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.

 

  • Groove Is In Your Heart Flow45:00
    Groove Is In Your Heart Flow

    Dirish Shaktidas

    Get ready to open up your heart chakra! Introducing an energising yoga, movement and dance flow. Enjoy awakening, enlivening movements - just dance and let the wings of your heart fly! Have fun with this all-levels movement class to invigorate and soften your edges. Just get your body moving in all directions, twisting, flowing and grooving - put on some music and have fun!



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  • Breathe: Energise, Inspire & Change56:22
    Breathe: Energise, Inspire & Change

    Ava Riby-Williams

    This energising yoga and somatics class focuses on the breath and the element of air. It can be practiced to bring about new vision and clear away fatigue or boredom. The playful sequences encourages us to notice how we feel inside our body, rather than how the shapes look from the outside, and makes us think about how we respond to life's inevitable changes. Expect some faster paced movement, vinyasa and breath work.



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  • Open Up To Feel Good With Yoga & Somatics01:00:20
    Open Up To Feel Good With Yoga & Somatics

    Ava Riby-Williams

    A yoga and somatics class to help you learn more about the way you like to move. Many of us have a tricky relationship with feeling good; do we really take time to find out what feels good within ourselves? Pleasure is an embodied experience and a basic human need, but many of us don’t treat ourselves as we would treat a loved one. This class is an invitation to explore and to learn about yourself. Part improvisational, part guided movements, it is slow paced and sensitive, with plenty of psoas release poses and stretches, to move underlying tension in the body. Move from standing poses and somatic exploration to seated, then laying with legs up the wall and into final relaxation. You will need a block (or books), a strap and access to a wall space.



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  • Yoga Flow: How To be Here Now48:54
    Yoga Flow: How To be Here Now

    Ava Riby-Williams

    This yoga class is beautifully sequenced and mindfully paced, with a focus on how to tune into being here now and bringing extra presence to our yoga practice. If we feel anxious in our lives, it's because we're not connected to the present moment. This is the perfect class to slow down an overthinking mind and tune into how your body feels when you move. Learn quick tools you can use to be in the moment, and have some fun. This yoga class is a well rounded, accessible yoga sequence for the whole body, perfect to start each day. One to save!



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  • Introduction to Somatics02:33
    Introduction to Somatics

    Ava Riby-Williams

    Somatic means “of the body”. Enjoy Ava's introduction into this way of being and moving that might help you to tune into the series more fully. Practise the classes in any order you like, depending on what you need at the time. What does my body need? How do I tune into a connected practice?



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  • Gentle Movement Pick Me Up11:06
    Gentle Movement Pick Me Up

    Amy Holly

    This is a somatic movement class for when you're slightly low on energy, feeling anxious, you need a gentle work break or are looking for a warm up class. Drawing on Amy’s contemporary dance background as well as her love for Qigong and Tai Chi, this sequence helps us to feel grounded, connected, composed and calm. Also perfect as a Barre cool down class.



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  • Feel Your Pleasure25:01
    Feel Your Pleasure

    Ava Riby-Williams

    A perfect gentle yoga class and somatic practise for winding down, or if you’re experiencing some self-doubt, heartache, exhaustion, or just want to shower yourself in some loving self care. This creative, slow, sensitive yoga class has us moving into our own love, presence and sense of feeling. It starts with a heart-warming practice of pleasure-finding in the objects around us, and moves through sensual, fluid movements to find our own place of pleasure. Expect a creative, unusual class which is more about the feeling than any shapes or traditional poses. Move with an open mind and find your pleasure!



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  • Work Break Yoga28:09
    Work Break Yoga

    Ava Riby-Williams

    A simple and practical toolkit of creative movement to remedy unhelpful sitting positions. It is especially good as a break from work, sitting on the sofa, and after travel to bring relief to tension headaches, sore necks and backs. This is a hatha style yoga class to stimulate your energy and cool your nerves and it contains loads of tips and tricks to use in any moment where you need to refresh, re-energise and relieve aches from being stationary for too long. You will need access to a wall.



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  • Enliven Your Body11:23
    Enliven Your Body

    Gabriella Espinosa

    This embodiment practice is a wonderful way to enliven and energise the body on those days when you are feeling low in mood, brain fog, sluggish or have been sitting too long in front of a computer. Practice it every morning to awaken the body and mind or during the day when you experience a slump in energy. Give yourself some time to feel your body before and after the practice to notice the shift in energy and welcome a newfound sense of aliveness.



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  • Pump Up Your Prana51:55
    Pump Up Your Prana

    Dirish Shaktidas

    Get up and get moving with this soul sweat extravaganza! Stretch your body and clear your mind with these prana (life-force) filled moves that are made to awaken your energy! This is an exhilarating yoga class and dance experience, called Shakti Dance, which enhances coordination, increases your dynamic flow of energy, and awakens your creative spirit! A perfect relief from a hectic workday or an intense week. Open to all levels, this class will move you to flow into your body bringing regeneration, enhancing coordination, increasing stamina, and giving you a whole new repertoire of movement. Follow step by step dance movements that target the shoulders, hips, back, and other tight areas that may hold stress. The class is taught in 8 phases which gradually add layers to connect with your dynamic flow of energy and self-expression. Finishing with a supreme relaxation and balancing movement meditation to develop inner peace and harmony. Dance experience not necessary. Hit 'play' on this playlist



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  • Positive Psychology Series (5): Creativity15:23
    Positive Psychology Series (5): Creativity

    Mercedes Sieff

    In the final yoga class of the Positive Psychology Series, the sequence focuses on creativity. This is a beautifully creative and fiesty vinyasa yoga sequence with plenty of variations and dance-like movements to cultivate creativity. You will need a strap.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Crown Centre05:57
    Tune In Tune Up: The Crown Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yoga class is all about connection with the divine! The crown chakra is where our ego dissolves and we connect with the source. Headstand is the posture for this class. If you don't have a regular headstand practice, then just place your head on the ground in your child's pose and you'll feel the same benefits.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Third Eye05:22
    Tune In Tune Up: The Third Eye

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    In the sixth class of Andrea's Tune In Tune Up series, we focus on the agnya chakra, or third eye. Develop your intuition with the posture of child's pose, using the sound of the third eye to tune into our humility.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Throat Centre06:32
    Tune In Tune Up: The Throat Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yoga class uses two poses which relate to our relationship with our self and communication. Often, we have obstacles of cynicism and mistrust in the way of developing a harmonious relationship with ourselves. Today's asana are shoulderstand and the plough, for those who practice these postures often. Otherwise, simply use the sound of the mantra.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Heart Centre05:00
    Tune In Tune Up: The Heart Centre

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If somebody has hurt us in our lives, this can be a wonderful opening class to help you with forgiveness. Open your heart with bow pose and the wheel. If the wheel is not accessible for you, you can try bridge pose instead.



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  • Feet, Stability & Balance24:06
    Feet, Stability & Balance

    Zephyr Wildman

    This yoga class focuses on giving you a great connection to your foundation; your feet. Discover dexterity in refined movement of your yogi-feet and an energetic lift in how to move forward in life’s journey. The class takes place almost entirely on two blocks, great for feeling your feet and working on balance and stability. This is great for people who have previously sprained ankles, weak ankles and knees or want to improve their balance as well as proprioperception ( the subtle sense of the body’s movement and positioning without sight). You will need two blocks.



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  • Get Off Your Mat29:52
    Get Off Your Mat

    Naomi Absalom

    Changing a known route can shift us into the now. This yoga class is a somatic movement flow for those feeling the call to explore even further beyond the four corners of the mat. Great for teachers or those with a more intermediate practice. This is a sequence Naomi often shares in her teacher's practices. A creative, playful and challenging class.



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  • Tune In Tune Up: The Solar Plexus07:52
    Tune In Tune Up: The Solar Plexus

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    If you are looking for confidence in your life, help with any anger and healing those who we have hurt, this yoga class will offer a posture and mantra to help you tune into your solar plexus chakra and connect with yourself and others.



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