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Yoga for Actors Short Course (Adults 16+)

 "Muscle relaxation and muscle tension, communication, creative concentration […] Yoga gave Stanislavsky concrete techniques for developing these qualities of an actor"

Sergei Tcherkasski in Stanislavsky and Yoga.

Yoga for actors (TAPAC)
Yoga & Pilates
  • Mondays, to
    06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
$40 for 4 classes
Daneil Peter Cunningham
TAPAC class

Creating Presence: Yoga for Actors with Daneil Peter Cunningham  will help you increase your stamina and go beyond your limitations to prepare yourself mentally and physically for your career in acting…

 Yoga is a balancing tool, sustaining physical and mental wellbeing and fostering focus and resilience. Regular yoga practice helps an actor build a deep awareness of how their body and their mind integrate.

Daneil uses the movements, postures and dynamic breath work of yoga to develop and enhance your presence and prepare you for the demands of performance in film and theatre

Please bring a mat to class.

Teaching artist

Daneil Peter Cunningham TAPAC

Daneil Peter Cunningham

Daneil is an actor, director, and teacher of creative movement practices and yoga for actors. He trained in: physical theatre, at Rose Bruford School of Performance and Theatre in London); Stanislavky’s acting system, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; and in hatha yoga, at the Sivananda Yoga Centre World HQ in Southern India. Daneil has also practiced astanga vinyasa, Iyengar and Gitananda yoga forms with Dr. Mark James Hamilton since 2014, and is currently a student of astanga at the Auckland Yoga Academy. Daneil’s international acting career includes tours and expeditions of Spain, Georgia, France, Turkey and Scotland with Teatr ZAR (resident company at the Grotowski Institute, Poland). He founded and directed an immersive theatre company called SoundBoxed who performed across London for three years - including prestigious venues such as the Roundhouse, South Bank Centre and Barbican. Daneil was lead performer in this work. He went on to create and perform a solo work in London, Dublin and Reykjavik. Daneil has taught physical practices to build actors’ presence at four London drama schools, including Arts Ed - the UK’s oldest drama school. He led physical actor training at Identity School of Acting, which was founded to nurture black talent — their most notable alumni being Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and John Boyega (Star Wars).