• Beginners Qigong/TaiChi Course – 4-weeks

    Qigong is gentle, relaxed, slow, yet strong, suitable for everyone – its smooth movement as flowing water and floating clouds – 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.

    Starts Wednesday 14 October


    We are reopening. Thank you for staying with us over the past few months either online or outdoor. We can't wait to see you In-Person at classes again!

    Starting Monday 14th September and adding more classes as venues reopen.

  • LIVESTREAM & Online Classes

    LIVESTREAM Yoga & Qigong classes booking now – Online Library classes available to watch anytime!

  • RELAX with our free Meridians Yoga Nidra & Guided Visualisation

    Take time to let go stress and unwind with David as he guides you through a 30-minute Yoga Nidra


Small Group Yoga & Qigong Classes in Milton Keynes

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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Outdoor Yoga & Qiqong

WE’RE HEADING OUTDOORS! Join us for a yoga or qigong session in nature, with our small group sessions at the Teardrop Lakes in South Loughton Valley Park. Classes limited to 5 yogis, so booking essential.  Sunday 12 July 10am to 11am – Yoga with David 10am to 11am – Qigong with Lily Wednesday 15 July 10am to 11am – Yoga with Lily £7 online payment in advance (‘£5 for online monthly members’) Social distancing is observed Bookings are ‘first come first served’ Bring your own mat Subject to weather – refunds will be given if we get rained off and have to cancel Venue: Teardrop Lakes, South Loughton Valley Park Meet at: Teardrop Lakes Car ParkOff Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8FT   Sunday 12 July 10am to 11am – Yoga with David or Qigong with Lily   Wednesday 15 July 10am to 11am – Yoga with Lily   Location Google Maps   What3words https://w3w.co/code.lamenting.union This 3 word address refers to an exact 3m x 3m location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it.

Free Qigong this Sunday – Eight Brocades run-through

Aching back, tight shoulders and neck from sitting so long, or just bored of box sets?  Try something different during lockdown!  Join us this Sunday from 9:45am for a free 30 minute run-through of the full Eight Brocades health qigong practice and bring a little joy to start the day. Regular practice is believed to improve organ function and both physical and mental health and wellbeing. A daily 12 minute practice for people of all ages and ability. Please note: this is a practice of the full sequence rather than a class. Qigong is a powerful system of health, which has effects on many levels Qigong can harmonise, strengthen and have healing effects on the functioning of all the internal organs and bodily systems. It increases the flow of energy throughout the body which has many rejuvenating effects, and is believed to increase longevity whilst calming both the mental and emotional states. Gently focussed movements, open and stretch the joints and muscles of the body, releasing deeply held tension that may have been locked in for years. Increasing the flow of blood and energy, these movements fully nourish all parts of the body; releasing neck shoulder and lower back tensions, Many of our students report feeling very relaxed and energised after Qigong, and that they are able to sleep deeply that night!   Practice along with our YouTube video

Gentle Sun Salutation

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

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 | 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

Yoga Lily Team


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 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.


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