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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  • (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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