The Spacious Body: Yoga with Ensemble Movement

Contact: Igne (Email)

Bristol Physical Theatre Project Bristol Physical Theatre Project

“The mysteries of the soul are revealed through the movements of the body” Michelangelo

This class combines a strong foundation in yoga practice with a range of physical theatre/animal movement/mime techniques which explore the connection between the body, breath and mind.

The class offers a variety of exercises which increase
stability, alignment, balance, flexibility and help to release tension. Each class will begin with a meditation and move towards standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing yoga poses exploring some partner work/ensemble movement (this will vary from class to class).

The aim of the class is to offer a holistic approach to movement, encouraging the participants to befriend their bodies and move without fear towards presence, playfulness, awareness and spaciousness in connection to others.

No experience is required. If you have any specific injuries/health conditions please speak to the facilitator before start of the class.

Please bring clothes suitable for movement (essential).

Mondays, 6.45-7.45 PM at Space 238 in Easton.
£10 (full), £7 (conc), 5 classes for £30 or Move GB.

If you’re also attending The Playful Body class (Mondays at 8 PM) or The Space of Myth: Physical Storytelling Lab (on Thursdays at 8 PM) you can get a class pass (£75 for 10 classes usable within 3 months). This is payable by bank transfer/Paypal in advance.


BPTP is founded by Bristol-based performer and theatre-maker Igne Barkauskaite. Igne trained at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE in Bristol. Whilst in Paris, Igne has also had an opportunity to train with Peter Brook (International Centre for Theatre Research) and Nina Dipla (Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch). After completing her two – year course at Lecoq, Igne continued her research at Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) in Syracuse, Italy, where she also worked as a visiting movement teaching associate for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). Igne has collaborated with Sarah Corbett (The Swimmer and Very Modern), Whispering Woods, The Missing Pieces (Let There Be Love), The Edible Theatre (Church Opens the Gates), The Mechanimal (UND), Panevezio Dramos Teatras, O&O Ensemble (The Way I Look), BreadKnives (Lady Like). Igne has devised workshops for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, University of the Arts London (UAL) and UWE. She is currently completing her Yoga Teacher Training with Dan Peppiatt (Yoga Like Water).

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