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WHY TAKE YOUR YOGA OUTSIDE?
Yoga outdoors can add a whole new dimension to your practice. Research has shown that our breathing improves when we breathe on a soft surface and being outdoors can enhance our wellbeing. We’ve put together classes that compliment being outdoors and allow you to connect with your body, breath and nature in a more profound way. Most of the classes in this challenge require little in the way of props and some are designed to be done without a mat. We suggest that you download your favourites to the MFML app, so that you can access them whenever you find yourself needing a quick pick-me-up whilst outdoors. Or, why not intentionally pack your mat and some props for an al fresco practice. They are all under sixty minutes and after savasana we recommend that you continue to soak up the benefits of being outdoors.
- Includes 18 classes
- Is all levels
- Includes classes of under 60 minutes
- Is suited to being practiced outdoors
Afternoon Express Reset Flow
18:29 | Adam Hocke
A go-to yoga class when you are short on time and need to invigorate, re-energise and find creative focus. This is a full-body, energising flow and even a sneaky arm balance. This is a really wonderful mid-afternoon pick me up or equally a great way to start the day. No props needed and no excuses about not having the time. A little yoga can go a long way!
|18:29||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Wrist Free Flow
23:01 | Clive Fogelman
A gently challenging, all-levels class, that will have you engaging in space and listening carefully to your body as you move around your mat. A lovely standing flow which is entirely wrist free (no planks or downward dogs), perfect for those recovering from wrist and shoulder injuries or looking for some variety in their practice.
|23:01||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
(6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
08:52 | Daniel Peppiatt
Many of us don’t know where our tension resides so there is always the possibility of learning to create space in the body where it might not be right now. This class explores spaciousness through controlled articular rotation - a form of pandiculation - or the natural opening movements seen in the animal world.
|08:52||Daniel Peppiatt||All Levels|
(10) Fun With Feral Movements
17:54 | Daniel Peppiatt
Prepare with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence and then get rid of your mat for this class, finding freedom in animal movements which will liberate your yoga practice. Among other moves discover a duck walk, bunny hops, sneaky ape, creeping beast, jumping crows and finally crawl like a lizard. Some of the moves in this class can be quite challenging, so feel free to adapt or skip postures to make the class suitable for your body.
|17:54||Daniel Peppiatt||All Levels|
08:47 | David Kam
Get back to focus and mental clarity! The ultimate coffee alternative to stimulate the brains back to focus. Perfect for those who are looking to boost productivity or simply in need of reﬁning your coordination skills. Expect fun co-ordination games that you can do almost anywhere which will make your brain ache!!
|08:47||David Kam||All Levels|
Power to Go
20:01 | Dylan Ayaloo
Only 20 mins to spare from your busy schedule? Get some Power Yoga into your life. All levels - with improvers and advanced modifications. The time is now to get your heart pumping through power vinyasa and feel the flow
|20:01||Dylan Ayaloo||All Levels|
Earth Mandala Vinyasa Flow
38:22 | Jonelle Lewis
In this Mandala Vinyasa practice we will focus on how our ability to ground helps us to be stable enough to balance and transitions seamlessly in our yoga practice and life. There is a focus on the, feet, hamstrings and hip flexors, spinal flexion and extension. A really nice practice to connect deeper into the element of earth. A well-rounded, mindfully paced but dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class. Class is in a mandala pattern, so there is no 'front' or 'back' of the mat - you'll need to practice listening rather than looking at your teacher as you change your perspective. You may find this causes you to listen more deeply to how you feel throughout your practice and move with greater skill and ease to how your body feels. This class will have you feeling balanced, grounded, uplifted and ready for your day. You will need two bricks.
24:20 | Joo Teoh
This gentle yoga class, with some qi-gong movements is a perfect antidote for those of us who spend too much time sitting at desks each day. Also great if you're feeling like you could do with an emotional recharge, perhaps at the end of a long day, or when life is challenging. With standing poses and gentle strengthening poses, this class uses the power of intention to clear out a tough day and bring in the new. You will need two blocks and a strap.
Soothe Your Soul
21:46 | Kirsty Nazaré
A gentle, nourishing way to start or end the day. A steady hatha yoga hip opener with focus on the breath, especially for moving into calm and to release any tension and anxiety. Perfect for post-travel, or after work unravelling of the body and mind.
|21:46||Kirsty Nazaré||All Levels|
Morning Practice: Awaken with the Elements
42:32 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
This morning flow class focuses on a connection to the natural elements. It is an awakening yoga practice with some qigong. The ancient yogis, Buddhists and Daoist sages believed that we are made of the elements of the natural world. This practice will help us awaken to this connection within ourselves to the elemental world around us. It’s very much like a shorter version of my morning practices, integrating yoga and qigong into mindful movements that help me harmonise my inner body with the outer world. This has a bit of everything – abdominals, hip work, backbends, twists, forward folds and arm balances. Enjoy!
|42:32||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
(1) The Root Chakra: Ground & Anchor
31:20 | Lucy McCarthy
A nourishing & grounding flow using standing and balancing poses to get connected to the earth and ignite your sense of stability and presence. Great for getting you grounded at the beginning of the day!
Yoga To Re-Centre
37:16 | Naomi Absalom
A creative movement practice that embodies the natural interchanging states of contraction and expansion. Moving from the centre out and back in again, this yoga class mirrors the flow of life, the shift in energy; expect juicy, fluid and fluent creative somatic movements. Challenge yourself to move in different ways, move with natural, fluid strength and flexibility. Perfect for when you've been at work all day and you just want a juicy, hip-freeing class to liberate your mind and body from modern life! Mostly wrist-free.
Shake It Off
23:52 | Nikita Akilapa
Ease out the compression, contraction and any resistance that you may feel first thing in the morning with this vinyasa yoga class. This class will help you to move into an expansive space, releasing anything that feels as though it may be holding you back today.
(2) Grounding And Awareness
18:22 | Daniel Peppiatt
A gentle class to establish awareness of the body and mind with the overall intention to free up your movements and let you go with your own flow. Includes an intuitive movement exercise for grounding and a somatics type practice in savasana to build awareness of the body.
|18:22||Daniel Peppiatt||All Levels|
Wakey Shakey Up & At 'Em
21:31 | Naomi Absalom
A fabulous class to wake up to, or to wake yourself up to whenever you need do take a break. A perfect study break, post-travel class, a cheeky little cracker to shift your mood and perspective instantly.
|21:31||Naomi Absalom||All Levels|
Fun Partner Yoga
25:01 | Robin Watkins - Davis
This fun partner yoga class light hearted, because yoga doesn't have to be serious, and a lovely activity to do with friends and family. Class starts off with breathing together, then solo warm up and continues with various partner poses including, paired warrior, plank, downdog, twists and forward folds. Ends with guided relaxation. This class will make you laugh, play and have fun!
|25:01||Robin Watkins - Davis||All Levels|
Haven for the Heart
28:44 | Joo Teoh
In this audio class, Joo leads you through a Qi Gong sequence to create a haven for the heart. This gentle class is perfect for those days when things get a little too much to handle, or you feel vulnerable or shaken up. Use this slow flow to retreat to a safe space and reconnect with yourself to rediscover what it important and true for you; learn to trust your innate wisdom. This audio class is ideal for taking your practice outside to the garden or park. You may wish to grab a blanket as the class starts laying down.
|28:44||Joo Teoh||All Levels|
Yoga & Qi Gong for Inspiration, Transformation & Growth
41:12 | Joo Teoh
This audio class will focus on three qualities associated with meridians within the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the lung meridian represents inspiration, the spleen meridian represents transformation and the liver meridian represents growth. This gentle Qi Gong and yoga inspired sequence is ideal for when you feel a bit stuck and need some encouragement or motivation to cultivate expansion. You may wish to use a chair or a park bench to assist you with some of the movements.
|41:12||Joo Teoh||All Levels|