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Finding Freedom in your Body: A Series to Find your Yoga Like Water

Us yogis spend years of our life getting the discipline and getting ourselves ‘trained’ to get on that yoga mat. After a few years of practice, you may find that your yoga mat is where we are conditioned to feel our freedom, our sense of spaciousness.

But these feelings, when confined to the mat, when confined to this small plastic rectangle in our living rooms, or yoga studios, are so disconnected to the rest of our life.

Your Classes

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(1) Introduction To Finding Freedom
(1) Introduction To Finding Freedom

09:57 | Dan Peppiatt

(1) Introduction To Finding Freedom

A warm and friendly talk from Dan Peppiatt about the Finding Freedom Challenge and the key concepts within it, easily remembered with this helpful acronym, SIGnS, which stands for: Spaciousness; Integration; Grounding; aNd; Spontaneity.

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09:57 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • (2) Grounding And Awareness18:22
    (2) Grounding And Awareness
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    (2) Grounding And Awareness
    (2) Grounding And Awareness

    18:22 | Dan Peppiatt

    (2) Grounding And Awareness

    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.

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    18:22 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • Alignment Aspects - Micro Flow To Discover Balance11:58
    Alignment Aspects - Micro Flow To Discover Balance
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    (3) Integration: Find Your Balance
    (3) Integration: Find Your Balance

    11:42 | Dan Peppiatt

    (3) Integration: Find Your Balance

    A workshop style class, all in standing, to find the body’s centre of gravity and how we can move from this in an integrated, efficient way. To some, this might all seem a bit “easy” but it’s all about getting the fundamental foundations right before moving on with the course.

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    11:42 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • Yoga Nidra with Dan32:54
    Yoga Nidra with Dan
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    (4) Find Your Squat
    (4) Find Your Squat

    10:15 | Dan Peppiatt

    (4) Find Your Squat

    A tutorial exploring the squat, right and wrong ways to do it and how to build it up for those who don’t squat easily. You may need a low block or a folded blanket/towel and a couple of regular sized blocks.

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    10:15 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • Physical Aspects: Moving Mindfully To Explore Your Body16:03
    Physical Aspects: Moving Mindfully To Explore Your Body
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    (5) Moving From Squat
    (5) Moving From Squat

    10:45 | Dan Peppiatt

    (5) Moving From Squat

    A range of exercises in and around the squat from the simple to the really challenging. If you have a squat these exercises are great. Be careful with your knees in this class, if you feel your knees are uncomfortable in any way in this class, give this class a miss, this isn’t for you, and see if you can go back to Learning the Squat.

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    10:45 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • Mental Aspects - Exploring Mental Strength and Flexibility 18:39
    Mental Aspects - Exploring Mental Strength and Flexibility
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    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence

    08:52 | Dan Peppiatt

    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence

    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.

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    08:52 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • Yoga Like Water Does Meditation13:27
    Yoga Like Water Does Meditation
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    (7) Spontaneity
    (7) Spontaneity

    10:57 | Dan Peppiatt

    (7) Spontaneity

    A class to move the body away from mechanical repetitive movement patterns and into spontaneous, organic and intuitive freedom. Before you do this class, you will need to warm up your body with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence. Then you will be ready to get creative, spontaneous and free, finding entirely new ways to move. You will begin in a moving plank exercise, finding balance in a variety of ways, using different parts of the anatomy. And then we go onto our back to explore how movement feels there. Enjoy!

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    10:57 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
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    (8) Exploring Spontaneity
    (8) Exploring Spontaneity

    06:18 | Dan Peppiatt

    (8) Exploring Spontaneity

    A continuation of Dan’s Spontaneity Class, here are more ways to encourage yourself to move in different ways. Before you start, remember to warm up your body with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence. Then you will be ready to focus on using different body parts in spontaneous ways. Beginning in kneel, you will explore different movements in your hands, arms, fingers. Then you move into movement explorations with your shoulders (be careful), and then the lower body can be integrated with this.

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    06:18 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
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    (9) Ground Based Free Movement
    (9) Ground Based Free Movement

    10:15 | Dan Peppiatt

    (9) Ground Based Free Movement

    A more guided class, with some really unusual movements. You’ll need to prepare with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence, as some of these movements are fairly strong in the shoulders and wrists. Mostly floor based, you’ll find yourself moving fluidly, like water.

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    10:15 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
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    (10) Fun With Feral Movements
    (10) Fun With Feral Movements

    17:54 | Dan Peppiatt

    (10) Fun With Feral Movements

    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.

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    17:54 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
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    (11) Putting It All Together
    (11) Putting It All Together

    07:52 | Dan Peppiatt

    (11) Putting It All Together

    Make sure you do the Warm Up first and then get ready for some fun. This is a playful exercise using the grounding, stability, spaciousness and feelings of freedom that we’ve found. You will need something to make 3 marks on your floor – ideally 3 flat blocks but 3 pieces of sticky tape or 3 cushions will do.

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    07:52 Dan Peppiatt All Levels
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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence
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