Mindful Movement & Play

Not necessarily Yoga, Pilates or Somatics but inspired by and including some or all. In these videos you will find new and inspiring ways to move and stretch your body, find and test your boundaries and connect more deeply with yourself.

 

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  • Permission To Play (3): Leg-endary Strength09:53
    Permission To Play (3): Leg-endary Strength

    David Kam

    Have fun strengthening your legs and develop responsive legs through your own terms of Warrior three, Half Moon pose, Reverse Half Moon, Pistol Squats, in a much more fun and realistic setting. Make your leg strengthening and yoga balances more playful!



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  • Permission To Play (2): Bolster Olympics11:33
    Permission To Play (2): Bolster Olympics

    David Kam

    A simple game in which we stand on the bolster and perform the 'olympics'! This challenges your balance and fires up your feet, in turn strengthening your legs particularly your ankles. A great workout for the hips, too. Find out what happens when the surface you stand on is not what you’re used to in this fun, playful movement class. You'll need a bolster.



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  • Permission To Play (1): Shoulder's Tea-time14:03
    Permission To Play (1): Shoulder's Tea-time

    David Kam

    Mobilise and gently strengthen your shoulders creatively. This playful movement class is a must for those dealing with shoulder injuries or tight shoulders. If you have an injured or weak shoulder, or are just protecting your shoulder, but would like to retain strength in your shoulder, the shoulder's teacup is a fabulous exercise, inspired by qigong. Also a fantastic warm up for safely practising specific movements like wild thing and crowning your pigeon. You will need two blocks or books.



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  • Beyond Asana46:40
    Beyond Asana

    David Kam

    This all-round class celebrates free-form movement as ways to spark conversations with your body. This class is an offering of a template and you can journey in your own way, whether that's calming and restorative or dynamic. Sourcing movement from a deeper place of breath towards pleasure. You will venture beyond the conventions of traditional postures through an open level blueprint. Free for you to tailor towards your desired level of intensity from the dynamic to the restorative calm.



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  • Playful Joint Isolation06:32
    Playful Joint Isolation

    Dan Peppiatt

    A fun way to explore movement and joint isolation. Through visualisation and movement, play the game of organic joint mobility. Expect to learn a game that you can play to learn to isolate your joints, and you can do anytime, rather than playing right now with the video. Bring a sense of playfulness and willingness to do something completely different!



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  • Explorative Movement01:06
    Explorative Movement

    Naomi Absalom

    A conditioning, strengthening movement class in which we explore movement, away from a traditional yoga asana class. Naomi brings in lots of different elements to give space and range around all of the joints. With plenty of different movements, this class doesn’t focus on the end shape or posture, but is all about the integrity and how things feel to you during practice. You will need two blocks and a smallish book.



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  • Play the Game: Joint Articulation10:05
    Play the Game: Joint Articulation

    Dan Peppiatt

    This free movement exploration class is a really playful way to learn to articulate your joints. So often our joints can be stiff, and this class will help you to move within your own range of motion, but using really fun, playful moves. Dan demonstrates one way of playing with joint articulation, and this is a tool which you can use to express your own movements, in your own time, as he gives ideas for ways to move, rather than demonstrating what you can do right here right now. His demonstration may be more mobile than many of our own movements can be, just check out this fun tutorial and get some ideas for ways you can play with keeping your own joints mobile. You will need a tennis ball.



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  • (11) Putting It All Together07:52
    (11) Putting It All Together

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (10) Fun With Feral Movements17:54
    (10) Fun With Feral Movements

    Dan 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.



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  • (9) Ground Based Free Movement10:15
    (9) Ground Based Free Movement

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (8) Exploring Spontaneity06:18
    (8) Exploring Spontaneity

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (7) Spontaneity10:57
    (7) Spontaneity

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence

    Dan 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.



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  • (5) Moving From Squat10:45
    (5) Moving From Squat

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (4) Find Your Squat10:15
    (4) Find Your Squat

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (3) Integration: Find Your Balance11:42
    (3) Integration: Find Your Balance

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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  • (2) Grounding And Awareness18:22
    (2) Grounding And Awareness

    Dan 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.



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  • (1) Introduction To Finding Freedom09:57
    (1) Introduction To Finding Freedom

    Dan Peppiatt

    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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