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Yoga Lily at DW Sports Gym.2 days ago
#YOGA : SATURDAY 19 AUGUST CLASSES
12:00 - 13:00 Hatha Slow Flow Yoga - David
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Yoga Lily at Yoga Lily.4 days ago
#YOGA : THURSDAY 17 AUGUST CLASSES
18:30 - 19:45 Alignment Focussed Hatha Yoga - Lily
19:30 - 20:45 Slow Flow Hatha Yoga - David
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Yoga Lily at Yoga Lily.4 days ago
#YOGA : Sloooooow down!
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Yoga Lily at Yoga Lily.5 days ago
#YOGA : WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST CLASSES
09:30 - 10:45 Morning Flow Yoga - Small Group
18:00 - 19:15 Slow Flow Yoga - Small Group
19:45 - 21:00 Slow Flow Yoga - Small Group
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Yoga Lily at Yoga Lily.6 days ago
#YOGA : TUESDAY 15 AUGUST CLASSES
18:00 - 19:15 Slow Flow Yoga - Small Group
19:45 - 21:00 Slow Flow Yoga - Small Group
20:15 - 21:15 Yoga at 1Life - David
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Yoga Lily at Yoga Lily.7 days ago
#YOGA : HAPPY MONDAY! ;)

  • Beginners Yoga Course starts 4th September

    Small Group Yoga for Beginners Course starting Monday evenings from 4th September

  • Slow Flow Yoga Classes. Develop your practice.

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

  • 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.

  • Small Group Yoga Classes

    Balance the mind and body at the Yoga Lily home studio in Furzton, Milton Keynes. Class size is a maximum of 6 people.

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NEW BEGINNERS COURSE

6-Week Complete Beginners Yoga Course at Oxley Park, Milton Keynes

Starts Monday 4th September 2017

Book Your Space

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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Learn essential yoga poses and expand your knowledge in our blog

Yoga for Beginners Course

26/07/2017
Small Group Yoga for Beginners Course – Starting Monday 4th September for 6-weeks 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. 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 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 Starts Monday 4th September 2017 Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Duration: 6 weeks Course cost: £66 Maximum 10 people These courses are very popular and spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, book now to avoid disappointment.   Venue: Oxley Park Community Centre Redgrave Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TA  

Viparita Karani, Legs Up the Wall

05/07/2017
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.

Restorative Yoga for the Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi)

04/06/2017
Restorative Yoga Evening is now fully booked Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga Evening for the Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi) We warmly invite you to join us and take time to de-stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga evening to celebrate the longest day, Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi), influenced by the Chinese Solar Calendar. With nature now in full bloom and the sounds of new life fill every bush and tree, there is an unmissable heat of Yang energy in the air. Bring the body and mind back in to harmony with our cooling Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga Evening as we celebrate the tenth solar term. For 90 minutes Lily will take you slowly through a relaxing Yin Meridian 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: £22 Places are limited so book your space today for this special event. FULLY BOOKED Note: You don’t need a PayPal account to book Date & Time: Thursday 22nd June at 7:45PM – 9:45PM Venue: St John Ambulance HQ. 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA   CHINESE SOLAR CALENDAR RESTORATIVE YOGA SEASON: Follow our seasonal solar journey in to restorative yoga as we transition through the 24 solar terms. “When we take the time to create ease in our lives, we not only affect ourselves and our own bodies, we also affect the quality of our actions…and the choices we make…and then we begin to affect the world. When we act from deep ease, we will affect people we haven’t even met!”   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.

How to do Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) for a home practice

09/05/2017
How to do Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) for a home practice Energize your body as you stretch and strengthen all of its major muscle groups in Surya Namaskar (sun salutation). Just 10 minutes of flowing through Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) has tremendous effects on wellness and can get you out of a mental slump. A daily sun salutation can quiet the mind, develop feelings of rest and joy, and less worry. So boost to your mood with this Sun Salutation walk-through for your home practice only 12 minutes away.

Heron Posture, Krounchasana

08/05/2017
How to do Heron Posture, Krounchasana : Yoga pose for stretching & core strengthening Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Krounchasana – the extended leg resembles the neck and head of a bird in this posture. It stretches the hamstring muscles and limbers the hips, knees and ankles. 1. Sit in seated staff posture. Bend the left knee and bring the left foot beside the left hip with the toes pointing straight back or slightly inward but NOT outward. Lean to the right and take your left thumb to the top of your calf muscles. Use the thumb to roll the calf muscle out to the side and iron it down toward the heel. Sit erect once again and press down through the right sitting down to keep the weight equally distributed between both buttocks. The top of the big and little toes should be touching the floor, the knees only just a few centimetres apart. Take note of how your right ankle feels at this stage, stop if experience pain. Try placing some padding under the top of the foot of the bent leg. 2. Bend the right knee and bring it close to the trunk. Hold the right heel with both hands. Straighten the right leg vertically. While doing so use your hands to press down on the heel as if you want to shorten the distance between the right heel and the sitting bone. While it may seem contradictory, this actually helps straighten the leg. 3. Adhere right thigh muscles to the thigh bone and open the back of the right knee, keeping the right leg (neck of the Heron) straight and long. Lifting from the tailbone, Curve in the lower back and slowly bring the chin to the right shin, looking up toward your right foot. If possible, Grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Don’t round the back or collapse the chest. Keep the right leg centred. Stay for 10 breaths. 4. Exhale, bring the right leg down and straighten the left leg. Take a moment to release the muscles then repeat on the other side. TIPS Gaze: Toes Counter Poses: Cobblers Pose, Baddha Konasana East Stretch Posture, Purvottanasana Lighten: Do not go to the final stage Use a belt around the foot and/or bend the raised leg Place some padding under the top of the foot of the bent leg Effect: Challenging, calming   Heron Posture, Krounchasana 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.      

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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