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Your subscription makes you a Mover. It gives you unlimited access to all our classes (over 1,400 of them!), courses and challenges from our selection of world class teachers. Classes range from meditation, mindfulness and a huge range of yoga styles, to Pilates, Barre and Qi Gong. As a subscriber, you will also have access to live Q&As from our teachers, inspiration in our weekly newsletters and support from our welcoming and active community in our inclusive and supportive closed Facebook group.
You will also have access to a discounted rate for our live online yoga classes, workshops and retreats, plus access to a free monthly community class just for susbcribers.
You get a class tracker, so you can keep on track of your daily practice, and work towards your 21-day Gold Star Award. When you’re a Gold Star mover, we enter you into the Gold Star Movers draw for a chance to win a fabulous prize each quarter.
You can add your favourite classes to a MoveList. Create Move Lists for different moods, times of day or even times of the month.
Movement for Modern Life allows you to personalise your practice. Don’t do a class because we tell you to, or because you feel you should - do the class which is right for you at exactly that time. Think of MFML as your own customisable yoga programme. Pick classes for your MoveList, then schedule the classes into your MFML Diary.
We release three new classes each week. So if you’ve already practiced all 1,400 of our classes, you’ll always get more!
There are so many classes on Movement for Modern Life, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming! Once you have signed up, it is worth taking a look at the classes page and working through our filters so you know what is available to you. If you need some inspiration, check out our courses and challenges to get you started.
From the classes home page, add the ones you’d like to try to your MoveLists. You can create MoveLists which are perfect for any mood or time of day, so you’ll be able to create your own personalised, customised yoga programme.
Here are our top tips to help you get started with a home practice:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 focus on yourself.
- 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.
- Wear whatever you can move comfortably in. A tracksuit is perfect. You don’t need to invest in expensive yoga clothes.
- 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.
- You may want to simply watch the claa 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.
- You can fast forward or pause the video as you like.
- 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 possibility is, if you are using a laptop, tablet or smartphone, to move your device 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 reference. It's up to you. Let me know how you like to watch them!
- 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.
- Always give yourself a savasana after a practice. This will help the yoga integrate into the body and is an integral part of yoga
We recommend that when you find classes you enjoy or like the look of and want to come back to, you create a MoveList. These can be found on your homepage and you can create as many as you like. When you find a class you wish to save, simply click on the grey heart next to the class title so it turns red. You will then be given the option to add it to a current MoveList, or start a new one. It’s that simple!
Your Class Tracker records each class you complete with a silver star, which will turn gold when you complete at least two consecutive days of classes. You can also see a running tally of consecutive days of practice and if you complete 21 days, you will be entered into our quarterly prize draw! The link to your Class Tracker can be found on the left hand side of your homepage when you log in, or you can find it from the drop down menu in the top right hand corner which appears when you click on your name one logged in.
If you’re a subscriber, you can receive a credit to your account of £15.99 for every person you refer to MFML who subsequently signs up. You simply share your personal referral link, which you can find here: https://movementformodernlife.com/mycoupons, with your friends and family and we’ll add the credit to your account when they sign up. There’s no limit to this, so share away!
The MFML Mover’s group is our closed community on Facebook which is just for our Movers. We host live Q&As with our teachers, announce events, share inspiration and support each other. You can join it here, just let us know the email address you signed up with and we’ll accept your request!
Your yoga practice is personal to you; you know your body, your ability and where you are at best. We encourage you to explore the classes and see what works best for you, but as a general guide we suggest the following:
Beginners Level (Green Tear Drop) - Start here if you have never done yoga before, or are returning to your mat after some time away. Or if you need a gentler practice today.
Improvers Level (Orange Tear Drop) - These classes are a step up from the beginners classes, so are likely to contain more dynamic flows which work towards stronger variations of poses. If you’re a beginner, try some beginner level classes first to make sure you know how to execute the foundation poses first before progressing onto something more challenging.
Advanced Level (Red Tear Drop) - These classes are great if you have a strong practice, or are starting out with a good level of fitness. Expect challenging flows with strong poses, including arm balances and inversions.
All Levels (All Tear Drops) - These classes cater for all levels of ability and contain variations of poses which everyone should be able to access.
These tear drops indicate the level of the class, so you can pick a practice which works for where your body is at right now.
Green Tear Drop = Beginners Level. Start here if you have never done yoga before, or are returning to your mat after some time away. Or if you need a gentler practice today.
Orange Tear Drop = Improvers Level. These classes are a step up from the beginners classes, so are likely to contain more dynamic flows which work towards stronger variations of poses.
Red Tear Drop = Advanced Level. These classes are great if you have a strong practice, or are starting out with a good level of fitness. Expect challenging flows with strong poses, including arm balances and inversions.
All Tear Drops = All Levels. These classes cater for all levels of ability and contain variations of poses which everyone should be able to access.
We have lots of classes covering all different styles of yoga, from vinyasa, hatha, restorative, yin, scaravelli-inspired and ashtanga, plus yoga nidra, meditation, breath work, mindfulness, anatomy and philosophy. As well as yoga, we also offer classes in barre, pilates and qi gong. Visit our Yoga Styles page to find out more about each style of class and discover what suits your preferences.
You can also find our E-book here. This has loads of great tips about the different styles of yoga and how to establish a home yoga practice.
All our classes can be found here. This page shows our top picks and classes we recommend for you, but there are filters to narrow down all our classes based on style, duration, level, benefit and teacher.
At the top of each class you will see a grey heart, click here to add a class to your MoveList.
At this time, we don’t currently offer subtitles or closed captioning.
Absolutely! Next to the title of each class, there is a grey clock icon. Click here to set the date and time you wish to practice the class. In your settings, you can choose how far in advance of the class you want to receive your reminder emails.
In order to comment on a class, you will need to have access to Facebook, as we use a Facebook plugin. Don’t worry, we don’t (and will never) share your data with Facebook (or anyone else for that matter!). To connect your Facebook account, simply select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu which appears when you click on your name in the top right corner of your homepage. Once in the settings, there will be an option for ‘Facebook’, just click on the link there to log in and get commenting!
You can change your email address in the ‘Settings’ section once you are logged in. Simply select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu which appears when you click on your name in the top right corner of your homepage. Once in the settings, there will be an option of ‘General’, just add in your new email address here.
If you are logged in, you can change your billing details in the ‘Settings’. Simply select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu which appears when you click on your name in the top right corner of your homepage. Once in the settings, there will be an option for ‘Password’’, just add in your old and new password here to change it.
If you can’t log in because you have forgotten your password, request a new one here.
You can change your details in the ‘Settings’ section once you are logged in. Simply select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu which appears when you click on your name in the top right corner of your homepage. Once in the settings, there will be various options for you to update your details.
We love sharing our new classes, inspiration and news with you, but if you no longer want us sliding into your inbox each week, simply click the unsubscribe button which can be found at the bottom of every email we send. We’ll miss you!
You can access your settings once you are logged in. Simply select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu which appears when you click on your name in the top right corner of your homepage.
You can find out all about our fantastic teachers on our teacher’s page. Click on their image to read their bio and discover their classes.
Of course! We love questions! There are a few ways you can contact our teachers. Subscribers can join our Movers Group on Facebook where our teachers are more than happy to answer your questions. You can also comment on each class with your feedback and questions and our teachers will respond. Or you can head to the teacher’s own website and use their contact form to get in touch.
Courses and challenges
We take the hassle out of searching for movement and yoga classes. We have devised online yoga courses and challenges for you so you simply decide what you want to focus on and we will provide a programme of yoga and wellness for you. If you’re just starting out, or just starting again, and need a motivational boost, you can choose to receive a daily email with a class for each day. This is great if you want to form a habit and commit to practicing daily. 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. 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 course or challenge all week! The most important thing is that you commit to whatever you decide to do, and that you enjoy your movement practice.
Every course or challenge is different, but you will receive a yoga class for each day of the course (or in some cases, two classes), plus access to lots of other supportive resources such as articles, podcasts and guidance through the course. We may also share live Q&As with the teachers and you can seek support and advice in our Movers Group.
When you have chosen a course or challenge, simply click on the pink button at the top of the page which says ‘Get Started Now’. You will see a pop up where you can tick a box to receive your daily emails. If you wish to stop your daily emails, you will be able to untick this box at any point by heading back to the course page.
Make sure you have signed up to the challenge and ticked the box for your daily emails. Do also check your spam/junk folder and make sure firstname.lastname@example.org is added to your safe senders list. If you are still not receiving your emails, get in touch so we can take a look.
Absolutely, you can take any course at any time!
Props are a great addition to any class. They can help you explore a pose more deeply, offer support and help you find relaxation. A lot of our teachers will explain how you can use props in their classes. There are many yoga props out there, but here are some of the most common:
A yoga mat is not compulsory! A rug or blanket can be just as effective. If you wish to use a mat, we recommend sourcing a non-slip mat if possible. Also, be sure to check out the sizing as you may prefer a wider or longer mat, or one which is thicker and offers more cushioning.
A strap can help you find more depth in certain poses, or make some poses more accessible.
There are many different types of blocks and bricks out there! Cork blocks tend to be very sturdy and are a great source of support,, especially in balancing poses, but also offer some comfort. They also tend to be non-slip. Foam blocks are the most lightweight and offer the most comfort. They are especially great for restorative poses. Flat blocks are great for placing under the hips in seated poses to help you find a more comfortable position.
Bolsters are great for a restorative practice and offer comfortable support in poses which you may hold for a long time. They are also great for sitting on if you prefer.
Blankets can offer additional support in a practice and offer warmth during savasana or relaxation.
What props do I really need?
You don’t NEED any props to practice yoga, but we recommend exploring using them as they can be a great addition to your practice. A good place to start would be a mat and a couple of blocks. You don’t have to buy fancy props, instead there are plenty of alternative items which can be used in their place.
What can I use if I don’t have props?
Yoga Mat | A rug or a blanket
Strap | Belt, tie, scarf, towel or even a strong, long resistance band
Blocks | Heavy books or even cans!
Bolsters | Pillows, cushions or blankets stuffed into pillow cases
Blankets | Towel or scarf