FAQ's and Technical Support

Why Movement for Modern Life?

Movement for Modern Life revolutionises Online Yoga & Wellbeing. We are a new movement run by two yoga teachers who are passionate about how yoga has improved the quality of our lives.

Here the best yoga teachers are available for you online according to your timetable at an affordable price so that you can see what a powerful tool yoga can be in your life.

We are the only British online yoga company to be showcasing the best of the UK’s teachers and teachers who visit the UK. We passionately believe that the UK’s yoga teacher talent are modest in a quintessentially British way. But this doesn’t mean that they aren’t great yogis. In fact, quite the opposite...

Movement for Modern Life is a subscription based service offering online yoga, that is on demand videos. Our large selection of classes are available on the internet. We charge a small monthly fee so that we can remain advert-free and top quality.

Movement for Modern Life brings yoga right to you whenever is convenient for you, in your living room, on your holiday, wherever you are. You don’t have to eat lentils or like lotus flowers. You don’t even need to love yoga. You just need to see what a very useful tool yoga can be to put in your toolkit for so many situations in life. All you need is to have a body to appreciate how wonderfully powerful you will feel after a bit of strengthening and stretching. You start by stretching the body, but you’ll see that the mind will soon follow.

What are these Challenges?

We take the hassle out of searching for Movement and Yoga videos. We have devised online yoga challenges for you so you decide what benefit you want to receive, we will provide a programme of yoga and wellness for you. If you’re just starting out, or just starting again, if you're advancing your practice with Handstands, or starting out (maybe again!) we think that it's easier for your good intentions to become a reality if you recieve a daily email reminding you what you're working on.

Not all the Challenges are suitable for all people. For example, please note that the Handstand challenge requires a level of strength and flexibility which does not make it suitable for all (or most!) of us. As with all of our videos, if you feel that the video is beyond you right now, do not push yourself. It's ok to stay on day one of the challenge all week! In fact, we think that those with the very best movement practices do one practice very well. To give you time to prepare, your first challenge email will arrive in your inbox at 6am (GMT) on the morning after you sign up.

 

How do I watch the online yoga videos and practice yoga?

This is a personal question of taste.

My tips for getting into good habits:

  1. Try to practice at the same time every day. Try to practice in the morning or the evening at a particular time.  How about trying to practice just when you get in from work before you cook dinner? I’ve found this to be a great time to ”˜shrug off’ the stress of the day.

  2. If you practice in the morning, don’t deny yourself your usual coffee or tea before practice. In fact, a cup of coffee before yoga can be all the inspiration you need to get going.

  3. It helps to set out your mat, even your yoga clothes and anything you need in the living room ready for your home practice so you don’t have to think too much before you start up.

  4. See if you can establish a calming environment, shut the kids/pets/partners out of the room, turn off your phone, turn off the radio. You may want to practice to low lights or light a candle to establish that yoga studio feel which will help you to push yourself.

  5. It is usually recommended to practice yoga on an empty stomach, but make sure you’re not so hungry you’re passing out. If it’s first thing in the morning, you may need a little smoothie or snack to get going. But make sure that your little bite doesn’t turn into a full fry-up.

  6. Wear whatever you can move comfortably in. A tracksuit is perfect. You don’t need to invest in expensive yoga clothes, although you might find that if you do, you’re even more motivated to practice.

  7. Choose a video that is right for your level of experience. Part of your yoga journey is to know yourself, so practice this by being realistic with your level of experience. Don’t do a practice which is going to harm you.  Only you know your body, your injuries and your experience. Take responsibility for yourself and learn to love yourself by honouring your body exactly the way you find it. Equally, if you have an advanced practice, don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, within your own limitations.

  8. I recommend you watch the video through first to familiarise yourself with it before you practice. Then you can practice mostly to the audio, which enables your practice to deepen as you won’t be craning your neck to look at your teacher.

  9. You can fast forward or pause the video as you like. Your favourite pracitices can be added to your favourites.

  10. Some people like to have a cable linking the TV to their computer so that they can practice in their front room and they can see their instructor really well. Another possibilty is, if you are using a laptop, tablet or smartphone, to move your devise around with your practice. You might want to start with it at the front of your mat. Then pause it and move it to the side for side postures and for poses like downward dog, you may even prefer to move it so you can see it behind you. Other people use the videos more for an internal experience, mainly for just listening to the audio and only referring to the video for referrence. It's up to you. Let me know how you like to watch them.

  11. Watch the videos in full-screen. Your teachers have put an awful lot of work into these videos. Don’t short-change yourself on them.

  12. Always give yourself a savasana after a practice. This will help the yoga integrate into the body and is an integral part of yoga.

How do I cancel my subscription?

When you are signed into MFML, your name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen.  Click on your name and a drop down list appears including My Subscription  - select this! On this page you will find the option to “Cancel Subscription”. Click this button. 

Please do make sure that you receive an email from us confirming that your subscription is cancelled successfully

My subscription is valid for a few more months.  What happens if I cancel now?

If you cancel now, you will still have full access to all our videos for the duration of the time you have paid for.  After that, your card will not be charged and your subscription will not be renewed.

 

Can I save my favourite videos to help me find them more easily?

Yes! When you are viewing the videos as thumbnails, you will see a red star in the top left hand corner of each video.  Click on this star and you will be given the option to “Add to favourites”.  When you want to view your favourites, simply click on your name (usually in the top right hand corner when you’re signed in) and select My favourites

 

How secure is my payment?

All payments are securely processed over HTTPS and your card information never touches our servers. All payment processing is done either externally by Paypal or by our credit card processor, Stripe. When you enter the credit card details on our site, they are sent directly to Stripe over SSL as well. After this, we get a token from Stripe using which we make a SSL request to the payment page via JavaScript, and thus your payment is processed. Read more about Stripe's security policies on their site.

What have you got lined up for the future?

As a new company we are loving devising new Programmes. You’ll have to watch out for them. Annual subscribers will get access to all new programmes, we promise not to charge you extra even as they develop.

As a subscriber to an agile, young company, you will find that you have a say in the way that it is run and the programmes offered. You may well find that you have a far greater say in Movement for Modern Life than you had ever thought.

How will I know if my alignment is correct if I practice yoga at home and not with a teacher?

We understand your concerns about alignment when you don't have a teacher present. Our teachers are very clear and thorough in their instruction, but we know that it can be difficult to follow instruction, especially during some of the more challenging poses and sequences.

 

At Movement for Modern Life we recommend that you also visit your 'live' yoga teacher regularly. Your teacher will advise you on your alignment and may give you adjustments. All of our teachers on this site are available for classes. We really recommend you see them in the Studios, in Workshops or whichever regular classes you can make it to. These online yoga classes are great, however, for those occasions you find it tricky to get to your teacher.

We also recommend using an alignment mat during your home practice . This will ensure that you keep symmetry during your home yoga practice. It is easy to slip into incorrect alignment without a teacher on hand to correct you. We recommend using an alignment mat such as Liforme mats. We love them and use them all the time.

What is that awesome music you use on the Movement for Modern Life idents?

We love to work with new talent. The track is called Stop Breathing by the ulta-talented Trip-hop producer Ribbonmouthrabbit AKA Tamas Toth featuring Innereyeful AKA Andy Kent. You can find them on Soundcloud.

How do I watch my classes on my home TV?

We think you’ll love watching online yoga on your big screen.

 

You’ll need to purchase an HDMI to USB cable and run it from your laptop to the TV. They generally aren't too expensive. Top tip! It’s much easier to connect your laptop than the PC so try this first!

 

Help! My screensaver keeps coming on during my practice.

On most Windows systems you can right-click anywhere on the desktop, click on "Properties," then click on the "Screen Saver" tab at the top of the dialog box. From there you can disable your screen saver or adjust the settings so it will not come on for over an hour.

For most Mac systems, go to the Apple icon and click "System Preferences". Under "Hardware", click "Energy Saver". Then set the computer and display to sleep after 1.5 hours or more, or choose "Never".

Which browsers support Movement for Modern Life?

In order to view and use MovementForModernLife.com properly you will need to download one of the following supported browsers for FREE:

System Requirements

Movement for Modern Life uses the latest state-of-the-art streaming technology, hosted by Vimeo. All yoga videos allow for full screen DVD quality viewing in all browsers as well as the capability to fast-forward, pause and rewind through the videos at your own leisure.

If you experience playback issues, please refer to Vimeo's help topics. If you are still having issues, please contact us.