Permission to Play / London (UK)
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About The Event
Permission to Play: Finding Freedom in Practice
The joy of play is the ecstatic feeling of liberty. The practice of yoga does not have to end up becoming yet another piece of labour. Especially as we become more committed to our practice, we tend to forget that it need not be all that serious and that it can still be playful.
Play is an ideal state of mind for creativity and learning because the mind is focused on the means instead of the outcome. By playing, we enjoy the act of practising, honouring our inclinations and steering away from obligations. As our fears and inhibitions dissolve through enjoyment, we allow ourselves to misbehave beautifully by considering new sources of information and experimenting with alternative ways of doing things.
The workshop will include physical practice, where David offers his perspective on the possibilities of injecting play as a form of research whilst honouring the traditions of yoga. As a community of players, we will also have the opportunity to devise our own games, exploring specifically how varying degrees of playfulness can be incorporated within the framework of yoga.
Utilising partnerwork and props, we will learn to invoke play in both our own practice and in others. Open to all, but particularly useful for teachers interested in facilitating play and free movement in practice.