How to be involved in the world with Norman Blair and Jo Woolfall (7 June 2024)

WorkshopHow to be involved in the world
DateFriday 7 June 2024 18.00 - 20.00
LocationOrange Yoga, Cheltenham

How to be involved in the world: a discussion about taking our practices off the mat and being socially engaged

A discussion about taking our practices off the mat and being socially engaged with Norman, Jo and Ruth.
Norman Blair 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.
Jo Woolfall is a meditation and yoga practitioner and teacher for over two decades. Nearly a decade of experience in running qualitative (and quantitative research) for the public and voluntary sector; facilitating focus groups and in-depth interviews on sensitive subjects, such as life-limiting conditions, chronic illness, and mental health. Movement builder and organiser in relation to climate breakdown, with a focus on building new systems such as participatory democracy and commoning.