Entries by Pingel Braat

From hard to a heart for our being

Today I was working on a new online program ‘From being hard with yourself to having a heart for yourself’. And that brought back old memories from when I was still auditioning for dance. And the journey I made then stepping out of patterns of insecurity, self-criticism, and sensory anxiety. I had to learn to […]

Getting fit through expressive play, the NIA way

If you’re looking for a joyful way to de-stress, feeling fit again and connect, Nia is just the thing for you. Weaving mindfulness, movement, connection, and joy is what makes the Nia magic on and off the dance floor. Nia, an abbreviation for Neuro-muscular Integrative Action, is an expressive holistic movement practice anchored in body-centered […]

Learning from the inside out

I’ve actually always been somewhat of a mix of nerdy scientist, curious somanaut, playful elf, dancing diva, and sparkling introvert. My soul loves to discover and explore and its most favorite themes are pure holistic vitality, life, and essence in being. I vividly remember wanting to be an ethologist* as well as a dancer. And […]

How do you move?

I am passionate about movement. It has fascinated me since childhood. My first dance class at the age of 5, sowed the seed for my fascination with what moves people and how it moves people: physically, emotionally, mentally, and on a soul level. Deep in my subconscious, I felt even then that every action involved […]

The nuts and bolts of moving as nature intended

Check out this Feldenkrais exploration to imagine and move Summer is arriving and Covid lockdown regulations are loosening up. We are free to move again. But what does it really mean to move with freedom? I believe freedom firstly needs to be felt inside. And so often we create our inner prisons with the beliefs […]

3 signs that you are attached to pain

You can have a joyful meaningful and vibrant life every day. It is all about focus and attention. Most of us are oriented at looking for what is wrong and what is missing emotional, physical, and mental. A mind looking for defects in a perfect imaginary creation of oneself, a mind looking for stories to […]

Play as remedy

Play is the remedy, movement the foundation, the body the way in. Rediscover your inner resources of playfulness and curiosity. Invite more lightness, peacefulness, joy, and sparkle energy in your life. Give your mind a break by stepping in the mind- empty-spontaneity of your body moving. Many of our physical complaints of tension and even […]

A vibrant you starts with a free voice

In this video, I talk about the impact of our physical and mental habits and our emotional behavior on our life energy. Energy that wants to move. It expresses itself through our movement and our voice. Ultimately, the way our energy is allowed to flow determines how we connect to ourselves and our environment My […]

The sound of you

Sound is our channel for expression. It is the energy of vibration and has the potential to heal and open the spaces in ourselves energetically and physically. It eases our breathing, softens tight places in the chest and back. Therefore sound is an important element of the sixth chakra; the throat chakra. When we are […]