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How to be Involved in the World

with Norman Blair

  Fri 7 Jun

  Studio

  6:00pm

  2hrs

A discussion about taking our practices off the mat and being socially engaged.
For teachers (and interested students).

Free to everyone.

About the class

A discussion about taking our practices off the mat and being socially engaged.

Norman will co-teach with Jo Woolfall and Ruth Westoby.

Jo Woolfall is a meditation and yoga practitioner and teacher for over two decades. Nearly a decade of experience in running qualitative research for the public and voluntary sector; facilitating focus groups and interviews on sensitive subjects, such as life-limiting conditions, chronic illness, and mental health. Movement builder and organiser in relation to climate/systemic breakdown, with a focus on building new systems around participatory democracy and commoning.

Ruth Westoby is a doctoral researcher in yoga and an Ashtanga practitioner. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Roehampton University teaching courses on Theory and Method in Religious Studies and Religion, Ecology and Politics. Ruth collaborated with the SOAS Haṭha Yoga Project’s ‘embodied philology’, interpreting postures from an 18th-century text teaching a precursor of modern yoga, the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati, in 2016 and 2017. Ruth has practiced yoga for almost 30 years.

About Norman :

Norman began practising yoga in the early 1990s and he has been teaching since 2001. His practice and teaching embrace both Ashtanga yoga and Yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditation.

Through significant periods of training with teachers such as Alaric Newcombe, Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Freeman and Sarah Powers, he has gained the Yoga Alliance 500 hour accreditation. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body.

His own experience has taught him that yoga is an enjoyable way to release and make available energetic potential to enhance our lives. Yoga can help us to become more flexible, physically stronger and improve our stamina, focus and awareness.

Norman teaches intuitive/dynamic flow yoga and Yin yoga classes and workshops throughout London, as well as leading retreats. His Yin yoga training courses are respected and popular. He has run yoga teacher mentoring groups for more than ten years.

This class is completely free to all, no catches.

 

The studio class is full but you can add yourself to waitlist