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We know that yoga can seem intimidating and can seem like it’s a million miles away from what is attainable, achievable or even fun.

We also firmly believe that it really doesn’t matter how long your hamstrings are or whether you can touch your knees or toes or if you’re already in the cirque de soleil. Really that’s not what yoga is about. So what is yoga about?

To Movement for Modern Life, yoga is simply a tool. It is a tool which is guaranteed to make you feel better. Guaranteed. Starting with a little stretch and a little strength, you will find you feel a lot better in your body, and then you may start to breathe. You may start to feel some space in your head. In your life. You may start to feel that things feel possible that you never even knew were. But don’t take our word for it. Just get moving. Forwards ever, backwards never. Get moving and keep on moving a little bit every day. We have online yoga videos to e... Show more

 

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  • Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Ease24:13
    Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Ease

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Third in the series, Qigong and Restorative Yoga focuses on finding ease. This class opens the chest and shoulders. Often, ease eludes us because we feel tension, we feel stuck in our bodies. The qigong class starts with a qigong practice which fosters ease through tension release and heart-opening. We will then do some gentle restorative yoga practices to finish. You'll need a yoga bolster or sofa cushion, and a blanket for the restorative yoga.



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  • Everybody Flows: Refine The Shapes14:01
    Everybody Flows: Refine The Shapes

    Adam Hocke

    As a follow-up to ‘Make the Shapes,’ this short practice will help you refine your understanding of down dog and standing poses with a few alignment cues to help your poses feel more sustainable and interesting. Although there’s a lot to learn, this practice focuses on feet, hands, and shoulders. You will need a tennis ball and a brick or something like it.



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  • Rainbow Vinyasa Yellow(3): Solar Yoga Flow29:08
    Rainbow Vinyasa Yellow(3): Solar Yoga Flow

    Liz Lark

    A perfect morning energiser yoga class. Invigorate with the focus of fire!! This Invigorating vinyasa yoga class starts with breathwork including Kapalbhati breathing. Try some eye yoga, and mudra to centre and clense. Then build tapas (heat and focus), with a creatively sequenced fire practice focusing on backbends, core work and twists.



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  • Manage Anxiety(10): Clear Your Mind With Bumble Breath06:10
    Manage Anxiety(10): Clear Your Mind With Bumble Breath

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    This short class brings a breathing technique called bumble bee breath and brings a tibetan singing bowl to help you to focus on the sound to help you to clarify. It is a great technique to learn to clear the mind.



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  • Focus The Mind23:52
    Focus The Mind

    Joo Teoh

    Easily distracted? Do you frequently find your monkey mind wandering? Regain laser-like focus with this yoga/qi gong fusion class to help you to calm the mind, sharpen your focus and increase your capacity to concentrate with qi gong to clear tension and balancing poses to regain your poise. You will need a chair handy.



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  • Morning Practice: Fluidity and Flow37:31
    Morning Practice: Fluidity and Flow

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    This morning yoga and qigong class is focused on circular, smooth movements through the body and joints to set you up for the day. With some beautifully awakening qigong forms such as variations of swimming dragon followed by active sun salute variations and fluid movements through standing poses. Enjoy waking up all your senses in this awakening flow!



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  • Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part1:  Exhale + Sooth 21:59
    Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part1: Exhale + Sooth

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Take a short break from studies or your work. Much of our body’s tension is muscular, but actually, what the muscles and our body crave when we feel tight is deep, satisfying breaths.This short practice releases tension by focusing on exhaling fully and uses Burmese qigong, chest and shoulder openings and forward folds to calm and sooth the mind. Perfect for taking a break to release tension during the day, but also great after a hard day's work. Clothing by Rumi X.



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  • Live At Yoga Garden Party: Mindfulness in Movement01:02:48
    Live At Yoga Garden Party: Mindfulness in Movement

    Clive Fogelman

    Take some space. This meditative class invites you to take some space in your life. This is a movement meditation class for you to form mindfulness around your movements. The movements are an extension of your mindfulness practice. This is a practice of coming home, creating space and time for you. You take very gentle movements to invite you into a state of mindfulness meditation around these movements. You will start supine, with gentle leg and arm movements, then very gentle flows and ending with a lovely, long relaxation and body scan.



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  • Fire Series: 303:35
    Fire Series: 3

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The third in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. This is another short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 4. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Radiance 3: The Heart17:04
    Radiance 3: The Heart

    Lucy McCarthy

    A gentle, heart opening class starting with a supported chest opener. Feel a luminous energy, soften your heart and open your chest ready to be radiant in the world. These exercises are brilliant for opening the upper back and shoulders if you've had a deckbound day too, and great for increasing happiness. You will need a bolster and two blocks.



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  • Fire Series: 204:04
    Fire Series: 2

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The second in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. The second in the fire series is a short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 3. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 104:00
    Fire Series: 1

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The first in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. The first in the fire series is a short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 2. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series - The Introduction01:09
    Fire Series - The Introduction

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The fire series is a set of exercise to strengthen the abdomen which is the key to advancing in asana as well as other spiritual practices. There are 7 exercise that you build up in sets, it helps you to focus on the navel centre and stimulates energy there. if you have back problems please only attempt the exercise under guidance of an experienced teacher and use the modification given on each exercise. Do not do this series if pregnant.



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  • Guided Relaxation08:23
    Guided Relaxation

    Bridget Woods-Kramer

    This is a guided relaxation in Savasana (Corpse Pose). You may want to use this lovely long savasana at the end of any of our longer, more dynamic classes to help you to let go and cultivate compassion towards yourself and others. Also a beautiful relaxation for anytime you need to be de-stressed and chilled out.



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  • Movement for becoming your best you24:25
    Movement for becoming your best you

    Mollie McClelland Morris

    This short movement class is ideal for before a big event, or potentially stressful situation or just anytime you want to tune in to 'you', to be the best version of yourself. Great for giving your confidence back. Various simple bodywork, breath and mind techniques are used to enable you to 'ground down' to rise up to being the best version of yourself.



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  • Peace and Passion: Meditation12:00
    Peace and Passion: Meditation

    Mercedes Sieff

    A beautiful guided meditation practice which focuses on turning attention inward, centering and working with the intention of positivity and turning passion into action. With mudra to help grounding and releasing up to possibilities and beautiful footage of Mercedes' Yeotown retreat.



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  • I Am Meditation17:54
    I Am Meditation

    Alexander Filmer-Lorch

    A short guided meditation on the pure sense of being, on 'I am' the true experience of the self, experienced through breathing the 'I am'. A beautiful journey into the authentic nature the 'I', the nature of pure self.



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  •  Peace and Breath17:20
    Peace and Breath

    Norman Blair

    A very quiet and gentle yoga class. All yoga poses are supine and held for a period, where the body is calmed and quieted and attention is turned inward. Then Norman leads a breath practice at sitting. You may need a cushion or block for sitting still. Great for times where you are looking to reduce stress/anxiety and perfect for before bed when you are looking to quiet the mind and gently stretch the body.



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