) at Garthwaite Pavilion, Shenley Brook End, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • An evening of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Winter Solstice

    Blissfully let go stress and unwind...

  • Beginners & Improvers Yoga

    Regular weekly Beginner to Improver Yoga classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings

  • Small Group Yoga Classes

    Balance Mind & Body

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

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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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An evening of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì)

08/10/2019
An evening of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì) Take time to let go stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra evening for the Winter Solstice, with traditional Chinese music to open and close the practice, 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. Lily will open and close the evening with traditional Chinese music played on the Guzheng   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. Complete beginners welcome. Cost: £25 Places are limited so book your space today for this special event. Date & Time: Sunday 15th December at 6pm – 8pm 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

Winter Wellness evening of Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga

04/10/2019
Fully booked… Join us for our next event – an evening of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì) Sunday 15th December at 6pm – 8pm Take time to let go stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra evening for the Winter Solstice, with traditional Chinese music to open and close the practice, influenced by the Chinese Solar Calendar.     Winter Wellness evening of Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga, finishing with Yoga Nidra as Winter begins We warmly invite you to take time to let go stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Yin Yoga to Restorative Yoga evening finishing with a guided meditation Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) which guides you to an even deeper effortless state of relaxation. Join us for an evening of Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga, finishing with Yoga Nidra, influenced by the Chinese Solar Calendar to raise the Kidney yin/yang Chi to improve the immunity system as we transition in to the beginning of Winter. When the body’s immune function is dysfunctional, the following problems will often recur: repeated colds, tonsillitis, asthma attack, recurrent bronchitis, pneumonia, and bowel imbalances causing diarrhoea… The primary purpose of this yin class is to promote health care by boosting the immunity so that you can protect yourself during the winter months and beyond.  So how to improve our immunity system?  During the evening we will use a yin yoga practice to raise Chi energy flow throughout the body, with special focus on the kidney Chi. Introduce Traditional Chinese health and wellness techniques to preserve health, and discover how to use simple acupressure points to help the yang chi (Qi) and improve our immunity system.    Cost: £25 Fully booked Places are limited so book your space today for this special event. Date & Time: Sunday 17th November at 6pm to 8pm Venue: St John Ambulance HQ. 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA     What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga uses passively held poses, typically for 3 to 5 minutes, to stimulate, align and unblock the bodies myofascial meridian energy pathways restoring Qi energy (prana) and calming the nervous system; bringing the mind, body and spirit back in to balance. Becoming still in a pose and staying for a while creates space, allowing sensations and often unconscious emotions to surface and release from your system. This way you clear the mind without getting caught up in the stories of those emotions. Yin yoga is especially for you if your energy levels are feeling depleted or you if are over-stimulated with your mind overactive or your energy levels erratic. Benefits of Yin Yoga Calms & balances the mind and body Reduces stress and anxiety Increases circulation Improves flexibility Releases fascia and improves joint mobility Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of Qi or prana Tips Find your appropriate edge: Move slowly and gently into the pose. Don’t go straight to your “maximum” in the pose and never stretch so far

Slow Flow Yoga Classes in Furzton

01/10/2019
Slow Flow Yoga Classes in Furzton *NEW* Yoga Classes in Furzton at St John Ambulance HQ – If you are looking for Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes or just a new challenge. Come and explore David’s invigorating and de-stressing yoga in a relaxed and friendly environment – a great, healthy way to share time with friends and like-minded people. 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 strong 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. He’s looking forward to welcoming you to this fun, relaxing and de-stressing yoga class. Class details: Thursdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm – Slow Flow Yoga Class Class cost: Drop-ins  –  £10 5 class pass  –  £45 10 class pass  –  £85 Spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Venue: St John Ambulance 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA New to yoga Yoga is for everyone: men, women, young and old. Taking your first step onto the yoga mat is an exciting new beginning. Building a solid foundation is the most important part of your yoga practice. Anyone can do Hatha Yoga because its practice is aimed toward relaxation, stress reduction and management. 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.  

Vegan Veggie Curry Pies

23/09/2019
We love to serve pies with homemade chips and mushy peas. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tsp coconut oil 1 medium onion 3 garlic cloves 1/4 thumb ginger 100g cherry tomatoes 1/2 small butternut squash 2 medium potatoes Large handful of coriander 100g frozen peas 80g baby spinach leaves 1 pot of Tideford Organics Vegan Rogan Josh 1/2 lime Salt + pepper 2 x 320g sheets of gluten-free puff pastry 4 tsp gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tbsp plant milk of your choice PLUS 4 springform pie tins approx. 11cm in diameter Method Heat the coconut oil in a large pan on a medium heat. While the pan heats up, peel + discard the skin of the onion, slice it thinly + add it to the pan. Fry for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until it begins to caramelise. Meanwhile, peel + finely dice the ginger + garlic. Then peel + dice the butternut squash + potatoes. Quarter the cherry tomatoes + finely chop the stalks of the coriander, saving the leaves for later. Add the ginger, garlic, squash, potatoes, tomatoes + coriander stalks to the pan + fry for a further 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the frozen peas, spinach leaves + Rogan Josh Curry Sauce to the frying pan + simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, roughly chop the coriander leaves + stir them into the pan along with the juice from the half of lime + season to taste with salt + pepper. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan. Meanwhile, roll out the pastry on a floured surface until it’s a few millimetres thick. Use a sharp knife to cut 4 circles a few cms wider than the pie tins (make sure you leave enough pastry for the tops), then line the pie tins with the pastry by pressing the pastry into the base + sides to ensure the inside of the tin is fully covered. Sprinkle a tsp of flour over the base to stop it going soggy, then fill each pie with the curry filling. Use the remaining pastry to cover each pie + pinch the top + sides of the pastry together to close the pie. Brush the tops with plant milk + bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Yoga for Beginners Course

06/09/2019
Yoga for Beginners Course in Furzton– Starting on Monday 23 September 2019 We are thrilled to announce a brand new evening for our very popular yoga for beginners courses starting in September! Looking to bring some balance to your busy everyday life? Find a calmer, more focussed you by taking your first steps onto a yoga mat. 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. 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 5-week, fun, relaxing and de-stressing Yoga for Beginners course with Lily at South Furzton Meeting Place, 1 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DS Course Details Starting 23 September Time: 7:30pm Duration: 5 weeks* Course cost: £58 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: 23.09.2019 30.09.2019 07.10.2019 14.10.2019 21.10.2019 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. Why a Beginners Course? 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. Venue: South Furzton Meeting Place. 1 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK4 1DS   Feedback from the last beginners course   Terms and Conditions The minimum age for attending our courses is sixteen If we cancel a course for any reason you will be fully refunded the course fees you have paid (or transferred to another course, if you’d prefer) If you cancel your place and we have enough notice to find a replacement (not less than two weeks before course start), or you cancel over one month from the course date, your balance will be refunded or transferred to another course, if you’d prefer) If you cancel within a month from the course date and we are unable to find a replacement you will lose the full fee If you do not turn up for the course,

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
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
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
Angie

About Yoga Lily

Lili has been studying and practising yoga in China & UK for 20 years, and teaching since 2007 (7 years in the UK). 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” – Lili Chen.
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