World premier of D&D Yoga, the idea that these two activities and communities don't have much in common turned out to be untrue. The guided adventure intended as an experiment left people asking when the group will meet regularly. Players were given a 10 sided die and a character sheet as they entered the space in Brooklyn, NY. They embodied a single character, "...a roguish rugged individual who has run afoul of the local law. You are given the opportunity to be absolved of your crimes. Your task at hand is to take this package to the ancient temple in the nearby forest and leave it in its proper place."
While spending a weekend at an ashram in upstate NY, artist Scott Wayne Indiana participated in regular yoga sessions as well as guided meditation. During the weekend he came up with the idea that a guided narrative could be fun to listen to during yoga. Taking it a step further to involve some interaction, the idea was born to mashup D&D and yoga. SWI's work can be seen here: 39forks.com/
Along with her experience as a dance/movement instructor, Sarah Dahnke brought her skills as an experimental dance and performance artist to the table to create new yoga poses meant to interpret the action of the campaign. The video shows a selection of these new positions although there were more along with a balance of traditional yoga moves as well. See more of Sarah's work here: sarahdahnke.com/
Eric Hagan, an interactive and kinetic artist based in Brooklyn, served as Dungeon Master, pacing the journey to go along with the yoga, asking the players to make decisions as well as with manage dice outcomes. See more of Eric's work here: cargocollective.com/erichagan/About-Eric-Hagan-s-Portfolio
Please contact me with any questions, I'd love to help facilitate D&D Yoga in other locations: symplvision [ at ] gmail.com I'm also happy to share via dropbox the entire audio of the event.
Thanks to Brooklyn LaunchPad for hosting this event. brooklynlaunchpad.org/
Music in this video by Children of the Drone and High Places is from the free music archive.